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Primary & Secondary
Last update: 22 June 2017
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Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 21 June 2017
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WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN EVENING, FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 4.00–8.00PM

You are warmly invited to spend an evening at BGS, meeting our students and staff and seeing our facilities. There will also be the opportunity to attend a talk from our Head and hear from some of our students giving their view of BGS.

The evening begins at 4.00pm and runs until 8.00pm (until 6.00pm for BGS Infants and Juniors). Advance booking is not required, but you are welcome to register your intention to attend by calling the Admissions Office on 0117 933 9885.

If you'd like to visit BGS sooner, or the Open Evening date is not convenient, please take a look at our website (www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk) for alternative dates or contact the Admissions Offie on 0117 933 9885 to arrange your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to BGS. 

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNING WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH

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. 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 20 June 2017
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OUR ETHOS AND AIMS

The City of London Freemen's School was founded by the Corporation of the City of London to provide ‘a religious and virtuous education’ for the orphaned children of Freemen of the City of London. Whilst the school is now non-denominational, Christian principles remain at the heart of our ethos and the school remains committed to the aims of its founders.

Our Mission Statement:

We want children at Freemen’s to learn, to lead and to make a difference

We aim to do this by:

- nurturing a community of learners – adults and children – who are ambitious about what they might achieve in and out of the classroom;

- providing relevant opportunities for pupils to expand their horizons intellectually and socially; athletically and creatively; emotionally and spiritually;

- establishing an environment at Freemen’s where everyone involved in the community is respected, trusted and supported;

- encouraging responsibility and capability; honesty and reliability; pride and passion;

- promoting determination and innovation; flexibility and adaptability; kindness and consideration;

- fostering in our pupils the confidence, curiosity, independence and wisdom to succeed in the next stages of their lives.

PRIZE DAY

 


 

On a glorious day in July, we were delighted to welcome Dame Fiona Woolf, Lord Mayor's Representative, and esteemed civic party guests, sheriffs, aldermen, prize-givers, livery-men and women and governors to Prize Day.

Students work was on display for parents and visitors to see. There were drama and music performances to entertain and the school sports teams played matches for spectators throughout the day.

The day was a real success and enjoyed by all.

PARENT SURVEY RESULTS

 

 

Each year we ask parents to tell us what they think of Freemen's. We listen – and some of the things we have done in the last six months are in response to these important comments. We will continue to update parents on progress in the 2016/17 academic year. 

Bromley High School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 16 June 2017
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ISI REPORT: 'BOTH ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING ARE EXCEPTIONAL' 

 

 

Inspectors from the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) visited the school in March and found that pupils' achievement and learning in both the Senior and Junior School were 'Exceptional'. In all other categories, where Excellent is the highest grade, the school's provision was judged to be uniformly Excellent. 

The school's 'distinctive curriculum' was praised by inspectors and the wealth and quality of extra-curricular activities recognised as 'the strength of the school'. 

WHY CHOOSE A GIRLS' EDUCATION?

Research tells us that girls and boys learn differently

This means that they need to be taught differently if they are to make excellent progress.  In order to get the very best out of a class of girls and boys, therefore, one needs to teach two different lessons.  It is clear also from visiting co-educational schools, that girls and boys see each other differently and that, in such an environment, it is possible for these views to be emphasised.  In a girls only environment such as Bromley High, these stereotypes do not exist.  The girls have some girls only space in which to explore their interests and their passions and are supported in doing so by teachers who open their eyes to the myriad opportunities available to them, without suggesting that they follow any particular pathway.

It is undeniable that girls do better without boys around – and here we can make that happen for them.  As the only all girls’ school in the area, we provide the space and professional expertise for our girls to shine.  And the wonderful thing is – that as a day school, the girls can have a proper social life (after school and at weekends) with their friends - boys and girls.

We are proud to be a member of the Girls' Day School Trust: 

 


 

We warmly invite you to our annual Open Events where you can tour the Junior and/or Senior School with a pupil guide, meet the teachers and listen to talks from the Headmistress, Head Girl and current pupils. Open Mornings take place in October and May.

News of our October Open Event coming soon

Registration is essential for attendance at the events. Click here to register >>
 

Please contact Mrs Lisa Clarke, Admissions Registrar 
[email protected]@bro.gdst.net
0208 781 7066 

Click here to view our Admissions Information Booklet >>
 

Bromley High School Sixth Form

Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 12th October 2017, 6.45 pm

We welcome enquiries for Sixth Form entry and prospective Sixth Formers can also apply for a scholarship. Click here for more information.

Please click the image below to download a copy of our new Sixth Form Advantage Booklet: 
 

 

Taster Events

11+ 2018
For pupils in Year 6 from September 2017


Our popular Summer Taster Days are now complete, please register for Autumn Term Year 6 Tasters:

19th September

7th November

Please book here.

 

 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 12 June 2017
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OUR MISSION AND VALUES

Mission: Expanding Horizons
It is our mission at Rossall to educate – to enrich, enthuse, energise and empower the young people with whom we have the privilege to work. It is our mission to enable them to take up their place with courage, humanity and conviction as global citizens, friends, colleagues and partners in this increasingly complex world.

Vision
Our vision for the school has five key themes, echoing the five parts of the Rossall Rose:

Opening Minds – teaching pupils to be receptive to all opportunities 

Opening Hearts – a reflective school that gives back to the community 

Opening Spaces – a spectacular location, by the sea 

Opening Discussion – Rossall is abuzz with communication 

Opening Doors – an truly outward-looking school

 

Rossall School Beyond the Classroom >>     

LEAGUE TABLES 'BAFFLING' FOR PARENTS SAYS HEAD

Elaine Purves, Head of Rossall School, spoke out against the Department for Education's decision to not count results from the iGCSE course for English Language and English Literature and only recognise the accredited GCSE syllabus. As a result the league tables suggest 0% of pupils achieved five or more A* to C in their exams in 2015, when in fact the school achieved 100% pass rate at the top grades in English, Biology, Physics and Co-Ordinated Science and an 89% pass rate at the same grades in Maths. Mrs Purves condemned the lague table results as 'baffling and misrepresentative.'

FORMER ROSSALL STUDENT BECOMES WORLD LEADER 

A former Rossall pupil who studied at the school in the 1950s was recently elected President of Peru. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, known to his supporters as PPK, recalls struggling a little with the Lancashire accent when he first arrived at the school in 1953 with his brother. Head Elaine Purves said: Our aim is to create the foundation of a great future for each and every pupil who attends the school, and the President's achievements serve as a great example of what our students can achieve." 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 12 June 2017
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NEW BUILDING COMPLETE

 

 

 

Our pupils started the new school year in a brand new senior school building last September. Commissioned by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the 12-month build programme has seen the refurbishment of the School’s iconic Victorian buildings, as well as the creation of a new three-story facility.

The new development contains a multi-purpose assembly hall and performing arts venue as well as a dining room, fitness suite, state-of-the-art science laboratories and additional classroom spaces.

These facilities now match the fabulous new learning environment at the Junior School where superb new facilities are combined with creative outdoor spaces to provide the ideal environment for teaching our exciting curriculum.

The opening of the new site marks a new beginning for our pupils and staff, offering the very best environment for teaching and learning across every subject area.

We look forward to welcoming you to see our new premises and this investment in our future. 
 

FABULOUS RESULTS

 

 

Newcastle High School for Girls students are once again calebrating fabulous results at GCSE and A Levels this year.

Almost 60% of grades were A*/A grades and 44 girls achieved and impressive eight or more A*/A grades each. Nineteen girls were awarded ten straight A*s and As.

These results came just a week after we celebrated superb A Level results, with a total of 25 girls achieving at least two A/A*s, and an impressive 14 achieved all A/A*s. Pupils won places at top universities in the UK, including three girls heading to Oxford and Cambridge and two girls heading to Laine Theatre Arts, the world's most prestigious Schools of Dance.

At NHSG we celebrate the success of each individual girl. 
 

 

Newcastle High School for Girls' outstanding curriculum and nurturing environment creates the perfect environment to develop your daughters individual talents and ignite her natural curiosity.

We welcome you to visit our School to find out more about the exceptional education we provide, either at one of our Open Events or at an individual appointment.

New autumn dates coming soon

To make an appointment during Open Week,  please contact Julia Howe on 0191 201 6511 or email [email protected]

Personal Tours

Please click the link below to book a personal tour. 

Learn more about Sixth Form at Newcastle High School for Girls as well as to explore A level options in more details.
Book your place now >>

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 12 June 2017
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OPEN DAYS


We welcome you and your family to visit us at one of our next Open Days and see for yourself what makes us so special. 

You will have the opportunity to meet our Principal Steven Jandrell, talk to the staff informally, and tour our campus.

Queen Ethelburga’s is a happy and flourishing school where pupils are provided with an educational platform for success in examinations, university and later life. Our pupils are encouraged to develop independence of thought, confidence and diligence.

2017/18 Open Days: 

30th September 2017

18th November 2017

20th January 2018

10th March 2018

28th April 2018

9th June 2018

 

To register for an Open Day or to book a private tour, please phone our Admissions Office on 01423 33 33 30 or follow the link below.

Mander Portman Woodward School
Secondary
Last update: 12 June 2017
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OPEN DAYS

Visitors are welcome at MPW throughout the academic year. In term-time, prospective parents, guardians and students are encouraged to join us at one of our regular Open Days. 

The college's Open Days for academic year 2016-2017 are as follows: 

Tuesday 22nd November
Saturday 3rd December
Tuesday 7th February
Tuesday 25th April
Wednesday 21st June

If an Open Day is not convenient or if you would prefer to visit during a school holiday, then please contact us directly to arrange an appointment at a time to suit you. 

ISI INSPECTION

The college is registered as an independent school with the Department for Education (DFE). It is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and accredited by The Independent Schools Council (ISC). The Principal is a member of the Council for Independent Further Education (CIFE).

We achieved the top grade in every single category.

The following conclusions are reprinted from the report:

"Students are very well educated and the college successfully fulfils its aims. The quality of the students' academic achievement and progress throughout the college is excellent. The provision for and achievement of those students with SEND or EAL is excellent and the provision for able gifted and talented (AGT) students is good. The academic curriculum is broad and flexible timetabling allows individual programmes of study to be developed. The contribution of teaching is excellent. Small class sizes throughout the college enable students to receive individual attention; tutors give freely of their time to support students outside the classroom. The extra-curricular programme gives good opportunities for those students who wish to participate. Students have an excellent attitude to their learning and this makes a significant contribution to their achievement and progress."

"The quality of the students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. In line with the aims of the college, students are encouraged to develop confidence, self-belief and self-discipline. The students are courteous, friendly and considerate. Pastoral care, demonstrated in the relationship between students and between staff and students, is excellent. Students feel safe in the college environment and they have a choice of people to go for support or help if they have any concerns. Arrangements to ensure their welfare, health and safety are excellent."

"Governance is excellent and the members of the board fully discharge their responsibilities. They are rigorous in monitoring safeguarding procedures as well as the effectiveness of policies. Leadership and management at all levels are excellent and good practice is shared at both departmental and whole college levels. The college has effective links with parents. The recommendations from the previous report have been implemented."

 

OUR COLLEGE VIDEO

MPW is an amazing place to study. Since the college was founded over 40 years ago we have created a special environment in which to learn and achieve. We are one of the country’s best known providers of bespoke fifth- and sixth-form education, offering GCSE and A levels in over 40 subjects. We welcome students of many different types, from Year 10 upwards, who are seeking a socially relaxed yet academically disciplined college to help them achieve their goals.

The Cheltenham Ladies' College
Secondary
Last update: 12 June 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 >>
 

Friday Open Day (10.30am - 1.00pm or 2.00pm if you would like to join us for lunch)

30th June 2017 (fully booked)
More information >>
 

Sixth Form Open Day

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Register >>

EXCELLENT EXAM RESULTS

 

 

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.

A Level Results

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

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.”

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 12 June 2017
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Primary
Last update: 09 June 2017
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OUR RECENT CHURCH OF ENGLAND INSPECTION REPORT

 

Our recent Church of England Inspection, which judged our school to be outstanding, commended Hailey School for its vision and drive and for the cultural development of its pupils as well as the strong, supportive and caring relationships between all members of the school community, based on the school’s values of love and tolerance.

The Lyceum
Primary
Last update: 09 June 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. 

Open Mornings have now finished for the summer term and new dates will posted for the autumn soon

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. 

Ravenstone Preparatory School
Primary
Last update: 09 June 2017
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OPEN DAYS 2017

 

New autumn dates coming soon 

Parents are warmly welcome to attend. Please contact the Registrar, Miss Emily Markham [email protected] to book a private tour over the summer term. 

Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School

Come and visit us at The Long Garden (W2) and see what we think is London's best kept secret!

More information here


Always a warm welcome from Headmistress Hilary Wyatt

ABOUT US

Hyde Park School and its pre-prep occupy two separate and totally different sites: the prep school is housed in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of South Kensington; the pre-prep school is situated in a wonderfully large garden in W2, just north of Hyde Park.

 


Hyde Park School

 

The prep school takes children aged rising 3 to 11 years and the pre-prep school takes children from 1 to 7 years. The staff at both our schools expect and foster high standards of both work and behaviour, with kindness and consideration for others being of paramount importance. The schools are well resourced with modern equipment and the children are safe, secure and exceptionally well cared for. Both schools are small, cosy, friendly establishments where no individual becomes lost in the crowd.

We are located in central London and we use our location as our class room. We are fortunate to have all the museums and galleries on our doorstep. There is nothing nicer than hearing a child talk about where they have been and what they have seen, either from a school trip or a family excursion. Using these out of the classroom experiences enriches the learning in the classroom.

EXCEPTIONAL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

 

A wide range of well-chosen activities out of school hours ensures that all pupils can enjoy the opportunity to develop intellectual, creative and physical skills. Current extracurricular activities include:

Fencing

Karate

Coding

Fitness/Bootcamp

Debating

Mandarin

Street Dance

Fashion Design

Art

Mini Engineers

Flamenco

Yoga

Climbing

Netball

Early Years Music

Drama

LAMDA Drama

Singing


Children may either stay just for a specific activity or if they are in Form 2 or above they may stay until 5pm for tea, followed by ‘After School Club’ where they are supervised doing a quiet activity such as reading or homework.  There is an extra charge for all clubs.

Ballet is another optional extra but this takes place during the school day.  Children are taught in groups by a teacher from Chelsea Ballet Schools accompanied by a pianist. 
 

Primary
Last update: 09 June 2017
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OPEN MORNINGS

Our Open Mornings give you the chance to discover the opportunities a Duncombe education can give your family. Tours are conducted by our Year 6 pupils, which is followed by the opportunity to chat with staff over refreshments. Our Registrar, Lucy Evans, will be on hand to answer your questions and talk you through the admissions process.

We look forward to welcoming you.

New dates for the autumn term coming soon 
  

We can also arrange a private tour of the school. Please click on the link below to book. 

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TED


There was great excitement at Duncombe recently as our school mascot, Duncombe Bear (or DB as he is being affectionately called) was launched into space and his orbit tracked by video.

We held a Sent Into Space assembly followed by a workshop experience before DB headed to the outer stratosphere. Pupils have learnt about the technology and science behind the journey and were completely enthralled by tracking the teddy as he made his way 22 miles away from the earth.

The following day we gathered to watch the amazing first images from DB's space pod, with Earth seen from space. We watched his return to earth and the hunt and collection of the mascot and the images captured on his journey from some very tall trees. Just the most engaging and exciting experience for us all.

We hope that the experience will have inspired our students to explore further learning and even careers in the space industry. We look forward to Duncombe School's first Human Astronaut following in the paw shaped steps of Duncombe Bear one day!

"I really want to go into space, I am really inspired and haven’t been able to sleep properly with excitement, can’t wait until after half term to see the full voyage on film.  Hip Hip hooray for Duncombe Bear!” Edward W. Year 5 pupil.

LEARNING IN NATURE


At Duncombe School we value the benefits of children learning in a range of environments. We are an accredited Forest School, allowing us to offer outdoor education and activities to our Early Years.

Forest School allows children to learn and explore in a safe outdoor environment. The Dell, our large sunken woodland area that was once the house's sunken garden in Victorian times, makes the perfect location for lessons designed to develop the children's curiosity, confidence, self-esteem, creativity, communication skills, knowledge of the natural environment and the ability to assess risk.

From Kindergarten through to age 11 the children have access to activities what range from den building to going on bug hunts. Lessons are carefully planned to teach children problem-solving, teamwork and how to handle risk, all whilst learning about the natural environment.

Our Year 5 students recently set off to The Dell to take part in a maths lesson outside. The chilly day didn't put them off as the children enjoyed working outside, listening to the sounds of birds singing, watching autumn leaves falling and using twigs as racing cars, or whatever their imagination could dream up. What could be seen as a long list of distractions and reasons not to teach outside proved to be quite the opposite for the children. The variety of stimuli benefitted them all, getting their brains working to process lots of new information. They all worked with focus and made excellent progress in the lesson. They were engaged, asked and answered questions and had fun as they did it. We also learnt that the school is approximately 51200000mm away from London!

Primary
Last update: 09 June 2017
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Open Days - Junior School

New dates coming soon for the autumn term 

Open Days - Senior School

Friday 23rd June 2017 9am-12 noon
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Private tours

We are very happy to arrange a private tour outside Open Day times. Please call Admissions on 01280 860824 or follow the link below.

OUTSIDE LEARNING

 

  

We are thrilled that Akeley Wood’s Junior School now offers a Forest School experience, delivered by our accredited Forest School practitioner.  Every child in Junior School participates in this innovative educational approach to teaching outdoors through learning and play that staff and children alike have embraced.  The Forest School ethos centres around the child’s learning needs rather than fixed specific outcomes.  Coupled with the vast space we are lucky enough to have in the Akeley Wood grounds, the beauty and serenity of the natural woodland setting allows children to explore everything that a bit of fresh air and the great outdoors has to offer, and the shelter of our lodge ensures that lessons can continue, rain or shine.