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Outstanding A-level Results

Posted on August 17, 2017Tags: , ,

 

64% A*-A GRADES; OVER 33% ACHIEVE STRAIGHT A*s/As; 100% PASS RATE The Maynard is celebrating another fine set of A-level results with a remarkable 64% of students attaining A*-A grades and a 100% pass rate across the board. “I am a very proud and happy headmistress,” said Sarah Dunn. “After two years of exceptional hard

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Upper 6 leavers’ do

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags:

 

On Thursday 29 June  the Upper 6 returned to school for their final leavers’ assembly, followed by a farewell dinner held in the Main School Hall that evening. What a fabulous year group, we wish them all the best of luck!

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Upper 5 enjoy some fabulous opportunities during their Work Experience

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags:

 

All the students in Upper 5 have enjoyed some really impressive work experiences and we have really enjoyed hearing about their many exploits. From the leisure industry, property development, a primary school, a vet practice, engineering firms and many more, this really has been an invaluable experience of the workplace and will, no doubt, hugely

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Super charity effort from Baran!

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags:

 

Our enormous congratulations to Baran Fadavi (Year 4) who recently had a fabulous haircut whilst donating her long locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs free-of-charge to children that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. This is such a fabulously magnanimous gesture

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High tempo taster session for the new Modern Dance class

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags: ,

 

Over 40 of the Year 6-8 girls enjoyed a fabulous taster session on Wednesday 12 July 2017 for the new Modern Dance class that we will be running from September. Clare Connor, who will be teaching this, put them firmly through their paces with a high energy and excitingly choreographed taste for what to expect

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Exceptional field trip for the Lower Sixth Biology students

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags: ,

 

The Lower 6 Biology students enjoyed a stunning four days at the Slapton Ley Field Centre, near Kingsbridge over the weekend beginning Friday 30 June. Very fortunately, the trip coincided with some lovely weather so the girls could enjoy the sunshine whilst working hard on the ecology section of Topic 5 – ‘On the Wild

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Carnegie winning author wows the Upper 4

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags:

 

The Upper 4 year group thoroughly enjoyed a very enlightening visit from Tim Bowler, author of over 20 books for teenagers and multiple award winner, including the prestigious Carnegie medal for River Boy. The visit was arranged for us and funded by the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival which is sponsored by The Maynard. Described by

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Chalke Valley History Festival

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On Wednesday 28 June, forty of our Lower 6 and Lower 5 History students attended the Chalke Valley History Festival, described as the largest festival dedicated entirely to History in the UK. Certainly, for Mrs Wilks and Mr Tabb the absolute highlight was a truly inspirational talk on ‘Why is History Important’ by the award-winning

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Young Geographer of the Year

Posted on July 12, 2017Tags:

 

For those looking for an exciting summer holiday project, may we point you in the direction of the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Young Geographer of the Year’ competition. Using the theme of ‘place’, entrants should consider how their favourite place is shaped by local, national and global process. There is much more detail about the competition

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