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Denstone College Prep School Year 6 Pupils Break Scholarship Record

An independent school in Marchington has achieved a 100% pass rate in their entrance exams to senior school. Out of 22 Year Six pupils who sat the entrance exam into Denstone College and one other private school, all 22 have been offered places, and 20 scholarships and exhibitions were awarded. The average score attained by […]

King’s Hall School Pupils Dig Up Historic Artefacts in new Archaeological Pit!

King’s Hall School pupils have been unearthing a treasure-trove of artefacts in their very own archaeological pit.

Pupils in Year 3 spent a wonderful morning digging and identifying a number of objects as part of their history courses.

The archaeological pit has been divided into three areas for different year groups to discover various Celtic, Roman and […]

Oxbridge Offers for 2018

This year, seven exceptionally talented Lancing students have secured highly coveted offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge. This underlines a further significant upward trend in Lancing’s rising, year-on-year success in the highly competitive arena of Oxbridge entrance. Oxbridge achievement is grounded in the richest of intellectual environments, and Lancing’s candidates have already shone nationally […]

College Choir in National Finals

Ellesmere College Chamber Choir is celebrating after reaching the 2018 finals of the Barnardo’s Youth Choral Competition. The finals take place on Monday, 12 March 2018 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Tony Coupe, Director of Music, said “We initially had to record two pieces, which we recorded here in the Ellesmere College Chapel. We chose […]

Oxbridge Success for King’s College, Taunton Students

Three students at King’s College, Taunton are celebrating this week after receiving offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

School captain, Harry Cooper-Simpson, has been awarded a place to read materials science at Queen’s College, Oxford, while Lorcan Cudlip-Cook has been offered a place to read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Former school captain, Charles Collins, […]

King’s College Celebrate Christmas at the Races

The warm sounds of Christmas rang loud and clear through Taunton Racecourse last week as the King’s College brass group serenaded race-goers with traditional Yuletide carols.

The talented band, consisting of pupils Anastasia Woodard, Henry Adcock, Holly Ambler, Matthew Osbourne, Oscar Willis, Patrick McSwiggan, Timothy Roberts and Tom Hall, entertained the crowd with songs including Away […]

King’s Musician Selected for National Children’s Orchestra

King’s College pupil and music scholar, Louis Benneyworth, has ended the year on a high note after gaining a place as an oboist in the prestigious National Children’s Orchestra (NCO).

After a rigorous audition process, the talented musician was delighted to receive an offer to join the Main Orchestra in 2018.

The NCO is one of the […]

King’s Hall Pupils Cast in ‘A Christmas Carol’

This Christmas, three aspiring actors from King’s Hall School take to the stage after landing roles in a major musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

After a successful audition process, Year 5 pupil JJ Dayus-Jones secured the sought-after role of Timothy “Tiny Tim” Cratchit, a poor boy who […]

Ellesmere College Drama Students Give Star Performance in Exams

Theatrical students from Ellesmere College are celebrating after achieving the best set of results the school has seen.

Fifteen students took part in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations, which includes directing and performing up to three pieces from different time periods and answering questions on their pieces. Results from their examinations […]

Manchester terrorist attack prompts selfless girls’ 84-mile Hadrian’s Wall mission for victims

Young school pupils so horrified by concert bomb attack they tirelessly trek to raise £1k for victims

Two caring sisters were so horrified by the Manchester terror attack that killed 22 people they decided to trek 84 miles to raise cash for bereaved victims.

Rosie and Ellen (pictured left) Carroll said the bombing, which saw an Islamic extremist blow himself […]