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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 […]

Lancing Pupil Wins BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2017

Lancing College is delighted to announce that Raphael (Rafi) Bellamy Plaice has just been awarded BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2017 (boys) in this year’s competition which was held at the BBC Philharmonic Studios at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Currently in the Third Form at Lancing, Rafi was one of eight finalists who made […]

Gymnastics wonder-kid Henry Hotchkiss harbours Olympic ambition ahead of nationals

Nine-year-old hopes to follow in hero Max Whitlock’s footsteps

A super-agile young gymnast set to swing into action at national championships has already set his sights on the Olympics – at the tender age of nine.

Henry Hotchkiss will represent the West Midlands in the nationals for his age group at the start of November.

The youngster has […]

Ellesmere College Student Spends Time at Hogwarts

A Shropshire teenager entered into the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the stage performance of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Jaimie Wakefield visited the critically acclaimed play as part of a weekend’s work experience where he joined up with the cast and stage management team at the Palace Theatre in London

The […]

Academy Conferences – A range of opportunities for students and teachers

Academy Conferences, supported by the Woodard Corporation, are offering a range of opportunities for students and teachers this academic year. See www.ethics.academyconferences.com for more details or call the office on 07979 524277.


A special PD event to support teachers in securing top grades in the new linear A level RS […]

Diwali at King’s

King’s College has recently opened a new partner school in India – King’s College, India – in the city of Rohtak, just north of New Delhi. Pupils from King’s College and King’s Hall School were delighted to welcome a group of their fellow Indian pupils for the first time, as part of a regular exchange […]

Kariandusi School Trust Christmas Cards and Notelets 2017

The Kariandusi School Trust is selling a range of Christmas Cards and Notelets in aid of the magnificent work they do in Kenya. The Kariandusi School Trust is a charity set up for the advancement of education amongst children in rural Kenya, addressing the need for schools by the construction of school buildings and the […]

Another Year of Excellent GCSE Results from Lancing College Pupils

Following a strong performance in A Level results last week, pupils at Lancing College can celebrate a successful achievement in their GCSEs with 81% of exams taken scoring A* to B. Other highlights include:

57% of GSCEs taken scored A* to A and nearly one third of grades were achieved at A*
72% of pupils […]

Outstanding GCSE Results at Denstone College

Fifth Form students at Denstone College, near Uttoxeter, are celebrating after achieving outstanding results in their GCSE and IGCSE exams. 26.3% of exams taken resulted in a top A* grade, and 54% of entries resulted in an A* or A grade. Students gained an average of ten GCSE and IGCSE passes at C grade or […]

King’s Pupils Celebrate Another Year of GCSE Success

King’s pupils are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results this week. The school has improved significantly on last year’s results, with the A*/A grade rate up 10%, and will once again be one of the leading schools in the county at this level.

Bailey Cameron tops this year’s GCSE table with an impressive clean sweep […]