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24 Jan 2020: It is always good to begin the week with a celebration and this week was no exception. We enjoyed hearing about the achievements of Years 1 and 2 as we presented...

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What's happening in Westbourne?

24 Jan 2020: It has been a busy week, as ever, in Westbourne during which we welcomed prospective parents to our Open House morning. On Tuesday afternoon in assembly,...

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Prep News

17 Jan 2020: This week started with a lively tennis assembly delivered by two coaches from the Priory Tennis Club. They asked volunteers to demonstrate a number of activities...

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Join us for Westbourne Open Day

17 Jan 2020: If you would like to find out more about Westbourne Pre-Prep - our Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception classes - we would love to welcome you for an Open Morning...

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Prep News

13 Dec 2019: Our final week of term has been very busy. It began with our Carol Service at St George’s Church on Monday. The service was composed of congregational carols...

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Christmas in Westbourne

13 Dec 2019: Christmas has been a wonderful time in Westbourne. In the last few weeks the ‘elves’ have been very busy decorating the tree and they have given each door...

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Prep News

06 Dec 2019: Seasonal celebrations are now well and truly underway in the Prep School. Our first event was hosted by our Parents’ Association on Friday evening. This was...

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Everyone loves a baby!

06 Dec 2019: On Tuesday morning parents gathered together for refreshments ahead of one of our favourite days of the year, the Westbourne Christmas production.   This...

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Prep News

29 Nov 2019: At the end of last week we welcomed parents to join us for a class assembly from 1B. The audience of girls, parents and staff were delighted to learn more...

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Nursery Rhymers

29 Nov 2019: Last week was national Nursery Rhyme Week and our youngest pupils spent the week engaged in a wide range of activities linked to well-known favourite rhymes....

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Prep News - 15 November 2019

15 Nov 2019: Thursday last saw our first Teatime Concert of this year when 34 Year 5 and 6 girls performed in front of a packed audience. We were treated to a range of...

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Activities in Reception

15 Nov 2019: The girls in Reception experience a range of different activities every week in addition to their classroom studies. Last Friday they were busy outdoors...

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An explosive time in Nursery

08 Nov 2019: This week the topic being studied by the girls in Nursery was Fireworks. They started their work by watching a video of a firework display before undertaking...

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Nursery in full colour

25 Oct 2019: The girls in Nursery have recently been developing their knowledge of the world around them through the topic of colour.   Last week on Friday 18 October,...

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A rosy glow on Wear it Pink Day

25 Oct 2019: The Autumn Term includes a number of fundraising events and one of our favourites in Prep is ‘Wear it Pink’ Day in support of the charity of the same name. Girls,...

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Nursery prepares for Pink Day

18 Oct 2019: In the Prep School, Friday 18 October is Pink Day. The girls in Nursery have been busy preparing for the day with a number of activities including the colour. They...

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Prep News

11 Oct 2019: The Quiz Night on Friday organised by EHSPA was an enjoyable way to finish the week.  It was good to welcome so many parents and friends to the school. This...

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Prep News - 4 October 2019

04 Oct 2019: We were delighted to welcome so many parents from Prep and Westbourne to our Macmillan Coffee Morning last Friday. It was an opportunity to relax before heading...

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Nursery News

27 Sep 2019: In our Nursery School we aim to give the girls a range of experiences to enhance their learning and their understanding of the world around them.  Their...

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Westbourne at work

27 Sep 2019: The girls in Westbourne enjoy the variety of activities that make up their learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. This week in Kindergarten...

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News from Prep

20 Sep 2019: Girls from across the Prep School have enjoyed learning and playing outdoors in the recent lovely weather. At the end of last week, Kindergarten visited the...

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Reception girls cook up a storm

20 Sep 2019: This term, one of the topics Reception girls will be studying is food and healthy eating. The lovely weather recently inspired everyone to go outside into...

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Message from the Headmistress

13 Sep 2019: Having completed my first full week at EHS, I feel as if I have always been here. All of us who are new, both students and staff, are walking around the school...

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News from Prep

13 Sep 2019: The girls and staff have been settling back into new routines in this, the first full week of the new academic year. It is clear that the girls are happy to...

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EHS opens its doors for Whole School Open Morning

13 Sep 2019: On the morning of Saturday 21 September, Edgbaston High School will throw open its doors for its Whole School Open Event. From 9.30am - 12.00pm all departments,...

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Reception learn about 'people who help us'

05 Jul 2019: Girls in Westbourne spent time thinking about people who help us as part of their Beyond the Curriculum day.  R3 went to visit Mr Flynn and heard about...

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Safari park adventure for Reception

05 Jul 2019: Reception girls had a wonderful time at the West Midlands Safari Park last week.  After the huge excitement of travelling together on a coach, the girls...

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Prep News

28 Jun 2019: With such awful weather recently, we were very lucky to be able to hold our three Sports Days in Prep last Friday. All girls from Nursery to Year 6 were able...

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EHS Summer Holiday Club

28 Jun 2019: The EHS Holiday Club provides an exciting range or art, creative and games activities for EHS girls and their sisters. With a range of exciting activities...

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Words from Westbourne

21 Jun 2019: The girls in Westbourne have been extremely busy, enjoying opportunities within their curriculum. In Nursery, we celebrated Avaani having a very settled...

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Prep News

14 Jun 2019: We are always keen to extend the girls’ experiences and to give them opportunities to prepare for the future.  At the end of last week, a team of ‘Medical...

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News from Nursery

07 Jun 2019: Mrs Coulson was gardening in the half term holiday and found some snails! She brought these into school to show the girls. This gave the girls the opportunity...

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Prep News - 7 June 2019

07 Jun 2019: We were pleased to see everyone back at school this week and were keen to catch up with news. This included checking with Year 2 girls if they had seen many...

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Eco Schools Green Flag Award

07 Jun 2019: Last term, EHS was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the fourth time. This is an achievement to be extremely proud of and we join 19.5 million children...

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News from Nursery

24 May 2019: This week, girls in Nursery have been enjoying the spring weather and have been thinking about baby animals. They spent some time identifying farm animals...

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Animal antics in Westbourne

24 May 2019: In our latest step beyond the curriculum the girls in Westbourne had a visit from the 'animal lady'.     Kristan, from Lion Learners, visited to show the...

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Prep News

17 May 2019: Girls in the Prep Department always enjoy performing and last week ended with several opportunities for the girls to demonstrate this. Thursday ended with...

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News from Nursery

17 May 2019: The girls in Nursery always enjoy being busy and no two weeks are the same. The range of activities planned for them extends their experiences and knowledge...

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Prep News

10 May 2019: Girls in Year 6 have continued to enjoy their Enrichment activities which last week included finding out about dog agility. Mrs Aston, who competes regularly...

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Easter fun at Holiday Club

03 May 2019: The girls have had a very exciting time at Holiday Club this Easter. A day out to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic with our teddy bears was well received...

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Prep News

03 May 2019: Having enjoyed the beautiful weather during the holiday everyone has returned to school refreshed and ready for the busy term ahead.   We started this term...

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Prep News

05 Apr 2019: Friday 29 March was a very busy day in Prep. It started with a very moving and enjoyable assembly performed very confidently by Reception girls for their parents....

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Number Day in Westbourne

05 Apr 2019: Each half term in Westbourne we hold a themed day to extend our girls’ learning beyond the curriculum. After our literary day last half term we decided to...

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EHSPA party for Prep

29 Mar 2019: Prep Party arrived on Friday 22 March at last after much anticipation from the girls. This is an important and exciting event in the annual calendar. Girls...

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Prep News

29 Mar 2019: We always enjoy marking special days in the Prep School and on Thursday of last week we celebrated World Poetry Day. We began the day with an assembly on the...

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Prep News

22 Mar 2019: On Friday of last week, a team of Year 6 swimmers took part in the ESSA relay qualifiers. We are delighted to announce that they have qualified for the finals...

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Spring has sprung in Nursery

22 Mar 2019: This week in Nursery the theme has been Spring.   The girls have used magnifying lenses to look carefully at and talk about daffodils. They have also done...

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Prep News

15 Mar 2019: We were pleased to see the Year 6 Netball Squad back on Monday from their tour to Portsmouth and to hear their news. They clearly had a good time meeting up...

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Shrove Tuesday fun

08 Mar 2019: In the beautiful spring sunshine, the girls in both Prep and Westbourne held some competitive pancake races on Shrove Tuesday. Girls in Reception were divided...

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Prep News

01 Mar 2019: We finished last half term with an entertaining assembly presented by girls in 5D. They shared a number of their own fables, written in English lessons, with...

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Nursery rhymes for Westbourne girls

15 Feb 2019: As part of their topic this half term on well-known rhymes, girls in Nursery enjoyed a range of different activities linked to the Wee Willie Winkie rhyme. They...

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Prep News

08 Feb 2019: We began this week with our Celebration Assembly and there was much to be proud of. The weekly ‘Well Done’ certificates were presented to Years 1 and 2 and...

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Chinese New Year celebrations

08 Feb 2019: On Tuesday, we wished everyone in the Preparatory School a Happy Chinese New Year. Girls in Westbourne enjoyed a range of activities and shared their experiences....

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Librarian Top Picks

08 Feb 2019: This week, we celebrated international Harry Potter Night (albeit over two days in the daytime…!). In honour of all the fun we have had, this week’s suggestions...

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RAG Week in support of Dogs Trust

08 Feb 2019: As part of RAG (Raising and Giving) Week next week, the House Captains have chosen Dogs Trust to support among other charities.  We would like to collect...

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Prep News

01 Feb 2019: Following last week’s Big Bird Watch Assembly, we were delighted to see how many girls had completed the survey over the weekend. The older Eco Reps are now...

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Happy Birthday, EHS

01 Feb 2019: On Wednesday, the whole EHS community of staff and girls from Nursery to Sixth Form gathered together to celebrate the School’s birthday. The celebration included...

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Kindergarten problem solvers help The Gingerbread Man

25 Jan 2019: As part of our 'Once Upon a Time' topic, K1 have been looking at the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'.  We discussed why the gingerbread man did not swim...

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Westbourne girls enjoy Sam Langley-Swain author visit

25 Jan 2019: On Wednesday, girls and staff in Westbourne enjoyed a visit from Sam Langley-Swain, the author of the book ‘Elephants in the Custard’.   Sam read his story...

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Prep News

18 Jan 2019: During the last week there has been a focus for several year groups on creative arts and subjects.   On Thursday 10 January, the Year 1 girls went to the...

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Prep News

11 Jan 2019: We welcomed everyone back to school, including the new girls who have joined us this term, with many happy new year wishes. The girls were all very excited...

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Christmas fun in Westbourne

14 Dec 2018: On Friday afternoon of last week, the Nursery girls went to buy a new Christmas decoration for the tree to get ready for this week of festive fun. They walked...

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Starring Westbourne

07 Dec 2018: On Friday 30 November, the festive season began in the Prep School when girls from Westbourne presented ‘Mary’s Knitting’. Girls from Nursery, Kindergarten...

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Nursery festivities

07 Dec 2018: The girls in Nursery this week have taken part in a number of seasonal activities associated with this time of year by different groups of people.  Early...

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Prep News

07 Dec 2018: Last week ended with a very busy day. It began with Westbourne’s Christmas production of ‘Mary’s Knitting’ and ended with the EHSPA lighting of the Christmas...

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Prep News

30 Nov 2018: On Friday of last week we had two completely different events to enjoy. At lunchtime Mrs Eveleigh and Mr Flynn helped each girl in Prep to plant at least one...

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EHS supports Christmas toy appeal

30 Nov 2018: Edgbaston High School for Girls will once again be supporting the Birmingham City Mission (BCM) Toy Link campaign.  On Thursday 29 November, a group of...

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Prep News

16 Nov 2018: Our busy first week back after the half term break ended with the collection of the Book Fair from Westbourne and the EHSPA annual Fireworks Party. We were...

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Join us for Heads' Tea and Coffee afternoon

09 Nov 2018: Parents of girls at EHS are warmly invited to join Dr Weeks, Headmistress, and Mrs Hartley, Head of Prep, for tea and coffee in the Ante Hall on Friday 16 November...

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What I want to be

26 Oct 2018: In Westbourne the girls in Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception were asked to consider what they might like to be in the future. They then spent a day finding...

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Prep News

26 Oct 2018: The girls in the Prep School always enjoy finding out about historical events and the way people in the past lived. Last Friday was no exception when Year...

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Headmistress' Half Term message

26 Oct 2018: Half Term has arrived and hopefully we shall have some lovely Autumn weather to enjoy. This half of term has been busy as always and finished on a high note...

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A rosy glow on Pink Day

26 Oct 2018: During the month of October, the school is always dedicated to raising money for and awareness of Breast Cancer Care. There was a distinctly rosy glow in...

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Prep News

19 Oct 2018: Following a very successful European Languages Day earlier in the term the girls in Prep enjoyed an afternoon of French entertainment as they were transported...

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Nursery look for signs of Autumn

19 Oct 2018: Last week Nursery girls went on a walk around school looking for signs of Autumn. Each girl then took home a special Autumn Treasures bag with the instructions...

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Prep News

12 Oct 2018: Last week saw a celebration of National Poetry Day when Year 5 girls treated us to some performance poetry. Following their trip to Jaguar Land Rover they...

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Exploring the Great Outdoors

05 Oct 2018: The girls in Westbourne, the Pre-Preparatory department of Edgbaston High School, really enjoy taking their learning out of doors whatever the weather. They...

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Prep News

28 Sep 2018: Our House Captains have been busy this week as they held their first House Assembly of the academic year on Monday. They have been preparing since the start...

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Prep News

21 Sep 2018: It is hard to believe that we have completed our second full week of the new academic year.  Girls are settled back into routines and are already working hard....

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Reception on Safari!

13 Jul 2018: This year, Reception girls extended their term’s topic on all creatures Great and Small with a special away day to the Safari Park. The girls were very...

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Allotment Open Day - Sunday 17 June

15 Jun 2018: After the flooding experienced during half term, we are holding an EHS Allotment open day/working party on Sunday 17 June with the aim of restoring some order...

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Prep News

08 Jun 2018: The trip to Cranedale, in North Yorkshire, for girls in Year 5 is one that lives long in their memory and even girls who are well into their Senior School...

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Join us at our Westbourne Open Morning

25 May 2018: Parents and their daughters are warmly invited to attend the forthcoming Westbourne pre-Preparatory School Open Morning on Thursday 14 June , 9.30am - 11.45am. This...

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Kindergarten explore the outdoors

25 May 2018: It was lovely for the girls to be outside in their shorts and t-shirts this week and Kindergarten made the most of the sunny weather, really enjoying the new...

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Westbourne Wedding Fever

25 May 2018: The girls arrived at school on Friday full of excitement for our royal day. They looked splendid dressed in red, white and blue and ready to send their best...

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Year 5 head to Cranedale - what an adventure!

18 May 2018: The coach was full of excited chatter and happy smiles as we left Birmingham behind and headed for Yorkshire. On arrival the girls tucked into sandwiches and...

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Prep News

11 May 2018: History trips are always a favourite in the Prep School and the new trip to Harvington Hall this year was no exception.  You can read more about this interesting...

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Join us for 'School in Action' Day

27 Apr 2018: On Tuesday 1 May, EHS will throw open its doors for the Preparatory School in Action Day. This event gives prospective parents the opportunity to experience...

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Head's End of Term newsletter

29 Mar 2018: Dear Parents, The end of term has arrived and with it a hint of Spring to come. We have had a very busy term and unfortunately it has been subject to disruption...

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Nursery girls celebrate Chinese New Year

02 Mar 2018: In the week before half term the girls in Nursery celebrated the lead in to Chinese New Year. The staff and parents provided decorations to produce a display...

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Happy Birthday to EHS!

26 Jan 2018: On Wednesday 24 January, EHS reached a milestone in its history: 142 years since the School was founded by George Dixon and other distinguished local families. To...

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Bournville BookFest arrives at EHS

26 Jan 2018: More than 10,000 people are set to flock to Bournville BookFest, Birmingham’s festival of children’s stories, from 15 - 25 March. Edgbaston High School for...

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Ralph the Reindeer

08 Dec 2017: The elves, reindeer, narrators and musicians were all gathered in the Octagon busy getting ready for the Christmas celebrations. All was going really well...

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EHS supports Children in Need

24 Nov 2017: Throughout Prep and Senior School this week students and staff have marked the BBC Children in Need charity appeal. At the start of the week, the Prep School’s...

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News from Nursery

24 Nov 2017: In Nursery this week, our focus has been on the colours black and white, much to the delight of 'Zoya Zebra'! The girls showed interest and happily investigated...

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Nursery's Rhyme Time

17 Nov 2017: For National Nursery Rhyme Week, the girls in Nursery focused on the rhyme, 'The Grand Old Duke of York' who marched his 10,000 soldiers up the hill and down...

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Westbourne pupils enjoy the outdoors

10 Nov 2017: The outdoor classroom in Westbourne affords many opportunities for the younger pupils to take their learning outside and to enjoy working together in the fresh...

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Nursery adventures

10 Nov 2017: The girls in Nursery have been out and about in school enjoying a range of adventures to extend their knowledge of the world around them. They began one...

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Prep News

08 Sep 2017: Girls were keen to return to school this week to meet up with friends and to look forward to the term ahead full of new routines and challenges. In our first...

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