Senior School News

Intensive Spanish Trip to the Europa Centre

Posted on: February, 28th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News, Woodbridge News

All 30 Year 9 Spanish Intensive students visited the Europa Centre on Wednesday 27 February. This is a slightly bizarre building in the Upminster area which contains a replica Spanish town. The pupils were split up into small groups and were taken round the ‘town’ by Spanish natives to ask questions in Spanish and practise role

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Year 11 Exam Work: Ernest and The Pale Moon

Posted on: February, 28th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News

Not cheerful – that’s important to make clear from the start.  This was The Yellow Wallpaper meets Psycho meets The Rear Window.  There’s nothing quite like a bit of immurement on a Wednesday night, and Year 11 delivered an unhealthy dose in grim style.  The murderer, the mother, the

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Concert Tour to Germany

Posted on: February, 28th Feb 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News, Woodbridge News

What a time we had!

Thursday at the turning circle: five in the morning doesn’t feel so early when the weather is good and the Coach drivers Chris and Martin are so cheery and welcoming.  Many roads, one ferry and thirteen hours later we arrived in Cologne to a friendly welcome and fine dinner at our splendid

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Pupils Delight Audience at Chinese New Year Show

Posted on: February, 13th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News, Uncategorized

To celebrate Chinese year of the pig, our Year 8 and Year 9 pupils put on a fantastic performance of singing and tongue twisters in Mandarin for the audience at the Ipswich Chinese New Year Show, which took place on Sunday 10 February. They also had the chance to sit in the audience and enjoy watching other

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The Red Shoes

Posted on: February, 13th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News, Woodbridge News

Stunning.

Sumptuous.

And deeply original.

The shock of arrival was magical: such a beautiful staging, such glorious detail, and such wonderful costumes.

And the surprises kept coming, not least Kathryn Clements’s brilliant choreography so astonishingly brought to life by the cast, but in particular by

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King Henry VIII Cross Country Relay Competition 2019

Posted on: February, 11th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News, Uncategorized, Woodbridge News

For the second time the School entered the King Henry Relay, a competition that is over thirty years old but was this year in a new format and bigger than ever.  It meant we could merge all year groups to create two boys’ teams and two girls’ teams.

The competition itself sees the

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Careers Lunch: Finance and Recruitment

Posted on: February, 11th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Uncategorized

This week a Careers Lunch took place, this time for those interested in Finance and Recruitment. Many thanks to Paul Lewington, Laurence Denvir and Jim Marshall for giving up their time and talking to our students about their career paths and passing on tips for their futures.

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A Level Maths Students Visit Mathsfest 2019

Posted on: February, 8th Feb 2019

In Category: Senior School News

As the sun dawned on Tuesday 5 February, the A Level maths sets were already on their way to Piccadilly, London, to visit the annual Maths Fest, a day full of different brilliant maths talks. Talks ranged from pairs of primes, to why 1+2+3+4… = -1/12, and many more, with students enjoying lectures from many different experts all at the top of their

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First Percussion Concert a Brilliant Success

Posted on: February, 8th Feb 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

Such glorious originality, variety, and coiled enthusiasm – I say ‘coiled’ because for me there is at once something constrained and something utterly liberated about percussion.  The act of striking; the delicacy of caress.  It makes for a fascinating repertoire full of surprise, humour, shade and colour. Yet above all it takes immense skill and no little courage

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Sixth Form Students Perform Valentine’s Concert at Woodbridge Library

Posted on: February, 8th Feb 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

Our Sixth Form students, under the expert leadership of their A level music peers and friends, offered the most wonderful evening’s entertainment last Friday to a full and appreciative audience at Woodbridge Library.

Mr Milton mirrored his delight in his introductory explanation (that for once he was only there as an occasional piano monkey) with his heartfelt comments at the end about how this fine cohort of pupils had created something so tremendous

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