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2018 is set to be another fantastic year of success for students at Kings London.
- 100% of our A-Level students have offers to Russell Group and Top 30 ranked universities
- 100% of our one-year A-Level students have Russell Group offers
- 100% of our Art Foundation students have degree offers for their chosen specialist fields
Our students have confirmed offers to a wide range of prestigious universities and a real A-Z of academic and professional fields – from Art to Zoology!
Durham, Lancaster, Loughborough, UCL, Warwick, Leeds, Bath, UEA, Exeter, Birmingham, York, Bristol, Nottingham, Surrey, Sheffield, Essex, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sussex, Kings College London, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Kent, Reading, Leicester, SOAS, Swansea, Liverpool, Queen Mary, Coventry, City, Aston, University of Law, St George's, University of the Arts London, Leeds College of Art, Ravensbourne, Goldsmiths, Falmouth, Arts University Bournemouth, Kingston, UFCB.
Arts: Animation; Architecture; Creative Advertising; Fine Art; Fashion; Games Design; Interior Design.
Business/Economics/Management: Actuarial Science; Accounting & Economics; Business Economics; Business & Management; Economics; Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development Marketing Management; Finance & Management; Global Business Management; International Tourism & Hospitality Management; Sports Management.
Law/PPE/Social Sciences: Education; English Law and French Law (Matrise); Law; International Relations; Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE); Political Economy; Politics and Society; Religion; Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods; Social Policy and Economics.
Medical Professions: Biomedical Sciences; Medicine; Neuroscience; Pharmacy; Zoology.
STEM: Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Mathematics; Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics; Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics (MORSE); Physics.
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
Boys at King Edward's School, Birmingham, are celebrating after achieving outstanding GCSE results and a record-breaking 70% A*s.
Out of a year group of 121, 34 boys achieved 10 A*s, a further 17 achieved 9 A*s and 75 boys achieved only A*s and As. Overall, the percentage of A* grades attained was 70% - a new school record - and 90% were A*/A.
This news follows world-class International Baccalaureate Diploma results achieved by boys at the school this year, with an average score of 39.1 points and 54% of the cohort attaining scores of 40 points or above: the equivalent of more than four A*s at A-level.
Dr Mark Fenton, Chief Master of King Edward's School, said: "These results are an incredible achievement for the boys, the staff and the school. I would imagine that there are a lot of very proud parents, too.
"Although academic results are important, our boys are also active in a whole host of extra-curricular activities, from music, drama and sport through to outreach and fundraising. For the boys to achieve record results whilst being so active in so many ways, makes these results even more impressive."
Boys at King Edward's School are celebrating after achieving excellent GCSE results. Overall, the percentage of A* grades attained was 68% and 89% A*/A.
Out of a year group of 119, 24 boys achieved 10A*s, a further 25 achieved 9 A*s and 72 boys achieved only A*s and As.
The School has a three year average (2013-2015) of 69% A* and 90% A*/A.
Whole School Open Evening Tuesday 28 June 2016, 6-8pm
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.
Pupils celebrated record GCSE results, with 36% of all grades an A* and 68% of all grades being A*/A. Both of these results are the best in Cranleigh’s history. In addition, 100% of students gained 5 GCSEs at A* to C grade.
The overall pass rate was 97%, with 100% of pupils passing the core subjects of Maths and English.
Deputy Head Academic, Mr David Boggitt, said: “Raising attainment year on year does not come without a huge amount of work from both pupils and teachers. We are extremely pleased with these record results and equally pleased with the enormous efforts put in by staff and pupils over the last year. These pupils will mostly be staying on in the Sixth Form for A Levels and we look forward to continuing to help them to achieve their academic goals.”
A Level Success
Cranleigh also celebrated another successful year at A Level, with 71 per cent of A Level grades at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 99 per cent.
Against a backdrop of curriculum and grading changes and a summer of exam board errors, the School maintained its strong academic results with 40 per cent of A Level passes in the A*/A category and 71 per cent at A*-B.
36 per cent of students gained A*/A in two or more subjects and particular congratulations to those studying English with 24 per cent of grades at A*, Art with 28 per cent of grades at A* and Maths with 23 per cent of grades at A*.
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.
Pre-Prep Open Morning - 21st April 2018 - 9.30am - 12 noon
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.
We have two Open Mornings every year - one in the Spring Term and another in the Autumn Term. We also hold a Small Group Visit in the Summer Term. We would be delighted to welcome you - please feel free to register online by clicking here or Visit Us button below.
If you would prefer to register for our Open Morning or Small Group Visit by phone or if you wish to arrange a personal, tailored visit, please call 01242 265 662 and ask for Mrs Samantha Palmer in our Admissions Team.
Alternatively you can email her on: [email protected]
Open Morning – Saturday 6 October at 9.00am
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New autumn dates coming soon
Cheltenham College students and 1st XI players, Emily and Jemima, recently represented Wales at U18 level in a test series against Scotland. Jemima made her international debut; a special occasion for any player. Emily recieved recognition and a great reward for her performance during this series and previous matches with a call-up to the Wales Senior Women's Development squad. This is another great opportunity for her to showcase her talents at a senior performance level.
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a uniquely talented and inspirational new Head to lead Cheltenham College through its next chapter; Mrs Nicola Huggett is currently Head of Blundell’s School in Devon and will take up post in September 2018.
Mrs Huggett said, “I am delighted to have been selected to lead Cheltenham College in the next phase of its development, building on the excellent work and strong foundations laid by Dr Alex Peterken. I know it will be a privilege to work alongside the outstanding team of staff at College and the Prep, and I look forward very much to meeting with parents, guardians, pupils and Old Cheltonians in due course.”
Educated at Marlborough College, Mrs Huggett went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. After successfully completing a graduate management scheme in advertising with J Walter Thompson Ltd, she returned to Oxford to complete a PGCE in History and began teaching in 1994.
Bristol Grammar School holds regular open mornings, when you can tour the School in the company of current students and chat to staff over refreshments.
There are also individual tours on offer when you can see the School on a normal working day and find out more about life at BGS.
Details of upcoming dates and how to book are available on the BGS website.
Our next Whole School Open Morning is on Wednesday 16 March, from 10.00am–12 noon. Come and spend a morning at BGS on a normal school day and see us in action. You will be shown around the School by some of our current students, and have the opportunity to chat to members of staff over refreshments.
Advance booking is not required, but you are welcome to register your intention to attend on the BGS website <<www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk/events>>. The event will run from 10.00am until 12.00 noon; we recommend you allow at least an hour for your visit, if possible.
If you'd like to visit BGS but this time is not convenient, please contact the Recruitment Office on 0117 933 9885 to arrange your visit.
We look forward to welcoming you to BGS.
Staff and pupils at St Margaret's are celebrating their latest inspection report after inspectors declared its education standards excellent.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate, the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools, graded the 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 is on:Thursday 11th October
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
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.