|Monday 25th July - Tuesday 16th August||Closed|
|Wednesday 17th August - Friday 26th August||9.30 - 2.30|
|Monday 29th August - Wednesday 31st August||Closed|
|Thursday 1st September - Friday 2nd September||9.30 - 2.30|
|Monday 5th September||8.00 - 4.00|
Tuesday 26th July –Friday 29th July 2016
If you have received an invitation to summer school and have replied already then you will find an outline of what to expect below. If you have received an invitation and have not yet replied then please contact me as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate every new starter at Summer School and only those who receive an invitation can attend.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the summer school and have been busy planning lots of exciting activities for your time here.
The theme of the Summer School this year is The Olympics: Rio 2016. As the games this year begin on 5th August we thought it would be an interesting and relevant theme to get you all involved.
Summer Concert 2016 - Music from Stage & Screen
Congratulations to all our fantastic musicians who performed at this year’s summer concert: there was so much incredible talent on display! We enjoyed performances from Young Voices, Senior Voices, Super Strings, Tutti Fluti, School of Rock, Brassed Off and Band as well as a number of exceptional soloists. Repertoire ranged from ‘Jupiter’, The Planets Suite by Holst to Janis Joplin’s ‘Piece of My Heart’. If you would like to be involved in our winter concerts, please join one of our ensembles in September; everyone is welcome. Also, if you have been inspired to start playing an instrument or to start singing tuition, please see the ‘instrumental lessons’ page for details.
The Music Department
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The final judging of the Portrait Artist of the Year competition has take place and the winners have been decided.
Big congratulations go to all the pupils who entered the competition, the Governors were blown away by the talent on show and found choosing just 1 winner from each age group very difficult. They though the work was exceptional!
Very well done to Hannah Brown, Chloe Rigby & Holly Atkinson who were the overall winners for each age group.
Hannah Brown, Year 9
Chloe Rigby, Year 11
Holly Atkinson, Year 12
KS 5 Winner
Benedict Cumberbatch -Celebrity Approval!
Benedict Cumberbatch was lucky enough to see Hannah’s pencil portrait of him and sent her a message to say how incredibly impressed he is with her exceptional talent at such a young age.
Well done to Hannah!
School was out by 3.15pm on Thursday 26th May and most of us spent the rest of the afternoon waiting until midnight so we could get on the road to France. We had to arrive at school on the Thursday night at 11:55pm, prompt! Our suitcases were put on the coach as we got ready for a 16 hour journey, aiming to arrive at the PGL château at 5:30pm the following day. We waved goodbye to our parents and loved ones and we were on our way. When the time came for lights out, we were all tired but everybody was far too excited to sleep!
At lunchtime on the Friday, we stopped in a beautiful town called Honfleur and bought sandwiches and ice cream. The sun was shining and it was scorching hot, which was a lovely surprise! After lunch, it was quite hard getting back onto the coach because it was so hot and stuffy... Thankfully, Miss Farrimond had imposed a ban on stinky food so at least we didn’t have to cope with that too!
Before we left on the trip, we were given the chance to choose our roommates so we were all very excited to get the chance to spend the weekend with our friends, and some of us were able to make new ones! Once we arrived at the PGL château, we were given some free time to unpack and settle into our rooms. All of the rooms had bunk beds and ensuite bathrooms, but we barely spent any time in there because we were so busy with all of the other activities!