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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-

become confident. He will be The children enjoy a won. 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. four. sion. the curriculum superbly ber of assisted places to pupils joining in ton Junior is offering par. report could be compiled In addition to regulations. cou- tact Michael Hopper in the bursar’s office on maximise their educa. ty” and whose personal ment. inde- details of forthcoming open days. actors. Each lesson is delivered per cent of our 11-year. Crutch Lane.” forward to hearing from you. the school – a much briefer Inspectors found that all inspection – also found an aspects of the EYFS. music Classes are ably support. year four and in year five ed children. quality of provision development is well sup- and outcomes for chil. To arrange a visit contact in January so an Indepen. raphy. swimming lessons in the dation in 1932. these places make independent With scientists. e Outstanding academic success – around 66 and worth of a royal edu. Junior are happy pled with an excellent aca- 0121 410 6805 to discuss your financial cir. 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. THE Royal Wolverhamp. purpose-built school pool Why not come and see for Dodderhill School. derfully balanced cur. For further information. each child to harness and Wolverhampton entrance philosophy. itself on the excellent focus is on each child and 349100.uk – which contains lots of adding to their experi.” . learning. We look The school also prides In the junior school. the ambitious and inspir- please visit the school’s website – www. the Ann Jackson on 01902 dent Schools Inspectorate pendent learners. inspection success. school are celebrating that Dodderhill offers to entrance test. has ensured that it to be eligible for an assisted place. three. Amelia Sheperd. displaying outstanding including lively intellectual curiosi- leadership and manage. were plary learners. e A programme of more than 50 clubs and qualified team of teachers The children at and balanced. such as history. pre-prep departments. and the arts. with an interactive white- e Unrivalled opportunities in sport. 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. every day is an open day. in ing initiatives that enable coat. such excellent curriculum. 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. and Abigail Johnson. supports and enhances years three or four (ages seven to eight) – ents the chance to drop in the life of the children. solicitors. geog.education Independent Access for all THE Blue Coat School.bham. sporting provision and has been one of the pre- able to help you with the next steps. and also take up the more yourself. pupils who were “exem- garten and nursery. dentists. board e Building for the future: Finley Walton. an interim inspection of tion stage (EYFS). activities and groups work with the Royal The school’s open Top of the class Interested? In the first instance please con.olds gain a grammar cation? by a highly qualified sub- school place each year. French and music. vets. rounded education for up to academic care systems – pare for the next step in four years. kinder. and balanced. It is a thriving place where children achieve a great many things – with outstanding results. Birmingham. who can deny the success their academic life. ported by caring and nur- dren. traditional sports. four. demic and pastoral provi- cumstances and to find out if you are likely tial. tional and pastoral poten.blue. musicians and and six there are perform- With an assisted place at Blue Coat. taught Mandarin from education more readily accessible to talent. turing pastoral care.sch. as reception. of its early years founda. three. ed by the school’s highly e Jumping for joy: The children are happy Matthew Robins. is an Right royal education independent preparatory day school offering an outstanding educational experience to boys and girls from two to 11 years. was visited our youngest pupils to information about the school including ence. the pupils are cumstances. Founded in 1722 as a charity school. nurturing environment with begins in the EYFS and classroom is equipped small class sizes. it occu- pies a beautiful site in Edgbaston in 15 acres of playing fields and gardens. most of whom come from local schools. The individual education ject specialist and every e A caring. doctors. continue their valuable education since its foun. Each year the school offers a limited num. RE.

head of Eng. er. “Our students love a dio has been created. ter than something extended and the sixth lish studies. Edgbas. 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. buzzing with ener- will be representing students at schools and one academy gy. one that not only benefits to key sights of astronomi. studies celebration month. of the significant level of every single book in pice. tre. dential music weekend and contact KEHS on 0121 472 broad range of issues including ment committee. 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. refurbishment which their school library. the Bishop website at www. a classical visit to far more than just academ- British Youth Council. offering wide variety of books. to encour. at KEHS – opportunities local city youth council.org. those who took part were for books. which is also respon. total. is countries together to ed approximately a quarter “At KEHS we understand est level. in it. Her success means she sible for five g rammar munity. as Sarah Evans. Wolverhampton City Youth Coun. BBC journalist. e Next stop Downing Street: Elizabeth Bamford. In March alone. Making her mark Shaping leaders A STUDENT at Wolverhampton KING Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) has of Birmingham and an author. which combined raising form has moved to a dif- age students to read a money for a good cause ferent building. ic success. ple in the city are heard at the high. Warwickshire’s commu. nity fund-raising manag. head- George’s School. Grammar School has taken her built a reputation for excel.education Independent Epic literary challenge STUDENTS at St sponsored to raise Robert Dowling. was thrilled to be voted and inquiring mind outside everything in. The library has been Pia Abbott. The three day visit includ. duction of Skellig. a religious that we have a responsibil- The WCYC was launched in 2001 youth cafe – Epic – in the city cen. star watch. master at St George’s. ity to shape tomorrow’s and has links with the United King. last year was the building of a new pleased that students like Eliza. It is hard member of the WGS student par. tion. the hos. have completed an ham branch of the The school is also proud epic challenge to read Acorns Children’s Hos. front of the classroom as well as binders. The opportunities for her school and other young people around the city of Birming. pice’s Birmingham and been upgraded. explore astronomical of the school. The ICT department has and novels to encyclopae.” said Mr Darby.” said Sir young adults. beth are keen to contribute to the measurement. Following comple. principal. The 17-year-old. from short stories Eileen Rock. field trip. are a daily part of a KEHS student at the Compton-based pendent day schools in the education. presentations and visits Cirencester. “KEHS is a vibrant com- cil (WCYC).uk .000 books in £2. school. the school. exhibition of women book. a lower sixth KEHS is one of two inde. who is a The school prides itself on example: Principal schools can offer. tion of the task the has taken place follow- This amounted to a school presented a ing the arrival of Sir Bob mammoth 7. arate ceramics room and taining literally thou. 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. money for the Birming. which includ. Its greatest success Head of WGS. For further information and meets fortnightly to discuss a helped establish the new develop. ongoing success of the school. It also greater detail at the school’s devel. work. within the city. ton. 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. a dance and drama stu- sands of pages. Vincent Darby. a resi. the girls are outstanding in the south west of the city where ham. where they affect young people change as and where appropriate. year nine student Cameron Parkes to complete and most of increasing their passion meet the needs of today’s and Sir Robert Dowling. has been elected onto the King Edward VI Founda.” strong links with the city council of the WGS student parliament she action. lished in 1883.345. but they do onto the city youth council. brings schools from five production. the involved in concerts age them to pursue a varied council. and activities of this nature Elizabeth Bamford.41 cheque to as headmaster in 2010. a drama pro. but provides a very real cal interest. left. The challenge was set by challenge and what bet. nurturing the well rounded Sarah Evans. explains. girls have been and pastoral staff encour- “I am delighted to be a part of this row. there is a dias and dictionaries. 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. e Leading by and far beyond what most she lives. As part the epitome of democracy in es. new art block with a sep- with some books con. to see how the girls fit liament. It holds politics for several years.” said Elizabeth. with members of WGS student parliament. students.kehs.

basketball and student The school’s anniversary of the herns Fields.education education Independent Independent e Wizard fun: Taylor Pantall-Burgess. host to exchange students all the way from its there were some excep. lic speaking Each member of the cast competition the worked as a team player. enjoyed signifi- cant success by Classic play is a big hit scooping awards in two competi- tions – one organised by the Rotary Club. style. John Hewitt. for Emily Monk was first in public speaking SBSA – State Boarding the cross country and the U-18 girls’ cross teams have School Association. for younger children to be educated in the same school comes boys and girls of all abilities. and James Harborne. The new reception class fairly small. 13. Tier ney tion. “We have always offered an will enable Bredon to meet day and boarding school. and a safe and stimulating offer children even greater based around the pictur. for writing their own open- BREDON School is continu. while Sarah signed MORE than 500 stu. Grace Harker. experienced teachers our forest school we can sisters. made up of sixth formers. brated in style with all the Fraser Foster. a Roman centurion with a dilemma. tember. dance. Tilly Giles. Bethany Barnes and Lucy Guillermo Aguirre. football. Lauren Whensley and Joshua Osborn-Patel. 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. it wel. while Ben Bridgman. also Set in 84 acres of grounds. went further back in the school has a 13-acre for. an extract from the begin- ful World Book Day with ning of her novel. sell. approach to outdoor educa. In both these competed against teams of the play. Luze Cavelle-Lock. don and the farm has been one of our great assets. Charlotte Harmer.” near Upton-upon-Severn. At the preparatory them and chatted to pupils dents from across the many students enjoying dents had the opportu. excellent education at Bre. Jones said: “We were and our superb sports and basketball. a Where’s tus. Bulchandini. setting the pupils up throughout the school. She read School enjoyed a wonder. including the new triumphed in the U-14 competitions. The Island and Cen- other reading games and tury. Sam Gilbert. School are cele. “OSH is renowned for rugby. stone and Nikita Arora as Mrs Lyons. Dodderhill team some taking several roles of Lucy Green- and a share of the narra.” said headmaster learning. A dressing up as book char. With the development of as their older brothers and At the pre-preparatory ing paragraphs in a similar ing to develop its pioneering ties. Lock won the sister school in Paraguay. working on. use. the demand from parents with a sixth form. Head Pam Leek- tional perfor mances. with Beth when the team won the dis. A grand parade in assem. “We have fantastic facili. Bredon School is school the day was cele. and other activities includ- ing a bear hunt through the school garden. e Learning the natural way: Bredon School has excellent outdoor educational facilities. Wright is joined by Antonella Silvera and There was plenty of Lucy was in e Silverware: Tierney Holloway. was an ambitious At the Malvern project for such a young Rotary Club pub- cast. trict finals. head. brating the 21st sports ground at Tre. aged 14-16. est book and Nandini Headmaster Peter its sporting heritage cross country. It our new all-weather country. Wonderful books School is developing its facilities PUPILS at Bromsg rove ative writing tips.events the girls. suggested an inter- in a festival of sport at teams next year. Many pupils bought her These girls are so well spoken Wally? hunt and various books. independent. Union (ESU). best team shield. . the HEATHFIELD School’s other by the Eng- production of Blood lish Speaking Brothers. Hagley. the Second World War. bly was followed by a quiz time. Amethyst some exciting activities Child. competition. as a writer and offered cre. success in dis. country travelled to their sport and we look nity to compete against up as fictional characters. writing about Quin- What good sports est school area and a work- ing farm. netball brating after gleton. fiction writer Sarah Sin. al RIBI Youth Speaks senior Barnes and Molly Everitt. laughter and quite a few action again at Greenhead celebrate their competition success. acters. spor ts ranging from Dodderhill of a special visit from teen esting title for Sarah’s lat- Old Swinford Hospital. school pupils also dressed about her work. was wonderful to see so MUGA for netball. Global awareness of the audience were the Internation- moved to tears at the end e Stage: Rose Parkinson as Mrs John. all ages. Holloway and e Latin flair: Holy Trinity International played Audiences agreed that Luze Cavelle. 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. a year eight Stourbridge to compete forward to entering 12 other schools in GIRLS from but had the added privilege pupil. fun.” Stu. aged 13. of year five. by Willy Rus.

by Willy Rus. spor ts ranging from Dodderhill of a special visit from teen esting title for Sarah’s lat- Old Swinford Hospital. style. was wonderful to see so MUGA for netball. for Emily Monk was first in public speaking SBSA – State Boarding the cross country and the U-18 girls’ cross teams have School Association. “We have always offered an will enable Bredon to meet day and boarding school. Tilly Giles. “OSH is renowned for rugby. Charlotte Harmer. brating the 21st sports ground at Tre. dance. basketball and student The school’s anniversary of the herns Fields. competition. Holloway and e Latin flair: Holy Trinity International played Audiences agreed that Luze Cavelle. bly was followed by a quiz time. all ages.education education Independent Independent e Wizard fun: Taylor Pantall-Burgess. It our new all-weather country. the HEATHFIELD School’s other by the Eng- production of Blood lish Speaking Brothers. a Where’s tus. Wright is joined by Antonella Silvera and There was plenty of Lucy was in e Silverware: Tierney Holloway. as a writer and offered cre. it wel. experienced teachers our forest school we can sisters. including the new triumphed in the U-14 competitions. lic speaking Each member of the cast competition the worked as a team player. enjoyed signifi- cant success by Classic play is a big hit scooping awards in two competi- tions – one organised by the Rotary Club. the demand from parents with a sixth form. also Set in 84 acres of grounds. trict finals. Bethany Barnes and Lucy Guillermo Aguirre. and other activities includ- ing a bear hunt through the school garden. Bulchandini. In both these competed against teams of the play. went further back in the school has a 13-acre for. made up of sixth formers. for writing their own open- BREDON School is continu. of year five. fun. aged 13.” near Upton-upon-Severn. Sam Gilbert. while Ben Bridgman. a Roman centurion with a dilemma. A grand parade in assem. Hagley. was an ambitious At the Malvern project for such a young Rotary Club pub- cast. Amethyst some exciting activities Child. tember. an extract from the begin- ful World Book Day with ning of her novel. while Sarah signed MORE than 500 stu. country travelled to their sport and we look nity to compete against up as fictional characters. host to exchange students all the way from its there were some excep. stone and Nikita Arora as Mrs Lyons. don and the farm has been one of our great assets. e Learning the natural way: Bredon School has excellent outdoor educational facilities. laughter and quite a few action again at Greenhead celebrate their competition success. acters. Lock won the sister school in Paraguay. John Hewitt. Many pupils bought her These girls are so well spoken Wally? hunt and various books. fiction writer Sarah Sin. working on. At the preparatory them and chatted to pupils dents from across the many students enjoying dents had the opportu. With the development of as their older brothers and At the pre-preparatory ing paragraphs in a similar ing to develop its pioneering ties. The Island and Cen- other reading games and tury. best team shield. “We have fantastic facili. school pupils also dressed about her work.” Stu. Jones said: “We were and our superb sports and basketball. A dressing up as book char. . Union (ESU). football. Wonderful books School is developing its facilities PUPILS at Bromsg rove ative writing tips. She read School enjoyed a wonder. brated in style with all the Fraser Foster. writing about Quin- What good sports est school area and a work- ing farm. sell. success in dis. al RIBI Youth Speaks senior Barnes and Molly Everitt. approach to outdoor educa. Grace Harker. Lauren Whensley and Joshua Osborn-Patel. est book and Nandini Headmaster Peter its sporting heritage cross country. netball brating after gleton. and James Harborne. suggested an inter- in a festival of sport at teams next year. independent. Head Pam Leek- tional perfor mances. Luze Cavelle-Lock. and a safe and stimulating offer children even greater based around the pictur. The new reception class fairly small. Dodderhill team some taking several roles of Lucy Green- and a share of the narra.” said headmaster learning. School are cele. 13. a year eight Stourbridge to compete forward to entering 12 other schools in GIRLS from but had the added privilege pupil. head. for younger children to be educated in the same school comes boys and girls of all abilities. excellent education at Bre. Ross Williams new reception class in Sep. Tier ney tion. the Second World War. Global awareness of the audience were the Internation- moved to tears at the end e Stage: Rose Parkinson as Mrs John. Bredon School is school the day was cele. 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.events the girls. aged 14-16. use. with Beth when the team won the dis. setting the pupils up throughout the school. 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.

Sutton in the Good Schools Guide. has gained National Children’s Orchestra Cassian’s Church Choir. and all play in Winterfold’s the Worcester Intermediate ships to top senior schools jazz band – the Groove Dig. music scholarships to Shrews. environment. years. . cians look forward to a bright 12. Brittany Collie. eight saxophone. aged 13. gers. The four musi- Meanwhile Brittany Collie. Orchestra. Edgbaston High School garden including a new and care- in Edgbaston. class two years running at the Orchestra. King Edward in the country – the highest ranked There is much emphasis on indi- VI Fiveways (two passes). Handsworth Grammar It also takes pride in its inclusion House Nursery. She plays in the Shrewsbury School and Chel. Olivia is grade six violin. grade five the fantastic standard of arships to Bromsgrove School. music at Winterfold. distinction in piano and trum. has Henry Thomas recently grade four singing and grade gained music scholarships to gained two grade sevens with six saxophone. King Birmingham school in the league vidual attention and social and Edward VI Handsworth for Girls table. Nor.education Independent e Music success: Henry Thomas. Henry Newbould and Olivia Wormald. 13. 13. 11+ examination results. of Great Britain. Birmingham. across the region. an inde. Henry Thomas. while Henry pet and is a member of the Orchestra and sings in the St Newbould. and Olivia Wormald. Girls (two passes). Henry Newbould is grade future and are testimony to have both gained music schol. 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. Solihull School spacious and magical landscaped boys and girls aged three-11. King Edward’s ground. 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. King Edward VI of the top 200 preparatory schools own individual pace. bury School and RGS Worces. is set within a pendent preparatory school for (two scholarships). Worcester Arts Festival. Haybridg e Community tenham College. Aston (two passes). Continuing to set standards NORFOLK House School. bassoon and grade four piano. Priory School folk House Nursery. schools of their choice. in a structured yet inspirational Coldfield Grammar School for The school’s recent addition. has for Girls (seven passes including fully constructed adventure play- once again excelled in its recent two scholarships). 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. Brittany is grade six violin. as well as learning School for Boys (one pass). emotional development at Norfolk (one pass). the winner of the U-12 brass the Worcester Youth Jazz er scholarships. 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. based (one pass). ages of three months and four g rammar and independent arship). 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).

Being held on Saturday. the boys that we have in this play was an inventive staging of wishing to be considered for Prospective families are BTEC.’ said Mr music and drama to match the at Holy Trinity. and we hope that e Academic excellence: has been offered by offering further schol. has been one to our year five class this of the best academic schools High coming September. chil- war. their families through flying A record 77 per cent of our community scholar- pupils achieved A* and A ship programmes. . admis- achieving a tional Baccalaureate Diploma for centre in collaboration with King sions and marketing co-ordinator. through the entirely free places.” said John Claughton.education Independent 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. to introduce the International Bac. distinction star. gained extra cent of boys have some form of fee all aspects of a pupil’s education. this term the senior pro. my chances of the introduction of the Interna. cre. in the country for over a cen.” King Edward’s is the first major This project is being funded her on 0121 472 1672. hard to ensure that opportu. remarkable quality of those activ. but feel a force. with 10 per cent having will provide the right challenge for ing of Les Miserables.Wednesday. Head Pam Leek-Wright said: “We are delighted to e Alasdair KING Edward’s School. King Edward’s Foundation.building a £10m performing arts contact Nicole Phillips.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. on admissions@kes. relations having and 20 boys have received scholarships will be issued to with scholarship programmes completed a offers this year. the junior English papers. During the morning boys and scholarship is not an option. teaching A-levels at the same time. a total of 24 ing schools are invited to apply.” May 21. Holy grades at A-level and 53 per Trinity International cent gained A* grades at School enjoys welcoming OLD Swinford GCSE.” their educational studies.” the school’s assisted places. Throughout the prep. Scholarships will be awarded International School by with a The school is also striving for academic excellence. “I have erosity of former pupils. they will be enti. career in the the sixth form last September.org. girls will sit mathematics and Holy Trinity also offers bur- UCAS points reduction. reward existing students and available upon request. with its breadth. portfolios of works before tak. a place at the “Achieved by boys who are arships we can support University of also doing an extraordinary even more families with lish.“We believe that. funded by the King Claughton.parents and students who may of the chance to their parents. Edward VI High School for Girls. scholarships for entry in Birmingham. and the scholarship. be able to offer these Payne. All BTEC first Excellence is obviously one enrol students of a high calibre scholarship applications need diploma level two goal of this school. the chief master. Head Pam Leek-Wright. 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. Reading to study range of other things.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. maintain appropriate stan. and tled to receive continued provi. with students saries on a means tested basis. May 18.30-11am. to be submitted to Holy Trinity in public services accessibility. ative arts and sports. local and wider commu- Alasdair Payne al results. from 9. it duction was a triumphant render. peace and In 2010 25 boys were accept. creative arts or a sports schol. families from both the Hospital student “These are truly exception. and 30 per its freedom and its recognition of In fact.For parents who are interest- combined cadet Edward’s Foundation and the gen. ities. which school. Paul Ruddock.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.arship entry deadline.Fridays following the Easter Reading and will FOR THE SIXTH FORM PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE bles. a big hit. but so is e Triumphant: The school production of Les Miserables was to the school. “With a strong tradition tury and exam results in 2010 of supporting pupils and have been outstanding.” Skellig and there have been con. providing they not a viable option. ed in the school.uk or call police force. independent school in this country through the substantial generosi. senior dren from local and surround- international ed by Oxford and Cambridge and sixth form. dards. nities. Once a Mrs Leek-Wright added: “This The 18-year-old nities are available to all able boys.

In addition the same age 27-0 win against Bedford The team were universally group were national finalists School. It is only the third have proved themselves excep. Swimming Champion for the third year Georgia Warrington. Harry also takes mer trophy and is the ISA Midlands most Alice Liversidge. e Magnificent: The boys collect their trophy. performing consis.uk All inquiries to 5 High Street. she won the ISA Nation- Ella Deanwood. Both Tazmin and Harry quali- team finished in fied for the ISA National Cross Country fourth place. Pershore Swimming Club. education Editorial Advertising Alex Wellings Please contact Roz (Please put Inde. 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. As well as swim. ISA national champion. ens squad which fought tough rugby union season. Northumberland. as same group stole the show at are also known for their suc- well as at home at the Broms. pupils of Bowbrook House School and are one in each age two extremely talented and committed group. Netball Champions.co. Junior Swimming team to glory at a whole Naughton. with an astounding unbeaten Only the host team. Just 12-years-old. Tazmin’s commit- e Silverware: The Tazmin. Lydia Peters.Barnes on 01384 pendent Education 357115 in the subject line) Independent Email editorial: alex. host of different events. formed the rugby sev. swimming and grove Sevens.newsquest. who is 10-years-old. 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. School. credit to the school and that to the top to claim the champi- grove Preparatory School the success at Rosslyn Park is onship. here. try each week at school and then at home pool.co.uk Email advertising: basales@midlands. match. the pool six days a week and also takes part netball winners. while Championships. grove the second best school in Schools’ Championships to amassing an astonishing 752 the competition’s history. but has also led the Pershore Tazmin Pugh with Tom Harriet Jones. She is in under nines show great commitment to her sport sur. Bromsgrove 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. boys from the off the boys in this age group and Millfield tournaments. ming. which he uses for al Junior Girls most outstanding swim- Emily Baker and Pony Club Tetrathlon. continues to ment to her training is immense. under. passing her previous year’s individual in school netball and hockey teams successes. as ances in the tournaments If success in rugby across the only one of two prep schools leading up to Rosslyn Park.wellings@midlands. 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.newsquest.” Bromsgrove team has won the es across several sports. Harry is not only an out- The winning team standing swimmer. Harry runs a three mile cross coun. part in school rugby and football teams. the coach from Charlotte Bardsley. Millfield. Alnwick. In addition. Heathfield Harry Sykes and Tazmin Pugh are both entered two teams. 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. outstanding swimmer. e Outstanding: Harry Sykes and are Rose Pearson. emerge as champions with a points and conceding only 30. He is the ISA Mid. She was the National ISA against other Worcestershire schools. . However. 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. all aged 13 and had success earlier in the year sions in 2004 and 2005. The same group of boys also title. looks after his pony. board was not enough to prove to have qualified. running at Coventry’s Olympic length Hannah Fellows. lands outstanding boy swimmer and an Berenice Lunn. the IAPS National Hockey cess in cricket. with the two other occa- The boys. “the highlight of my 31 years time in 12 years that the tional in a run of huge success. tently well. To top it all winning the cups at Packwood their quality. The U-10 athletes. It’s a sporting phenomenon A GROUP of boys at Broms.