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Your snow adventures!

Despite school being closed today, it seems many pupils were still keen to be creative, active and outdoors! Thank you to those who sent us these lovely pictures.

Please watch this space for news of whether we are able to open tomorrow.  Your safety is our priority and we are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast before making a decision later today.

Sophia’s snowman!

Boarders Ruby and Sophia starting on an igloo!

Bob the Snowman by Rosamaria and Sophie

Jessica and Jake’s giant snowman!

Jessica and Jake

Tennis coach Katie’s Snowman!

Lissy’s snowman

Lucia’s snowman





Charlotte and Chloe’s snowman

Oliver having fun in the snow!

Sophie and Rosamaria’s snow family








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Fun in the snow!

It’s been wonderful to see the children (and certain members of staff!) enjoying the snow here today.  Our gardens and grounds look stunning. So much space…and bright blue skies as well… Click on the first gallery picture and see some snowy smiles!










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Saying farewell to our ‘gappies’

By the time this post is seen by Courtney, Ashley and Izzy, the snow will be a distant memory to them, as they have now returned to their homes in Australia and South Africa. The end of term meant saying fond farewells to this lovely trio, who, as our gap year tutors, were so much a part of our school family and helped in so many different ways in the year they spent with us.  We wish the girls every success and happiness for the future!

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More snow fun!

There may not have been huge drifts, but there was enough of the white stuff falling at lunchtime today for some seriously snowy fun!

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Let it snow!

It’s snowing here today and Year 1 went outside at lunchtime to have a good look and feel! Our lovely gap year tutors from Australia and South Africa were quite impressed, too.

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A poem inspired by a winter wonderland

Mrs Wilson’s Year 2 class has written this wonderful poem inspired by the recent snow and a walk they took through our woods.

A Winter Wonderland

White, no sounds, but
Squeak, squeak

Glistening trees
Sunshine magic
Shining through.

Secret pathways
Remind us of Narnia,
Trees laden
So pretty with snow.

Children laughing
Playing, shouting
Sledges and snowmen
Having fun.

Children, shiver, shiver
On their way home.

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Snow update Monday 21st January



Good morning

We have had about 40mm of soft snow. The roads are open around the school with traffic moving at slightly reduced speed.

The school will be open but we may need to run an altered timetable depending on conditions elsewhere. The minibuses will run.

Please take care if you are travelling. Pupils need not wear uniform today; warm clothes and waterproofs are strongly recommended as the site will be snowy.

Colleagues please note the staff meeting scheduled for tonight will be postponed for a week.

The Year 9 options meeting , rescheduled for tomorrow, will take place unless there is a deterioration in conditions.

There will be an update this evening.

Mr Crump