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New House Names

Students have voted to rename their school houses in honour of inspirational women. Among the shortlist for the new house names, compiled by the students, were Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, American civil rights activist Rosa Parks, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, and Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing. But after putting their votes

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Lower Sixth Networking Dinner

On Tuesday 29th January we held our Lower Sixth Networking Dinner. Huge thank you to Lottie who wrote this summary.   Whilst Sussex was freezing in blizzard conditions, the Lower Sixth were breaking the ice at the Annual Networking Dinner at Mid Sussex Golf Club. During the evening, a number of professionals kindly gave up

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international ice skating win

  Seventeen-year-old Rachel Yu is in a spin after winning the prestigious Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge 2018/19 in Hong Kong which attracted competitors from all over the world. Rachel, one of our girls, began ice skating at the age of five. ‘I started enjoying watching people skate before I could even fit into the

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Honouring Parliament Week by celebrating the suffragette movement

Our pupils have been spreading the word about the importance of political engagement in winning woman’s suffrage. Sporting a suffagist’s sash, head girl Cara and deputy head girls Sophie and Bridget walked the school corridors to encourage girls to consider the importance of the 1918 act which gave women the right to vote, and the

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Burgess Hill Girls’ voices heard

Burgess Hill Girls’ voices heard as students are recognised for outstanding achievements in speech and drama. Three students from Burgess Hill Girls have been recognised for their achievements in Speech and Drama after receiving prestigious Certificates of Excellence from the New Era Academy. The Academy, which is also a leading examinations board, encourages learners to

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Another year of outstanding A Level Results

A Level Results Day – we are so immensely proud of what the girls have achieved. The girls are celebrating this morning after another excellent set of A Level results. Maintaining an unbroken 100% pass rate, an impressive 57% of all grades were A*/A and well over half the girls gained A*-B grades in three

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Women in Leadership Talk

  The Sixth Form girls were invited to a lecture about women in leadership by the Head of English, Mrs Kruschandl. This discussion is part of her research for a Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership at Nottingham University. This year has seen a rebirth in female politics. During the last decade, feminism was considered an

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Young Craftsman of the Year Competition 2018

Two sixth form students from Burgess Hill Girls are celebrating their success in the Textile section of this competition. Allegra Cook came first and Prudence Chow came third. Allegra’s outfit was then judged in Bronze position when judged against the winners of the other four sections.  Natasha Bunn’s work was also Highly Commended by the

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Tree Planting Ceremony

Every year at Burgess Hill Girls we hold a Tree Planting Ceremony. The current Head Girl plants a tree to celebrate her time in post, and hands over her duties to the next Head Girl, Cara and the new School Officers. The sun was shining and there were smiles all around. Head Girl, Nell, reflected

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Our New Head of Sixth Form

We would like to introduce you to our new Head of Sixth Form, Bill O’Brien-Blake.     Bill O’Brien-Blake brings extensive experience of teaching A Level and supporting young people through the challenges of Years 12 and 13 and on to the next stage of their lives. Bill will join us in September from leading independent

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