Hornsby House School and Lark Hall Primary School presented their completed Bigger Picture art project at a launch event this week.  120 Year 5 children from the two schools had worked together over six weeks in the summer term to create the artwork.  Hornsby House is an independent school for 4-11 year olds in Balham, while Lark Hall is a state primary school in Stockwell.  This was the first project in a partnership between the two schools that is planned to be ongoing.  It was hosted by … [Read more...]

Dulwich student brings No Waste November to UK to fight culture of waste

A sixth former at James Allen's Girls' School is asking everyone to join her global fight against all types of waste throughout November. Tilly Gratton has launched a new campaign to cut down on waste next month and wants as many people as possible to join her in taking action. She has started the global No Waste November campaign with a team of fellow young environmental champions across four continents and over the next few weeks will spread the message on social media. Whether it's … [Read more...]

St Anthony’s School for Girls Re-Launches Scholarship Programme

St Anthony's School for Girls is offering children unrivalled opportunities for means-tested scholarships offered at 7+ in both this current academic year and that starting September 2018. Part of the Alpha Plus Group, the Golders Green based school has re-launched the initiative to make it possible for bright local girls, who otherwise may not have the opportunity, to achieve a place at a first-class independent school. Applications are now welcome and the chosen individuals will be … [Read more...]

Falcons School for Girls Spread Harvest Spirit

Pupils at Falcons School for Girls have supported the most vulnerable members of their local community with a Harvest Festival filled with musical renditions, recitations and generous donations. The first celebration of the year for the Putney-based school saw pupils, parents, friends and teachers come together on Friday 13th October to mark the occasion, and fill Harvest baskets with a vast array of produce to supply to those in need. The girls treated attendees to beautiful musical … [Read more...]

Check Mate! – The Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys Compete in Gigafinal

Two budding 'Chess Grandmasters' from The Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys have competed in the national Gigafinal Chess competition.  The pupils took part in the Delancey UK Schools Chess Competition and recently beat 40 other competitors in the quarter-finals. Scoring 4 points out of 6, the boys secured a place in the highly coveted semi-final and won an admirable bronze medal for the first time playing in the competition.  Sammy Barrett, (6) and Leo Hopkins, (6) represented The … [Read more...]

Young Poets Celebrate First Taste of Success

Pupils from the Richmond-based Falcons Preparatory School for Boys have triumphed at a highly competitive poetry competition. The event saw four pupils from the Kew Foot Road located school, Callum S (12), Sean D (11), Tristan D (9) and former pupil Alex W (12) commended for their efforts in The Chiswick Young People's Poetry Competition.  The talented boys had their work placed proudly on display in the ceremony marquee, with each prize winner receiving a certificate and winners … [Read more...]


Boarding school claims it will give them more time to ‘be children’ CRANLEIGH SCHOOL SURREY: A leading independent boarding school has become the first in the UK to prohibit the use of mobile phones for pupils in its first two year groups (Years 9 and 10). Cranleigh, a co-educational school in Surrey, educates pupils from age 13 to 18. Staff claims that the move has proved popular with parents and pupils alike. Deputy Head (Pastoral) Dr Andrea Saxel says: “We were already on the … [Read more...]

Falcons Girls Celebrate Peregrines Garden Opening with a Macmillan Coffee Morning

Pupils at Falcons School for Girls marked the pending opening of Peregrines Pre-Preparatory School, by hosting a Macmillan coffee morning in their new 'Peregrines Garden' on Friday 29th September. Located on the same site as sister school Falcons School for Girls, Peregrines is a family school set in stunning surroundings where boys and girls aged 3 to 8 are cherished and encouraged to flourish and thrive.  Pupils from Falcons School for Girls, held the coffee morning in the newly … [Read more...]

School Open Days Round-Up from NappyValleyNet

  Dear NappyValleyNetter Deep in the midst of open day season, we thought it would be helpful to have a crib sheet of all the forthcoming dates, both very imminent and stretching into October and November.  With them right here at your fingertips you'll be able to organise your diary and be in the right place on the right day.  Some juggling may be required but we know you're a dab hand at multi-tasking.... Love, Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx Saturday 30th … [Read more...]

International Celebrations at Portland Place School

Portland Place School was awash with colour as pupils and staff donned national dress and colours of their home country to mark the annual Languages Day. The school celebrated languages from all around the world, with the MFL department organising language-based activities and encouraging pupils and teachers to teach and learn different languages throughout the day. Year 7 pupils ran an international cake sale at lunchtime, Year 8 pupils took part in a language themed treasure hunt, … [Read more...]

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