Year 7 Trip to Lulworth Cove

Year 7 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Lulworth Cove on Monday. As well as sketching and annotating Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole, pupils looked at coastal landforms and the resistance of different rocks. After lunch, they walked the coastal path to Durdle Door (in the pouring rain – all part of the fun!), before analysing […]

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28th May 2021

Raising the Roof

It was a pleasure to welcome our bagpipes teacher, Rob Walker, into school last week for a potted history of the bagpipes to Years 3 and 4. Year 6 pupil, Harry, performed his first piece on the chanter (the stepping stone instrument towards learning to play the full set of pipes), and then Rob lifted […]

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25th May 2021

Fun in Nursery

Our Nursery children have been consolidating their topic work on ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’, which is one of the seven areas of learning. They had great fun using bubble wrap to make beehives, and making hanging minibeasts using recycled materials.

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25th May 2021

Prep School Sport

Many thanks to our friends at Sherborne Prep and Millfield Prep for a cracking afternoon of cricket in the sunshine on Wednesday! Our 1st team enjoyed a brilliant afternoon at Sherborne – well done to player of the match, Tommy, for his superb batting. We’re looking forward to seeing Queen’s College Taunton this weekend.

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21st May 2021

Year 6 Debate

Congratulations to our Year 6 debaters who spoke fluently and persuasively on Friday (top marks from Mrs Byrnes!). The motion ‘This House would ban scientific testing on animals’ was defeated by the slimmest of margins with 50 votes to 49 – a surprise result and largely based on the strength of the counter-arguments put forward […]

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21st May 2021

Scholarship Success

We are delighted to share the news that Year 8 pupil, Harry, has been awarded a Sport Scholarship to Radley College; this is in addition to the Thompson All-Rounder Award which we reported on earlier in the year. A fantastic achievement Harry and thoroughly deserved! .

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14th May 2021

Connecting with Nature

To support Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme of ‘nature’, pupils across the school have been taking part in land art projects with Mrs Palmer. Seeking inspiration from the natural world, they have created some fantastic pieces of work and have also enjoyed discussions with our trained Mental Health Team, Mrs Manley and […]

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14th May 2021

Key4Life Talk

Last Thursday Years 7 and 8 listened to an inspirational lecture on the work of Key4Life, a charity which aims to reduce youth reoffending for prisoners and those at risk of going to prison. The charity’s founder and CEO, Eva Hamilton MBE, and former prisoner turned mentor, Renardo, spoke passionately about the charity’s rehabilitation programme […]

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10th May 2021

Bugfest!

Our Nursery and Reception children welcomed a very special visitor last week – none other than the Nick (aka the Bugman) from the brilliant Bugfest. Armed with his troupe of many-legged friends, Nick showed off his selection of minibeasts, including giant centipedes, scorpions and tarantulas, and talked to the children about their characteristics and natural habitats. […]

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10th May 2021

Return of Fixtures

We finally broke our duck in style on Wednesday afternoon with the long-awaited return of competitive sports matches against other schools. Many thanks to Hazlegrove for a great afternoon of cricket – big smiles all round!  

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6th May 2021