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Keswick School News

Monday 27th January 2014

We have started horse riding as a new activity in the boarding house. Each term we have 8 sessions on a Monday night at a riding school about 10 miles away called Rookin House. They have lots of ponies and horses, my favourite is Coral. Mr Pickering takes us in the mini bus and when we get there Clare and Claire split us in to groups and each week we do different things,... Read more »

Gordon's Memorial Weekend

Monday 20th January 2014

Last year, Gordon's School beat the snow to parade along Whitehall in London for the annual memorial service. This year we were faced with the possibility of floods if the rain continued. Thankfully the rain held off and despite very little sunshine the students kept dry as they proudly marched behind the Pipes and Drums band from King Charles Street passing by the Cenotaph... Read more »

Old Swinford Hospital Appoints New Headmaster

Friday 13th December 2013

The Governors of Old Swinford Hospital are delighted to announce that Mr Paul Kilbride is to be the next Headmaster from September 2014. 

Mr Kilbride is a Modern History graduate from Magdalen College, Oxford who completed his MA at the University of London. He is currently Deputy Head of Bethany School, Sussex and will succeed Peter Jones who is retiring after... Read more »

Grant for tree planting

Friday 6th December 2013

Pupils from Wymondham College emphasised the importance of diversity to both trees and people with a planting scheme in their school grounds during The Tree Council's 2013 National Tree Week (23rd November to 1st December).

With the help of a grant from The Tree Council, the lead UK tree campaigning partnership, they be planted 42 trees around the 83 acre site; 14... Read more »

Lairthwaite Boarding House "Apprentice" Challenge

Thursday 28th November 2013

Boarding at Keswick School is never dull! It’s great to have so many trips, clubs and activities to get involved with and we all feel really welcomed by the local community. One activity that recently had us all buzzing was “The Apprentice Challenge” set by Mr Jackson, our Head teacher. The task was simple, come up with a brilliant money making scheme to... Read more »

Welcome speech by Roy Page, Chairman of the SBSA at the annual conference 2013

Monday 25th November 2013

Welcome speech by Roy Page, Chairman of the SBSA and headmaster of The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe

State Boarding Schools' Association annual conference 2013

Wymondham College, Norfolk


Good afternoon,... Read more »

Students receive prestigious engineering scholarship

Tuesday 12th November 2013

Adam Birchall and Raphaella Turbin from Wymondham College were awarded a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship recently at a ceremony held in London supported by the Institution of Engineering & Technology and the engineering company BAE Systems. Adam and Raphaella were presented with their Scholarships by Jonathan Firth, Director of Operations & Projects,... Read more »

Wymondham College Named in National Sixth Form Top 20

Monday 11th November 2013

Researchers named Wymondham College as one of the country's top 20 Sixth Forms last week. Analysis by Oxford Analytics looked at a range of different statistics measuring the performance of Sixth Form students in the summer of 2013 and identified the College's performance amongst the very best in the country. This comes shortly after similar research by The Guardian named... Read more »

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