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Stars Align for Young Author

posted on June 15th 2018 in General News

Recently Year 11 pupil Maud joined four other hopeful shortlisted authors in attending the Leicester Writes, Leicester Book Prize award ceremony at The Exchange in Leicester. Maud wrote her book, Neon Sky, as a way of raising funds to support the Go MAD in Tanzania charity, which she is going out to visit later in

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posted on June 14th 2018 in General News

Loughborough Endowed Schools have been entrusted to deliver a first-class education to the country’s leading junior tennis aces, following a new partnership with Loughborough University and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Loughborough University has been announced as one of two National Academies for tennis, intended to nurture 14 to 18-year-olds who demonstrate the greatest future

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Headmaster Blog – Kids are not alright

posted on June 14th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

The kids are not alright, but that’s nothing to get worried about. I am occasionally baffled by the extent to which colleagues who have been working with teenagers for years are prone to express sudden and genuine outrage at the fact that a pupil has been particularly self-centred, aggressive, impulsive or moody. Mental health (or,

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Headmaster’s Blog – Honesty

posted on June 6th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

What teenagers need now is less inspiration and more honesty. I have become increasingly convinced that the mental health challenges the young face are, with the best of intentions, made worse by our constant desire to inspire and motivate them. The result can be endless assemblies about overcoming obstacles and challenging yourself to be the

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Radio Interview for Sixth Formers

posted on June 4th 2018 in General News

On Sunday morning, during the Jo Bostock show on BBC Radio Leicester, five pupils from Year 13 at the School were heard sharing their thoughts on the portrayal of women in the media. Broadcaster and past pupil Jo Bostock interviewed the girls on their thoughts following on from the news that the Walmart chain in

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Headmaster’s Blog – Internet

posted on May 24th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Why the internet is making us all sad, mad and bad…  I cannot imagine life without the internet, and I cannot honestly remember what life was like before it came along. I purchase books on Audible and keep a library of songs on my phone. I book holidays, plan journeys, download articles and, increasingly, watch

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CCF Review

posted on May 16th 2018 in General News

Combined Cadet Force 61st Annual Review – Saturday 5 May 2018 The CCF welcomed Wing Commander Sergeant back to the Walks as our Reviewing Officer for this year’s Annual Review. Wing Commander Sergeant joined the cadet forces as an officer in 1982, and spent his final decade at the school as Contingent Commander, so it was

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Headmaster’s Blog – Mental Health

posted on May 15th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

The key thing we all need to grasp about mental health: it’s not binary. When it comes to the public discourse about mental health problems, we have come a long way in quite a short time. As recently as a decade ago, it would have taken considerable bravery on the part of a headteacher to

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Headmaster’s Blog – Revision

posted on May 2nd 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Top ten tips for effective revision. As we draw near to the summer exams season, it seems timely to offer my top ten tips on effective revision. None of these tips are particularly original. They are common sense advice that can be found in many schools, but gathering them into one place on this blog

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posted on April 24th 2018 in General News

Our Lady’s Convent School, the independent Catholic day school based in Loughborough, East Midlands, has announced a move to embrace full co-education status, in conjunction with a rebrand to become Loughborough Amherst School. The School, which has been part of the Loughborough Endowed Schools Foundation since September 2015, has historically provided places to girls aged

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