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High News 3 November 2017

Blog - Learning Spaces

‘As we finish preparations to allow younger girls from age 2 to experience our School it has sparked thoughts of what makes the best environment for the perfect learning experience, and do the requirements change with different ages? It is probably best to start by thinking about two prime ingredients in all aspects of education, namely safety and enjoyment..’ Click to read more of our latest School blog written by Mr Urquhart, Head of Junior School.

Week Ahead

Events and activities

Monday 6 November

L5 Tutorials Week
6.2 Geography Residential to Preston Montford, Shropshire

Tuesday 7 November

U5 Tea Party Group 7

Wednesday 8 November

U5 Tea Party Group 6

Thursday 9 November

Sixth Form scholarship exam

6.2 TaP lecture at Cambridge University

Friday 10 November

Awards Evening


Sports Fixtures

Monday 6 November

U4 Badminton v Thornton (H)
U4/U5 Netball v Oundle (A)

Tuesday 7 November

U4 Hockey v Kimbolton (A)

Wednesday 8 November

U3 Hockey v Oundle (H)

Thursday 9 November

U15, U18, U5 & 6th  Autumn 2 Rally at Oxford
Hockey, Netball, Swimming (A)

Saturday 11 November

U14 U4 v Wellingborough School Hockey (A)
U15 L5 v Wellingborough School Hockey (H)

Classics Trip to Bath

U4 were treated to a trip to Aquae Sulis on Thursday 2 November, experiencing an hour’s teaching session exploring the origins of the town, its building materials and the objects found there, before touring the museum, posing for photos by the Great Bath and tasting the mineral water at the end of the session.

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Poppy Making Workshop

Mrs Knight attended the Remembrance Poppy making workshop on Thursday.

“I loved attending Miss Lycett’s Remembrance Poppy making workshop. I had the chance to be creative and make my own poppy that is stylish and makes a statement whilst still representing the Armed Forces community. It is open and free to all girls and members of staff during REC on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November. Join in whilst you can!”

Mrs Knight

Careers Speed Networking Event

The Café Sci team would like to know if any parents are able to come and speak to some of the girls about their jobs and professions in the categories of financial banking, engineering and motor sporting. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 22 November from 3:30 – 5:00pm. If you are able to help, please contact Mrs Pearson at as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,
Café Sci Team

Children in Need Fundraising

We are producing our annual Children In Need bags, filled with a homemade Pudsey Cookie and a selection of sweets.They will be on sale in the small dining room at morning break on Friday 17 October. The cookie gift bags will cost £1.20 per bag and all proceeds will go to Children in Need.

Please support this worthy charity.

Thank you

Mrs Dawn McCue
Catering and Hospitality Manager

Book Review

Release by Patrick Ness – recommended for U4 and above

The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake.

Sports News

We have settled back into hockey this week and had a number of very productive training sessions. We look forward to getting back to competition tomorrow with 7 teams playing matches against Princethorpe College. We wish all girls representing the school tomorrow good luck.

Jo Hackett, Director of Sport


This week we are delighted to be able to congratulate Georgie Forde-Wells in L5 who has been selected for the Loughborough Lightning U17 Netball Squad.  She will train at Loughborough every week under the Loughborough Lightning Performance Pathway.  Georgie plays for our U15 team and also for Northants Storm in the Regional Clubs League,  as well as being part of the Northants Netball Performance Academy.  Well done Georgie, we look forward to seeing your progress in Performance Netball.

Mrs Ford

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