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Attend one of our Open Mornings to experience life at Mayfield first hand and hear from Antonia Beary, the Headmistress and a group of pupils across the year groups.
During the morning, you will be able to experience life at Mayfield first hand, and see our pupils and members of staff go about their everyday lives. You will also have the opportunity to hear from the Headmistress, Miss Antonia Beary, and a group of pupils across the year groups.
Tuesday 30th April 2019
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We welcome your daughter to spend time at Mayfield in a more relaxed way by attending our Saturday Workshops. Girls are able to choose from a selection of workshops, offering activities and spend time in the School, getting to know some of our girls who will be there to help.
Our next Saturday workshops are on:
Saturday 18th May 2019
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Big Night In
The Big Night In is open to any girl from Year 5 upwards interested in or curious about life in a boarding school. They are invited to come and enjoy a fun sleepover with our current boarders in either Leeds or Connelly House. The event is held twice a year usually in conjunction with the Saturday Workshops.
Our next Big Night In is on:
new date coming soon
For more information, please contact Jennifer Gandy, Registrar:
You are also warmly invited to book an individual tour throughout the year. Click on the Visit Us link below to contact us.
Every term we hold a series of open mornings and other events to give you and your child a chance to look around the school, meet the teachers, talk to our Admissions Registrar, and get a taste of what life is like here. To learn more about our school, please attend one of our upcoming Open Days or contact our Admissions Registrar for a Private Tour.
Open Mornings and Taster Days
Tuesday 30th - 9.30 am to 12 noon
Thursday 2nd - 9.30 am to 12 noon
Monday 17th - Year 7 Taster Day for Year 5, 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Monday 24th - Year 7 Move Up Day, 8.30 am to 15.30 pm
If you would like to visit the school before our next event, please click on the link below to arrange a Private Tour.
"We celebrate individuals at Colchester High School – giving each of our boys and girls the education they need to make the most of their personal talents and potential."
At Colchester High School we celebrate the individual. Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching are the two key characteristics that the success of our school is built on, allowing us to offer a tailored education to each individual boy and girl in the school.
Working with a small class, a good teacher can get to know each pupil as an individual and identify their strengths and needs. This allows them to know what motivates them and how to best help them progress. Our great teachers are specialists in their subject and this expert teaching in music, French, ICT and PE is accessed by children at every stage of the school, right from nursery.
Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching also allow us to offer strong pastoral care. We know our boys and girls with all of their enthusiasms, fears and dreams. This allows us to support their on a spiritual, moral, social and cultural education in a focused and tailored way, ensuring that they develop the kind of personal qualities our society needs.
Parents who visit our school always remark on how happy the children are. It’s no coincidence that we place such an emphasis on providing excellent pastoral care.
Good pastoral care is about making children feel at ease so that they can thrive at school. That means making every child feel valued and cared for, which in turn means knowing them well, having good relationships with their families, and offering them the right support.
Read more about our Pastoral Care here.
As one of the oldest schools in the world, St Peter’s School, York, combines a rich heritage with outstanding academic achievement.
The St Peter’s School Foundation, encompassing Clifton School and Nursery, St Olave’s School and St Peter’s School, provides its pupils with a stimulating and varied education from age three.
St Olave’s offers small classes, unrivalled facilities and an array of academic and co-curricular opportunities. Specialist subject teaching is introduced in the final three years, giving pupils the best possible preparation for the transition to St Peter’s itself.
Together, the schools provide the ideal environment for pupils to succeed – St Peter’s achieves
outstanding results, with half of all leavers progressing to further study at Russell Group and elite UK and international universities.
Alongside such academic success, pupils are encouraged to explore interests outside the classroom through sports, the arts, and activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Combined Cadet Force and Community Action group.
For those families wishing to enrich their child’s education further, boarding is available from age ten at St Olave’s. Boarding at St Olave’s and St Peter’s is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Next Open House Events - Summer 2016
Thursday 23rd June 2016 - 9.30-12.30 - Open House - Visit our School & observe normal timetabled lessons.
Saturday 25th June 2016 - Open Morning - 9.30-12.30
Taster days also available for all age groups.......
Please visit our website for more information - www.khviii.com
Friday 1st May 9.15 a.m. 2015
Wednesday 17th June 9.15a.m. 2015
Please register your place online or telephone the Senior School Registrar
Thursday 30th April 2015 9.45am
Friday 5th June 9.45a.m. (Reception entry only)
Please register your place online or telephone the Prep School Registrar
The Headmistresses and Governors of St Catherine’s School, Bramley, are delighted to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has graciously agreed to be Patron of the School. Peter Martin, Chairman of Governors said: ‘The Governors very warmly welcome this patronage – made all the more special because of the family links that The Duchess of Cornwall has with St Catherine’s’.
Her Royal Highness's great-great grandfather, George Cubitt, ennobled in 1892 as the first Baron Ashcombe, was one of the founding benefactors of St Catherine’s in 1885. George Cubitt was the first MP for the constituency of Epsom, and had previously been MP for West Surrey since 1860.
The Duchess visited St Catherine’s in February 2014 when she officially opened the 125th Anniversary Halls sports and performing arts complex and the Speech Hall Library, a dedicated area for Sixth Form study.
Cranleigh's 1st VII scooped an historic victory as they lifted the Rosslyn Park Sevens Cup this year, beating off top playing rugby schools from England, Scotland and Wales in the world's largest rugby tournament.
The team won all four of their games on the first day and proceeded to beat off the likes of Wellington and Millfield on the second day of the competition before a convincing finish against Harrow to lift the Cup.
"We're a small numbered school compared to some of the competition and we only get to play rugby for one term so we're all delighted for the boys as they've worked really hard for this," said Cranleigh's Director of Rugby, Andy Houston.
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
Parents are welcome to visit us on Parent Information Mornings on their own, or with their daughter on Pupil Information Mornings. The latter event is aimed more specifically at the pupils, but parents attend with their daughter.
Parent Information Mornings
Friday 26 April 2019
Pupil Information Mornings
Thursday 2 May 2019
Meet the Head
Individual meetings with the Head plus a tour can be arranged by appointment.
Find out more about Taster Days here >>
Year 11 Into Sixth Form Evening
The Year 11 into Sixth Form Evening takes place in mid September and is an opportunity to find out more about our subject choices and bespoke Sixth Form programme. No booking required.
2019 Date: TBC (Approx. June/July 2019). Please email for more information: [email protected]
Our Year 11s recorded a fantastic set of results at GCSE in the summer of 2017:
52% of grades at A*
12% of the year group got 10 or more A* grades
48% of the year group got straight A*/A grades
At A Level, results were at a consistently high level.
100.0% pass rate
76% of grades at A*-B
51% of grades at A*-A
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.
Our next Open Afternoon takes place on Thursday, 17 March.
The Senior School programme, (11 – 14 year olds) and their parents will include a presentation from the Head Master, a small group tour of the school and then the opportunity to ask questions over tea with the Head Master and key teaching and admissions staff.
The Lower School programme (7-10 year olds) will include a tour of the school by current pupils, seeing the school at work and meeting the teachers. There will also be an opportunity to speak to the Master of the Lower School over tea.
Spaces are limited; please telephone the Registrar for further details and to book your place on 01603 728449.
FOR ENTRY AT 16+ INTO YEAR 12
Each year we host three highly successful open evenings for sixth form entry.
All are welcome and there is no need to book. You will be offered a tour of the school and there will be presentations, including an address by the head master. The events will finish at approximately 8.00pm.
FOR ENTRY AT 13+ INTO YEAR 9
There are opportunities to visit the school on certain weekday (mainly Monday) afternoons, when the Head Master sees groups of parents following a tour of the school. To book a place, please contact Yvonne Littlewood, Admissions Assistant, on 020 8255 5352.
FOR ENTRY AT 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+ and 11+
The Headmaster is pleased to show the school to small groups of prospective parents on a normal school morning. If you would like to join with one of these small group tours please telephone the Junior School Office on 020 8255 5335 and we will be able to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.
Parents of boys who are confirmed as candidates for the entrance assessments will also be invited, together with their son, to a Candidates’ Open Morning/Afternoon which is just for their son’s age group.
All are welcome and there is no need to book
Senior School ISI Report
Please open the attachment to view the senior school ISI report.
Junior School ISI Report
Please open the attachment to view the junior school ISI report.
Junior School Open Mornings
Aimed at families looking for entry to the Junior School in September 2016Pre-Prep Open Morning (Nursery and Reception entry)
Thursday 17 September 2015Thursday 1 October 2015
Prep Open Morning (7+ entry)
Thursday 5 November 2015
To book a place on one of our tours, please contact Rosemary Scard on 020 8516 7225 or email [email protected]
Senior School Open Mornings
Aimed at families looking for entry to the Senior School at either 11+, 13+ or 16+ in September 2016 onwards.
These mornings run from 9.30am to 11.30am with the Headteacher speaking at intervals.
Open days will take place on:
Saturday 26 September 2015 (11+ & 16+)
Saturday 7 November 2015 (11+ & 16+)
You do not need to book a place at either event.
Sixth Form (16+) Open Afternoon
Aimed at families looking for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2015 onwards.
Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 14.30 - 16.30
Students celebrate excellent A Level results in 2014!
St Dunstan’s College is an independent co-educational day school for students aged 3 to 18 years.
Whole School film:
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Sixth Form film:
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Senior School film:
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Junior School film:
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Pre-Prep Open Morning - 27th April 2019
Whole College Open Morning - 21st September 2019 9.30am - 1pm
Sixth Form Open Morning - 12th October 2019 10.15am arrival
Prep School Open Morning - 19th November 2019 9.45am arrival
A video snapshot of life at St Swithun's Senior School in Winchester, and interview with Headmistress Jane Gandee.
Boarding school life at St Swithun's.
A Merlin helicopter has had to make a forced landing during a sandstorm; the landing has caused the undercarriage to fail meaning it is unable to take off from the desert. What land-based system would you build to rescue the helicopter?
This was the challenge posed to Year 9 pupils taking part in this year’s Lockheed Martin Engineering Challenge Day and it was one they grasped enthusiastically. With the help of a team of eleven engineers from Lockheed Martin pupils spent the day constructing crane systems to rescue the helicopter.
“We’ve been running this day with Lockheed Martin for six years and it is something pupils refer to as inspiration when making subject option choices over the coming years” said Ben Goad, Head of Science.
The system created by the Challenge winners had a unique feature that gave them the edge; it could be flat-packed. “We thought about how it would be transported out to the desert,” said Tom Ross from the winning team. “Collapsing it down was an idea we came up with together.”
In January PGS hosted for the first time the Year 5 maths challenge.
100 students from 25 schools participated in this contest. Rosie, Caleb, Raulf, William, Isaac and I were chosen to represent the school. I was itching to meet the competition. We were sorted into pairs – Caleb was with Raulf and William with Isaac in the Hexagon league. Rosie and I were in the Octagon league. The competition comprised of stations with puzzles and problems to solve. Having completed the stations we had to play a common quiz. PGS performed brilliantly. In the Hexagon league, Caleb and Raulf came second with 101 points and William and Isaac came sixth with 96 points. Rosie and I came third in the Octagon league with 112 points. We had our photos taken and were interviewed for JSTV. Overall, it was a great day.
By Avinandan S (5J)
Good news has been received by thirteen pupils who applied for places at Oxford and Cambridge.
Candidates have been successful right across the range of subjects – from Mathematics to Natural Sciences, Classics and Anthropology, and Medicine.
“Once more it’s the passion for the subjects that they wanted to study that has interested these two most selective universities, and I am proud of their achievement in making such good impressions to gain places to study there,” said James Priory, Headmaster.
Six of this year’s successful pupils have been at The Portsmouth Grammar School since Junior School, including Melissa Smith who joined in Reception: “I am absolutely delighted to have been offered a place at Cambridge. It’s exciting to be going away to university, it’s definitely going to be a big change, but I can’t wait!”
Aladdin Benali joined just for the Sixth Form from Springfield School on a bursary. “I’ve had a great time here,” says Aladdin, “and without doubt it’s the support and encouragement from the teachers that has helped me get a place at Cambridge. Now I just need to do the hard work to get the grades!”
Both Melissa and Aladdin are studying the International Baccalaureate.
Please do come and visit, see the school and meet both the teachers and pupils. It is the only way to get a feel for the unique Bedales atmosphere. Please book in advance for all open days as places are limited. You are also very welcome to make an appointment to visit at other times. These visits will typically take the form of meetings with the Registrar and Head or Deputy Head, as well as a tour of the school with pupils.
We are holding open mornings as follows:
To arrange a visit to Bedales, please complete our registration form or contact the Deputy Registrar, Jo Alldridge, on 01730 711569 or [email protected]
Visits to Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie are bespoke visits only; to arrange a visit to Dunhurst or Dunannie (open day, taster day, ad hoc visit), please contact Janie Jarman ([email protected]), Registrar on 01730 711733.