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Outstanding October

Whether it be on the sporting field, during extra-curricular activities or hobbies outside of School, we are delighted to celebrate, the hard work of our pupils and staff with collective and individual success.

  • Annie Hammett and her crewmate came in the top ladies position at the sailing event, 29er Grand Prix at Royal Torbay Yacht Club. This was a fantastic achievement, in challenging conditions. Annie has been training at a British Youth Squad Training Camp at Weymouth.
  • Josh Clarke has become an International Footballer for Sweden. After an intense National Training Camp at Bosön Josh was selected to represent the Under 16 National side against Finland in late August and Norway in September. Josh, who plays in goal, was selected ahead of a number of other players during the Training Camp which featured 46 players from across Sweden and was conducted entirely in Swedish. Most recently, Josh faced Norway on September 19 in Svolvær in the depths of the Arctic Circle in cold and testing conditions. Josh will now continue to play for Chelsea FC’s U16 Academy side before he re-joins the Sweden squad again in November.
  • Pupils who visited Cambodia over the summer have been celebrated following their trip, where they spent 5 days working with the Peaksneng Thormacheat Shop. In addition to spending time playing with neighbourhood children and getting to know the community and culture, the students also supported Peaksneng’s organic vegetable gardening programme. The group’s accomplishments include creating: six organic compost piles, three family vegetable gardens, organic pest repellent and booster sprays, and 300 vegetable seedlings.
  • James Perkins was appointed a Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the 2019-20 year, during the Lord Lieutenant’s Awards Ceremony held at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking. This is one of the highest achievements in the Cadet Forces.  The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet is the representative of the cadet forces to the British royal family and the Lord-lieutenant in an administrative county of the United Kingdom.
  • Christo Handy has been awarded a place on the PWC Apprenticeship Scheme, after a thorough and lengthy application process. Christo is one of only a few to be offered a place on this apprenticeship out of the several thousands who applied through the Business Insight Week process. The apprenticeship will begin in September 2020 for four years, and will see him achieve a Level 7 Apprenticeship qualification (equivalent to a Masters degree), ICAEW and ACA qualifications, and following this a guaranteed job at PWC.
  • Mrs Parker, Housemistress of Gloucester, and pupils Hattie Allen, Bea Hewetson and India Hill were provided with places to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 13 October, by CPS Nepal, the Gloucester House Charity. This was not only an amazing achievement, but they have also managed to raise a fantastic £1,550!