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Primary
Last update: 23 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

At The Hampshire School, we are committed to delivering an education with everything your child needs to become an exceptional adult.

 

 

WHAT VIRTUAL LEARNING TAUGHT US

The need for schools to close due to the pandemic has highlighted the vital role that schools play in caring for children as well as helping them learn. Our parent, pupil and staff surveys showed that the online learning provision offered at The Hampshire School Chelsea during lockdown was enjoyed by pupils. However, they have also highlighted the value of naturally occuring discussions and interactions that take place between children. These interactions in classrooms, between lessons and over lunch play are vital to childrens' personal development and an essential element in the education of all students. 

The pandemic encouraged us all to think more creatively about ways of communicating, as well as applying the tips, tricks and technological progression in our repertoire of teaching strategies. We have taken all of the feedback we received from our surveys on board and continue to use it to improve. We have been encouraged by the widespread appreciation in our community at the speed of adaptation to online learning occurred. As expressed most generously by one of our parents:

“The preparation for the sudden closure, as well as the accommodation for our child’s needs, were remarkable”.

 

87.5% of parents stating that Lockdown 3 exceeded the quality of the virtual provision in Lockdown 1. 


Remote learning is now an important part of our armoury against a pandemic, or similar threat, for continued education and sustained school improvement. ‘Back to better’ initiatives that draw on as many positives as possible from this unprecedented period, will empower children to learn effectively both in schools and at home. 

 

 

SPELLING BEE

The Hampshire School Chelsea entered The Bellevue Spelling Bee Competition, giving all pupils in Years 3-8 the opportunity to sharpen their competitive edge by taking part. 

The competition started among year groups, before whittling down to a winner of each key stage. The overall winner from Year 3 and 4, from Year 5 and 6 and from Year 7 and 8 went forward to the inter-school semi-finals. We finished the semi-finals with not one, but THREE finalists; the only school to have one semi-finalist in every category, what an achievement! 

It goes without saying that the whole school was impressed with how well the children performed. As a community, we cheered them on from our screens whilst the pupil’s peers made posters to encourage and motivate them. 

 

 

FINALISTS IN THE ISA AWARDS

This year, the Hampshire School Chelsea entered three categories at the ISA Awards.

1. ISA Junior School of the Year Award 

2. ISA Award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development 

3. ISA Award for Innovation in Pupil voice 

These awards annually celebrate the successes of independent schools, recognising the quality of provision in independent education across the UK.

We were proud to be shortlisted as finalists in two categories out of over 550 entries from across the country. The Hampshire School Chelsea was the only London school to be a finalist for both the ISA Award for Junior School of the Year and ISA Award for Innovation in Pupil Voice. We were also the only school from the Bellevue Education group to hold the title ‘finalists’. These awards offer an incredible opportunity to celebrate the success of staff, parents and pupils within our community.

As a school that prides itself on its community care, respect and resilience, it is our great pleasure to congratulate the worthy winners: St Christopher’s School, Epsom; for the Junior School of the Year Award and DLD College London for the Award for Innovation in Pupil Voice. 

 

 

Dunottar Day School for Girls
Secondary
Last update: 23 September 2021

The aim of Dunottar is to offer an outstanding education to boys and girls and, through excellent teaching and high levels of individual support, to enable our pupils to achieve added value comparable with what is achieved in the top schools in the UK. Dunottar is a vibrant, co-educational secondary school which, as part of United Learning’s family of schools, shares the group’s core values of ambition, confidence, determination, creativity, respect and enthusiasm along with the objective of bringing out the “Best in Everyone”.  Dunottar celebrates achievement in its broadest sense resulting in a community of happy, confident pupils who achieve their first choice ambition for their future education and employment.

The School was founded in 1926 and joined United Learning in 2014. It is situated in 15 acres of beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Reigate, convenient to mainline stations and bus routes. The main building is a handsome Palladian mansion and purpose-built wings include additional classrooms, art and design suites, the recently opened £4.5m Performing Arts Centre, the main hall, state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre, a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool and large sports hall with 4 lane cricket net system . Outdoor space includes a sports field, several netball courts, an outdoor classroom/theatre and arrangements with Old Reigatian RFC and Salfords CC extend the off-site sporting facilities.

Religion: The School holds the Christian ethos paramount and welcomes children from any denomination or none.

Curriculum: The school offers a broad education and preserves a balance between arts and science subjects. Early specialisation is avoided, though some subject options become necessary from the beginning of the GCSE year. Subjects include English Language and Literature, Mathematics, French, Spanish, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, Business and Economics, Design and Technology, Computer Science, Physical Education, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Music and Art and Design. Dunottar has strong sporting and music traditions. Teaching is given in a wide range of musical instruments and pupils are encouraged to join the orchestras, music groups and choirs. A busy fixtures list offers many opportunities for competitive sport and ‘sport for all’ is encouraged within school and through the co-curricular programme. Rugby, football, athletics, netball, lacrosse, swimming and cricket are amongst the sports on offer. Co-curricular clubs are designed to broaden horizons and encourage new skills, hobbies and interests and range from current affairs debating to science-based groups such as ‘dissection club’ and sports including badminton and swimming. Students also participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Careers: Dunottar offers an interesting and varied careers programme for pupils, from online careers research tools through to careers networking lunches and suppers. The school welcomes a range of speakers from a diverse range of fields to offer our pupils an insight into application processes, daily life of employees and the skills employers are looking for.

Examinations taken: GCSE and A Levels, Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Imperial School of Dancing, Royal Society of Arts.

Admissions: The admissions process at Dunottar is designed to identify those pupils who will thrive at the school. The admissions process is as friendly and relaxed as possible. The main intake is in Year 7 and Year 12. We are happy to consider pupils joining into other year groups where spaces are available. Prospective pupils can be registered at any time prior to the registration deadline. For Year 7 entry pupils should be registered before 30th September of the year prior to entry and assessments take place in the Autumn term. Applications for entry to Year 12 are usually required by 31st December in the year of entry. The Admissions Department are happy to answer any questions about the admissions process.

Fees per term (2021-2022). £6,207 per term (Year 7 to Year 13).

For Year 7 entrants, there is no application process for an Academic Scholarship.  These are awarded to those pupils who reach the highest standard in the entrance assessments and show the greatest potential for growth.

Year 12 Academic Scholarship candidates will need to write one essay (chosen from a selection of titles provided by the school) and then discuss their essay with the Headmaster.  Candidates will also sit a test paper in a subject selected by the candidate (November of Year 11). Some scholarships are also available in Year 7 and Year 12 for those who show exceptional promise and talent in Music, Art, Performing Arts and Sport. Further particulars may be obtained from the Admissions Department.

 

Charitable status: Dunottar School is part of United Learning which comprises: UCST (a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England, number 2780748, and a Registered Charity, number 1016538) and ULT (a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England, number 4439859, and an Exempt Charity).

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL ADDED VALUE

Dunottar has enjoyed another summer of great exam results and these strong results are another example of Dunottar's ability to "add value". Added value in education refers to the difference between the GCSE grades a child is predicted when tested at 11+ and what that child goes on to achieve. Dunottar's added value is very strong when viewed on a national basis, with students consistently gaining a full grade of improvement. Pupils at Dunottar can truly reach their full potential in a happy, welcoming environment which values every individual.

CONSIDERING DUNOTTAR FOR 2016 ENTRY?

If you are considering Dunottar for your son or daughter in September 2016, make sure you don't miss our Taster Event on Saturday 10th October.  All prospective pupils who have registered for 2016 entrance will be invited for a fun morning of activities at Dunottar.  It is a great chance for pupils to get a flavour of life at Dunottar and to meet some possible future classmates and teachers at the same time.

Click www.dunottarschool.com or call 01737 761945 to find out more. 

Primary
Last update: 22 September 2021

OPEN DAYS & VISITS

We believe that a tour of RSM is an invaluable step in the process of getting to know us, as our school’s atmosphere speaks for itself. 

OUR COMMUNITY

We have a wonderful school community which thrives and grows as a result of:

  • Genuine partnerships –  we value meaningful relationships with parents and are always available to talk whenever questions or worries arise. Our open door approach to relationships with families, parent’s evenings, regular Open Classrooms and class Assemblies give families the opportunity to  share in their children’s learning.
  • A warm welcome – from Grandparents Mornings to Sports Days and musical performances to dance shows,  we love to welcome parents and friends to help celebrate the children’s achievements.
  • A vibrant parents association – Friends of St Mary’s Association (or FOSMA for short) arrange a host of activities during the year  which are enjoyed by everyone. They have recently launched SMaSH (St Mary’s Social Hub) and parents regularly get together to dog walk, go for a run or just meet socially.
  • The wider community – we value being part of the local area and helping others, so our outreach programme is designed around the importance of giving. Our children sing at tea time concerts, visit elderly residents and get involved with local initiatives, all part of helping and sharing with the local community.
Farlington School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 17 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

The best way for you to find out whether Farlington School is the right choice – for your child, and also for you as a family – is to visit us.

ENDLESS PRAISE FROM PARENTS FOR FARLINGTON’S VIRTUAL SCHOOL

 

 

 

Farlington School offers its pupils an exemplary remote learning experience that is set up to ensure daily face-to-face contact and a structured day for its students, who have continued to follow their normal timetable throughout each lockdown.

In March last year, when the UK entered its first lockdown, Farlington quickly launched Farlington’s Virtual School. From age seven upwards, Farlington pupils already work with Chromebook laptops as standard, both in and out of school, so with schools closed, teachers are able to deliver whole class lessons face-to-face, following the students’ normal timetables. A full school day of lessons, including all subjects from English, Maths and Science, to Modern Languages, PE and Drama - and even live cooking lessons - means that parents can get on with their own work, without worrying about their child’s learning or progress. Farlington’s Virtual School was extremely well received by pupils and parents alike, and when the latest lockdown was announced in early January this year, the whole Farlington community transitioned seamlessly back into remote learning.

Parents have endlessly praised Farlington’s Virtual School, with one saying, “The structure and timetable of lessons has been consistent and comprehensive. Apart from the loss of actual physical interaction between pupils, I don't think there has been any meaningful drop in the level or quality of education received via remote learning, which is quite a remarkable achievement by Farlington staff.”

The effect of school closures on children’s mental health has been widely discussed in the media, but the daily face-to-face interaction provided by Farlington’s Virtual School, together with having a well-defined structure to each day, has made a huge difference to students’ wellbeing, counteracting the sense of isolation that would otherwise inevitably occur during such a difficult time. 

FARLINGTON TO WELCOME NEW HEAD IN SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Farlington School, near Horsham in West Sussex, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Headmaster, Mr James Passam, who will join the school at the start of the Autumn Term.

Currently Deputy Head at Seaford College in neighbouring Petworth, where he has been for the past eight years and has played a major role in the recent success of the school, Mr Passam was previously Head of English and Boarding Housemaster at St John’s School, Leatherhead. He therefore brings to Farlington extensive knowledge and experience of local independent education in the region. Prior to this, Mr Passam taught at Truro School in Cornwall.

After achieving his degree at the University of Manchester, Mr Passam worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in The City, before being drawn to the world of teaching and achieving a PGCE from the University of Oxford. He also holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

“Following an extensive search and rigorous recruitment process, attracting a very strong field of candidates, I am delighted that we have appointed Mr Passam,” comments David Williams, Education Director at Bellevue Education group, of which Farlington is a member. “Throughout the process, we were very impressed with his grasp of the opportunities that lie ahead for Farlington as it enters an exciting new era and period of growth as a fully co-educational school.”

“We are especially delighted that Mr Passam will have an immediate involvement in appointing a new Deputy Head this month. He will also be involved in recruiting key members of his senior team shortly afterwards, in a new leadership structure that will harness the considerable talent that lies within the staff at Farlington.”

Keen to celebrate Farlington’s unique position as the only co-educational independent through school in the Horsham area, Mr Passam will be focussed on delivering high-quality teaching and learning at the school, as well as outstanding co-curricular provision. 

“I have been hugely impressed by the students, staff and parents at Farlington,” says Mr Passam, who also recognises the school’s pastoral strength. “I have been struck by the considerable heart the school possesses, and by its warmth and welcome. I am extremely excited about Farlington’s future.”

Mr Passam will succeed current Headmistress Ms Louise Higson, who has been Head at Farlington for nine years, and was previously Deputy Head from 2005. During her time as Headmistress, Ms Higson has overseen not only Farlington’s successful transition into the Bellevue Education group, but also the school’s move to co-education and its excellent ‘Virtual School’ provision throughout the challenging Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Passam will be joined at Farlington by his wife Zoë and their two daughters, all of whom will live on the school estate.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 15 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

Our School is a hive of activity and we would love for you to experience our warm atmosphere, meet with our Headmistress and subject specialist teachers, and talk with our students.

SENIOR LIFE AT WEBBER IS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING

SHAPERS, MAKERS AND LIFE'S PAINTERS

Moving from Year 6 to Year 7 is a big step in the educational journey, and choosing the right educator and school environment can make all the difference to your son or daughter's success and development.

We deliver personalised learning and enhance the National Curriculum with additional subjects, extra-curricular activities, clubs, societies and enrichment trips and workshops. We offer a modern approach to private education in a down-to-earth, collaborative and inclusive environment. 

We are Webber; Educators, Motivators and Future Creators

 

OUR HAPPY PREP, PRE-PREP

   

  Strong Foundations Sprinkled with Inspiration and Imagination

 

Webber's Pre-Prep and Prep School is where curious minds come to play, learn and grow. From Reception Class to Year 6, our mix of cognitive ability building skills, development of key skills in literacy and numeracy and focus on specialist subjects, deliver a well-rounded, nurturing and inspiring learning environment.

We place a strong emphasis of teaching good values, such as, Kindness, Respect and Honesty.

  CORE VALUES:
  • Leading Through Innovation: to find the courage to challenge conventions
  • Pursuing Excellence: work to continually exceed expectations
  • Growing By Learning: strive to develop their potential
  • Global Citizenship: make active contributions to the community
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 15 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

Open Days at Sherfield School are designed to let you experience our school ethos and warm, family-friendly atmosphere. 

Watch our video tour here

View 360 views inside and around the School here

MISSION AND AIMS

 

      

Our motto at Sherfield School is ad vitam paramus – 'we prepare for life'. This sums up our aim for our school community. Our mission is to educate reliable, honest and responsible young people who are reflective, engaged and dynamic and ready for the challenges of modern life.

We help our students to develop not only their gifts, but also their character, teaching them to work both individually and collaboratively. Our pupils learn to respect one another, contribute to the life of the school and celebrate their successes together.

Our core values:
  

- Learning through Innovation

- Pursuing Excellence

- Global Citizenship

- Growing by Learning

 

GCSE Results 2020

We were delighted to see so many smiles and tears of joy as students picked up their GCSE results. The academic and pastoral staff have been supporting their students through this unsettling time and they are immensely proud of how they have adapted and all they have achieved. 

Results are just a snapshot of performance. We aspire to create well-rounded individuals and what we are most proud of is the resilience and versatility the students have all shown.

“Following all the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic and media coverage of examination results, it’s wonderful to be able to focus on the individual success of each and every student at Sherfield.  All the achievements of our students are very well deserved and are testament to their hard work, commitment and dedication not just recently but throughout their school careers at Sherfield.” Nick Brain, Headmaster

 

A Level Results 2020

Students at Sherfield School recorded the best results in the history of the school.  Over 50% of grades were recorded at A*, with 90% of grades recorded at A* or A, demonstrating once again that Sherfield is the place for serious Post 16 study. 

Ms Seamark, Head of Sixth Form is thrilled with the results, “I am delighted with the excellent results achieved by our students, which are testimony to their hard work and dedication, as well as the exceptional support given by their teachers. It has been such a pleasure to support all of the Year 13 students through their final year of A-Level study and see so many gain places at the top universities in the country.

 

Chinthurst School
Primary
Last update: 15 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

During the year, we have a number of events for families considering places at Chinthurst.

CHINTHURST IS DIFFERENT

  1. Genuine partnership
  2. Academic rigour
  3. Putting the fun into learning
  4. Encouraging mistakes
  5. The gift of time
  6. Obsessively child centred
  7. Loving relationships
  8. Community for all

OUR VALUES

Call us old fashioned, but we value the things money can't buy: happiness, manners, time, love, respect, trust, courage, wellbeing. In a world of style over substance, we favour substance. Every time.

You'll notice it in the way staff interact with each other, and the honest and open way we communicate with you. You'll recognise it in our decision-making, consistently guided by what's best for the child. You'll see it in the time we make for your child, for each other and for you as parents.

Most importantly, your child will see it, feel it, and respond in kind.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 14 September 2021

READ OUR 'EXCELLENT' INSPECTION REPORT SUMMARY

 

CRANLEIGH – BOARDING SCHOOL OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

 


 

When considering Boarding for your child it is important to ask as many questions as possible. We recognise that moving to boarding is a big decision for a family to make and may be a significant change from prep school life. Please contact us to discuss your family's requirements. Call the School Office on 01483 276377 or email [email protected]

Click here to watch our Boarding video >>
 

EXCELLENT EXAM RESULTS

Year 11 pupils maintained last year’s record GCSE results, with 26% of all grades a 9, and 55% of all grades being 9/8. In addition, 68% of all grades were 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A) and 99% of students gained 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 grade.

The overall pass rate was 97%, with 50% of pupils achieving 8 or more A*-A (or equivalent). A quarter of the cohort achieved 10 or more A*-A (or equivalent). Grades in some subjects were exceptional, with more than 80% of pupils achieving 9-7 (equivalent to A*/A).

This year is the first which sees the new grading system adopted across almost all subjects. The change from letters to numbers, with more options for the grades, was designed to coincide with the upgrading of GCSEs to make them more rigorous. Although the two marks schema cannot really be compared directly, there are now three number grades corresponding to A*-A, 9,8 and 7, designed to give more differentiation at the top end.

"We are delighted with these results, particularly given that staff and pupils have been working towards significant changes to the exams and the grading schema. We’d like to offer congratulations to all of our Year 11 pupils and to the Common Room who have worked so hard to help them achieve their goals." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic.

A Level Success 

Students achieved an excellent set of A Level results this year, with 80 per cent of grades at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

Sixth Formers experienced major changes to A Levels in England, with a move away from coursework and modular exams throughout their courses. Yet they scooped 44 per cent of A Level passes in the A*/A category and 80 per cent at A*-B.

"We have been working with some of the most significant reforms in decades, so we’re all delighted with these results, which show just how hard our students and staff have worked. The vast majority of our leaving Sixth Formers have achieved the grades they needed for further studies and we wish them all continued success in the next stage of their academic careers." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic

Secondary
Last update: 13 September 2021

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS

 

Learn more about the opportunities at Kings, meet the Principal and get to know the college.

 

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

     

 

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs

·       Creative clubs

·       Academic Clubs

·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award

·       Student Council

·       Model UN

·       Kings Business Enterprise

·       The Kings Community Award

·       National Citizen Service

·       Work Experience and Volunteering

·       Trinity Arts Award

·       Academic visits and weekend excursions

·       Lecture programme and guest speakers
 

Click the link below to view our termly events. 

Secondary
Last update: 13 September 2021

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS

 

Learn more about the opportunities at Kings, meet the Principal and get to know the college.

 

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

 

     

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

 

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

 

 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers
 

We post our monthly activities programme on our Facebook page. Click the link below to view this month's events at Kings Oxford.

Secondary
Last update: 13 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

Learn more about the opportunities at Kings, meet the Principal and get to know the college.

 

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

   

 

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe


 

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers
 

Click the link below to view this month's events. 

Secondary
Last update: 13 September 2021

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

    

 


 

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

RE-THINK SIXTH FORM

   

 

Our college has been purpose-built to provide cutting-edge facilities in an iconic building constructed to exacting environmental standards.

• Spacious, modern classrooms all with interactive learning technology

• Student friendly neighbourhood 

• Dedicated multimedia art studio

• Modern science laboratories

• On-site student cafeteria with large TV

• Library and learning resource centre

• Student zone with TV

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications. Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Out activity calendar changes each month. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers

To view our latest programme and all the opportunties on offer to add to your academic studies, click on the link below. 

BOOK AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION

 

Are you looking for opportunities for GCSE, A-level or Art & Design Foundation studies?

Both A-levels and GCSE courses at Kings are defined by a highly intensive, highly personalised structure to ensure effective and efficient learning.

Very small classes are combined with a supportive, friendly college environment to ensure that individual progress, development of subject knowledge and transferable skills are maximised.

Contact us now to learn more about how we could help you achieve your ambitions.

 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 13 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

Every day is an Open Day. We are very proud of our School and would be delighted to show you around during a private visit.

SPECIALIST DYSLEXIA AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS SUPPORT

      

 

At Kingsley School we have an inclusive ethos which is focused on ensuring that all pupils succeed, no matter what their barriers to learning may be. Additional educational needs are taken seriously and we are committed to to supporting all pupils in all areas of life. We help pupils achieve their potential through experienced and expert teaching in the relaxed but puposeful atmosphere of our Learning Development Centre. 


The school does everything possible to develop the self-confidence of all our students through academic, enrichment and pastoral activities. As a department, we have recently celebrated pupils’ success in writing competitions, thoroughly enjoyed an educational visit to London, and pride ourselves on being a safe haven for pupils when they need a bit of TLC. To this end, staff members are trained in the Thrive Approach to support and develop pupils’ emotional and social well-being, as well as to extend their academic potential.

KINGSLEY WELCOMES A NEW HEADTEACHER

 

We are very pleased to welcome a new Headteacher to Kingsley. Mrs Gill Jackson joins Kingsley with over 30 years of experience of providing inspirational teaching and leadership. She is a National Leader of Education, has extensive experience mentoring new headteachers and has also established a teaching school to support the careers of hundreds of educationalists across the North West of England.

Her experiences in the North East have shaped Gill’s career. Irrespective of children’s origins or backgrounds, she firmly believes that they can only flourish if they are educated in an environment where they feel able and confident to express themselves and explore their own talents and interests.

Gill has relatives in the local area, links to the Methodist Church, and is deeply impressed with the strong ethos and values-driven education that Kingsley has to offer.

After a short spell at the renowned Ripley St Thomas CofE Academy, which she left for personal reasons, she was, therefore, delighted to accept a position to join our community.

Bethany School
Secondary
Last update: 13 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

Meet staff and pupils and tour our School’s superb facilities, including our award-winning 25m indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art Fitness Suite and dedicated Sixth Form Centre.

"EDUCATION FOR LIFE, IN A CHANGING WORLD"

                             

Our greatest aim is to enable each of our pupils to realise their potential in every area that they study, flourishing in those subjects where their talents shine brightest and carrying with them a genuine love of learning.

We create a challenging and supportive learning environment, and small class sizes are fundamental to our success. We generally have fewer 18 pupils in any class, allowing our teachers to target and develop the abilities of each individual, offering support and guidance as they work through our broad and balanced curriculum together.

Through dynamic and differentiated teaching, we aim to instil in our pupils key skills, both from a learning and a social perspective, that are so vital for exam success and life beyond School.

Bethany’s Learning Support department enjoys an international reputation for its success in giving specialist help to dyslexic pupils within our mainstream school, and the school has been CReSTeD registered since 1994.  In addition, for those pupils who may benefit from it, we also offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​THE INDEPENDENT MOBILITY FOR DISABLED USERS’ STEM PROJECT REACHES THE BIG BANG 2020 FINALS!

Bethany STEM pupils have reached the finals for the Big Bang national competition. Throughout November, over 70 judges from the field of STEM have been reviewing projects and helping to select the winners who will be attending the Finals. Our first ever Year 12 pupils, Ben Scott and Aaron Monk’s STEM project ‘Independent mobility for disabled users’, has been successful and the students have been invited to attend The Big Bang Competition Finals 2020.

The Finals will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2020. At the Finals, the finalists’ project is judged by leading experts, and the pupils will also take part in exciting STEM activities and possibly come away with a fantastic prize!

The project was an enormous scale of reverse engineering and modification. In this modern world, we take a lot for granted, such as the car or motorbike. People who have lost the ability to walk cannot drive or ride any to go where they want. They would have to use public transport or friends to get around. This makes them less independent. The STEM pupils decided that should change.

“Motorbikes are very close to our hearts, and we know what it feels like not being able to jump on a motorcycle and head off into the sunset. This motorcycle would allow those who have lost the ability to use their legs/ or limited use to get on their bike and ride off into the sunset” remarked Aaron.
Most motorcycles are made with high seating positions which for someone with limited or no use of their legs would be very unreasonable and not realistic to put them on and ride, so with this in mind the pupils set out to build a low, stable bike making it as eco-friendly as possible.

“We also had to bear in mind that the bike would have to be light and have a very low centre of gravity, so we had to get the weight low down. This would help the user with limited or no use of their legs to feel stable on the bike. Moreover, hopefully, the low centre of gravity would give the bike the right amount of natural stability. To help make it safe, we added stabilisers”, said Ben.

The pupils started off using a written off Honda CBF 125, which is very reliable and a stable bike. This motorcycle had been in an accident and was written off, so they bought it for spares and repairs. It took some days to strip the bike down for its engine wheels, suspension and swinging arms as these were the most expensive parts. The bike so far had only cost £250. The team decided that if they made the seat too low, the rider would not feel comfortable on the bike at all, and if too high, they would feel unstable. So, they made a seating height of 40cm, which feels very comfortable.

The STEM finalists learnt and applied the following skills to make the bike: (1) horizontal ban saw, (2) MiG welder, (3) filing, (4) sanding/scotching, (5) priming/painting, (6) fabricating, (7) milling, and (8) lathing. STEM teaches pupils life skills and congratulations to Ben and Aaron for being Bethany’s STEM ambassadors this academic year.

Primary
Last update: 13 September 2021

OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

 

To help parents clearly understand everything Southbank can offer your child, we regularly host information mornings throughout the academic year.

 

PRIMARY YEARS CURRICULUM

 

Students are encouraged to become: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, and to be knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced and reflective. They develop these attributes within the classroom, during Town Meetings (assemblies), in the playground, and while participating in Southbank’s many extracurricular activities.

The PYP is all about inquiry: the process through which a learner moves from his or her current level of understanding to a new and deeper level. Our students will be:

  • Exploring, wondering and questioning
  • Collecting data and reporting findings
  • Taking and defending a position
  • Using critical thinking skills to understand a concept
  • Making and testing theories
  • Experimenting and playing with possibilities
  • Solving problems in a variety of ways

By using inquiry-based learning, the PYP engages and challenges students who have many diverse perspectives, values, cultural backgrounds, and languages. Southbank is committed to a developmental approach. This means that students may progress through the programme at different rates.

 

Children at Southbank International School's Kensington and Hampstead campuses go on to study at our Westminster campus. 

Southbank Westminster offers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) with students ranging in age from 11 to 19 years old. It represents 61 nationalities. The IB Middle Years and Diploma Programme age groups are equivalent to middle, senior, upper or high school in other education systems.