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Principal Julie Lodrick says, "Being adaptive to the individual is an advantage of having small class sizes. Students enjoy mutually supportive relationships with our staff, and feel connected throughout The Mount's school community. This creates an atmosphere where girls are confident enough to take risks academically; feeling safe to fail, they are free to explore and extend their boundaries of possibility."
A parent of a current student at The Mount said, "The Mount is genuinely caring and brings the most potential out of its students. It's often mentioned that the school is a 'family'; the interaction between girls, from the top of the school through to the very first years, is endearing. Personally, I like everything about The Mount. My daughter always had a sunny disposition but this has magnified ten times since she moved here from London. She loves everything about it and even likes getting up in the morning to go there - amazing for a teenager!"More on our outstanding results >>
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.......
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Once again, Warwick School students are celebrating 100% pass rate at A Level with 55% gaining A*or A grades.
Eight boys scooped a clean sweep of A* grades, three of whom achieved 4 A*s; Douglas Boyle, David Holroyd, and Bryden Yip and Ken Man achieved an outstanding 5 A*s, with 10 boys gaining 3 or more A* grades and 56 boys receiving only A or A* grades.
16 boys who received Oxbridge offers have secured their A Level grades to take up their places at Cambridge and Oxford, which is phenomenal.
Biology results are outstanding with 66% A*A grades, Chemistry results 64% A*A grades, closely followed by Maths results with 62% A*A grades.
Warwick School is again celebrating fantastic GCSE results. For the first time in the school’s history, over half the grades (55%) were at A* or the equivalent in the new system (9-8). 78% of grades were awarded at A*-A (9-7) with 94% at A *B (9-6).
Eleven boys received a clean sweep of 10 A* grades: Thomas Allin, Thomas Bell, Maximilian Bottomley, Kieran Brooker, Jack Forsythe, Alexander Harrold, Nikhil Mistry, Hugo Ng, Noah Pollard, Alec Steeley, Peter Walker. A further 35 boys achieved A* or A grades across all their subjects.
Results were strong across a diverse range of subjects, with History, Design & Technology and the Sciences all scoring around 90% A*-A.
The news of Eddie Jones’ appointment as England’s head coach was met with excitement by boys from Warwick School today.
As former head coach of Japan, Jones and the Japanese team were based at Warwick School for two weeks during the world cup. Warwick boys from the 1st XV were thrilled to receive a coaching session from not only Eddie Jones but also former England captain Steve Borthwick, who is rumoured to be joining Eddie on his coaching team.
Mark Nasey, Director of Rugby at Warwick School, said “Having witnessed a number of the training sessions there is no question that Eddie is of the necessary international standard to drive England forward given the right support from the RFU. We wish him and the England squad all the very best for the future.
Warwick School has now joined a select few schools to start teaching ‘Mindfulness and Well-being’ within the curriculum.
At a time when mental health challenges amongst young people in schools are greater than ever, Warwick School is putting mindfulness into the curriculum. Mindfulness courses for Sixth Form and for staff have been offered for the past two years and now all pupils in Year 10 will have the opportunity to learn the skills of mindfulness. This is part of a wider programme in which the school is taking a more preventative approach trying to build resilience and good mental health in pupils, protecting against the many challenges today’s young people face. This initiative Warwick School has taken, falls at the same time as the Government is releasing its final report (on October 20, 2015), with recommendations for how mindfulness training could help within education, as well as other sectors.
There is extensive scientific evidence that mindfulness practice can foster habits that promote a better quality of life and provide tools for the better management of the stresses and pressures of modern living. It has been shown that mindfulness practice can improve behaviour, learning, emotional literacy and raise self-esteem.
Sixth Formers at Warwick School have had the opportunity to study mindfulness in their lunch breaks for the past two years and have given very positive feedback, citing improved concentration, better memory, better sleep and better crisis management, as some of the positive outcomes.
Pupils are taught a simple technique to focus attention on their breathing which enables them to take control of their wandering or worrying minds. They are taught “beditation” - more commonly called a body scan - in which they learn to focus on the inner sensations they feel as a means to help them to sleep better. The school is using a course designed by ‘Mindfulness in Schools’ called ‘.b’ (dot-be) meaning Stop and Be. This course is also a basis for ongoing active research into the benefits of mindfulness amongst children and teenagers.
Revd. Martin Hewitt, teacher of Religion and Philosophy at Warwick School, who leads the Mindfulness programme says, “People spend a lot of time worrying about things that are in the past, wondering if we could or should have done something differently, and spending a lot of time anticipating and sometimes fearing the future. As a result we miss what is happening in this moment - the joy of this fleeting moment that can never be experienced again. Mindfulness helps us to be aware of the ‘now’ by focussing on what we feel in each instant as it passes by. It brings us into the present.”
The modern school pupil faces many pressures - to meet the expectations of their parents, to perform academically, to be sporting or musical, and particularly to fit into the world of his or her peers. The teaching of Mindfulness is part of a wider programme of teaching Personal Well-being. Pupils in years 7 and 8 at Warwick School are learning about the benefits of optimism, understanding character strengths and other positive mental attitudes. Through this programme Warwick hopes to make their pupils more resilient in their lives and grow into happy, mature young men.
Gus Lock, Head Master of Warwick School said, “There can be nothing more important than the well-being of our pupils, both in body and mind and, at a time when there are unprecedented concerns nationally, we must do all we can to support the mental health of our children. Our boys and staff have engaged really enthusiastically with Mindfulness, one of many things we are doing to help in this important area.”
Friday 5th February from 9.30 - 12 noon.
Friday 1st May 9.15 a.m. 2015
Wednesday 17th June 9.15a.m. 2015
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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
You are warmly welcome to come and see for yourself what makes Kingswood such a very special place.
The next Kingswood Senior School Open Morning will take place on:
Saturday 6 October 2018
9.00am to 12.00pm
The event will provide prospective pupils and their families with the opportunity to see what life is like at Kingswood School as well as the chance to speak to key members of staff, including the Headmaster, Mr Simon Morris.
There will also be the chance to go on a tour of the School. Please note that, although a detailed itinerary of the day is yet to be confirmed, the last talk from Mr Morris and the last tour will take place around 11.00am.
To confirm your attendance at this event, please contact Senara Derrick via [email protected] or click on the link below.
The new Nursery will be open 50 weeks of the year and welcome children from 9 months. The Pre-School will give our younger children a space to make the most of their first steps in a school-based environment which will aim to stimulate these young minds at a stage when they are so open to learning new skills. Our children will have access to Science, ICT, PE, Music, languages, yoga, swimming and outdoor education.
Come and explore all of what Kingswood has to offer your child.
• 90% of our Sixth Form students gain entry to their preferred choice of University
• 11% of the School Roll is made up of students from overseas
• The average class size for pupils in Years 7-11 is 18
• The average Sixth Form class size is 10 pupils per class
• We fully support and guide students with their University applications and work experience, including one-to-one tutorials on writing their Personal Statements
• Activity programmes provide important foundations for the development of character and personality in young people. The value and benefit of these experiences cannot be achieved by classroom teaching alone
• The City of Bath not only offers a culturally rich and stimulating experience; it is also a very safe and secure environment for international pupils to live in. isit the Kingswood website
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
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Junior School ISI Report
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"The principal, supported by governors and senior staff, has secured excellent teaching, learning and assessment that enables pupils to achieve extremely well. Pupils make rapid progress and reach standards that are above world averages for the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and excellent subject knowledge. They enable pupils of all abilities to make rapid progress.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils’ attitudes to learning are extremely positive. They are polite, mature and respectful in their behaviour."
OFSTED inspection report 2017
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It was an exciting start of the academic year with the formal opening of our new Cleveland Street campus for our Westminster students last week.
Founding Principal Milton Toubkin was invited to officially open the site, and he shared his memories of the start of the school 39 years ago and took guests on a historical walk through Southbank’s evolution. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the school’s beginnings and marvel at the strength of vision and ethos which, whilst adapting as the school has grown, still underpins Southbank today.
We are already looking forward to our 40th birthday next year. What a way to celebrate our 39th year with such an impressive new building, designed with the creative input from our Southbank community of staff and students. IB diploma students eloquently led visitor tours of the building and their pride in the design was evident. It’s been a great start to the year!
The Senior School holds three Open Mornings a year, two in the Autumn Term and one in the Spring Term. These are ideal opportunities for you and your child to see and experience the School on a normal working morning.
You may register through the here or for further information call Mrs Kathy Webster, Admissions Officer, 01622 845206
Open Morning Dates:
Saturday 23rd April 2016
The Preparatory School holds general Open Mornings every term, with smaller events in between. At all events parents are welcomed by the Head and other senior staff in his study. Pupils will then conduct tours of the School returning parents to the Head's study for refreshments and further discussion.
Open Morning Dates:
Friday 4th March 2016
Friday 29th April 2016
For more information please contact Mrs Anne Leckie, Head's Secretary, 01622 842117, or register here
Whole College Open Morning - 22nd September 2018 9.30am - 1pm
Sixth Form Open Morning - 13th October 2018 10.15am arrival
Prep School Open Morning - 10th November 2018 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.