School News

Congratulations to Merchants, winners of the House Song Competition 2020!

Posted on October 8, 2019

 

We had such fun at the annual House Song competition, which, this year had a ‘Queen’ theme! The overall collaboration with very senior girls working with all of the lower years is what makes such Whole School House events so special.  The challenge was met with enormous enthusiasm by all of the houses and, as ever,

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One World Week in the Junior School

Posted on October 8, 2019

 

The Junior School’s annual One World Week took place from 30 September – 4 October, with a focus this year on the power of language.  Around the Junior School and Pre-Prep the girls have been celebrating different cultures and languages – there has been Brazilian dance, sign language learned, contentious world trading games, stories from

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Year 5 and 6 Musical Showcase

Posted on October 8, 2019

 

What a fabulous musical afternoon we had for the annual Year 5 and 6 Showcase!  There was so much to fit in and the audience was richly entertained from violin, piano and singing performances to hearing slightly less common instruments such as the viola, French horn and even the melodica.  All of Year 5 sang and the

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Celebrating National Poetry Day

Posted on October 8, 2019

 

Thursday 3 October was National Poetry Day, and teachers and students across the school spent the day dipping into varied verses. Many departments shared poems based specifically on their subjects. Some poems led to deep discussions about the concepts within them, others offered students the challenge of tongue-twisting lines, especially PE’s ‘THWOK!’ by Matt Harvey,

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Hockey Successes!

Posted on October 8, 2019

 

There has been some great hockey being played lately!  The U18 team proved invincible at the Tier 4 Tournament at Plymouth Marjons, winning all of their games in their pool (4-0 vs Plymouth College, 1-0 vs Colyton, 1-0 vs West Buckland, 4-0 vs Shebbear). This put the team top in their pool whereupon they played

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Top ten best value school in the UK again

Posted on September 18, 2019

 

We are delighted to have been voted again as one of the top ten best value private schools in the UK by the Daily Telegraph. We continue to achieve this status year-on-year based on our academic excellence, the sheer volume of extra-curricular opportunities and our sporting prowess versus the “significantly more manageable price” of our

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Five-star rating for our awesome catering team!

Posted on September 18, 2019

 

Huge congratulations to Andrew and his catering team who have, once again, been awarded the top food hygiene rating of five following their spot inspection on Tuesday 10 September 2019. We are incredibly proud of the exceptional school meals that are served to students and staff on a daily basis, and the inspectors were certainly

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Cast set for ‘Legally Blonde’

Posted on September 18, 2019

 

Following a whirlwind of auditions to kick start the Autumn Term, the cast has now been confirmed for next year’s production of ‘Legally Blonde’. Ms Bellamy and Miss Blackwell were overwhelmed by the sheer quality (and quantity) of all those that came forward to audition which made for a nigh-on impossible task when it came

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