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Looking for an Independent Primary School place? Come & visit us 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 on:
Tuesday 29th January, 9:30am
Tuesday 12th February, 9:30am
Tuesday 26th February, 9:30am
For more information about our School and to register for the event, please book online at http://www.faradayschool.co.uk/Admissions/Open-Days/ or call the registrar on 020 8965 7374.
Our Y6 Open Days are traditionally at the end of September each year, from 5.30-8pm. Hackney secondary schools work together to minimise clashes and support parents to be able to attend the open days of choice.
The Petchey Academy will consider all applications for places. Each year the academy is over subscribed but all Hackney residents and some Islington residents have an equal and fair chance of a place and a waiting list system is adopted for those that would still like to be considered for a place after initial allocation. Parents must apply by the end of October each year via the Hackney Learning Trust website.
Networking & Meet The Tutors evening:
Wednesday 20th March 2019 5-6.30pm
Please email [email protected] for more information or to register your interest.
Petchey Academy has been proud host to a colony of bees for over a year now. Beehives are located on the roof of the school where bees have been fed sugar syrup to help them settle into hives and provide them with energy to pull out the new wax foundations. We are excited that the queens have been laying eggs and new bees have hatched, so the size of the colonies are increasing. In summer 2019 we are set to be able to start harvesting honey as currently the bees need the honey more than we do.
Our school librarian, Fiona Kirk, runs Petchey's Beekeeping Club and was responsible to introducing the bees to the school. Students from Years 7-9 will be working with the bees and learning lots about the Buckfast species, a species bred for their gentleness and productivity.
In a time of uncertainty for bees it is so important to help create environments in which they can thrive and to inspire our students with a respect for such a vital and beautiful creature.
Open Mornings are the most popular way to visit St. Nicholas and are a superb opportunity to meet our pupils and teachers and see our beautiful school facilities.
Tours of the school will begin at 9:30 am and the morning will include an introduction from the Headmistress and a Q&A session following the tour.
You are warmly invited to visit us and see our classes in action. Please book early to reserve a place using the link below.
It is also possible to arrange a Private Tour by appointment. Please click here to book.
Our next Open Morning:
2 May 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
St. Nicholas Preparatory School achieves excellent results year on year, which allows pupils to move on to destination schools that rank among the best in the country. 2017-18 witnessed some excellent achievements with children successfully obtaining a substantial range of offers.
A selection of schools that our pupils go to include:
Eaton Square Upper
Francis Holland South (Sloane Square)
Kensington Park School
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
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.
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.
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.