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Aye Aye Skipper!

For most teenagers, their 16th birthday is an occasion for a party, but Annabel, Year 11 chose to go to sea on her big day. Her birthday, Saturday 15th September, was the first date on which she could undertake the final part of the prestigious Day Skipper sailing qualification for which the minimum age is

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Stunning GCSE Results

  We are celebrating a stunning set of GCSE results with over half (51%) of all entries graded 9/8 or A* and a massive 75% of all entries graded 9-7 (old grades A*/A), an 11% increase on last year. 62% of the cohort gained at least seven or more grades 9-7 (old grades A*/A). Amid

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Drone Competition

Drones designed by our young scientists saw off stiff competition from all over the world to be judged overall runners-up in an international competition organised by the British International Education Association and STEM Sussex, which supports and encourages young people to enjoy science, technology, engineering and maths. The challenge for students was to create an

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South of England Agricultural Society Competition

Two of our pupils are celebrating their triumph in the South of England Agricultural Society (SEAS) schools competition. Sophie F (left), and Rosina M, both 11, won first prize in the KS3 Hanging Mobile category. Over 65,000 visitors attended the South of England Agricultural Society summer show in Ardingly, where they enjoyed a showcase of British agriculture, horticulture, educational

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French Immersion Trip to Montpellier

At the end of June fourteen Burgess Hill girls spent five days in the sunny South of France on a French immersion trip.   The girls, from Years 9 to Lower Sixth, and the two accompanying members of staff travelled to the vibrant city of Montpellier. They discovered a dynamic university city which seamlessly mixes

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Team Challenge in London

On the 13th of April, Year 9 went on a team challenge to Covent Garden, Rosie and Florence have kindly shared their version of events as the day unfolded. Thank you girls. We all took part in a challenge day which was an excellent opportunity to develop our independence and teamwork skills. The challenge included

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Wool4School Competition

Year 9 Maddie, was selected as one of the ten finalists in the schools competition organised by ICHF (International Craft and Hobby Fairs). Her task was to design a garment or an outfit using reclaimed fabrics, unloved garments and found trimmings. Throughout the task students were asked to focus on the trend forecast for 2017/2018

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Sophie Walker Twilight Session

  Women’s Equality Party leader Sophie Walker joined our Academic Scholars in Years 9, 11 and Lower Sixth as part of its celebration of the centenary of the women’s vote and told the girls that they should have the courage to follow their dreams. Sophie, who the girls described as “inspirational and thought provoking” gave a

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Naples Trip

At the end of March some of our girls had the amazing opportunity to go to Naples for a few days. Thanks to Charlotte in Year 9 for this write up so we can get a feel of what they got up to!   Wednesday 21st March We had to meet at the airport at

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British Linguistics Olympiad Success

Congratulations to the Senior School students who took part in the challenging UK Linguistics Olympiad in the Spring Term 2018. Selina, Year 11, obtained a Gold award in the Advanced Olympiad normally reserved for sixth formers, and made it through to the second round in Reading. Selina finished 14th nationally. During the second round, the

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