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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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  • King’s Ely student commended in prestigious competition

    Thomas Strudwick, who is in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior and who is one of Ely’s Head Choristers, says he is “pleased but really surprised” to have been commended in the Junior section of the competition, which was launched forty years ago and is an early steppingstone for many young people in musical composition.   Thomas’ commendation is for ‘Sing to the Lord a New Song’, which he wrote earlier this year, and which was first performed as an...

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  • King’s Ely duo selected to attend acclaimed junior music conservatoires

    Ally Bowerman and Mimi Hughes, who are both in Year 12 and are Sixth Form Ely Cathedral Choral Scholars, are visiting the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Junior Royal Academy of Music, respectively, every Saturday to study Voice. The talented pair join Year 10 student, Polly Casey, who has been studying both the Recorder and French Horn at the Junior Royal College of Music since the spring. Neil Porter-Thaw, Director of Music at King’s Ely, said:...

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  • King’s Ely donates “outstanding” haul of items to local foodbank

    Thanks to the generosity of students, staff and families from King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep right the way through to Sixth Form, King’s Ely donated enough food and toiletry items to fill five cars and the school’s rowing truck, which Cathy Wright, Ely Foodbank’s Project Director, has described as “outstanding”. Scott Mathie, who is Head of Year 9 and Teacher of Chemistry at King’s Ely Senior, oversaw the collection, which included everything from soups to tinned meat to pasta sauce. Mr...

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  • Physics on Board Dauntsey’s Jolie Brise

    The students’ challenge was made easier thanks to the School’s new Load Cell, a device which converts a force into an electrical signal that can be read by Bluetooth on students’ phones. The Cell was donated to the Physics department by Dauntsey’s School’s Parents’ Association. Dan Darwall, Teacher of Physics, said, “The level of engagement that can be created by taking classroom concepts and actually applying them to the real world to get real results is enormous. My thanks to...

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  • Investment in sport at King’s Ely continues with significant synthetic pitch refurb

    The £400,000 project was carried out by Velocity Sports Ltd and Surfacing Standards Ltd and was started in July this year. Not only has the astro’s surface been replaced, but a new shock pad has been fitted, as has a new sports fencing system and dugouts. The school’s 1st XI Hockey girls were the first students to tread the new surface and they won their match against Wisbech Grammar School 4-0. John Attwater, Principal of King’s Ely, said: “This is...

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  • EPQ Success Continues at Dauntsey’s

    Pupils picked a topic of personal interest at the start of the Autumn term, then carried out more than 90 hours of research during the academic year, before writing a 5,000-word report, or creating an artefact, and giving a presentation. Patrick Ost, EPQ Co-ordinator at Dauntsey’s, said: “The EPQ continues to be very popular with universities. It’s valued for its emphasis on independent research, self-motivation and organisation, all valuable skills to take into the world of further education. “Completing an...

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  • Opening of The Prep at Denstone College

    Within 18 months the College has achieved almost the unachievable, and converted and developed a fabulous building on site to become an exceptional Prep School facility. This development represents’ £1.8 m of investment.  The school has invested £127k in the playground areas, which were carefully designed to aid the physical development of the children and to include an element of adventure and independence. In addition to our dedicated prep teaching staff for the core subjects of English, maths and Science...

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  • Denstone College Student selected for England Rugby U18s

    Vice-Captain of School, Charlie, started his rugby journey at just 4½ years old as a micro at Ashby Rugby club. Once Charlie moved into contact rugby he became known as “The Tank”.  At 13, Charlie was delighted to win a place in the Leicester Tiger’s junior academy pathway training at Nottingham University Sports Centre.  After moving to Denstone College he was selected for Leicester Tiger’s Academy rugby at age 16  and started his training as a hooker. He was registered...

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  • Pangbourne College appoints Assistant Head Pupil Mental Wellbeing

    Thomas Garnier, Head explains; ‘Since I arrived at Pangbourne in 2005, the world has evolved at great pace and young adults are facing greater pressures than ever. With the global pandemic exacerbating levels of stress and anxiety, we recognise that mental wellbeing is absolutely essential for our pupils to flourish and develop into adults who will make a positive difference to their community. This appointment is a natural progression for Caroline who has been instrumental in developing our nurturing ethos...

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