School News

Fundraising for Australia

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

Following on from our mufti-day to help raise money for the Australian Bushfire victims, we are thrilled to say that we have so far raised £628.91 and the figure is still rising. The Lower 6 Geographers have a number of koala bracelets for sale (at £3 each) in School Reception for anyone hoping to contribute

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Equestrian Update

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

Congratulations to our equestrian team Isobel, Zoe and Kitty who came 2nd in the 90cm at the Eventer’s Challenge at Pontispool on Saturday and have qualified for the Championships at Hickstead!  Isobel also won the 1m, qualifying as an individual! Well done!

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Merchants win House Cross Country!

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

There have been a lot of muddy legs across the Junior School these past couple of weeks as the girls learned their courses and then competed in their House Cross Country races. Congratulations to them all for persevering in the somewhat slippery conditions! In the final placings, Merchants came out on top followed by Goldsmiths,

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Geography trip to the Eden Project

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

Upper 3 (Year 7) went to the Eden Project on Wednesday 5 February as part of their Geography course and took part in workshops about ‘Rainforest Adaptations’ and ‘Natural Selection’. They were able to use their existing knowledge of adaptations to apply this to the rainforest and learnt some very clever ways to survive!  The

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Year 6 ‘s exciting visit to Plymouth Aquarium

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

Year 6 went on their eagerly awaited trip to Plymouth Aquarium on Friday 7 February where they had the opportunity to not only take a personalised tour around the site (and get to ask dozens of questions!) but also use the Aquarium’s fantastic laboratory facilities to dissect a squid. ‘We found its beak, the lens

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Year 4 – Find your Brave!

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

Children’s Mental Health Week took place from 3 – 9 February 2020. The theme this year was ‘Find your Brave’ and Year 4 have been discussing this topic and writing about what it means to be brave: ‘Being brave means standing up for yourself or someone, doing things you’re afraid of. It’s about overcoming sadness

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Harry Potter Book Night

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

On Thursday 6 February, along with schools, libraries and bookshops all over the world, we celebrated Harry Potter Book Night at lunchtime in the library. Activities and decorations were organised by our librarian and a very enthusiastic group from Lower 5!  The highlight was the traditional treasure hunt around the school, with other activities including

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Owl Pellets and Pollination with the Devon Wildlife Trust!

Posted on February 10, 2020

 

Devon Wildlife Trust joined the Junior School this week for a morning of environmental activities. We are always delighted to welcome the DWT back to school and have been a partner with them for over ten years now, working on many projects here at school and around the city, including in the past planting wildflower

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Proud to be the undisputed top performing independent school in Devon!

Posted on February 6, 2020

 

Further to the publication of the Department for Education’s Performance Tables, based on the A-level and GCSE examinations 2019, we are delighted to again be ranked as the highest scoring independent school across the whole of Devon whilst also nudging the very top of the tables on a national level. At GCSE we are the

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