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  • Passionate King’s Ely Teacher recognised with national award

    A teacher at King’s Ely has been crowned a winner in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards. Esmeralda Salgado, who is Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at King’s Ely, has won Silver in the prestigious award scheme’s ‘Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School’ category. Esmeralda, who joined King’s Ely in 2009 and has been teaching languages for 20 years, is one of 80 Silver Pearson National Teaching Award winners in the UK. Esmeralda is now in the...

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  • Head appointed at Fairstead House School and Nursery in Suffolk

    The Governors of Fairstead House School and Nursery in Newmarket, Suffolk, are delighted to confirm the appointment of Michael Radford as Head. Mr Radford, who was previously Deputy Head at Fairstead House, has been Acting Head since the beginning of the Summer Term 2021. He has been appointed with immediate effect following an open, competitive recruitment process. The appointment panel, which included Fairstead House Governors and Senior Leaders at King’s Ely in Cambridgeshire, whose Family of Schools Fairstead House recently...

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  • King’s Ely pupil is highest achieving contestant in major STEM competition

    Eleanor, who is in Year 13 at King’s Ely Sixth Form, is no stranger to academic achievements, particularly when it comes to Maths and other STEM subjects. However, Eleanor has just secured her highest Mathematical accomplishment to date – a gold medal in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), in which she was placed first out of 123 European contestants and sixth worldwide. Eleanor, who is from the Bury St Edmunds area and who is Head Girl at King’s...

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  • Talented King’s Ely student secures role with National Youth Music Theatre

    Isobel, who is in Year 11 at King’s Ely Senior, is not only going to benefit from the many opportunities that the leading arts organisation provides to young people, but she has already been cast for their production of ‘A Kiss for Cinderella’, a new musical which is being performed in a London theatre in August. Isobel, who is a familiar face on the Performing Arts scene at King’s Ely, said: “I am incredibly excited to be a part of...

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  • Photography at King’s Ely goes from strength to strength

    The King’s Ely Photography Department, which is run by Head of Photography, Antonio Longo, is of international acclaim. Not only do students achieve fantastic grades and ambitious outcomes, supported by the fact that all the facilities they need are on school site, but pupils have also been winning awards in the ‘ILFORD PHOTO International Student Photographer of the Year Competition’ and ‘Beyond the Frame Photography Competition’ for five and four years running, respectively. King’s Ely is proud to report that...

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  • Delving into School league tables – don’t believe (all) the hype

    There is a proliferation of comparison websites and league tables which all serve to assist parents in making a high-stakes decision about where to send their child to school, so much that it can be a challenge to decipher the headline claims. According to The Sunday Times Parent Power League Table published last week, the School I am fortunate enough to lead does extremely well but I still think that coming 14th in co-educational schools in a league table does...

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  • King’s Ely and Fairstead House schools become “one family”

    This exciting decision will see Fairstead House – a leading independent nursery, pre-preparatory and preparatory school for children aged 0-11 based in Newmarket – join forces with King’s Ely – a thriving independent all-through school for children aged 2-18 based in Ely. This strategic move formalises a longstanding relationship between both schools and builds on their shared commitment to the excellent education and family ethos for which Fairstead House and King’s Ely are renowned. With considerable changes in the independent...

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  • Primary school students join forces with environmental experts to tackle climate change

    During the final in April, teams will join a virtual judging session and will have their presentations judged by a panel of environmental experts, including: The Rt Hon. the Lord Knight of Weymouth, Sam Kendall and Bran Howell from the Eden Project’s education team and Sian Sutherland, Founder of A Plastic Planet. ACS Future Impact challenges children aged 7-11 to work in a team to develop and present a proposal for how their school and/or their local community can reduce...

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  • King’s Ely student is a winner in national fashion design contest

    John-Oswald Crichton, 17, was one of eight Fashion and Textile Design students at King’s Ely to be shortlisted in the national Stitch Festival Dressmaking Competition, which was held as part of the Stitch Festival at London’s Business Design Centre from March 3rd-6th. John-Oswald, who is in Year 13 at King’s Ely Sixth Form, was voted the winner of the ‘Eveningwear Teenage’ category of the competition with his stunning garment, pictured. The judging panel was made up of four dressmaking and...

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  • BSA acquires guides to boarding

    The Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) has acquired ‘The BSA Guide to Boarding’ and ‘Service Parents Guide to Boarding’ and their associated websites from Bulldog Publishing. BSA also now also owns 100 per cent of Schoolplaces.org. BSA will be reviewing content, style, offering and distribution to strengthen schools' marketing efforts and as a first step it has secured a 25 per cent discount from the rate card prices across all guides/sites for BSA members. Links to the updated media packs for ‘The BSA Guide to Boarding', the ‘Service...

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