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Helping you choose the right schools for your children


Author opens
Inside

GIRLS ARE
up new library
FOLLOWING the recent comple-
WELL SPOKEN tion of a year-long redevelopment
see page 5 programme, Edgbaston High
School welcomed a renowned chil-
dren’s author to officially open its
new library.
GP Taylor, who found fame with
his best-selling children’s book
Shadowmancer, presided over the
opening ceremony and hosted a
programme of events at the school
to celebrate the completion.
Throughout the course of the day
senior school pupils took part in
drama and English workshops led
GLOBAL by members of the teaching staff
AWARENESS and a master class in the art of cre-
see page 5 ative writing, which was led by GP
Taylor himself.
The pupils also attended a book
signing in the newly-extended
library space and received special-
ly commissioned EHS book bags
filled with goodies to commemo- e New chapter: Pupils help author GP Taylor open the
rate the occasion.
Dr Ruth Weeks, headmistress, said
the improvements to the library
were a reflection of the needs of the
new school library.
come GP Taylor to officially open
our library – his presence at school
which started in January 2010. In
addition to the library, the facade
What wizard fun
school’s pupils. has been an inspiration to both the of Edgbaston High School has been e World Book Day: Ron Weasley and Harry
“The new library is now almost pupils and staff.” transformed to accommodate a Potter, also known as Henry Scott and William
WHAT GOOD double its original size with dedi- The school’s library extension new sixth form centre with the Lewis Jones, were on hand when pupils at
SPORTS cated research and fiction sec-
tions, as well as a fully equipped
forms one part of a recently com-
pleted £3.5 million re-development
addition of five new specialist
classrooms and a new fitness suite
Bromsgrove School celebrated World Book
see page 4 programme to improve facilities and reception.
Day. For the full story see page five.
ITC suite. We are honoured to wel-
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Access for all


THE Blue Coat School, Birmingham, is an
Right royal
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independent preparatory day school offering
an outstanding educational experience to
boys and girls from two to 11 years.
Founded in 1722 as a charity school, it occu-
pies a beautiful site in Edgbaston in 15 acres
of playing fields and gardens.
It is a thriving place where children achieve
a great many things – with outstanding
results.
Each year the school offers a limited num- THE Royal Wolverhamp- the curriculum superbly
ber of assisted places to pupils joining in ton Junior is offering par- supports and enhances
years three or four (ages seven to eight) – ents the chance to drop in the life of the children.
most of whom come from local schools. and see what makes the Together with the more
Worth between 25 and 95 per cent of full fees school outstanding as conventional aspects of
and subject to an assessment of financial cir- every day is an open day. learning, the pupils are
cumstances, these places make independent With scientists, dentists, taught Mandarin from
education more readily accessible to talent- doctors, vets, solicitors, year four and in year five
ed children. actors, musicians and and six there are perform-
With an assisted place at Blue Coat, your authors being formed by ing arts and study skills
child could enjoy: the school’s pastoral and sessions to help them pre-
e An excellent, rounded education for up to academic care systems – pare for the next step in
four years. who can deny the success their academic life.
e Outstanding academic success – around 66 and worth of a royal edu- Each lesson is delivered
per cent of our 11-year- olds gain a grammar cation? by a highly qualified sub-
school place each year. The individual education ject specialist and every
e A caring, nurturing environment with begins in the EYFS and classroom is equipped
small class sizes. pre-prep departments. with an interactive white-
e Unrivalled opportunities in sport, music Classes are ably support- board e Building for the future: Finley Walton, four,
and the arts. ed by the school’s highly e Jumping for joy: The children are happy Matthew Robins, three, Amelia Sheperd, four,
e A programme of more than 50 clubs and qualified team of teachers The children at and balanced. and Abigail Johnson, three.
activities and groups work with the Royal The school’s open

Top of the class


Interested? In the first instance please con- each child to harness and Wolverhampton entrance philosophy, cou-
tact Michael Hopper in the bursar’s office on maximise their educa- Junior are happy pled with an excellent aca-
0121 410 6805 to discuss your financial cir- tional and pastoral poten- and balanced. demic and pastoral provi-
cumstances and to find out if you are likely tial. sion, has ensured that it
to be eligible for an assisted place. He will be The children enjoy a won- sporting provision and has been one of the pre-
able to help you with the next steps. derfully balanced cur- EYFS and pre-prep pupils mier providers of pre-11 PUPILS at a Droitwich Spa and spacious environment
All children are required to pass the school’s riculum with subjects, continue their valuable education since its foun- school are celebrating that Dodderhill offers to
entrance test. For further information, such as history, RE, geog- swimming lessons in the dation in 1932. inspection success. the ambitious and inspir-
please visit the school’s website – www.blue- raphy, French and music, purpose-built school pool Why not come and see for Dodderhill School, in ing initiatives that enable
coat.bham.sch.uk – which contains lots of adding to their experi- and also take up the more yourself. Crutch Lane, was visited our youngest pupils to
information about the school including ence. traditional sports. To arrange a visit contact in January so an Indepen- become confident, inde-
details of forthcoming open days. We look The school also prides In the junior school, the Ann Jackson on 01902 dent Schools Inspectorate pendent learners.”
forward to hearing from you. itself on the excellent focus is on each child and 349100. report could be compiled In addition to regulations,
of its early years founda- an interim inspection of
tion stage (EYFS). the school – a much briefer
Inspectors found that all inspection – also found an
aspects of the EYFS, such excellent curriculum,
as reception, kinder- pupils who were “exem-
garten and nursery, were plary learners, displaying
outstanding including lively intellectual curiosi-
leadership and manage- ty” and whose personal
ment, quality of provision development is well sup-
and outcomes for chil- ported by caring and nur-
dren. turing pastoral care.
Headteacher Joan Mumby This environment means
said: “It was a pleasure to that “by the time they are
read a report praising all sixteen girls develop into
aspects of our early years articulate and charming
provision from the safe young women.”
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Epic literary challenge


STUDENTS at St sponsored to raise Robert Dowling, head-
George’s School, Edgbas- money for the Birming- master at St George’s.
ton, have completed an ham branch of the The school is also proud
epic challenge to read Acorns Children’s Hos- of the significant level of
every single book in pice. Following comple- refurbishment which
their school library. tion of the task the has taken place follow-
This amounted to a school presented a ing the arrival of Sir Bob
mammoth 7,000 books in £2,345.41 cheque to as headmaster in 2010.
total, from short stories Eileen Rock, the hos- The ICT department has
and novels to encyclopae- pice’s Birmingham and been upgraded, there is a
dias and dictionaries, Warwickshire’s commu- new art block with a sep-
with some books con- nity fund-raising manag- arate ceramics room and
taining literally thou- er. a dance and drama stu-
sands of pages. “Our students love a dio has been created.
The challenge was set by challenge and what bet- The library has been
Pia Abbott, head of Eng- ter than something extended and the sixth
lish studies, to encour- which combined raising form has moved to a dif-
age students to read a money for a good cause ferent building, offering
wide variety of books. with improving their teaching rooms and
It took almost 14 months personal knowledge and leisure space designed to
e Kind-hearted: Acorns Hospice’s Eileen Rock, year nine student Cameron Parkes to complete and most of increasing their passion meet the needs of today’s
and Sir Robert Dowling. those who took part were for books,” said Sir young adults.

Making her mark Shaping leaders


A STUDENT at Wolverhampton
KING Edward VI High
School for Girls (KEHS) has
of Birmingham and an
author.
Grammar School has taken her built a reputation for excel- The list above offers a
first steps into the wider world of lence in all areas of school glimpse of just one month
politics after being elected onto her life since it was first estab- at KEHS – opportunities
local city youth council. lished in 1883. and activities of this nature
Elizabeth Bamford, a lower sixth KEHS is one of two inde- are a daily part of a KEHS
student at the Compton-based pendent day schools in the education, as Sarah Evans,
school, has been elected onto the King Edward VI Founda- principal, explains.
Wolverhampton City Youth Coun- tion, which is also respon- “KEHS is a vibrant com-
cil (WCYC). Her success means she sible for five g rammar munity, buzzing with ener-
will be representing students at schools and one academy gy. The opportunities for
her school and other young people around the city of Birming- the girls are outstanding
in the south west of the city where ham. e Leading by and far beyond what most
she lives. The 17-year-old, who is a The school prides itself on example: Principal schools can offer. It is hard
member of the WGS student par- nurturing the well rounded Sarah Evans. to see how the girls fit
liament, was thrilled to be voted and inquiring mind outside everything in, but they do
onto the city youth council. e Next stop Downing Street: Elizabeth Bamford, front of the classroom as well as binders, girls have been and pastoral staff encour-
“I am delighted to be a part of this row, left, with members of WGS student parliament. in it. In March alone, the involved in concerts age them to pursue a varied
council, representing my fellow school hosted a Comenius –including Mahler’s and enjoyable balance of
students and working hard to looks to address wider issues opment plan seeking to implement European project which Fourth Symphony – a dance activities and academic
ensure that the views of young peo- where they affect young people change as and where appropriate. brings schools from five production, which includ- work.
ple in the city are heard at the high- within the city. Its greatest success Head of WGS, Vincent Darby, is countries together to ed approximately a quarter “At KEHS we understand
est level,” said Elizabeth. last year was the building of a new pleased that students like Eliza- explore astronomical of the school, a religious that we have a responsibil-
The WCYC was launched in 2001 youth cafe – Epic – in the city cen- beth are keen to contribute to the measurement. studies celebration month, ity to shape tomorrow’s
and has links with the United King- tre. ongoing success of the school. The three day visit includ- a residential geography leaders and this involves
dom Youth Parliament and the Elizabeth has been active in school “The WGS student parliament is ed workshops, star watch- field trip, a classical visit to far more than just academ-
British Youth Council. It holds politics for several years. As part the epitome of democracy in es, presentations and visits Cirencester, a drama pro- ic success.”
strong links with the city council of the WGS student parliament she action, one that not only benefits to key sights of astronomi- duction of Skellig, a resi- For further information
and meets fortnightly to discuss a helped establish the new develop- the school, but provides a very real cal interest. dential music weekend and contact KEHS on 0121 472
broad range of issues including ment committee, which looks in political experience for our young KEHS also hosted a unique various visits including a 1834 or visit the school’s
leisure and public services. It also greater detail at the school’s devel- students,” said Mr Darby. exhibition of women book- BBC journalist, the Bishop website at www.kehs.org.uk
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e Wizard fun: Taylor Pantall-Burgess, Tilly


Giles, Grace Harker, Charlotte Harmer, Lauren
Whensley and Joshua Osborn-Patel.

e Learning the natural way: Bredon School has excellent outdoor educational facilities.
Wonderful books
School is developing its facilities
PUPILS at Bromsg rove ative writing tips. She read
School enjoyed a wonder- an extract from the begin-
ful World Book Day with ning of her novel, Amethyst
some exciting activities Child, setting the pupils up
throughout the school. for writing their own open-
BREDON School is continu- “We have fantastic facili- With the development of as their older brothers and At the pre-preparatory ing paragraphs in a similar
ing to develop its pioneering ties, experienced teachers our forest school we can sisters. Bredon School is school the day was cele- style.
approach to outdoor educa- and a safe and stimulating offer children even greater based around the pictur- brated in style with all the Fraser Foster, aged 13,
tion as it prepares to open a environment for children of opportunities for outdoor esque Pull Court mansion children and teachers wrote a piece set just after
e On the ball: OSH rugby sevens Jack Deakin, Ross Williams new reception class in Sep- all ages,” said headmaster learning.” near Upton-upon-Severn. A dressing up as book char- the Second World War,
and James Harborne. tember. John Hewitt. The new reception class fairly small, independent, acters. while Ben Bridgman, also
Set in 84 acres of grounds, “We have always offered an will enable Bredon to meet day and boarding school, A grand parade in assem- 13, went further back in
the school has a 13-acre for- excellent education at Bre- the demand from parents with a sixth form, it wel- bly was followed by a quiz time, writing about Quin-

What good sports est school area and a work-


ing farm.
don and the farm has been
one of our great assets.
for younger children to be
educated in the same school
comes boys and girls of all
abilities.
and other activities includ-
ing a bear hunt through the
school garden, a Where’s
tus, a Roman centurion
with a dilemma.
Many pupils bought her

These girls are so well spoken


Wally? hunt and various books, The Island and Cen-
other reading games and tury, while Sarah signed
MORE than 500 stu- was wonderful to see so MUGA for netball.” Stu- fun. At the preparatory them and chatted to pupils
dents from across the many students enjoying dents had the opportu- school pupils also dressed about her work.
country travelled to their sport and we look nity to compete against up as fictional characters, Sam Gilbert, a year eight
Stourbridge to compete forward to entering 12 other schools in GIRLS from but had the added privilege pupil, suggested an inter-
in a festival of sport at teams next year. spor ts ranging from Dodderhill of a special visit from teen esting title for Sarah’s lat-
Old Swinford Hospital. “OSH is renowned for rugby, football, dance, School are cele- fiction writer Sarah Sin- est book and Nandini
Headmaster Peter its sporting heritage cross country, netball brating after gleton. Bulchandini, of year five,
Jones said: “We were and our superb sports and basketball. success in dis- Sarah talked to years seven was able to show Sarah her
delighted to host this facilities were put to full Old Swinford Hospital trict debating and eight about her career own book that she has been
inaugural event cele- use, including the new triumphed in the U-14 competitions. as a writer and offered cre- working on.
brating the 21st sports ground at Tre- basketball and student The school’s
anniversary of the herns Fields, Hagley, for Emily Monk was first in public speaking
SBSA – State Boarding the cross country and the U-18 girls’ cross teams have
School Association. It our new all-weather country. enjoyed signifi-
cant success by

Classic play is a big hit


scooping awards
in two competi-
tions – one
organised by the
Rotary Club, the
HEATHFIELD School’s other by the Eng-
production of Blood lish Speaking
Brothers, by Willy Rus- Union (ESU).
sell, was an ambitious At the Malvern
project for such a young Rotary Club pub-
cast. lic speaking
Each member of the cast competition the
worked as a team player, Dodderhill team
some taking several roles of Lucy Green-
and a share of the narra- head, Tier ney
tion. Holloway and e Latin flair: Holy Trinity International played
Audiences agreed that Luze Cavelle- host to exchange students all the way from its
there were some excep- Lock won the sister school in Paraguay. Head Pam Leek-
tional perfor mances. best team shield. Wright is joined by Antonella Silvera and
There was plenty of Lucy was in e Silverware: Tierney Holloway, Luze Cavelle-Lock, Bethany Barnes and Lucy Guillermo Aguirre.
laughter and quite a few action again at Greenhead celebrate their competition success.

Global awareness
of the audience were the Internation-
moved to tears at the end e Stage: Rose Parkinson as Mrs John- al RIBI Youth Speaks senior Barnes and Molly Everitt, trict finals. In both these competed against teams
of the play. stone and Nikita Arora as Mrs Lyons. competition, with Beth when the team won the dis- events the girls, aged 14-16, made up of sixth formers.
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e Wizard fun: Taylor Pantall-Burgess, Tilly


Giles, Grace Harker, Charlotte Harmer, Lauren
Whensley and Joshua Osborn-Patel.

e Learning the natural way: Bredon School has excellent outdoor educational facilities.
Wonderful books
School is developing its facilities
PUPILS at Bromsg rove ative writing tips. She read
School enjoyed a wonder- an extract from the begin-
ful World Book Day with ning of her novel, Amethyst
some exciting activities Child, setting the pupils up
throughout the school. for writing their own open-
BREDON School is continu- “We have fantastic facili- With the development of as their older brothers and At the pre-preparatory ing paragraphs in a similar
ing to develop its pioneering ties, experienced teachers our forest school we can sisters. Bredon School is school the day was cele- style.
approach to outdoor educa- and a safe and stimulating offer children even greater based around the pictur- brated in style with all the Fraser Foster, aged 13,
tion as it prepares to open a environment for children of opportunities for outdoor esque Pull Court mansion children and teachers wrote a piece set just after
e On the ball: OSH rugby sevens Jack Deakin, Ross Williams new reception class in Sep- all ages,” said headmaster learning.” near Upton-upon-Severn. A dressing up as book char- the Second World War,
and James Harborne. tember. John Hewitt. The new reception class fairly small, independent, acters. while Ben Bridgman, also
Set in 84 acres of grounds, “We have always offered an will enable Bredon to meet day and boarding school, A grand parade in assem- 13, went further back in
the school has a 13-acre for- excellent education at Bre- the demand from parents with a sixth form, it wel- bly was followed by a quiz time, writing about Quin-

What good sports est school area and a work-


ing farm.
don and the farm has been
one of our great assets.
for younger children to be
educated in the same school
comes boys and girls of all
abilities.
and other activities includ-
ing a bear hunt through the
school garden, a Where’s
tus, a Roman centurion
with a dilemma.
Many pupils bought her

These girls are so well spoken


Wally? hunt and various books, The Island and Cen-
other reading games and tury, while Sarah signed
MORE than 500 stu- was wonderful to see so MUGA for netball.” Stu- fun. At the preparatory them and chatted to pupils
dents from across the many students enjoying dents had the opportu- school pupils also dressed about her work.
country travelled to their sport and we look nity to compete against up as fictional characters, Sam Gilbert, a year eight
Stourbridge to compete forward to entering 12 other schools in GIRLS from but had the added privilege pupil, suggested an inter-
in a festival of sport at teams next year. spor ts ranging from Dodderhill of a special visit from teen esting title for Sarah’s lat-
Old Swinford Hospital. “OSH is renowned for rugby, football, dance, School are cele- fiction writer Sarah Sin- est book and Nandini
Headmaster Peter its sporting heritage cross country, netball brating after gleton. Bulchandini, of year five,
Jones said: “We were and our superb sports and basketball. success in dis- Sarah talked to years seven was able to show Sarah her
delighted to host this facilities were put to full Old Swinford Hospital trict debating and eight about her career own book that she has been
inaugural event cele- use, including the new triumphed in the U-14 competitions. as a writer and offered cre- working on.
brating the 21st sports ground at Tre- basketball and student The school’s
anniversary of the herns Fields, Hagley, for Emily Monk was first in public speaking
SBSA – State Boarding the cross country and the U-18 girls’ cross teams have
School Association. It our new all-weather country. enjoyed signifi-
cant success by

Classic play is a big hit


scooping awards
in two competi-
tions – one
organised by the
Rotary Club, the
HEATHFIELD School’s other by the Eng-
production of Blood lish Speaking
Brothers, by Willy Rus- Union (ESU).
sell, was an ambitious At the Malvern
project for such a young Rotary Club pub-
cast. lic speaking
Each member of the cast competition the
worked as a team player, Dodderhill team
some taking several roles of Lucy Green-
and a share of the narra- head, Tier ney
tion. Holloway and e Latin flair: Holy Trinity International played
Audiences agreed that Luze Cavelle- host to exchange students all the way from its
there were some excep- Lock won the sister school in Paraguay. Head Pam Leek-
tional perfor mances. best team shield. Wright is joined by Antonella Silvera and
There was plenty of Lucy was in e Silverware: Tierney Holloway, Luze Cavelle-Lock, Bethany Barnes and Lucy Guillermo Aguirre.
laughter and quite a few action again at Greenhead celebrate their competition success.

Global awareness
of the audience were the Internation-
moved to tears at the end e Stage: Rose Parkinson as Mrs John- al RIBI Youth Speaks senior Barnes and Molly Everitt, trict finals. In both these competed against teams
of the play. stone and Nikita Arora as Mrs Lyons. competition, with Beth when the team won the dis- events the girls, aged 14-16, made up of sixth formers.
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e Music success: Henry Thomas, Brittany Collie, Henry Newbould and


Olivia Wormald.

Musicians make the grade


FOUR pupils from Winterfold All four pupils have gained He also plays in the Worcester
House in Chaddesley Corbett their grade five music theory Youth Jazz Orchestra and in
have won six music scholar- and all play in Winterfold’s the Worcester Intermediate
ships to top senior schools jazz band – the Groove Dig- Orchestra.
across the region. gers. Brittany is grade six violin,
Henry Thomas, aged 13, has Henry Thomas recently grade four singing and grade
gained music scholarships to gained two grade sevens with six saxophone. She plays in the
Shrewsbury School and Chel- distinction in piano and trum- Haybridg e Community
tenham College, while Henry pet and is a member of the Orchestra and sings in the St
Newbould, 13, has gained National Children’s Orchestra Cassian’s Church Choir.
music scholarships to Shrews- of Great Britain. Olivia is grade six violin,
bury School and RGS Worces- He also plays in the Worcester grade five piano and grade five
ter – not to mention three Youth Jazz Orchestra and was singing and is shortly joining
other academic and all round- the winner of the U-12 brass the Worcester Youth Jazz
er scholarships. class two years running at the Orchestra. The four musi-
Meanwhile Brittany Collie, Worcester Arts Festival. cians look forward to a bright
12, and Olivia Wormald, 13, Henry Newbould is grade future and are testimony to
have both gained music schol- eight saxophone, grade five the fantastic standard of
arships to Bromsgrove School. bassoon and grade four piano. music at Winterfold.

Continuing to
set standards
NORFOLK House School, an inde- Girls (two passes); Priory School folk House Nursery, is set within a
pendent preparatory school for (two scholarships); Solihull School spacious and magical landscaped
boys and girls aged three-11, based (one pass); Edgbaston High School garden including a new and care-
in Edgbaston, Birmingham, has for Girls (seven passes including fully constructed adventure play-
once again excelled in its recent two scholarships); King Edward’s ground.
11+ examination results. School for Boys (four passes) and It sets a new standard for full time
Eighty four per cent of its year six King Edward High School for Girls and sessional day care between the
children have won places at the (three passes including one schol- ages of three months and four
g rammar and independent arship). years.
schools of their choice. Norfolk House’s success is readily Every aspect of the nursery has
This includes King Edward VI seen in the November 2010 Sunday been meticulously thought out and
Camp Hill School (five passes for Times Parent Power listings. designed to help the youngest chil-
the girls’ and two passes for the The school is ranked 50th in a list dren learn and develop at their
boys’ school); King Edward VI of the top 200 preparatory schools own individual pace.
Aston (two passes); King Edward in the country – the highest ranked There is much emphasis on indi-
VI Fiveways (two passes); King Birmingham school in the league vidual attention and social and
Edward VI Handsworth for Girls table. emotional development at Norfolk
(one pass); Handsworth Grammar It also takes pride in its inclusion House Nursery, as well as learning
School for Boys (one pass); Sutton in the Good Schools Guide. in a structured yet inspirational
Coldfield Grammar School for The school’s recent addition, Nor- environment.
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Where there’s so Scholarships


much going on
HOLY Trinity Interna-
tional School is inviting
applications for year five
pupil scholarships for
entry this coming Sep-
tember.
Head Pam Leek-Wright
said: “We are delighted to
e Alasdair KING Edward’s School,
be able to offer these
Payne. scholarships for entry in
Birmingham, has been one to our year five class this
of the best academic schools

High
coming September.
in the country for over a cen- “With a strong tradition
tury and exam results in 2010 of supporting pupils and
have been outstanding. their families through

flying
A record 77 per cent of our community scholar-
pupils achieved A* and A ship programmes, Holy
grades at A-level and 53 per Trinity International
cent gained A* grades at School enjoys welcoming
OLD Swinford GCSE. families from both the
Hospital student “These are truly exception- local and wider commu-
Alasdair Payne al results,” said John
Claughton, the chief master.
nities, and we hope that e Academic excellence:
has been offered by offering further schol- Head Pam Leek-Wright.
a place at the “Achieved by boys who are arships we can support
University of also doing an extraordinary even more families with lish. Being held on Saturday,
Reading to study range of other things.” their educational studies.” May 21, from 9.30-11am, chil-
war, peace and In 2010 25 boys were accept- Throughout the prep, senior dren from local and surround-
international ed by Oxford and Cambridge and sixth form, a total of 24 ing schools are invited to apply,
relations having and 20 boys have received scholarships will be issued to with scholarship programmes
completed a offers this year. reward existing students and available upon request. All
BTEC first Excellence is obviously one enrol students of a high calibre scholarship applications need
diploma level two goal of this school, but so is e Triumphant: The school production of Les Miserables was to the school. to be submitted to Holy Trinity
in public services accessibility. a big hit. Scholarships will be awarded International School by
with a The school is also striving for academic excellence, cre- Wednesday, May 18.
distinction star. hard to ensure that opportu- independent school in this country through the substantial generosi- ative arts and sports. Once a Mrs Leek-Wright added: “This
The 18-year-old nities are available to all able boys, to introduce the International Bac- ty of a former pupil of King student has been awarded a is a wonderful opportunity for
took advantage whatever the financial situation of calaureate Diploma and cease Edward’s, Paul Ruddock, and the scholarship, they will be enti- parents and students who may
of the chance to their parents. teaching A-levels at the same time. King Edward’s Foundation, and tled to receive continued provi- have previously thought that
study for the The school has extended and will “This is a historic change for King will provide excellent facilities for sion for as long as they remain an independent education was
BTEC through continue to extend the provision of Edward’s School,’ said Mr music and drama to match the at Holy Trinity, providing they not a viable option.”
the school’s assisted places, funded by the King Claughton. remarkable quality of those activ- maintain appropriate stan- For parents who are interest-
combined cadet Edward’s Foundation and the gen- “We believe that, with its breadth, ities. dards. ed in the school, but feel a
force. “I have erosity of former pupils, and 30 per its freedom and its recognition of In fact, this term the senior pro- During the morning boys and scholarship is not an option,
gained extra cent of boys have some form of fee all aspects of a pupil’s education, it duction was a triumphant render- girls will sit mathematics and Holy Trinity also offers bur-
UCAS points reduction, with 10 per cent having will provide the right challenge for ing of Les Miserables, the junior English papers, with students saries on a means tested basis.
through the entirely free places. the boys that we have in this play was an inventive staging of wishing to be considered for Prospective families are
BTEC, which school.” Skellig and there have been con- creative arts or a sports schol- warmly invited to attend one of
resulted in the INTERNATIONAL certs at the school ranging from arship needing to bring in their the school’s many weekly open
offer from BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PAUL AND JILL RUDDOCK orchestral music to guitar ensem- portfolios of works before tak- Fridays following the Easter
Reading and will FOR THE SIXTH FORM PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE bles. ing a general assessment in break and prior to May’s schol-
hopefully further Another major change has been The school is also in the process of For further information please both mathematics and Eng- arship entry deadline.
my chances of the introduction of the Interna- building a £10m performing arts contact Nicole Phillips, admis-
achieving a tional Baccalaureate Diploma for centre in collaboration with King sions and marketing co-ordinator,
career in the the sixth form last September. Edward VI High School for Girls. on admissions@kes.org.uk or call
police force.” King Edward’s is the first major This project is being funded her on 0121 472 1672.
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GIRLS from
They are the champions
Heathfield School
turned on the style
Future stars
when they took part BOWBROOK House School has champi-
in the Midlands ons in their midst once again as two of
Netball their most talented pupils have been
Championships, recognised as both female and male jun-
which were held at ior sports personality of the year 2011 in
Stafford Prep the Wychavon Sports Awards.
School. Heathfield Harry Sykes and Tazmin Pugh are both
entered two teams, pupils of Bowbrook House School and are
one in each age two extremely talented and committed
group. The U-10 athletes. Both Tazmin and Harry quali-
team finished in fied for the ISA National Cross Country
fourth place, while Championships. However, the Wychavon
the U-9 team award was for an entirely different sport
finished in first and an entirely different achievement –
place and are the such is the diverse talent shown by these
Midlands ISA two pupils.
Netball Champions. Just 12-years-old, Harry is not only an out-
The winning team standing swimmer, performing consis- e Outstanding: Harry Sykes and
are Rose Pearson, tently well, but has also led the Pershore Tazmin Pugh with Tom
Harriet Jones, Junior Swimming team to glory at a whole Naughton, the coach from
Charlotte Bardsley, host of different events. He is the ISA Mid- Pershore Swimming Club.
Lydia Peters, lands outstanding boy swimmer and an
Berenice Lunn, ISA national champion. As well as swim- Swimming Champion for the third year
Georgia Warrington, ming, Harry runs a three mile cross coun- running at Coventry’s Olympic length
Hannah Fellows, try each week at school and then at home pool. In addition, she won the ISA Nation-
Ella Deanwood, looks after his pony, which he uses for al Junior Girls most outstanding swim-
Emily Baker and Pony Club Tetrathlon. Harry also takes mer trophy and is the ISA Midlands most
Alice Liversidge. part in school rugby and football teams. outstanding swimmer. Tazmin’s commit-
e Silverware: The Tazmin, who is 10-years-old, continues to ment to her training is immense. She is in
under nines show great commitment to her sport sur- the pool six days a week and also takes part
netball winners. passing her previous year’s individual in school netball and hockey teams
successes. She was the National ISA against other Worcestershire schools.

e Magnificent: The boys collect their trophy.

It’s a sporting phenomenon


A GROUP of boys at Broms- credit to the school and that to the top to claim the champi-
grove Preparatory School the success at Rosslyn Park is onship. It is only the third
have proved themselves excep- “the highlight of my 31 years time in 12 years that the
tional in a run of huge success- here.” Bromsgrove team has won the
es across several sports. The same group of boys also title, with the two other occa-
The boys, all aged 13 and had success earlier in the year sions in 2004 and 2005.
under, formed the rugby sev- with an astounding unbeaten Only the host team, Millfield,
ens squad which fought tough rugby union season. The first has won the championship
opposition at the prestigious XV broke records with a run more times making Broms-
Rosslyn Park National of 15 matches with 15 wins, grove the second best school in
Schools’ Championships to amassing an astonishing 752 the competition’s history.
emerge as champions with a points and conceding only 30. In addition the same age
27-0 win against Bedford The team were universally group were national finalists
School. The Bromsgrove praised for their impressive in the ESAA All England
squad had been favourites to skill and conduct in every Cross Country Cup Final at
win following their perform- match. Alnwick, Northumberland, as
ances in the tournaments If success in rugby across the only one of two prep schools
leading up to Rosslyn Park, board was not enough to prove to have qualified. To top it all
winning the cups at Packwood their quality, boys from the off the boys in this age group
and Millfield tournaments, as same group stole the show at are also known for their suc-
well as at home at the Broms- the IAPS National Hockey cess in cricket, swimming and
grove Sevens. Coach Chris Finals at Millfield School with athletics – for which the sum-
Harris said that the boys are a the first VII battling their way mer season holds high hopes.