40 NAVY NEWS, JANUARY 2010
King’s and Shebbear still
Sixth Form Open Evening:
Hazlegrove offer proud of its
6pm-9pm Friday February 5th
holistic colour Blyton heritage
Table-topping A-level & GCSE results
YOU will fi nd something very of colour in an increasingly grey To many people a boarding school Equally important are the
Long familiarity with Services families special at King’s. and conforming world. in the English countryside conjures members of staff that dedicate their
The school is an extremely It is a school that delights up scenes of a bygone age: misty, time to help growing children.
Huge DoE programme, successful and ambitious modern in children being children, it dewy mornings, a place where the Shielded from the dangers of
with over 300 Gold awards
co-educational boarding school encourages individuality and air is healthy and good for you, city streets, pupils experience
for 13 to 18 year-olds. it values honesty, integrity and where children can climb trees, personal safety – a highly desirable
Advice on Continuing
In recent years the school initiative. camp out and do the things that pre-requisite to learning.
you read about in the Enid Blyton The pressures of city schools
has been particularly successful The large number of resident
academically, and was recently staff and the three boarding books. to adopt more ‘sophisticated’
rated one of the top three houses contribute to the feeling of At Shebbear College the school lifestyles are to some degree, held
independent schools in the country community that lies at the heart of strives to have the best of the old at bay.
for value added performance in Hazlegrove. but add to it the very best of the Similarly, the drug culture
public examinations. The school aspires to, and present. that dominates so often in urban
King’s prides itself on providing works towards, success at all Many parents feel that the society is diminished by a rural
a genuinely holistic education in levels whether academic, sporting, essence of boarding in the United location and the bounds of a
what is a wonderfully supportive musical or elsewhere, but not at Kingdom is best captured in a residential campus.
and friendly community where the expense of balance, civility or rural setting. Removed from the hurly-burly
the Christian ethos is evident for a sense of wellbeing. The natural elements of peace of the metropolis, pupils keep in
all to see. The school believes that and quiet, fresh air and space to touch with what goes on through
The school has a proud record education should be broad and play are combined with modern e-mail and internet provision.
in sports, music and drama – the that it is as much about doing and facilities housed in historic This rapid communication system
Up to 20%
latter based in the outstanding thinking as it is about writing and buildings. allows the best of both worlds.
Fitzjames Theatre, which is remembering; attitudes and values Modern boarding houses offer Thanks to the internet, there is
on fees rapidly developing into a centre are as important as knowledge and
comfortable ‘home from home’ no sense of the isolation that used
of excellence for the school and understanding and that the quality facilities and a stable environment to prevail in country schools.
wider community. of relationships between teachers where changing family situations Technology allows frequent
Contact: 01823 340830 or “Outstanding opportunities for and pupils is fundamental. and relationships do not disturb a communication with home and
students to succeed,” said the Hazlegrove remains committed
child’s equilibrium. parents can feel reassured that,
Trull Road Taunton TA1 4QS
Ofsted report of 2008. to providing an affordable A country setting provides an in an increasingly hostile world,
Set within 200 acres of parkland education to the children of environment where children can their children are in a safe, secure
in Somerset, Hazlegrove is a splash Service families. be children. environment.
Truro Girls bloom for 130 years
TRURO High School for Girls will celebrate its “Girls learn in a different way to boys and we are
130th anniversary year in 2010 with a long list of able to adapt our teaching methods to take account
fresh accolades to add to its proud heritage. of that fact,” said Headmistress Caroline Pascoe, a
At the beginning of 2009 it received an outstanding former British Olympian.
report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate “They have plenty of opportunities to interact
and was named as one of the best girls’ boarding with boys but, in the classroom, they are able to
schools in England. concentrate on their studies, developing both their
In June it also won the 2009 Good Schools Award self-confidence and their self-esteem.
for achieving the best Physical Education and Sports “In Sixth Form, all our students do an extended
results at AS-level in the country. project as well as A levels.
Consistently placed at the top of the south-west “The project takes the form of a university-style
academic league tables, Truro High boasts small dissertation on a personally chosen topic. It has
class sizes, a beautiful location, excellent facilities – proved a very useful way for top universities to
including a brand new modern language block – and differentiate between candidates.”
a dedicated teaching staff who are all committed to In addition to standard curriculum subjects, the
bringing out the best in every individual. school excels in music, sport, the creative arts and
New boarding accommodation was opened last drama.
year, boasting spacious rooms with lovely views and This year alone, two pupils are amongst the top ten
en-suite shower-rooms. athletes in the UK for their age group in high jump
Girls and boys are accepted into the Nursery from and the pentathlon.
age three and then it is girls only from Reception Personal tours of the school, taster days\sleepovers
through to Sixth Form. Year 6 pupils get automatic can be arranged on request. For information, call
entry into the senior school. 01872 272830 or visit www.trurohigh.co.uk
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