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Sydenham High School GDST
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 18 August 2017
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If there is a particular aspect of school life you would like to see, or if you would like to visit the school at any time, please call our Admissions team on 020 8557 7004 or email [email protected]

We are always happy to make specific arrangements for you.
 


 

Open Days & Open Mornings 2017

Pre-booking is essential for these events. Click on the link below to book your place. 
 

Reception & Junior School

Saturday 30 September 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 11 October 9.30am

Thursday 19 October 9.30am

Weekly tours available on Wednesday mornings. Please call or click on the link below to book your place. 
 

Senior School

Saturday 23 September 10am – 1pm

Tuesday 3 October 9.30 – 11am. The Headmistress’s talk will start promptly at 9.30am in the Recital Hall

Tuesday 7 November 9.30 – 11am. The Headmistress’s talk will start promptly at 9.30am in the Recital Hall

Thursday 23 November 9.30 – 11am. The Headmistress’s talk will start promptly at 9.30am in the Recital Hall


Taster Events

A Taster Day is a wonderful way for your daughter to experience life at Sydenham High first hand. Girls take part in different lessons and activities in both smaller groups and all together.  Places for our Taster Days are limited and registration is essential. For Autumn events, booking will be available from September.

Junior School Taster events

Reception entry - Wednesday 8 November (9.30 – 10.30am)

Year 3 entry - Wednesday 15 November (9.30 – 11.30am)

The Reception and Year 3 Taster sessions offer the opportunity for girls to experience Junior School life. During the Reception Taster session, girls will take part in some fun learning activities with our Reception team. It also gives your daughter an opportunity to spend some time in our Reception environment, prior to the assessment. Our Year 3 Taster session will involve taking part in an exciting workshop with our Year 2 pupils. Tours will be offered to parents at these events.

Year 7 Taster Days

For Year 6 pupils - Wednesday 11 October (morning)

For Year 6 pupils - Wednesday 18 October (morning)

The Year 7 Taster Day is an activity-packed morning designed to give girls a feel for what would be in store for them in Year 7 at Sydenham High. Girls enjoy various activities, including an Assembly with the Headmistress, ‘Taster’ lessons and break time. Parents are usually invited for a tour or other event running simultaneously.

FLOURISH & FLY AT SYDENHAM HIGH

 


 

As concern rises about the anxiety felt amongst students who face unprecedented levels academic pressure and expectation Sydenham High School GDST's well-established programme to help pupils build their resilience long before the approach of GCSEs and A Levels is going from strength to strength.

Our Junior School Flourish and Fly programme, is designed to inspire, challenge and embolden  our youngest students to discover their individual talents and look over and around perceived obstacles to their success.

Every half term we celebrate a different theme ranging from being bold to networking.  The culmination of the programme is a week of activities which include practical workshops and talks by inspirational speakers alongside fundraising and helping in the local community.

This innovative approach has proved popular with students, parents and staff alike.  Mental resilience and emotional well-being need to be developed in the very earliest years of child development and Junior Schools like ours have a duty to deliver a robust and holistic approach from the outset.

               
 

Secondary
Last update: 16 August 2017
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A BRAND NEW SENIOR SCHOOL FOR CENTRAL LONDON

  

 

2017 is set to be an incredibly exciting time for Eaton Square as we prepare to open the doors to our brand new senior school next September.

Based right in the heart of London at 106 Piccadilly, Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair, is located in a stunning Grade I listed building directly opposite Green Park. The building’s rich history, iconic design and central location make it the perfect base for many families with young children across central London.

Connected to our existing Eaton Square Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory schools, as well as the wider Minerva Educationgroup (which includes Hyde Park School in South Kensington and The Lyceum School in Shoreditch) the new school will cater for up to 420 students aged 11 upwards.

 

Eaton Square Upper will span across four storeys and a basement, featuring a purpose built student canteen, lecture style classrooms, multiple science laboratories and a beautiful art room. What’s more, we’ll also be taking full advantage of our local surroundings through partnerships with local sports clubs, outdoors lessons in Green Park and regular trips to London’s most well-known cultural institutions.

The Cheltenham Ladies' College
Secondary
Last update: 16 August 2017
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OUR PURPOSE

• Pioneering girls' education 
• Outstanding academic excellence 
• Preparing girls for the future and their future 

There is no 'type' of girl at CLC. If your daughter likes asking 'why, what and how' then this is one of the best schools in the world in which to consider the answers. The future we are preparing the girls for is full of excitement and challenge. Governors, staff and pupils are committed to a compelling educational vision for our time.

This is reflected in our Vision, Mission and Values.

 

Regular Open Days are held throughout the year, both on weekdays and Saturdays. Ideal for a first visit, they are designed to give you a broad overview of the school and an opportunity to meet staff and girls.

A private visit with a member of our Admissions Department can give you a more detailed one-to-one meeting, which is more suited to a second or subsequent visit.

Saturday Open Days (9.30am - 2.00pm)

- 7th October 2017
- 17th March 2018
- 9th June 2018

Please register >>
 

Monday Coffee Morning
Monday 27th November 2017

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Sixth Form Open Day

Saturday 23rd September 2017
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EXCELLENT EXAM RESULTS

 

 

A Level and IB Results 2016

Girls at Cheltenham Ladies’ College are celebrating a year of excellent A Level and GCSE results, with a total of 62 girls achieving three or more A* or A grades (50% of all those sitting A Levels) and 90.3% A*-A grades across all GCSE subjects and a 99.3% pass rate.

In addition to the 124 girls who sat A Levels, 36 pupils received outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) results in July, with an average points score of 40.0, which carries a UCAS tariff equivalent to A*A*A*A. 

Many pupils have secured places and scholarships at leading UK and US universities to study a range of courses, including Chemical Engineering and Law at Cambridge, and PPE, French and Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford, as well as securing places at Berkeley, New York University (NYU) and Minerva in the US.

GCSE results 2016

The cohort of 142 girls achieved an impressive 989 A* grades, with an average of 9.5 A*/A grades each. 

Across the core subjects, English (Literature and Language), Maths and the three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), the girls achieved a 91.3% A*/A grade average.

Among the top achieviers were 22 girls who received straight A* grades in all examinations. 

Eve Jardine-Young, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, said of the academic success: “These outstanding results reflect the hard work and dedication of all the girls and staff, and will give the students an excellent foundation for their future studies.”

Maple Walk School
Primary
Last update: 16 August 2017
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OPEN MORNINGS AUTUMN 2017

If you would like to visit the school please book onto our next open morning, which is taking place on:

Monday 9th October 2017 at 9:30am

This will be an opportunity to have a tour of the school, meet the Head Teacher and to find out about all the exciting activities Maple Walk pupils are involved in.

To book a place please visit the school website www.maplewalkschool.co.uk or call the registrar on 020 8965 7374.

Faraday School
Primary
Last update: 16 August 2017
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AUTUMN OPEN MORNINGS 2017

Looking for an Independent Primary School place? Come & visit us at our next open morning at our magical location in the heart of the Docklands. You are warmly welcome to join us for a tour and a brief presentation about school life and the curriculum at Faraday. We are taking bookings for:

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 9:30am

To book a place please visit the school website www.faradayschool.co.uk,[email protected] call the registrar on 020 8965 7374. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 16 August 2017
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Choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make as parents and the Admissions Team are on hand to guide you through the process.

Please call us on 0118 9872256 or email [email protected] to talk to us about the application process.

The best way to find out about life at The Abbey is to hear from the girls themselves. We hold regular open mornings in the Junior and Senior School where you and your daughter will be hosted by a current pupil who can give you firsthand insight into her school.
 

Open Events 

Thursday 21 September - Senior School Open Evening
Friday 6 October - Junior School Open Morning
Thursday 12 October - Sixth Form Open Evening
Friday 13 October - Senior School Open Evening
 

Book to attend at an Open Event >>

 

Individual tours

Individual tours take place on weekdays during term time and offer an opportunity to meet with Admissions, teaching staff and take a tour of the school.
 
Make an enquiry >>
 

Toddler Stay & Play

Our fun Stay & Play sessions offer you and your toddler the opportunity to experience the Nursery. Places are limited. Please email [email protected] to find out more. 
  

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OUTSTANDING INSPECTION REPORT


  
We were delighted to be awarded the highest ratings in all categories in recognition of the exceptional education that we offer our pupils during our last inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The inspectors wrote: 
 

"The pupils' achievement and learning are exceptional. From the Early Years Foundation Stage onwards, pupils are highly successful in their learning and personal development. The school fully meets its aims to empower girls to become confident, successful students,bequipped to lead fulfilled and productive adult lives in a raipdly changing world." 

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR & WELLBEING

 

 

When girls join The Abbey Senior School they are entering a community which values respect, tolerance, friendship and openness. At our core, we focus on supporting girls through the challenges of growing up in the 21st century. 

We offer a very successful weekly programme of 'Skills For Life' designed by the Heads of Year to encourage self-esteem and to help our girls develop informed opinions on many social and moral issues.

The extra-curricular opportunities available at The Abbey are wide-ranging and include our Outdoor Education programme. This is truly adventurous and progressive, and enables our girls to gain a wealth of experience, learning and inspiration outside the classroom.

 

 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 16 August 2017
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OPEN MORNINGS

Whole College Open Morning - 23rd September 2017 9.30am - 1pm

Sixth Form Open Morning - 14th October 2017 10.15am

Prep School Open Morning - 11th November 2017 9.45am

Primary
Last update: 14 August 2017
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ST MARGARET’S EXCELLENT ACROSS THE BOARD SAY INSPECTORS

  
Staff and pupils at a Calne school are celebrating their latest inspection report after inspectors declared its education standards excellent.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate, the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools, graded St Margaret’s Preparatory School excellent for the quality of both the children’s academic and other achievements, as well as the quality of their personal development.

Headmistress Karen Cordon (pictured below with pupils) said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that St Margaret’s has been graded ‘excellent’ across the board.  We could not be more pleased with the way the inspection team captured the ethos of the school and in particular the essence and the spirit of the children.
 


   

Come and explore what children love about St Margaret's at one of our Open Mornings.

We hold Open Mornings twice a year in March and October.  The Mornings are for prospective families interested in learning more about St Margaret's and offer an opportunity to see the school on a normal working day, to meet current pupils and to talk to both teachers and other interested parents.

Our next Open Day will be on:

Thursday 12th October 2017
9.30am-Midday

     
Arrival and coffee is at 9.30am and there will be a welcome talk by Headmistress Mrs Karen Corden at 9.50am. 

If you are not able to come to our Open Morning, individual visits can also be arranged during term time. To make an appointment, please click on the link below or contact:

Mrs Simone Hughes, Marketing & Admissions Manager
01249 857379
[email protected]

WHAT MAKES ST MARGARET'S SO SPECIAL? 

 

 

The right environment
Your child will learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 30 acres of campus and offsite facilities mean there’s space to explore, learn, play, let off steam, relax, think and grow.

Facilities and opportunities to develop potential
Wherever your child’s strengths and interests lie, we have the facilities to support them. 

A tailored learning programme
Teaching throughout the school is tailored to meet the needs of the individual child. Children are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own learning and with support identify their next steps. 

Zest and vitality
Your child will join a school with real spirit and energy, which lives each day to the full. 

Foundations for life
Of course you want your children to be happy, alongside giving them the best possible start in life. St Margaret’s is a place where friendships and special memories are created and where a love of learning is established.

Secondary
Last update: 14 August 2017
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OPEN DAYS AT CCSS



 

Thursday 28 September from 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 11 November from 10am to 2pm 
 

Email [email protected] for more information or click on the link below
 

Our open events are the perfect opportunity to experience life at CCSS. On the day you will be able to:

  • Meet our experienced and highly qualified tutors and discuss the wide range of subject choices on offer.

  • Meet our current students and find out from them what it’s like to study at CCSS, the levels of care and support they receive, their personal development and how this is shaping their future aspirations.

  • Visit our central Cambridge teaching site and explore our teaching facilities.

  • Meet the Principal and Deputy Principal of CCSS.

  • Discuss fees and scholarships.

 

WHY CHOOSE CAMBRIDGE CENTRE FOR SIXTH-FORM STUDIES?


 

Up to 200 students from the UK and around the world come to CCSS every year to complete their secondary education before progressing onto university.

In all cases, our results show that students benefit greatly from small class sizes, experienced and stimulating teaching, and individual personal tutorials.

The overwhelming majority of CCSS students choose to continue their learning at universities in the UK or abroad. Many have enjoyed success at the UK’s top universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Imperial and others.

Five reasons to study at Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies:

  • Independent college in the heart of Cambridge.

  • Average class size six students.

  • High success rate for top university applications.

  • Nationality mix: 55% UK & EU and 45% international, with over 30 nationalities studying at CCSS.

  • All our boarding houses are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and students are able to be in the House at any time.
     

Course options at Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies

Driven by a passion for learning and a joy in teaching, the CCSS course structure and breadth provides the perfect platform for academic and personal growth. At CCSS we offer a number of A Level course options, these include:

A Level (two-years)

CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any combination a student chooses.
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One-year Fast-track A Level

The CCSS one-year fast-track A Level is an exceptional opportunity to gain an A Level qualification in just one-year.
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A Level Year 13 Entry

The CCSS Year 13 Entry A Level is for students who are looking for a fresh start to complete their final year of A Level Studies. Find out more >>

CCSS also offers a one year programme for GCSE students, with a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum.

 


 

Secondary
Last update: 14 August 2017
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Parents are welcome to visit us on Parents' Information Mornings on their own or with their daughter on Pupils' Information Mornings. The latter event is aimed more specifically at the girls, but parents attend with their daughter.

Admissions Department:
Tel: 01932 574900   Email: [email protected]

 

Parents’ Information Mornings
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Tuesday 12 September 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017

Monday 5 March 2018

Wednesday 25 April 2018
 

Pupils’ Information Mornings
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Wednesday 27 September 2017

Friday 17 November 2017

Friday 23 February 2018

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Friday 4 May 2018

 

RECORD-BREAKING RESULTS

 


 

Our Year 11s set a new record with their results for GCSE this year. An impressive 54% of all grades awarded were A*, with 13% of all students gaining 10 or more A*s and 40 pupils at least 8 A* grades. This is a best-ever statistic here at the school.

We knew that this year's results were going to be excellent but were still astounded by the achievements of the girls and the staff who work so hard to make it all possible. We hope that they are extremely proud of their success.

At A Level, results were at a consistently high level. 25% of students achieved all A*/A; 77% of grades were A*-B; 50% of grades were A*/A with a 99.6% pass rate.
 

OLYMPIC SILVER FOR SWPS ROWING COACH

 


 

Sir William Perkins's School rowing coach, Karen Bennett, rowed to Olympic medal victory last month as part of the GB Women's Eight Rowing Squad. The team were beaten by the USA but rowed to Silver ahead of the Romanian team. The nail-biting final was a thrilling watch. Everyone at Sir William Perkins's School is extremely proud of Karen and everyone in the GB team. Photo credit: The Sun. 
 

Secondary
Last update: 14 August 2017
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Here are our upcoming Open Morning dates. You are also warmly welcome to book an individual visit. 

If you would like further information, please contact the Admissions Team. 
 

Admissions Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01483 813402

 

Whole School Open Days

Saturday 30 September 2017, 10am to 1pm

Saturday 3 February 2018, 10am to 1pm

 

Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday 5 October 2017, 6pm to 8pm

 

Meet the Head Coffee Mornings

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 11am to 1pm

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 11am to 1pm

WHAT MAKES A SCHOOL EXCEPTIONAL?

 

 

Excellent schools – whether academies, independent or maintained – are all about developing the individual child, creating an environment in which they can be happy and inspired by talented teachers.

This truth was at the heart of Prior’s Field founder Julia Huxley’s vision, when she opened the Godalming-based school in 1902. Prior’s Field nurtured talent, fostered ambition and encouraged girls to look outwards into society – offering a distinctive route to high achievement – as it does to this day.

At Prior’s Field, as well as focusing on academic ability and outcome, we promote participation, motivation, self-belief and enjoyment to bring out the best in our young people and transform lives.

Small classes allow each pupil to be well-known and understood by staff. Support extends beyond the classroom: Prior’s Field offers supervised prep (at no extra charge) and, having done their homework, girls can stay on for supper.

 

 

Beyond Prior's Field

Girls leave Prior’s Field for a wide range of universities, including Oxbridge, to study courses as diverse as medicine, philosophy, law and engineering. In their time here, however, they will also have learnt to: rise to the challenge of leadership and service opportunities (through Head Girl, Deputy and Prefect responsibilities, running school assemblies and events, mentoring younger pupils, Duke of Edinburgh awards that include working with local and national charities); set up businesses in the Sixth Form, including taking over the reins of PF Babysitters, a registered babysitting service set up three years ago by the then Upper Sixth; drive safely; cook healthily on a student budget (as taught by our school chef); control their finances; manage stress through yoga, mindfulness and exam revision technique; work and socialise with students from other sixth forms and colleges.
 

Boarding at Prior's Field 
 


From its inception, boarding has been at the heart of Prior’s Field and approximately a quarter of its current pupils take advantage of boarding on a full, weekly or flexible basis. ISI inspectors, reporting in 2016, found girls for whom Prior’s Field is their second home to be “articulate, engaging and courteous”. Head of Boarding, Mrs Emma Picken, comments: ‘We were especially pleased that the report highlights the “atmosphere of trust, tolerance and friendship in the boarding houses” – testament to the commitment of our girls and boarding staff to each other’.

Boarding can prove an indispensable option for busy, working families but also for girls whose parents are abroad or for whom home life is difficult. Prior’s Field welcomes applications from any girl who would benefit from a place at the school, regardless of their financial situation, and bursaries are available at all entry points.

WHAT DOES PRIOR'S FIELD OFFER?

 

 

Prior's Field pupils have a wide range of abilities, talents and interests. The aim of the school is to provide an excellent all-round secondary education that brings out the best in each girl according to her abilities and talents.

• 2016 ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) Report: awarded ‘excellent’ in all nine areas of inspection, including quality of achievement, teaching, pastoral care, boarding and links with parents.

• Dedicated and inspiring teachers.

• Small classes.

• Superb pastoral care.

• Excellent academic results

• Bespoke Sixth Form House with quiet study areas, social spaces and lunchtime bistro area; our most senior girls are supported by a dedicated team of Sixth Form staff and experience a change in teaching style, more akin to university.

• Full, flexi and weekly boarding: boarding at Prior’s Field is a unique and fulfilling experience, and one which supports many busy working parents. A London school bus service is available to return girls home on a Friday after school and pick them up again on a Sunday evening. 

• Girls are encouraged to throw themselves into a range of over 40 extra-curricular clubs and activities.

• Excellent facilities set in 42 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, including a new combined Science, Music and Technology centre and on-site tennis academy. 

• Specialist EAL (English as an additional language) team.

• Extensive daily, local school bus network.

• Excellent transport links to London and close to international airports.

• “Quirky, sparky and passionate for learning.” Good Schools Guide

 


 

Ardingly College
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 10 August 2017
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Our next Open Mornings are:

  • Saturday 16th September 2017. Sixth Form only
  • Friday 29th September 2017. Pre-Prep
  • Saturday 7th October 2017. Senior School and Sixth Form
  • Friday 13th October 2017. Prep School

 

Advance Open Morning Dates

  • Friday 2nd March 2018 Pre-Prep
  • Saturday 10th March 2018 Senior School
  • Friday 16th March 2018 Prep
  • Saturday 5th May 2018 Senior School 
  • Monday 7th May 2018 ( Bank Holiday) Prep
  • Friday 11th May 2018 Pre-Prep

To attend please register at www.ardingly.com/enquiry

 

 

EXAM RESULTS

High achieving Sixth Formers have beaten the previous year's record IB results and gained an average provisional point score of 38 points, 8 points above the worldwide average. It is the best average score yet achieved in the 13 years the college has offered the International Baccalaureate to students.

Combined A Level and IB scores were  51%  A* - A and 80% of all grades were awarded A*-B.

Following hot on the heels of our record A Level and IB results,the GCSE cohort of students, have matched last year’s highest ever grades. 62% of all grades awarded were A*-A, 87% were A*-B and 98% were above a C grade. 

 

 

 

Pocklington School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 08 August 2017
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OPEN EVENTS 2017

Pocklington School - Open Morning. Saturday October 7th 9am - 12noon call 01759 321255 Pocklington School Sixth Form Open Morning - Saturday 18th November 2017 call 01759 321255

HEADMASTER'S BLOG - TRUE SUCCESS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Pocklington School has a great history of successful students of whom we are very proud; they serve as an inspiration to all of us. But ‘success’ is more than just achieving recognition, wealth or status – success is about what you become as a person, how you live and how you treat others. Success is about the virtues you acquire as you live your life.

At the beginning of this academic year the Lower School had a series of presentations in their assemblies around the topic of ‘success’. In one, students learned a little about a truly remarkable and inspirational person, Thomas Barnado, the founder of a children’s charity that continues to support the most vulnerable children in our society today.

In 1866 a young Barnado moved to London from Ireland to train as a doctor. At that time there was a devastating outbreak of cholera, which killed thousands in the space of a few months in the overcrowded East End of London. The following year, at the age of 22, Barnardo decided to set up a ‘Ragged School’ – a small mission school that offered basic education for the most disadvantaged.

One evening in 1867 a boy from that mission called Jim Jarvis took Barnado on a tour of the East End slums. Barnado was overwhelmed by what he saw, particularly the destitute children sleeping on roofs and in gutters – and that experience changed his life for ever. He gave up dreams of a career as a medical missionary in China and instead committed his life to establishing homes and schools for the safety and advancement of children in need.

Barnado’s promise “never to turn a child away who is in genuine need” is still at the core of the charity’s philosophy today. Barnado is someone we will have heard of, but Jarvis – the boy who inspired Barnado - is less well known; perhaps another unsung hero.

In one of those early assemblies our First and Second Form students were told about a new award in the spirit of Barnado and Jarvis, an award that would be given at the end of the year for a Lower School student who had done something that was outstanding, noteworthy – something that when you heard about it you could truly say: “That’s remarkable!” And that is what the award is called: the ‘That’s Remarkable Award’ – or the TRA.

Towards the end of this year Lower School pupils were asked to nominate any peers they considered worthy of the award. The only criterion was that it had to be something a student had done outside of normal school routine which stood out; an act or achievement that reflected the virtues and ethos of Pocklington School.

There were some truly inspiring nominees that reflect our values of truth, the courage to act on your convictions, and our championing of individual strengths. Here are a few of them:

Endeavour: Hutton First Form student Lucas Duncan, whose hard work fundraising for charities this year has been an inspiration. Lucas completed a 5km sponsored run for diabetes and raised more than £200 at a charity party.

Ambition and courage: Gruggen Second Form student Freya Stewart was selected to perform in a West End Show, Bobby Dazzlers, at Her Majesty’s Theatre. This is a fantastic achievement at such a young age and Freya undoubtedly has a great future ahead of her.

Truthfulness and sportsmanship: Adam Swaine, a Hutton Second Year student,  was representing Yapham Cricket Club in a semi-final cup match when he took the bails off to run out a key batsman. Given out by the umpire, it looked like Yapham were set for victory. But Adam knew that in the heat of the moment, he had accidentally removed the bails with his hands and not the ball, so it wasn’t out. He told the umpire (possibly to the horror and disappointment of one or two team-mates!), his honesty led to the dismissal being overturned – and the opposing team went on to win. That’s integrity. It’s wonderful that Adam’s act was recognised to the extent that he was taken to see the Warwickshire v Lancashire T20 final and found himself being interviewed live on air!

All are great nominees, but the inaugural winner of the TRA, I’m sure you’ll agree, is a deserving one. His name is Henry Kay, a First Former from Wilberforce.

Henry invited 22 friends to his birthday football party last December – but instead of bringing presents, he asked them to make a donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Together they raised a considerable amount of money. In itself this is admirable, but just as impressive is that Henry had been moved to do this because a close friend of his – Arthur – had been saved by the YAA following a serious road traffic accident. Henry now plans to make the YAA football birthday party an annual event.

To be affected by an event is one thing, but to have the kindness and determination to do something about it is something not enough of us think to do. Henry’s act is quite remarkable and an inspiration, even in the already caring community of Pocklington School.

I had the pleasure of presenting Henry with an equally remarkable award at our prizegiving on July 3rd, the eve of what would have been Barnado’s 170th birthday. It is a wooden carving that once belonged to Barnado himself; I can imagine it standing proudly in his office, perhaps propping up a few books.

I am sure Henry will prove a worthy custodian of the carving over the next 12 months. I hope, too, that the actions of him and his fellow nominees will challenge all of us to seek to make a difference. Those who have the confidence, self-respect and determination to follow through their convictions by making a real contribution to the community can congratulate themselves on achieving the best success of all.

Sancton Wood School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 08 August 2017
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OPEN DAYS

If you would like to visit the school you are welcome to arrange a tour of the school with our Registrar on a normal school day. During your visit you will normally meet Richard Settle, the Head, and also the relevant Form Teacher or Head of Department. Naturally, you will be shown around the school and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet current pupils.

Open Days are a chance for parents and children to find out much more about what it’s like at Sancton Wood. Children can watch and involve themselves in a variety of activities, and talk to pupils about school life. Parents can meet staff and pupils informally, and learn what the school’s brand of education means in practice.


If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Registrar Fiona Haskell by email [email protected] phone on 01223 471703.

We will be holding Open Mornings on the follow dates:

Michaelmas Term:  Saturday 14th October 2017

Lent Term:  Saturday 3rd Feb 2018

Summer Term:  Saturday 12th May 2018

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Sancton Wood is a school where every child finds their niche. Our small, supportive close-knit community of 200 boys and girls, is often likened to a family - a kind, tolerant school where everyone can find their place and be valued.

Our class sizes are very small, a maximum of 16 pupils, which creates a fabulous learning environment, where teachers have time for individual students and where pupils feel comfortable airing their ideas and where imaginations can soar.

Our exam results are excellent, and this year we achieved 96% A*-C pass rate. But the school is not just about exam results; art, music, sport and many other activites are all important aspects of life here and play their part in making well-rounded studetns with their lives in balance.

 
The Lyceum
Primary
Last update: 08 August 2017
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OPEN DAYS

On the first Tuesday of every month, during term time, the Lyceum holds an Open Morning to welcome potential new parents and children to the school.You will get the chance to meet the Headmaster, hear all about the ethos of the school, see the school in action and talk to the teachers and pupils about their experiences at the Lyceum. 

There is also plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the school. To book yourself into one of our open days, please call 020 7247 1588 or click on the link below. 

For 2017-18, they are on the following dates at 9.10am and last for approximately one hour.

3rd October

7th November

5th December

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

The Lyceum is a non-elective independent co-educational school. At the Lyceum, we believe that all children have the potential to acheive and excel. We provide children with an educational atmoshere and expeiriences, that stimulate, motivate and encourage children to acheive beyond what may be expected.

We are a small school with a family atmosphere where children are happy, excited and challenged daily. We offer the children in our care a broad and balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on the arts, physical education, moral and spriitual aducation as well as academic subjects. We believe their involvement in the arts helps to build confidence and self-esteem.