School News

Huge attendance at Open Morning

Posted on October 5, 2018

 

Over 50 families joined us for a hugely successful Open Morning on Saturday 29 September 2018. The school was alive with a plethora of different activities, run by the students themselves, from coding, pond dipping in Biology, fashion design, celebrating the centenary of the end of World War I right through to meeting ‘Shakespeare’ in

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Sixth Former wins prestigious Oxford University essay prize

Posted on October 5, 2018

 

Huge congratulations to Chloe Lamb (Upper 6), for winning the politics section of the Oxford University’s Stubbs Society essay prize for her complex piece entitled: War is the continuation of politics by other means (Clausewitz 1780-1831). Discuss. Chloe was originally one of 10 shortlisted for this prestigious award for showing the “most impressive aptitude in

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Biz Whizz: Film Production and Directing

Posted on September 25, 2018Tags:

 

We enjoyed another excellent careers talk on Friday 21 September 2018, this time from Philippa Waddell, the founder and owner of Wildhorse Films. Over thirty girls attended this entirely voluntary session and they all listened avidly to Philippa recounting how she worked her way up in the industry to be where she is today. She

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Literary Festival Poetry Slam

Posted on September 25, 2018Tags: ,

 

Two teams from Upper 4 (Year 9) took part in the Devon Schools’ Poetry Slam workshop and competition at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival on Thursday 20 September 2018. The teams were Rose Finnegan and Alex Hudson, as well as Eleanor Cumbley and Daisy Hoban. Both teams wrote wonderful poems and performed them absolutely brilliantly,

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Ideal conditions for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh training

Posted on September 25, 2018Tags:

 

Twenty nine girls from the Lower 5 (Year 10) all successfully completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh training over the weekend of 15/16 September 2018 and they were treated to ideal walking conditions for their trek around the stunning East Devon countryside. They all set off on Saturday morning from Sidbury car park for their

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Up close with Clare Balding OBE at Girls Go Gold

Posted on September 25, 2018Tags: ,

 

Twelve of our elite athletes had the most amazing day at the Girls Go Gold Conference in Oxfordshire on Friday 14 September 2018 and the highlight for many was being able to meet and chat with Clare Balding OBE. They were treated to some particularly memorable keynote speakers and the event launched with brain tumour

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‘The Wipers Times’ at the Northcott Theatre

Posted on September 25, 2018Tags:

 

On Wednesday 12 September 2018, the GCSE and A-level Drama students went to see Ian Hislop’s funny and thought-provoking ‘The Wipers Times’ at The Northcott Theatre. Set in the trenches of WW1 the show charts the creation and rise of the real life story of the satirical newspaper, ‘The Wipers Times’. Following a sell-out West

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Settling in at the Pre-Prep

Posted on September 25, 2018Tags:

 

All ten new girls in the Reception class have enjoyed a great first full week getting to know their classmates and they already appear to be fully settled in their new life at The Maynard. There has been all sorts of fun and creativity in the classroom and they have been loving spending time with

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