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Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold visit

  Olympic golden girl, Lizzy Yarnold visited us for our Junior School Sports Day. She tells us ‘failing is good’ and gave us an empowering and motivational speech about the challenges she faced in her bid to be an Olympian, which reduced several girls and staff to tears. Her own motto? ‘Succeed and celebrate; fail

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Founders' Day

Another incredible year came to an end with our annual Founders’ Day. A day where students, parents and staff celebrated all the hardwork and talent that the girls showcase on a day-to-day basis. Awards and achievements were congratulated and guest speaker Beth French filled us with motivation for the future. Mrs Laybourn and Mrs Cavanagh

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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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French Day

It was French Day in the Junior School on Friday 8th June. This year the theme was ‘The Farm’. The aim of the day was to speak more French and understand a little more about the French way of living. There was a market set up in Oaks Hall, where the girls shipped to purchase

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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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National Boarding Week

  Burgess Hill Girls are celebrating the annual Boarding Schools’ Association event National Boarding Week, June 18th – June 24th. Saturday 16th June 6.30pm – Sunday 17th June 12.30pm Big Boarding Bop and Sleepover Students were encouraged to bring a friend from school to dance the night away followed by a sleepover in Silverdale House.

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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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Preparing your child for Big School

  Is your child moving up to Big School? Our Nursery Teacher Mrs Roberts has put together some tips to ensure the move is a smooth one.   Most schools have an induction day or Meet the Teacher day. This is a really important time for your child to see what their new classroom is

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Evacuee Week

In order to fully immerse the girls in their wartime experience we planned a series of activities over the week. This allowed the girls to get a deeper feeling of what life was like for children in World War Two rather than a glimpse if the session was on one day. The girls and teachers

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