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A highly successful Year 8 Options Evening welcomed a large crowd to our campus Merlin Theatre on Thursday 5 January for all the students who will be joining Frome College in September.

The Year 8 students will return for a 'taster' day on 19 January, to sample life at the College and help a seamless transition into Year 9.

Please send all Options Forms to the middle schools by Tuesday 31 January.

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The competition too place at Rook Lane Chapel in December, and Frome College had a record number of 25 students enter, with the theme of ‘Reflection’.

Judging began at 5.45pm and the exhibition opened to the public at 6.30pm, with prize giving at 7.00pm.

The standards were outstanding, and members of the Rotary Club said they found the judging very difficult as the quality of the work was so high. 


After much deliberation, the final results were:

In 1st Place - Tilly Higgins in Year 12.
In 2nd Place - Chloe Tawse in Year 13.
In 3rd Place - Ruby Hyde in Year 13.

Highly Commended Awards went to Blythe Plenderleith and Jess Billet in Year 13.

Tilly will now be entered into the District Competition, where if successful, she will go through to the National Finals. Good luck to her for the next stages!

Our congratulations and thanks go to everyone who entered the competition which produced an outstanding exhibition, and to everyone who continues to support Frome College.

A large crowd from the community filled St John’s Church on Monday 12 December to be entertained by Frome College students and staff presenting another outstanding Christmas Carol Concert.






The varied seasonal musical celebration showcased the array of musical talent on offer at the College, and featured the College Choir, jazz band, orchestra, Shotgun Marimba, Fiddlestix, ukulele orchestra, brass ensemble, solo performances and congregational carols.

It is always a pleasure for the College to welcome the community at this very festive event, and to help get everyone in the Christmas mood. At the end of the concert everyone enjoyed refreshments and mince pies to congratulate the performers.


The well supported retiring collection will be split between Dorothy House and the College’s music department, to help support our students to continue hosting great events such as this.


It has been another very busy term at Frome College and we feel privileged to work regularly with such talented young people; some are established musicians and others have only recently begun their musical journey.

The concert involves over 80 students, and our heartfelt thanks and congratulations go out to them all. Our thanks also go to the many staff, peripatetic teachers and parents who help to make these occasions possible, and to James Wallis and Daniel Weston in Year 13 for their fantastic photography on the night.

Frome College Choir enjoyed an outstanding Christmas Celebration Concert at Wells Cathedral on Monday 5 December. 





The student Choir took part in the Somerset Music Concert to celebrate the talents of young musicians in Somerset. The College Choir has taken part for a number of years, and this year they were invited to perform ‘Oh Radiant Dawn’ by James MacMillan. As part of the programme they also joined in with other school choirs, accompanied by the Somerset County Youth Orchestra, to sing ‘Somewhere in My Memory’ and a rousing version of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, as well as 3 traditional congregational carols. 

It is a great experience to sing in Wells Cathedral, and this was a truly wonderful occasion. After the concert a parent commented: “Well done to the Frome Choir. Yet again they made a gorgeous, rich sound, even right to the back rows!”

Congratulations to the 49 students and 7 members of staff who took part. Glyn Bowen, Director of Somerset Music said: “A big thank you for the celebratory concert. I have received many comments about the event, but everyone I have spoken to has singled out the performance by Frome College as being outstanding. Well done and keep up the good work!”

Principal, Mr Ball presented a Commendation Certificate to Avalon Ross in Year 11 to celebrate her achieving an A* GCSE in Photography & Graphics a year early when she was in Year 10.

Avalon, pictured with Mr Ball and Mr Knight, Head of Art, received the certificate on Friday 16 September, where she produced her fantastic portfolio on ‘Man v Nature’- a study of the contrasts of manmade buildings and products against nature’s repetition. 

The complex and detailed portfolio was full of exquisite drawings and graphic images together with in-depth analysis of each project. Mr Knight said the high standard and quality of the work was on par with what he would expect from an A Level student in Sixth Form.






Some of her photography which achieved the A* included a picture of a Damselfly and a close up photo of an owls profile.

Congratulations go to Avalon for an outstanding achievement in Year 10.

Congratulations go to Finlay Mead in Year 11 who has secured the British No.1 Rider 2016 title for his age group.

Finlay started riding BMX bikes from the age of 6 at regional level. It didn't take him long to progress the following year to compete at national level.  He has since achieved the title of South West BMX No.1 Rider 5 times, and is competing for the South region.

Finlay has competed in 2 World Championships and the European Championship representing his country.

We wish him good luck for the future!


The annual Frome College Participation Fair held on Wednesday 28 September in the Sports & Fitness Hall was another outstanding success.

Over 1,100 students from all year groups were given the opportunity throughout the day to see the amazing clubs and activities on offer in and around the surrounding areas.

Each organisation in attendance spoke to students about how their participation and volunteering can not only be thoroughly enjoyed by them, but can also help and support others.


We would like to thank everyone who helped make this another great ‘Frome College’ event and to all those people who continue to support our students.

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The College GCSE Certificate Presentation at Frome Memorial Theatre on Friday 25 November, was a huge success. All students who sat their GCSE exams in the summer, together with their families, attended the formal event where their exam certificates were presented.





During the presentation, Principal, Mr Ball expressed his pride and congratulated the students on achieving the best GCSE results in the history of Frome College. Alongside the presentations, students performed a variety of musical accompaniment on the stage.


We were delighted this year, to welcome the BBC TV Presenter Sarah-Jane Bungay as our guest of honour. Sarah-Jane is a former student at Frome College and has worked for the BBC for almost 20 years.




Following the formal presentation, refreshments were available in the Assembly Rooms, allowing everyone the opportunity to meet and catch up with friends and teachers.

The afternoon was enjoyed by all, in celebration of a highly successful year for Frome College. We would like to thank everyone for their support, and to 35mil Phototgraphy for covering the event. If you would like any photos, contact Juraj via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BBC Somerset Breakfast Show was live from Frome College’s campus Merlin Theatre on Friday 30 September, with guest David Warburton MP and the Shakespeare for Schools Company.

The team from BBC Somerset arrived at 7.00am to set up in the foyer of the Merlin Theatre for their 9.00am Breakfast Show with Ben McGrail hosting a hot seat with David Warburton MP. Frome College students were thrilled to do a Q&A session live on air through the 9.00-10.00am slot with the MP.


Throughout the morning the show covered the Shakespeare for Schools workshops with local schools on how to produce and set up a show, which they will perform in November. Frome College’s Vice Principal, Su King was interviewed by Ben, along with special guests who arrived throughout the show.

Claudia Pepler, Art Director at the Theatre said, 'We are proud to be one of the partner organisations of the Shakespeare’s Schools Festival, an event that we have been programming for over 10 years. It is always a highlight of our autumn season. This workshop was led by practioners from the festival working with schools and their teachers, the actual performance will be on Friday 11 November. '

James Craig from the BBC said, “Thanks to Frome College for helping to arrange everything, and for letting us be based on the campus. The show sounded really good and it was great to be able to speak to so many different people on air."


David Warburton MP said, “It really was fantastic to see the Shakespeare Schools Festival cast workshop with Selwood Academy performing superbly at Frome’s Merlin Theatre. I was blown away by the energy and focus of the children and the incredible skill of the workshop leaders, bringing out the very best in everyone’s ability.

“Thanks also to BBC Somerset for coming along and recording the event, even if it also meant an hour in the hot seat for me beforehand with good old Ben McGrail! Seriously, as always, it was terrific to talk to Ben and to answer questions sent in by listeners and students at Frome College. Looking forward to the next one!”

Frome College - A level results 2016Frome College is celebrating its best A level results ever. Notably, nearly a third of A level grades awarded were A or A* grades, significantly above the UK national average.

In addition, 57.4% of grades awarded were A*-B, marking another outstanding year of improvement for the College's Sixth Form. Several subjects have performed remarkably well: biology, chemistry, mathematics, religious education, hospitality, drama, health and social care (double award) were in the top 10% of schools in the country, whilst further maths, graphics, product design, public services, art, photography and history are in the top 25% of schools.

Students and staff have worked exceptionally hard to achieve some of the best results the College has ever seen, exceptional academic performances were achieved by many students. Jake Malley who attained A*A*A*A* in computing, maths, further maths and physics, has proved himself to be among the very best students in the country. Jake has now accepted an offer from the University of Southampton to read electrical & electronic engineering with computer science. Ailsa Williams achieved A*A*A* in biology, chemistry and maths and will apply to study neuroscience next year.

Three students from the college have successfully gained places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Ryan Gilroy (A*AA) will be reading biochemistry at Oxford whilst Head Boy, Fynn McLennan (A*A*A*), and Freya Caldwell (A*AA) will be going on to study chemistry and English at Cambridge. Sophia Burlison has achieved A*AA and will being reading English at the University of York.

These Sixth Form results reflect the hard work and talent of our students and staff and demonstrates the continued and improving strength of academic performance of Frome College"

Gavin Ball, Principal

Other members of the Student Leadership Team received excellent results; Head Girl Adriana Seviour achieved A in law and geography, B in psychology and will be going to the University of Exeter to read law. Deputy Head Boy, Bertie Harrison-Broninski (AAA), and Deputy Head Girl, Becky Hinde (AAB), both did fantastically well and will be taking gaps years whilst applying to study at universities next year.

Frome College - A level results 2016

Students on our vocational courses have also worked hard to achieve outstanding results, Lewis Connor and Lucy Fox received triple distinction star in their BTEC sport studies (the equivalent of three A* grades), Jordan Harding achieved a triple distinction and Ellis Walton achieved double distinction star on the same sport course. Elise Gait achieved a double distinction star on her BTEC health and social care course and is going to the University of Southampton to study nursing.

Frome College is clearly a Sixth Form which can support students who want to go to some of the world's best universities. We are also securing high quality work placements in the local community for students on more vocational routes. The College has a clear commitment to providing a place for students of all abilities to take their next steps in education.

Assistant Principal, Jonathan Black, said: "During my short time here I have had the pleasure of seeing our students displaying tenacity, good humour and grit during one of the most strenuous times in their lives. Staff at the College are keen to reflect upon best-practice and work hard to ensure no student is left behind; their hard work is clearly having a huge impact on student achievement. I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that we continue to develop and improve upon our already excellent results to ensure the young people of Frome have access to a high quality sixth form."


Frome College - A level results 2016

Frome College - A level results 2016


Young adult author, Chris Vick, gave an inspirational talk to Year 9 and 10 students in the Merlin Theatre on Tuesday 4 October.

Frome College students listened with interest to Chris explaining how he wrote his book, where his ideas came from, and what makes a good story.  Chris, who wrote the book Kooks, visited the College as part of the Bath Children's Literature Festival which is celebrating its 10th anniversary year. 


During the morning, Chris held a question and answer session for students, and some purchased personally signed copies of his book.  He gave three copies of Kooks away to Year 10 students, and many of them received a complimentary wristband. Both Year groups said they had benefitted from his knowledge and experience of writing and enjoyed his enthusiasm of reading. Chris’s next book, due out soon is called Storms.

This summer saw the 'Last Tree Dreaming' go upright! The 250 year old, 17.3 meter, 11 tonne, Oak tree which fell in Turner's Paddock, Stourhead in January 2013 go upright at Frome College.

The intention was to re-erect the tree on site this summer as part of a scheme to create a more significant main entrance to the College. The tree featured in the painting 'View over the lake at Stourhead' by JMW Turner in 1798 when it was 30 years old.

The Heritage Lottery awarded the project £40,000 to involve Frome's young people in the tree's historical and ecological heritage. The sculpture signifies the now depleted great forest of Selwood first recorded in 898 which once covered the whole Frome area.

Students have carved personal aspirational tattoos into the heartwood of the tree and visited the Tate Britain with a talk by the Curator of the Turner Collection.

Young filmmakers supported and documented the project and enjoyed a guided walk along the 15 mile route through the forest from Frome to Stourhead. Talks were given by local experts and an exhibition will be mounted in Stourhead by the students.

Celebrating the installation of the tree at Frome College in July 2016 students were involved in creating the start of an annual event, coordinating a performance/procession and traditional tree related activities that will also fundraise to ensure the on-going maintenance of the tree. After much work by students and artists, the ‘Last Tree Dreaming’ finally went upright on Wednesday 31 August.

The College was recently contacted by 'We Hear You' (WHY); a free professional one-to-one counselling service for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening illness, including family, friends and carers as well as patients.

WHY held a Christmas card competition to help raise money for charity workers, where many schools entered.

The winning 1st prize from the 13-16 categories went to College student Elliott Clarkin in Year 9, and the runner up was Alex Waldeck, also in Year 9. The winner will receive a £10 book token, and the runner up a selection box, and both will receive a pack of their winning Christmas cards once they are printed. Congratulations to them both.

Photo of the winners with Helen Sprawson-White, Fundraising Assistant for WHY.

Frome College - our best ever GCSE results


Frome College has again achieved its best ever GCSE results this week! This represents a year-on-year improvement over the past four years and follows on from the best ever A level and BTEC results last week.

Just under 70% of students achieved A*-C grades in mathematics and in English – the highest ever achievement for Frome College when taking both crucial core subjects together. This is above the national average for these subjects.

The same percentage of students achieved a higher GCSE grade in a humanities subject, again above the national average and also now a compulsory part of the curriculum. 125 students took geography with 80% achieving A*-C.

Sciences continued their improvement too, with particularly high performance in triple science. 50% of the grades in physics were A*/A with biology and chemistry very close behind. 66% of the year group achieved an A*-C in a science.

In modern foreign languages, French achieved 80% A*-C grades with a cohort of 81 students, once again, results above the national average.

These subjects represent the key traditional curriculum elements of what the government measure schools against and in which the College is showing tremendous success. These same subjects also scored highly at A level last week with record results.

The College has breadth in its subject options, valuing all components of the curriculum. 33 students took music GCSE with 85% achieving A*-C with a third of students achieving an A*/A. 68 students took photography GCSE with 93% achieving A*-C GCSE grades. 71 students took religion & philosophy full GCSE with 86% of students achieving A*-C with over 50% achieving an A*/A! BTEC subjects continued to add tremendous value and achieve high grades including business studies with 100% pass rate and 37% of students achieving Distinction*/Distinction (A*/A).

This year also saw an increase in the ‘average point score per student’. This means that more students are achieving more GCSEs and at a higher level than ever before at Frome College: this figure is also above the national average. This is testament to our offer of four option subjects taken over three years for all students.

Overall just under 60% of students achieved five A*-C GCSE grades with English and maths included – our highest percentage yet. However, the most important news is the value-added measure of ‘Progress 8’. This judges the performance for each student across eight subjects using their KS2 scores as a ‘baseline’; a ‘zero’ score represents break even progress. The College achieved an average Progress 8 score of +0.15 for all students in Year 11. Yet again the College is delighted to achieve this very positive figure which shows we are on the road to becoming an outstanding school.

We are proud of each and every one of our students but there were some exceptional performances. Solomon Warsop achieved 13 A*/A grades, Jacob Lee and Susie Williams both achieved 13 A*/A grade GCSEs comprising of 11 A*s and two As whilst Eve Anderson also achieved 13 A*/A grades comprising ten A*s and three As.

There were a host of other high performing students achieving the top grades of A*/A grades. Chloe Morris also achieved 13 A*/As grades; Catherine Foreman achieved 12 A*/As, Tom Dunn and Emily Gulbis 11 A*/As; Elizabeth Allen, Luna Brudenell, Matthew Cook, Kieren Grist, Laura James, Dodi Swan-Capper, Dolly Swann, Christian Sandoval achieved 10 A*/As; Chloe Eacott, Hannah Roberts, Tyger Teeranggoon achieved 9 A*/As; Casey Gilroy, Kelsey Palmer, Finlay Peet, Holly Scott, Tabitha Tarbrooke achieved 8 A*/As. This is the largest number of outstanding performing students that the College has seen. There were lots of students who also gained high grades in their GCSEs, well above the targets set for them. Our congratulations go to all of our students and staff.

“These results show that Frome College nurtures and develops fully rounded young people. In one of the most successful years for winning competitions in public speaking, enterprise, sport, computing, showcasing first class music, dance and drama as well as achieving some of the highest levels of participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme regionally our students also achieve high academic grades, at GCSE, BTEC and A level. We wish all of our students the very best for their next steps”.

Gavin Ball, Principal


Our congratulations go to Steph Smith in Year 13 for receiving the ‘Special Commendation’ by British Eventing for her volunteering work at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

At the event in September, Steph stepped up to the platform at the last minute, to lead a team of 100 volunteering Fence Judges when illness struck their organiser.

Steph ensured everyone felt valued, knew their fence positions, and had all the equipment they needed.

It was then requested by the International Eventing Stewards, with just a few hours’ notice, that Steph place herself on the Cross Country course.  Steph was placed right in the line of the jumping horses, to record the rider’s accuracy through the fences - a challenging task when a half tonne horse is heading towards you at 25 miles per hour!

Steph has volunteered at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials before in various roles over the last 5 years as part of the Young Equestrian Leaders Award, and regularly meets top riders such as, Mark Todd, Pippa Funnell and Zara Tindell.

If you would like to volunteer for future events, please visit the website at YELA.org.uk or Blenheimhorse.co.uk/volunteer

Photography courtesy of © Nigel Goddard

Steph Smith in middle of the track judging the fence as Oliver Townend (GBR) goes on to win the Event Riders Master series and a £50,000 prize fund.

Photo 2 of Steph Smith

Four students from the College have successfully gained places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Ryan Gilroy achieved A*AA grades and will be reading Biochemistry at Oxford, Molly Birch achieved A*AB and is studying Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge, whilst Head Boy Fynn McLennan achieved A*A*A* and Freya Caldwell A*AA, and will be going on to study Chemistry and English at Cambridge. 

Principal, Mr Ball invited the students to have lunch with him and Assistant Principal, Head of Sixth Form, Mr Black, at the College on Wednesday 7 September to congratulate them in person and celebrate such an outstanding achievement. Although Fynn McLennan was abroad and unable to attend, Mr Ball said he was immensley proud of all the students who had taken GCSE and A Level exmas this year, contributing to the best exam results in the history of the College, and with the largest amout of students being accepted into Oxbridge. He wished them all good luck for the future, and they said they would like to come back to the College and share their experiences and support to current students who will be sitting the exams next year. 

Other brilliant results came from Sophia Burlison who achieved A*AA and will being reading English at the University of York, whilst other members of the Student Leadership Team also received excellent results; Head Girl Adriana Seviour achieved A in Law and Geography, B in Psychology and will be going to the University of Exeter to read Law. Deputy Head Boy, Bertie Harrison-Broninski achieved AAA, and Deputy Head Girl, Becky Hinde gained AAB, both did fantastically well and will be taking gaps years whilst applying to study at universities next year.

Congratulations go to all of them and we wish them every success with their chosen next steps.

The first Careers Café of the new academic year was a fantastic success and Frome College students received invaluable advice and insight from a range of highly talented and experienced guest speakers.

Dan Jarman from PACT talked about international peacekeeping and fighting for human rights.  Gavin Eddy, a highly successful entrepreneur discussed setting up a successful business and his work with his company, Forward Space.  Former Frome College student Jenny Atkins who now represents Bluebird Care spoke about how the work of her company helps individuals stay independent, happy and secure in their own homes.  Michelle Moss from Cosplay Event Management talked about her work with managing large entertainment events.  Will Parfitt from Forest Marble, which specialises in Estate Agents and Housing Management, discussed careers in the industry.   Chris Roach from Elevation Fitness talked about how we can turn our hobbies into a career.  John Gibbons from CIL Business discussed Business Management and Business Economics.  Ioannis Costas Bastille is a Ph.D. student at the University of Bath informed students about ‘what it is like going to university’ and the amazing opportunities this can bring. Former student Harry Foreman showed a film of his project ‘Film4Europe’ which is about film exchange and starting a career in film making.    Jenny Cook talked about employment opportunities at Longleat Safari Park, and Ann Dimery explained her work with the Coventry Building Society. The College's very own Apprenticeship Coordinator, Terry Bishop gave students good advice about apprenticeship opportunities, and welcomed Lily Moffat from the BBC's Spring Watch programme.

There was a real ‘buzz’ in the College Hall, building on the success of last years’ Careers Cafes; College Principal Gavin Ball, thanked all of the guest speakers for helping to enhance the student’s life chances and ambitions for the future.  The Careers Café is an exciting flagship event at Frome College as the school continues to make positive strides forward to provide our students with a high quality and enriched education, to help prepare them for further studies to aim high in their chosen careers.    

If you would like to be a guest in the future, please contact Hana Thompson from the Next Steps Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The College saw a full house on Thursday 15 September when it opened its doors to welcome everyone in the area to come and see the largest range of courses on offer in the area, and to see first-hand what a vibrant school it is and all that it offers the students who attend.

The evening began with an address by the Principal, Gavin Ball, in the campus Merlin Theatre, who spoke about the continued trend of success, the best exam results in the history of the College, and the aspirations and expectations of the school for the future.

He inspired the audience with a confident speech about the College’s values and vision, on student self-belief, high expectations and generating great life chances for every child to achieve their personal best,  and the wide range of opportunities on offer at the College. He said there are more choices in the important key areas of Maths, English and Science and a 5 year programme which begins in Year 9 through to the post sixteen stages, making a seamless transition in to the Sixth Form where there are nearly 400 courses on offer. He spoke with passion about the Colleges’ programme of ‘Employability’ and apprenticeships working closely with the community, and how important it is to offer students the life skills needed for their chosen paths and next steps when leaving school.

Mr Ball spoke warmly of the commitment of the staff who enjoy working at the school and the good staff development plan in place with many training sessions on offer to ensure the College is constantly developing young people and encouraging participation and volunteering.  He introduced guest speaker, Dr Andrew Ross from the University of Bath, who works closely with the College and the Able & Ambitious programme to guide and support students wishing to go to University.

Head Boy Ben Manning, and Head Girl Isabel Brewster, together with the student leadership team followed by talking about their experiences at College, the constant support from staff both academically and pastoral, and the large range of activities available, such as trips, Drama productions held in the campus Theatre, inter-house competitions, rewards and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and the great Gifted & Talented programme. Pre- 16 students Felix Piper, Zena Harper, Matthew Haines and Grace Beaven, all spoke about their chosen areas of interest and the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer.

Mrs West, Assistant Principal, finished the session with information to parents about the evening ahead and offering  the audience  personal student guides to accompany them around the site to see points of interest.
Everyone left the Theatre to tour the site and participate in many activities in Design Technology, PE, Maths and English. Food Technology staff and students offered superb hot food to guests, and in Science, visitors were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiments. The Art department displayed their superb student exhibition and the Music department students set up around the site supplying a diverse variety of accompaniment.

The feedback from the evening was outstanding and many parents said that they had looked at other schools in the area but Frome College stood out as the best they had seen, and was a truly committed school with a warm community feel where they felt their children would flourish.

Thank you to everyone who attended and to 35mil Photography for covering the event. If you were unable to attend the event, please don’t hesitate to contact the College on 01373 465353 to arrange a tour of the campus.

Frome College Year 12 Graphics students are busy working on designing posters and projections for the Frome Voices spring production of Saul.

The production is an oratorio by Handel, and we are very pleased that our students have an opportunity to do design work that will be seen by the local community after Christmas.

We are all looking forward to seeing the final poster.


Principal, Mr Ball held a special lunch for the newly elected Student Leadership for 2016-17 on Monday 19 September. He was joined by Mr Black, Assistant Principal, Sixth Form, Mrs O’Connell, Sixth Form Office Manager and Mrs West, Assistant Principal.

Mr Ball spoke highly of their natural leadership skills leading up to securing the positions, and the hope that they will continue with their hard work and to inspire the students in their respective Houses. 

These great ambassadors for the College are very keen to develop communications for all students and emphasised the importance of having a ‘voice’ within the school in order to be able to change things and develop new ideas and projects. The students are setting up a ‘Student Council’ which will be led by Mr Owsley, Head of Faculty International & Enterprise.

Sixth Form Senior Student Team
Head Boy: Ben Manning
Deputies: Jake Barrow & Barnaby Turner
Head Girl: Isabel Brewster
Deputies: Grace Barnes & Tabby Lawson-Coe

Franklin House Leadership
House Captains: Lottie Baker & Ethan Gregory
Deputy House Captains: Liam McPherson & Emily Chapman
Sports Captains: Jon Hoare, Lydia Ball, Oscar Slade & Rachel Pullen
Health & Wellbeing: Issy Book
Numeracy & Literacy Captain: Maisey Hurd
Charity Captain: Phoebe Oakey
Community Captain: Megs White

Aristotle House Leadership
House Captains: Oshi Francomb & Lily Breese
Vice Captains: Emily Connew & Louis Tozer
Charity Coordinator: Anna Snelgrove
Community Coordinator: Courtney Smith
Year 11 Sports Captains: Jack Gerrish-Ives & Tallulah Hooper
Year 10 Sports Captains: Maddy Howes & Tom Bird

Einstein House Leadership
House Captains: Flora Williams & Tom Haines
Vice Captains: Holly Davis & James Porter
Charity Coordinator: Polly Stradling
Community Coordinator: Isabel Jones
Sports Captains: Emily Oakley & Josh Cambourne
Year 11 Sports Captains: Melissa Cook & Chris Clacee
Year 10 Sports Captains: Tilley Reilly-Stitt & Harry Wright
Literacy and Numeracy Leader: Maya Edwards

Newton House leadership
House Captains: Grace Beaven & Matthew Haines
Deputy House Captains: Rhiannon James & Ryan Snook
Sports Captains for Year 1:  Luke Hurrell & Alice Cox
Sports Captains for Year 10: Max Hart & Chloe Hopkins
Sports Captains for Year 9: Ella Kincaid & LJ Land
Community Leader: May Schmyzck & Amy Cotterell
Charity Leader: Rhiannon James, Ollie Freestone & Chloe Nicholls
Literacy and Numeracy Leader: Grace Lindley

Hypatia House Leadership
House Captains: Betty Restorick & Finlay Collinson
Deputy House Captains: Ellie Brooks & Jack Humphreys
House Sports Captain: George Lee
Year 11 Sports Captains: Ben Eley & Katy Minty
Year 10 Sports Captains: Ella Kempshaw & Joe Gigg
Community & Charity Captains: Grace Rawlins & Laurie Keech
House Health Champions: Jude Bostock & Mikaela Forrester
Numeracy Captain: Archie Stone

Not all the students were able to attended the lunch, however the students who did were photographed. From left to right are: Mrs O’Connell, Oshi Francomb, Jake Barrow, Lily Breese, Tabatha Lawson-Coe, Grace Beaven, Flora Williams, Betty Restorick, Barnaby Turner, Finlay Collinson, Mr Black, Grace Barnes, Principal, Mr Ball, Mrs West, Lottie Baker,  Isabel Brewster, Tom Haines,  Ben Manning & Matthew Haines.

Congratulations go to Rory Watts, Ross Windell and Elliot Marsh, for receiving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards at St James's Palace. 


The Palace, located near Buckingham Palace, was built by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn. The Throne Room was next door to the presentation, which is the official ‘Throne of the Realm’.


The other members of the group all came from the South West region. In the middle of the front row is Inge Sollheim, who was the polar guide for the Walking with the Wounded Trek’ with Prince Harry. Inge was the guest speaker in the Queen Anne Room, and spoke to the students about his adventures.

The Earl of Wessex spoke to everyone before he handed over the certificates for presentation to Inge and Steve Marsh, who distributed them all to the group and congratulated them.

Well done to them all for achieving such an outstanding accolade.

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