Category: Prep

Be Spirited Day

6th January 2023

A day of reflection and activity. Year 1 – Year 6 held their ‘Be Spirited’ retreat on Wednesday 14th September.  Beginning with writing prayers for Queen Elizabeth II, a time to reflect on her life and say thank you for her 70 years of service, the children then went on to spend the day focussing…

Liturgies for Queen Elizabeth II

6th January 2023

A Commemoration. We marked the death of our late Queen, Elizabeth II, by holding liturgies at St Augustine’s Priory.  At both, the first for the Seniors and the second for the Preps, the Chapel was packed with pupils and staff.  The Priory Sixth led the liturgies and they began with beautiful singing from our Chamber…

Wonderful Weddings

22nd July 2022

Celebrations in the Chapel. Since the end of the Summer Term we have been delighted to celebrate not one, but two weddings of past pupils in our Chapel.  On the first weekend of the Summer holidays, Rozzy married Jake and on the following weekend, Olivia married Jonah. Both weddings were beautiful and joyous occasions filled…

Breeding a Therapy Sheep

12th July 2022

Our pet lamb. We didn’t start out with the idea of breeding a therapy sheep, it just seemed to happen!  When our lambs were born this Spring, one of them was unfortunately rejected by his mother. So the Farm Managers, under the guidance of Mr Raffray, decided to hand rear the lamb. Bottle-feeding a new…

Independent Schools of the Year 2022 awards

7th July 2022

St Augustine’s Priory shortlisted. We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories in the Independent School Parent magazine’s Independent Schools of the Year 2022; for ‘Student Wellbeing’ and also ‘Rising Star of the Year’. As the ISOTY website states, the purpose of the awards is to, ‘highlight the excellence of…

GSA Creative Writing competition

7th July 2022

Great success! The Creative Writing Club is thrilled to announce that Tamara and Milly, both in Upper IV have achieved great success in the Girls’ Schools Association Creative writing competition.   In the KS3 category Tamara’s poem has been awarded runner-up position and Milly’s poem has been highly commended. Congratulations to both! Mrs King, English Department,…

The ‘café français avec’ Prep III!

6th July 2022

Having a delicious time. Mlle Assemat, Modern Languages Department, reports on café life in Prep III that took place on 30th June. ‘Last week we had a great time in Prep III, turning the classroom into a French café! In previous lessons, Prep III had learnt the appropriate key words and sentences to order and…

Form III authors and Prep II

30th June 2022

Picture Books shared. Prep II joined with Form III this week as the Form III pupils read to their younger friends from picture books they had written and illustrated. Mrs King, English Department, explains: ‘Form III entered a competition to design a picture book organised by ReadingZone.  Form III rose to the challenge and the…

LAMDA Showcase

30th June 2022

Talent from across the school. The LAMDA Showcase on Wednesday 22nd June was a dramatic and oratorical triumph!  From Preps to Seniors, pupils demonstrated their hard work and ability in acting, speaking verse and prose, and speaking in public.  Ms Brown, Head of Drama, reports:   ‘Last Wednesday’s LAMDA Showcase was an extravaganza of performance…

Prep II Astronomers

24th June 2022

Earth and Space explored. In the week when five major planets align in a rare planetary conjunction, Prep II this week learned about astronomy, studying Earth and Space.  Mrs Lennox reports: ‘This week we learned that the planets circle the Sun. We found that it takes Neptune 63 times longer than Earth to circle the…