This September, we will be welcoming students into our new Class One, where they will be taking their first steps into formal schooling under the guidance of their class teacher. This early stage of their learning journey will introduce them to essential building blocks such as their letters and numbers, which they will discover through stories, drawings, and practical activities that allow the children to relate to each new piece of knowledge as a whole experience.
Please contact us for more information on how to get your child included on
WEDNESDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY – Class 3 & 4 gave a wonderful performance of their play, Joseph and His Brethren, which they staged in the school hall. Dressed in humble robes and Arabian headdresses, our young actors delivered their lines boldly as they played out their parts as Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the Pharaoh who goes on to make Joseph a royal vizier.
The class began working on the play in the Autumn Term, when they were introduced to characters from the Bible stories
It was a quiet week at school last week with the entire Upper School away for their annual Winter Camp. Under the leadership of five seasoned campers who also happen to be their teachers, the students took themselves down to South West Wales to set up camp at the Penquoit Centre.
An initial party arrived ahead of the others in order to make the preparations for the week, and despite a few hiccoughs including a power outage and tidying up in the wake of a
Late in the evening on the day before Christmas, the miserly money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge sits holed up in his bitterly cold office, his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit all but chained to his side as he dutifully works the ledgers.
It is the start of A Christmas Carol, and as the faint sound of carols drifts in from some distant room, the students of classes 6, 7, and 8 make their appearance as carol singers shuffling through the snow-filled streets of Victorian
SUNDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 2014 – In the gathering darkness of a late November evening, members of the school community threaded their way up the street and passed through the school gates, ready for a particularly special evening. Older students acting as ushers beckoned in the waiting crowd, and quietly, they trickled into the softly-lit school hall to take their seats.
In the middle of the hall, across the wooden floorboards, lay the spiral of evergreens so carefully arranged by teachers earlier
SATURDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2014 – The grounds of the school were already bustling with activity within half-an-hour of our Advent Fair beginning, with parents and visitors immersed in conversations while children wove their way in and out through the milling crowd. Brightly-coloured stalls displaying a range of beautiful, handmade goods lit up the hall, and gave us all reason to return to look over them again and again.
There was no shortage of sweet and savoury treats on offer, and both children and
On Friday, 24th October, The Acorn School said goodbye for half term with its annual Michaelmas Challenges assembly – a lively gymnastics display that showcases the students’ gymnastics skills and confidence, and shows how far they have all come in the past year.
The hour-long assembly saw our eager young gymnasts, from age six all the way up to eighteen, leaping and bouncing and even somersaulting their way through various setups of the school’s gymnastics equipment. It was particularly warming to
The last Friday in September saw the Acorn community gather together in our freshly re-plastered halls to celebrate our annual Michaelmas Harvest Festival with songs and poems dedicated to Saint Michael, a symbol of strength and hope. Our families also brought in fresh fruit and vegetables in honour of harvest time, and these were arranged in the hall to form a beautiful autumnal cornucopia.
Following an assembly, where classes recited their poems and everyone joined in with singing our traditional Michaelmas songs,
We are proud to announce that one of our ex-students, James Lowsley-Williams, now a professional cyclist, is riding this year’s Tour of Britain (ToB) cycling stage race. The ToB is the UK’s hardest and biggest race and James lined up on sunday for the first stage in Liverpool amongst the world’s best cyclists including the UK’s Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.
Photo credit: Larry Hickmott
James attended our school until 2009 when he graduated and took up a
Last Sunday the upper school students and teachers loaded up two minibuses and headed for France. After a relatively long day of driving, breathing in the awesome French countryside, we arrived in a nice campsite in Chartres.
The first day of our trip was spent visiting the magnificent Chartres cathedral. The students were inspired by the incredible architecture and the famous Rose Window, and some of them managed to climb the bell tower for some spectacular views over Chartres.
Our second day