Old Bedalian Gyles Brandreth returned to Bedales recently to hand deliver a copy of his autobiographical memoir, 'Odd Boy Out', and meet current students. Gyles signed the book while sitting in what was his favourite bay as a student.
Lauren, a pupil at King's Ely, has achieved a 49/50 Distinction in her ABRSM Diploma exam on the flute – the highest mark ever achieved by a King's Ely student. Fellow pupil, Sophie, also achieved an exceptional mark, with a 47/50 Distinction.
Lucas, a student at King's Ely, has been crowned the winner of the 2021 ILFORD PHOTO UK Student Photography Competition. The school has now won the contest a remarkable four years running. Emily, also in Year 12, was placed third.
Nick Williams, Head of Economics at King’s Ely, has raised more than £3,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society by running 5 kilometres for fifty consecutive days. He finished his fiftieth 5 kilometre run on May 16th.
Pupils and staff in the prep school at St Columba's College in St Albans turn red for REDS4VEDS Day to support a fellow pupil and raise awareness of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS). The prep school took part in a 30-minute sponsored silence.
Our Lady's Abingdon in Oxfordshire has announced that Daniel Gibbons has been appointed Head with effect from September. Daniel brings a wealth of educational experience and is currently Deputy Head at Downside School in Somerset.
Pupils at Moreton Hall will get the chance to perform alongside the critically acclaimed Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra this summer. Joining with a cast of West End professionals, the school is staging ‘A Night at the Musicals’.
St Columba's College in St Albans has announced that it will welcome girls as pupils in Year 7 from September 2022. Girls have already started in Reception, with many more due to join in Years 1, 2 and the Lower Sixth in September.
King's Ely welcomed the President of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club after the crew were victorious in The Boat Race on Ely’s River Great Ouse. The school had provided accommodation for crew from Oxford in the week leading up to the race.
Sibford School recently held its first wellbeing day, providing the chance for pupils to reconnect with family, friends, nature and pets. Through three sessions during the day, staff hosted an exciting range of 33 activities for pupils and families.
Last summer, St Columba’s College in Hertfordshire announced that it would be moving to co-education and has welcomed its first girls into Reception. The school will become the only co-educational 4-18 independent school in St Albans.