Alex Danson MBE, Gold Olympian inspires Woldingham School Sports Women

Woldingham School welcomed Olympian Alex Danson MBE at the annual Sports Dinner, held to celebrate the many and varied achievements of the school’s sports’ teams and athletes.  A packed audience of pupils and parents listened as Alex described the physical and mental effort involved in training to Olympic standard. Alex explained that, as individuals, the Gold medal winning England Women’s Hockey team, were not all the best athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympic contest, but they were the best team … [Read more...]

UNICEF UK RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL AWARD

ASSESSMENT REPORT LEVEL TWO School: Beatrix Potter Primary School Headteacher: Steph Neale RRSA coordinator: Sharon Gleed-Smith Local authority: Wandsworth Assessors: Frances Bestley and Zoey Ayling Date: 30th March 2017 INTRODUCTION We would like to thank the Headteacher, all the staff, and other adults and young people for their warm welcome to the school, for the opportunity to speak with parents, governors and pupils during the assessment. Prior to the assessment … [Read more...]

Sixth formers’ winning kitchen idea is a chop above the rest

Sixth formers from Sydenham High have served up a top kitchen idea that's a chop above the rest for their entry in this year's Young Enterprise scheme. Chop Away gets the thumbs up from Sydenham High's catering team. Left to right: Lauren Hare, Ella Traynor, chef Susan McMahon, Biba Coulter-Young, Melissa Policane, Catering and Hospitality Manager John Pearson, and Lola Cookman. Lola, Jana, Melissa, Ella, Biba and Lauren, all in Year 12, with their team colleagues at Dulwich College, have … [Read more...]

Falcons School for Boys Celebrates Exceptional 11+ and Pre-Test Results

The Falcons School for Boys Preparatory School in Richmond is celebrating an exceptional year after receiving 33 much coveted offers following the 11+ exams from renowned schools such as St Paul's School in Barnes, King's College School in Wimbledon, Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith and Hampton School. A total of 28 boys sat the 11+ entrance exams and the 13+ pre-tests for top schools in London. A further nine offers were also made as a result of the pre-tests. Three scholarships were … [Read more...]

Crossing digital continents

Alleyn's Junior School is using the latest technology to help children learn across the curriculum. Their year 4 pupils used Skype to interview an Australian conservationist to support their learning in science and humanities. The project focused on a proposed development in Perth where the local council wants to cut down a large patch of forest land to develop a retirement village. After watching a video about the area, the pupils discussed the development plans and debated the pros and cons … [Read more...]

HORNSBY HOUSE PUPILS ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING 11+ RESULTS

Year 6 at Hornsby House School have achieved an outstanding set of results in their secondary school entrance exams.  41% of the children in the year group were offered a total of 43 awards, including 24 academic scholarships, as well as two all-rounder scholarships and awards for sport, music and art.     Whitgift remains a very popular destination, with half the boys in the year group accepting places there.  James Allen's Girls' School and Streatham & Clapham High School together … [Read more...]

Falcons School for Girls Launches New Carnegie Library

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Carnegie Medal, Falcons School for Girls has opened its very own Carnegie Library. The girls welcomed the new range of books with a celebratory assembly where they all chose their favourite Carnegie book and came dressed as their favourite character. The Putney based school will now stock all the appropriate titles in its already wonderful Key Stage Two Library as part of a collaboration with Kew Books. The Carnegie Medal has been awarded … [Read more...]

“Think about what you can do – not what you can’t”

Anne Dickins MBE, gold medallist at Rio Paralympics for paracanoeing, World Record holder for 200m flat water sprint, winner of two World Championships and three European Championships, was this year’s speaker at Woldingham Parents and Staff Association (WPSA) annual Dineen Lecture. The school were spellbound as Anne told us that following a life changing injury and as a result of volunteering at the London Olympics she decided to train for paracanoeing in order to represent England at … [Read more...]

Cumnor House School is Graded “EXCELLENT”

Cumnor House School for Boys and Treetops Nursery were inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in February and the Headmaster of the school, Floyd Steadman, is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the grade of “Excellent” across the board. This is the highest grade a school can be awarded under the ISI Inspection scheme. Cumnor House School is “EXCELLENT” “We are all delighted with this report and it gives the whole school community a sense of pride,” said Mr … [Read more...]

Trinity School reporting for BBC News School Report

Pupils at Trinity School, Croydon experienced what it's like to be at the forefront of breaking news last week by taking part in BBC News School Report. Pictured:  The Trinity BBC News School Report team. A chance for pupils to exercise their journalistic skills during the pressures and buzz of a 'live' news day, BBC News School Report took place on Thursday 16 March. Pupils put all their hard work to excellent effect, building a website from scratch from their newsroom full of stories, … [Read more...]

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