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Our mission at Burgess Hill Girls is to develop tomorrow’s women. When pupils leave they become Bold Girls, with all the self-belief, determination, and life skills they need to follow and achieve their dreams, whatever they may be. In our Bold Girl news we often highlight the career success of our alumnae, be it becoming

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Bold Girl Nikita Khandwala

Bold Girl, Nikita, a privately educated Oxbridge undergraduate campaigns to widen access to university for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds It may seem like an unusual combination, but for Nikita Khandwala it’s a ‘no-brainer’.   Nikita who is 19 years old was recently honoured as one of the finalists in the prestigious Undergraduate of the

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Catching Up With Bold Girl Holly Tasker

  We caught up with Bold Girl Holly Tasker who has just been elected President of the University of Cambridge Women’s Cricket team, what an achievement Holly! It was very kind of her to give us an update of what she has been doing since leaving Burgess Hill Girls, and to tell us a little

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Interview with Funke Abimbola MBE

We are always fortunate when our Old Girls, or Bold Girls as we increasingly call them, come to visit. One of our most frequent visitors is Funke Abimbola MBE. She was guest speaker at our 2016 Founders’ Day and returned again recently for our Autumn 2017 Open Day. Funke is an incredible women and as

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Bronze for Suzy Clapp at European Championships

We are very fortunate to have an International hockey player as our Director of Sport. This August, Suzy Clapp was selected to represent England Masters at the European Championships in Tilburg, Holland. We asked her to report back.     Eight teams took part in the tournament in which two pools were formed. I played in

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Catching up with ‘Old Girl’ Funke Abimbola MBE (nee Akindolie)

I left Burgess Hill Girls in July 1991 to read law at Newcastle University. After graduating with my law degree in 1994, I went back home to Nigeria and studied towards the Nigerian Bar exams. Following my call to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, I returned

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Summer Open Morning welcomes back former Head Girl

It was a pleasure to welcome back former Head Girl, now Author and current parent, Kelly Willoughby when she visited our school for our Summer Open Morning on Friday 19th May 2017. Her smiling personality and friendly manner was a great hit with the visitors as they collected a signed copy of her book that

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Catching up with ‘Old Girl’ Suzy Clapp

Suzy Clapp left in 1992. “Since leaving Burgess Hill Girls life has been pretty busy! From a very early age I always knew I wanted to be a PE teacher. Sport played a big role in my life at school and I loved being part of a team, building new friendships and enjoyed the competitive

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Catching up with ‘Old Girl’ Kate Mactear

Kate left in 2011 having completed her A-levels subjects in Mathematics, Physics and French, as well as AS Level in History. “I was at Burgess Hill Girls from Year 5 until the Upper Sixth. I have always been sporty but was never particularly good at the traditional school sports like Hockey or Netball. However I

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