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Old Swinford Hospital Storms Through to Final

Wednesday 21st March 2012

It was third time lucky for the Old Swinford Hospital U18 team in the semi-finals of the Daily Mail RBS Schools' Rugby Cup with an emphatic 20-3 win against local rivals King's School Worcester, which secured their first ever place in the final of this prestigious competition.

In 2005, they lost to the eventual winners Exeter College and in 2011 to Oakham

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School Celebrates Super Six

Tuesday 20th March 2012

Six talented sports students from Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge are celebrating after being selected for their country.

Head of School, Edward Taylor, who has already played for the England U19 Rugby team has now been selected along with Max Stelling for the U18 squad.

Joe Wrafter and Josh Feek have been selected for the U16 England Squad, after representing... Read more »

Lord Adonis visits The Duke of York’s Royal Military School

Monday 12th March 2012

The Duke of York's Royal Military School (DOYRMS) has hosted a visit by Lord Adonis, to demonstrate its considerable progress since receiving Academy status in 2010.

Lord Adonis, the architect of the School Academies programme under the last government, was given a tour of the school and learned about its successful partnership working with other local schools, including... Read more »

Students to Meet Queen at Westminster Abbey

Thursday 8th March 2012

On Monday 12th March 7 lucky pupils from Wymondham College will attend the Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey; celebrating The Queens 60th Anniversary as Head of the Commonwealth.

Tickets to this special event were awarded to them by the Royal Commonwealth Society after they had taken part in the Commonwealth's digital Diamond Jubilee... Read more »

Bumper crop are Oxbridge-bound

Tuesday 6th March 2012

No fewer than 20 Sixth Form students at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge University for 2012, the highest number at the school since 1985.

Headmaster Andrew Jarman said: "My congratulations go to them all, although some have still got remarkably high requirements to meet before the place is secured. It is very pleasing... Read more »

Fairytale Fancy Dress

Monday 5th March 2012

Fantasy became reality when junior pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School came to school on Friday. Pupils had dressed as their favourite fairytale characters as part of the World Book Day celebrations.

During Book Week literacy lessons had been based around fairy tales as a way of encouraging greater enjoyment from reading and experiencing the writing of... Read more »

Wymondham College Host Freedom Charity on World Book Day

Friday 2nd March 2012

On the 1st March Wymondham College pupils joined children, of all ages, across the country in a celebration of authors, books, illustrators and the joy of reading for UNESCO's World Book Day. To highlight the occasion the school invited Aneeta Prem, the author of But it's Not Fair and Founder and Life President of Freedom Charity, to speak to the pupils.

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Lord Lieutenant opens new boarding house

Wednesday 29th February 2012

The Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper, will officially open the new boarding house at Steyning Grammar School on March 14th, 2012 from 3.00pm. Heralded as "education's best kept secret", there are only 38 state boarding schools in the UK which offer state-funded education to young learners from a range of backgrounds. Steyning Grammar School is not only the largest... Read more »


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