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A visitor in The Barn

Here are a few more photos from our end of term Prep Christmas parties and a visit from a certain very popular old gentleman.  We hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and getting ready for the big day on Monday – if you’re good he might visit again!

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Prep School Christmas parties

Huge fun was had at the Lower and Upper Prep Christmas parties yesterday…from musical statues and musical chairs to turning your friend into a snowman…and not forgetting a visit from you-know-who!

More festive photos from the parties and our other Christmas activities will be on the blog over the holidays.

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HOHS getting ready for Pudsey

Today is Pudsey Bear’s special day and pupils and staff have been busy organising activities to support Children in Need. Look out for pictures later of our Prep pupils’ ramble round our beautiful grounds! Meanwhile, here are the beginnings of our Pennies for Pudsey activity – and Lacey (Reception) with her spotty-eared headband ready to do her bit! 


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HOHS rambles on for Pudsey

Today was Pudsey Bear’s special day and as well as having a non-uniform day for the whole school, pupils and staff were busy organising various other activities  to support Children in Need.

Year 6 filled a large picture of Pudsey with pennies; later they joined the whole Prep Department for a ramble through the woods and around our lovely autumnal grounds, inspired by BBC’s Country File Ramble event. After a very blustery and chilly morning, it was good to see the sun come out in time for this!

Meanwhile, Ellie, Romily and Skyla-Grace from our Years 4 and 5 had been making lovely Hama bead animals, necklaces and other items and raised £20.27 from selling them at break time.  

There are more pictures from this afternoon’s ramble here.

Pudsey pennies

skyla, Ellie and Romily



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Art Club get doodling

The last few weeks a group of Creative Arts Club members have been working on a big doodle! From fine and delicate to lively and bold we have just about all aspects of pattern covered!

We look forward to completing it and displaying it in The Garden Building soon.

Ms Mobbsart club Oct

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Prep School Christmas parties

See all the fun from the Lower Prep and Upper Prep Christmas parties. Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party21Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party18Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party15Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party12Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party11Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party3Prep-School-Xmas-Party13Prep-School-Xmas-Party9Prep-School-Xmas-Party7Prep-School-Xmas-Party6Prep-School-Xmas-Party3Prep-School-Xmas-Party2

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Just 19 days to go until the Prep School Christmas party!



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Upper Prep build bridges for National Science Week

As part of the British Science Association’s National Science Week, our Upper Prep department was given the challenge of designing a bridge that would span 30 centimetres.

Our pupils, who worked in mixed-age house teams, were given a limited amount of materials to construct the strongest bridge possible. Some very interesting and original bridges were created and then tested for strength.

The results were as follows:

Ist Fry: Christina Moretti-Miles, Imogen Stubbs, Oscar Williams, Ria Simmons

2nd Austen: Anna Luterbacher, Sarah Kendall, Harry Groom

3rd Ryder: Ashlyn Gibb, Alabama Thompson, Isabelle Sellors, Mollie Deeks

The most attractive bridge was made by Aisling Kendall, Ovi Mahere, Emily Grint and Olivia Hendrie of Austen house.

Congratulations to all the children for creating some amazing bridges.

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Upper Prep Christmas party

Our Upper Prep pupils also enjoyed a Christmas party last Wednesday.

Noise levels were even higher than normal in the Barn that afternoon, with plenty of running around, games and crazy dancing from all involved. Father Christmas once again stopped by to say hello and was spotted helping himself to a plate or two of Mr Reeve’s mince pies on the way out.

Lots more photos from the party can be seen here.