New principal appointed at Fulneck School

Paul Taylor

Fulneck School in Pudsey has announced the appointment of Paul Taylor to succeed Deborah Newman as its new Principal from the 1stSeptember 2018. Mr Taylor is currently Deputy Head at Trent College, Nottingham, a post he has held since 2014. He was previously Assistant Head of Fulwood Academy in Preston and a Boarding Housemaster and […]


Collaboration and leadership at St Mary’s

St Mary's

Girls from St Mary’s Shaftesbury girls were joined by represenatives from their sister school St Mary’s Cambridge when they hosted a leadership conference run by Jo Cruse from a company called The Unreasonables. The Unreasonables are dedicated to creating cultures of leadership across the UK’s most ambitious schools through the delivery of inspirational programmes. During […]


Kingswood School in Malawi


Since 2004 Kingswood has had strong links with Open Arms, a charity in Malawi. Open Arms has two children’s homes which provide shelter, nourishment and care to orphaned and abandoned infants. The aim is to get the children healthy and back in their own communities with their extended families. If this is not possible they […]


Pangbourne hockey makes historic progress


Girls’ hockey at Pangbourne College has gone from strength to strength throughout the 2017 season, with the U16 team earning themselves a spot at the Regional Championships. The U16 team fought off competition from local rivals, Bradfield College, and then produced a dominant display against The Abbey. Head of Hockey, Mr Dan Paynter, commented on […]


Stamford Endowed Schools win second Oswald Elliott Cup


After a successful inaugural debating event held last year at Stamford School, the second Oswald Elliott Cup debate took place in November 2017, hosted by Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and introduced by the Master of the College, Nicola Padfield. A team of Year 13 pupils from Stamford Endowed Schools, Daniel White and Daisy Jowers, retained the […]


Stonar Olympians conquer Spain


(September 2017) A team of Stonar School athletes aged from 11 to 14 travelled to Barcelona earlier this year to take part in the fifth NACE Olympics. An intense and competitive programme saw them pitted against pupils from many other schools in sports including football, basketball and swimming – and new sports such as paddle […]


Dallam boarders support the Fell Foot parkrun

(September 2017) On the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, the Fell Foot parkrun is one of the most beautiful courses in the country. Come rain or shine a small group of committed Dallam boarders rise early and take to the start line to run. Parkrun schemes have been growing in popularity and […]


Taunton School supports homeless veterans project

Taunton School

(September 2017) Taunton School is supporting a project that will see the creation of a homeless hostel for former service personnel in Taunton. The project, which is being driven by Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH), identified that one in ten homeless people are veterans who would benefit from purpose built accommodation. TAH is working […]


West Country Independent Schools Piping and Drumming Gatherings

Clifton College

(September 2017) The West Country Independent Schools Piping and Drumming Gatherings are biannual gatherings of young pipers and drummers from independent schools in the West Country. The first Gathering took place in March 2017 at Clifton College in Bristol. Young pipers and drummers came from 12 different schools. After a day of workshops and practices, […]


St Mary’s Shaftesbury girls go on a trip of a lifetime to Zambia

St Mary’s Shaftesbury

(September 2017) Last term 15 girls and staff from St Mary’s Shaftesbury set off for the trip of a lifetime to Zambia. The school has close links with a residence for orphans and vulnerable children, Lubasi Home, in Livingstone, Zambia. Teams of volunteers from St Mary’s visit every two years, this time taking with them […]


Gordon’s annual Drill Competition and Biennial CCF Inspection

Gordons School

(September 2017) In May 2017, Gordon’s School held their annual Drill Competition and the Biennial CCF Inspection. Gordon’s School was established in 1885 as a memorial to Major-General Charles Gordon and consequently has a strong military influence, kept alive through marching on occasions such as this, which complements the programme of whole school parades. This […]


Parades of honour for Duke of York’s Royal Military School

(September 2017) Duke of York’s Royal Military School pupils paraded in full ceremonial uniform and were inspected by guest of honour Reviewing Officer, Lieutenant General James Bashall CBE at the annual Grand Day in July. Founded in 1803, the Dover school is the only one in England and Wales to enjoy the Royal privilege of […]