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Old Witleian captivates the Sixth Form pupils

15th October 2021

Old Witleian Scarlett Thornton (2011 – 2018) came back to visit the School last night to give an exhilarating talk to the Sixth Form psychology and biology pupils. Scarlett graduated from Exeter University in June this year with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology.  She gave a fascinating talk based on the subject chosen…

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Qualifying Expedition

15th October 2021

From Friday 15th October to Sunday 17th October, some of our 5th Form pupils set out on their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award qualifying expedition to the South Downs. As part of their Silver award, pupils walked a total of 45km over three days, and set up camp at night time in the beautiful countryside….

A spectacular ceremony to welcome new pupils

13th October 2021

On Wednesday 13th October, the first Admissions Day for two years took place at Guilford Cathedral. 220 pupils from 1st Year through to Sixth Form were ‘sworn in’ by Mrs Justine Voisin, Treasurer, and Alderman Sir Peter Estlin. The service was conducted by The Venerable Stuart Beake, Archdeacon Emeritus, Honorary Sub Dean, Guildford Cathedral, who…

Virtual visit to the National Archives

12th October 2021

On Tuesday 12th October, Sixth Form pupils received an absorbing and interactive lesson via Zoom from the Keep of the National Archives in London. Hosted by Hannah, with her colleague Nathalie acting as scribe. Hannah informed the pupils of the variety of documents held at the National Archives and spoke about some examples such as…

GCSE performance of Cookies

12th October 2021

On Tuesday 12th October, our GCSE pupils performed to an audience their production of Cookies, as part of their GCSE in Drama. Pupils performed twice, throughout the afternoon as a Matinee performance, and in the evening, which our staff, parents and our boarding pupils were invited to attend. The event also doubled as the Drama…

Stuart Lawrence visits during Black History Month

11th October 2021

On Friday 8th October, as part of Black History Month, the Honourable Stuart Lawrence visited the School to give a talk to an audience of pupils, teachers and staff. He was warmly welcomed and accompanied by Chelsea and Azariah, two 5th Form pupils, throughout his visit. Stuart’s story was powerful and thought provoking. He spoke…

Brave pupils visit Thorpe Park’s Fright Night

11th October 2021

On Sunday 10th October, over 90 of our pupils braved Thorpe Park Fright Night, an evening which was certainly full of thrills and excitement. Over the course of the day, pupils explored the park which was newly decorated for the upcoming Halloween season, something Thorpe Park is well known for. The park remained until 9pm,…

King Edward’s Witley supports Godalming Community Store during Harvest Festival

4th October 2021

This year, as a School we celebrated Harvest Festival appeal with two main foci, Afghanistan and The Godalming Community Store. On Sunday 3rd October we celebrated Harvest Festival in Chapel in a service led by our Chaplain Reverend James Radcliffe. Together with Barrow Hills School, this year we requested donations to The Godalming Community Store….

Pupil success in Oxbridge Essay Competition

4th October 2021

Some of our Middle School pupils recently entered an essay competition in the summer for Immerse Education, as part of the School’s ‘Introduction to Oxbridge’ programme lead by Mrs Phillips. The Immerse Education Essay Competition offers pupils the opportunity to win a 100% scholarship to go on a residential summer school in Oxford or Cambridge….

Cafe Scientifique presents – Relatively Speaking

1st October 2021

Mr Emsley, Physics Teacher, commenced the new series of Cafe Scientifique lectures by delivering a gripping lecture outlining the essential ideas behind Relativity. Using interactive media and pupil participation, the wonders of Einstein’s mind were explored. Pupils were intrigued when it was discovered that some other pupils in the Lecture theatre had increased in age…

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