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Shrove Tuesday

9th February 2016

The delicious smell of pancakes filled the air in the Pre-Prep on Shrove Tuesday as Mrs Whitehead made pancakes with over 150 boys. She was extremely impressed with their egg breaking and whisking skills. They had obviously done this before! They really celebrated Shrove Tuesday in style and the boys loved dashing up and down…

Chess Players through to Semi-Final!

9th February 2016

Saturday 6th February saw many of our talented chess players taking part in the zonal stage of the English Primary Schools’ Championship. The U9 section was won by the Prep ‘A’ team with 19 pts from 25. The ‘B’ team came in second place and the ‘E’ team – which was comprised of all year…

Chinese New Year at the Early Years

9th February 2016

In the Early Years, we were treated to a wonderful assembly to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey. Most children had already been busy drawing or making models of monkeys at home for the spring challenge.  We had an incredible display of monkey photos, pictures and models. In our Friday Assembly the…

South African Exchange Trip

9th February 2016

The 2016 Rondebosch Exchange boys have landed and hit the ground running.  Their very generous hosts have made them all feel extremely welcome and the boys have been treated exceptionally well. Surf lessons, Monkey World, cheetah outreach and swimming in the president of South Africa’s pool have been just some of the highlights so far….

Pro Corda Chamber Music Festival

9th February 2016

On Sunday 7th February our school hosted one of the Preliminary rounds of the ProCorda Chamber Music Festival for Schools. Four of our chamber groups took part: the Year 6 Violin Quartet, the Year 6 Cello quartet, the Year 7/6 String Quartet and the Year 7 String Quartet. All groups played with real confidence and flair,…

U11 Rugby Tour to Dublin

2nd February 2016

The under 11A and 11B rugby teams arrived in a cold and blustery Dublin on Friday evening.  After a hearty dinner the boys went to bed to prepare for some stiff opposition on Saturday morning.  The boys and staff woke up to sleet which quickly dissipated and gave way to a fantastic morning of blue…

Author visit from Gareth P. Jones

2nd February 2016

As part of this year’s ongoing ‘Beyond the Book’ series of lectures and visits for Upper School boys, Year 7 today had the privilege of hearing the children’s author Gareth P. Jones talk – and sing! – about his latest book.  Death or Ice Cream? is a collection of interlinked short stories set in the…

Music For Youth Regional Rounds

2nd February 2016

Congratulations to all who represented the school at one of the regional rounds of the National Music for Youth Festival yesterday. This is the largest festival of its kind in the world and the Prep takes part annually, with our groups enjoying national recognition over the years. The Senior Orchestra and Big Band participated once…

Swimmers through to Final

26th January 2016

On Thursday 21st January a team of boys from years 3 – 6 took part in the London Independent Schools Swimming Championships Semi-Final at Dulwich College. The stakes were high in this competition, as only the top 3 teams would qualify for the London Grand Final.                  …

Year 8 Tribe Swimming Gala

20th January 2016

The gala started with the 50m freestyle and was won by George (8L) for the Mohicans. The Mohicans kept up this good start by winning the next two races. Chippeways and Deerfeet didn’t disappoint though and came back with some wins of their own. The Mohicans and Andrew (8L) then won the next two races…