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A slightly warmer week at school this week, our First Years have been enjoying the sunshine during lunchtimes on the 3G and throwing themselves wholeheartedly into their co-curricular activities. The Lower School Science Fair has launched with a bang, cricket nets are in full swing and the musical activities are loud and rocking! Well done to all those who performed in the fantastic rock concert last Friday, highlights can be seen on the Music Department Twitter page.

The whole school were involved in commemorating all those who had been victim of genocides and our First Years spent a lot of time in PSHE on Monday writing letters to Zigi Shipper, a man who had survived Auschwitz-Birkenau, after they had listened to his story.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

There are still some tickets available for the Lower School Musical, The Wizard of Oz. There are three evening performances beginning at 7.30pm on 11, 12 and 13 February and tickets can be bought via the link below:


A small reminder that all of the First Years will have the opportunity to watch the production in the afternoon of 10th February!




Some stiff competition for our U12B and C Football Teams against Abingdon School last weekend. Our First Years played admirably but the Abingdon teams outperformed us. Well done to all those who played.

Two successes and one defeat four our U12A, B and C Rugby Teams against Campion School last weekend as well.

This afternoon our U12A,B,C,D and E Football Teams are on the road to compete against Wilson’s School. Good luck, we hope the matches went well! And the U12C Team have another match tomorrow against Gordon’s School, best of luck with that match as well!

Good luck to our U12A and B Rugby Teams for their big matches against Whitgift School this weekend.

Science Fair

Boys are invited to participate in the Lower School Science Fair. Competitors may work individually or in teams on a Science Project of their choice. Competitors will present their experiment and/or findings at the Science Fair during lunchtime on Tuesday 17 March. Entry forms are available from the Physics Department and should be handed in to Mr Cook by Friday 7 February.

Find out more from Second Year pupil Ronit who entered last year’s Science Fair with his Lego Orrery Model:



The competitions are coming thick and fast at the moment with the annual Creative Writing 2020 launched this week. To enter, write a story opening of no more than 750 words and submit a printed version to the English Office by 9am on Thursday 27 February.

You could win a place on a Creative Writing Masterclass with published writer Sara Grant. Book vouchers are up for grabs too, and the winners will have their writing published in this summer’s edition of Lion Print, Hampton’s Creative Arts magazine. Take a look at Lion Print 2019 here:

lion print 2019

All information can be found on the Firefly section for the Creative Writing Awards (links below):

All information can be found on the Firefly section for the Creative Writing Awards (links below):

CReative writing awards 2020

creative writing awards brief 2020

If you have any questions, please speak to your English teacher.


A towel!


Merits can be collected from Mrs Halford in the Biology office for any correct answers, happy solving!

Have a great weekend!

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