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SIBFORD RECOGNISED FOR ITS PASTORAL CARE

2 October 2014

Sibford School near Banbury has been recognised for its high level of pastoral care/wellbeing by a national magazine.

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Bootham School Teachers celebrate European Day

1 October 2014

“Today at Bootham School we are celebrating the European Day of Languages along with many other schools and institutions across Europe.” Said Richard Taylor, Bootham’s Head of Languages, “We’ve got a range of fun, linguistic activities on offer aimed at getting across the message that languages really do matter....

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Bootham School teacher composes requiem to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

23 September 2014

Bootham School's music teacher has composed a requiem mass to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War in memory of a former pupil who died in the conflict.

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Quaker Schools Pupils Experience Success without Stress

22 August 2014

While the media reports A’ level and GCSE results with verve this week, students from Quaker Schools will have taken quite a different journey to achieve their academic success.

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Outstanding results at Quaker Schools

22 August 2014

Students at our Quaker schools were celebrating their A level and GCSE success like thousands across the country this week.

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Breckenbrough Students showcase their Inspirational work

26 July 2014

Students from Breckenbrough joined young innovators from around the north of England at the Yorkshire Air Museum for the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fair.

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Sidcot students re-enact trial of WWI Conscientious Objector

16 July 2014

History has been brought to life for students at Sidcot School who learnt what it was like to be a Conscientious Objector and be imprisoned for your beliefs in World War I.

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Sibford underlines Quaker heritage

7 July 2014

Sibford School has developed three distinct new images combining Sibford School’s values with its Quaker heritage.

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Cranks or Heroes?

15 May 2014

Fewer people in Britain would go to war now than ever before.

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Bear-themed Activities on the Park

3 April 2014

Leighton Park School was visited by 60 children from Year 2 and 3 at Oxford Road Community School on Thursday 3rd April for a bear-themed morning.

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Jonathan’s graduation to a career in computing

2 April 2014

He started at North Yorkshire residential school Breckenbrough when he when he was nine, having struggled at other primary schools due to his Asperger’s syndrome.

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Bootham School pupils show support for Syrian refugees

19 February 2014

Bootham School is working with Oxfam’s Seen and Heard project to ensure the plight of Syrian children is both seen and heard by decision-makers.

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Quaker Schools share joint Meeting for Worship via skype

11 October 2014

Two renowned Quaker schools used modern technology to connect a special 'Meeting for Worship' to mark the end of National Quaker Week.

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The Mount School, York, wins Independent School Caterer of the Year

14 October 2014

The Mount School in York has been awarded Independent School Caterer of the Year, a prestigious national food industry award in a glittering ceremony in London last night.

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A Mount School coach joins Dream Team of Olympians

15 October 2014

A Mount School coach will form part of a rowing Dream Team of Olympians this Saturday, 18 October 2014, in the US's most prestigious rowing race, the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

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HEAD TEACHER HITS OUT AT EXAM BOARD ERRORS

26 October 2014

A Quaker Head Teacher has hit out at two leading exam boards after mistakes led to pupils being unfairly downgraded in their GCSE and AS exams.

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Let Your Life Speak in Quaker Week

27 October 2014

The theme this year for Quaker Week was ‘Let Your Life Speak,’ focusing on the spiritual root and practical living out of the Quaker testimony.

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Quaker ethos at Leighton Park School inspires Wellington Academy

6 November 2014

Leighton Park School in Reading has made the headlines recently with the news that their Quaker ethos helped to inspire the famous Wellington College in Berkshire who have introduced stillness sessions.

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Sibford School to open new Peace Garden on Tuesday 11 November

8 November 2014

Sibford School will be opening a new Peace Garden on Tuesday 11 November 2014.

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Explore Your Archive Week at Bootham School

11 November 2014

What do a disqualified high jump record, photographs of birds, and painting the railway headquarters in York have in common? They all feature in the school life of Oliver Bernard Ellis, who attended Bootham School between 1912 and 1916. After leaving school he joined the Royal Naval Air Service, and was killed in 1917.

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Sidcot School launches 'The Quaker Story' animated video

11 November 2014

Sidcot School launches a new animated video to help people understand the vital role Quakers have played in our society.

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New film gets top reviews from BAFTA and Emmy award-winning director and Bootham School old scholar, James Kent

12 November 2014

Film director and Bootham School old scholar, James Kent has received a plethora of plaudits for his debut cinema film – the First World War epic Testament of Youth, which was filmed on location in Yorkshire. The Hollywood Reporter described it as ‘an exemplar of all the best things about...

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Breckenbrough Remembers

16 November 2014

At 11.00am on Remembrance Day, the whole of Breckenbrough School stood in silence with the rest of the UK.

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Remembrance Day and WW1 at Leighton Park School

16 November 2014

On Tuesday 11th November a quiet stillness fell over Leighton Park School at 11am marking the silence for Remembrance Day.

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The Winter’s Tale performed at Bootham School

18 November 2014

Bootham School’s Autumn term grand production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be performed on 25th and 26th November at 7.30 pm in the School Theatre.

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Bootham Junior School and Sibford School show the Quaker way for Anti-Bullying Week

21 November 2014

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Smiles as Sibford celebrates Christmas

13 December 2014

The show, titled ‘Born in a Barn’ recounted the birth of Jesus, as told by the animals, and featured 36 Junior School pupils aged between 3 and 8-years-old.

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Sibford School pupils swing into the rainforest

14 January 2015

Junior pupils at Sibford School near Banbury arrived back after the Christmas break to find their classrooms transformed into rainforests … complete with snakes, parrots, monkeys and gorillas!

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Sibford School pupils achieve beyond expectations

14 January 2015

Pupils at Sibford School near Banbury are performing better than predicted across more than 10 subject areas, according to Value Added Results released by the school last week.

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Following events in Paris, the role of schools in helping fight radicalisation is under the spotlight, but how should schools teach British values?

21 January 2015

Following the events in Paris recently, the role of schools in helping fight radicalisation is under the spotlight.

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Sir Andrew Motion Reads from his new collection ‘Peace Talks’ at Quaker School, Bootham School in York

22 January 2015

Sir Andrew Motion, past Poet Laureate, will spend the day at Bootham School (on Thursday, 29th January) giving a series of public readings including work from his soon to be published ‘Peace Talks’. Headmaster, Jonathan Taylor, himself a prizewinning poet, said, “It is a great pleasure for us to have...

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Sibford School receives British Council backing

23 January 2015

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