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    New Headmaster at Denstone College

    The service was led by the Provost of Woodard Schools, The Revd. Canon Father Brendan Clover. During the course of the service, the Chairman of Council, Mr Kevin Threlfall, presented Mr Norris to the Provost for his blessing, before pupils from Heywood House led the school in prayer. Hymns included two of the new Headmaster's personal favourites: Be thou my vision, and Dear Lord and Father of mankind. Mr Norris said “It will be an honour and privilege to lead...

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    New Head of Blundell’s School

    Mr Bart Wielenga has just taken over as the new Head of Blundell’s School. Mr Wielenga succeeds Mrs Nicola Huggett to become the thirtieth Head of this leading co-educational day and boarding school. Mr Wielenga has been the Second Master at Blundell’s since September 2012 and has made a significant contribution to the growth and reputation of Blundell’s in recent years. Bart graduated from the University of Natal in South Africa in 1994 after majoring in Economics and from the...

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    New Head welcomes pupils back to School

    New Head at Swanbourne House, Mrs Jane Thorpe, has welcomed staff and pupils back to the School after the summer break. The new Head at Swanbourne House School, Mrs Jane Thorpe, today welcomed pupils and their families to the School after the summer break. Under Jane’s leadership, Swanbourne House aims to be an increasingly dynamic and forward thinking school offering an exemplary service in teaching and learning and the provision of an all-round education. Deputy Head (Academic) Simone Mitchell said...

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    Maidwell Hall pupils take on obstacle course for charity

    Pupils at Maidwell Hall in Northamptonshire tackled an extreme obstacle course to raise money for the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund. The whole school ran together over a variety of obstacles, including mountainous hay bales, the Maidwell Maze and a tyre tunnel. The sun shone while pupils, parents and teachers put themselves to the test over this challenging course. Pupils were thrilled to have raised money for their chosen charity. Headmaster Robert Lankester commented, ‘This was a really fun day and...

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    Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards at St James’s Palace

    In May, 13 boys and 12 girls from the Stamford Endowed Schools’ in Lincolnshire attended a presentation at St. James’s Palace, London, they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards from the Trustee for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), HRH The Earl of Wessex. During the presentation, HRH took the opportunity to congratulate the group from the Stamford Endowed Schools’ on their successes and heard about their DofE journeys, which took each young person 12 to 18 months of...

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  • Headington School

    Headington School take on Ten Tors challenge

    Headington School take on Ten Tors challenge A team of six Headington School girls reached the culmination of months of intense training by completing the gruelling Ten Tors navigation contest. Headington’s team of Lucy, Emily, Alexia, Sophie, Ellie and Caitlin has spent months in preparation, travelling to Dartmoor in February, stomping around the Chilterns in March, and endlessly route planning and re-route planning. At 7.00 am on 12 May the starting guns fired and nearly 2,500 participants streamed their separate ways...

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  • Gordon’s pupils make history in Sudan

    Gordon’s pupils make history in Sudan Sudan isn’t usually top of the list of destinations for school trips but pupils and staff from Gordon’s School recently spent a week there. The visit is believed to be the first by a European school. The trip included a boat trip along the Nile and to the Meroe Pyramids, a tour of the National Republic Museum, camping in the desert, tea at the British Embassy and a screening of the film Khartoum, starring...

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  • Stamford

    Stamford Endowed Schools win second Oswald Elliott Cup

    After a successful inaugural debating event held last year at Stamford School, the second Oswald Elliott Cup debate took place in November 2017, hosted by Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and introduced by the Master of the College, Nicola Padfield. A team of Year 13 pupils from Stamford Endowed Schools, Daniel White and Daisy Jowers, retained the hotly contested Oswald Elliott Cup in their debate against a team of undergraduates from Fitzwilliam College. The motion was: ‘This House believes that free speech...

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    Collaboration and leadership at St Mary’s

    Girls from St Mary’s Shaftesbury girls were joined by represenatives from their sister school St Mary’s Cambridge when they hosted a leadership conference run by Jo Cruse from a company called The Unreasonables. The Unreasonables are dedicated to creating cultures of leadership across the UK's most ambitious schools through the delivery of inspirational programmes. During the conference, the girls explored the meanings of leadership, evaluating where we were as leaders today as well as what they can do in the...

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  • Shebbear College

    Two renowned authors visit Shebbear College

    Shebbear College was delighted to have a visit from award-winning author Tanya Landman. Tanya is acknowledged internationally as a superb writer of books for young people. Her book Buffalo Soldier won the Carnegie Medal in 2015 and a number of her other titles have won awards too. Tanya gave an entertaining and informative talk to pupils in Forms 1, 2 and 3 and this was followed by a question and answer session. There were so many interesting questions from pupils...

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