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Fundraising for JDRF

Etone College choir has been involved in a fundraising project for a charity called JDRF. This is a charity that funds research into ways of improving the lives of children with Type 1 Diabetes, with a cure being the ultimate goal. Type 1 Diabetes is an unpreventable, autoimmune...
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Marcus Jones MP visits Etone’s MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28 September, Etone College hosted a MacMillan Coffee Morning to raise money for people facing cancer. We were delighted to have over 100 parents and carers turn up to the event along with our local MP Marcus Jones. Mr Jones was given a guided tour of the school with...
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Open Evening 2018

Etone College Open Evening is being held on Thursday 4th October from 5.30-7.30pm. Open Morning will take place on Friday 5th October (by appointment only) from 9.30-11.00am.
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Etone College Maintains Strong Performance in GCSE Results

Etone College is celebrating yet another successful set of GCSE results with many subjects performing above national averages. Pupils continue to achieve strongly at grade 4 or above in both English and Maths and more pupils have achieved the government’s Ebacc measure. With the...
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Etone College Sixth Form Success in 2018 Results

Etone College continues to build on success with another excellent year of A-Level results. In a time of curriculum change and the introduction of new specifications, the school continues to provide a high quality Post-16 provision. The 2018 results show students making excellent...
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Sports Day

This year saw the Year 9 and 10 pupils first to arrive at the Pingles Stadium where some of them took part in their last ever Sports Day. The competition was fierce between the houses and the rivalries that had developed throughout the year, in other competitions, remained...
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Wasps Netball Tournament

The Year 7 Netball team had the great privilege of attending the Wasps Netball tournament on Wednesday 11th July. We travelled over to the great facilities at Bablake School in Coventry. This is the home of the Wasps Netball Academy. Here coaches from the Wasps team train...
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Horsing Around!

Six pupils from Etone were recently lucky enough to be chosen to take part in an Equine Assisted Learning Programme at Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre, Galley Common, Nuneaton. The first session took place on 30th April followed by one session a week for the...
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PSHE – Healthy Eating

During Year 7 PSHE this term we have looked at Healthy Eating, following a week of activities and assemblies on this topic. Pupils in 7D1 looked at a range of fruits and vegetables- some of which they hadn’t seen before or didn’t even recognise! As part of this week, pupils were...
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Business and IT – End of Year Round Up

Well it has been a busy end of the year in Business and IT. All pupils have been working hard to discover their various talents within their subjects. In ICT pupils have been discovering their inner bloggers and finding out how influential social media is within marketing...
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Mathematics – Enrichment Activities

For the first week of Enrichment Activities, the Maths Department decided to focus on the relationship between Maths and Art.  All too often Maths is seen to have a standard format of here is the question, what is the answer, and as Mathematicians, we felt that the ‘love’ of this...
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Wilmott Dixon – Industrial Experience

Willmott Dixon is a family run construction business which operates all across the country. They believe in putting people and the community first. Every year they invest £2.5 million to improve the wellbeing of the community and in 2017 they received the giving back award. They...
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Create & Technology Overview

This year in Design & Technology, we have done many remarkable things. We started the year off with something simple by working with wood. Not many of us had been in the workshop before so Mrs Beasley taught us all about the tools and how to use them safely, along with what...
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STEM Activities

‘INSIGHT INTO ENGINEERING’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK On Tuesday 26th June, a selected group of year 8 went to Warwick University for an ‘Insight into Engineering’ day. The pupils had the opportunity to speak to engineers at different stages in their careers, participate in a...
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Visit to the Black Country History Museum

On Wednesday 11th July, the Humanities faculty took 95 Year 8 pupils to the Black Country Museum as part of their enrichment fortnight. The aim of the trip was for pupils to gain a better and more in-depth understanding of life in the Industrial Revolution and aspects of how life...
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It’s all in the ‘Shakespeare-ience!’

Year 7 pupils were treated to a day of creative delight as part of their enrichment activities in English.  Using ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as a stimulus, the pupils were given the opportunity to watch the play and following this, they then worked in groups to create a drama...
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Year 7 go see ‘The Tempest’

Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge was brought vividly to life for our Year 7 pupils in Oddsocks’ production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at the Belgrade Theatre. Year 7s were entertained with the musical and sci-fi adaptation. Once on board the spaceship...
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Lights! Camera! Action! BBC Mailbox Workshop

Pupils at Etone College were transported to the newsroom on Friday 29th June 2018 as they got a chance to visit the BBC at the Mailbox and get involved in the BBC School report newsroom. The BBC school report is a project run by BBC News, which allows pupils to have the...
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Adventures in Paris

Last week we were very privileged to be taken on an unforgettable trip to Paris. After a long and tiring morning of travelling we checked in to the Hotel Louis Blanc and the new experiences began immediately. We made our way to the metro station where we took the subway to the...
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Progress Praise Awards Evening 2018

We were honoured to welcome an ex Etone pupil, Retired Corporal of the Grenadier guard, Mr Scott Blaney, as the keynote speaker at this year’s Progress Praise Awards on the 4th July. He was truly an inspiration to those pupils in the audience who understand the meaning of effort...
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Year 11 – Class of 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018 marked the last full school day for Etone College’s Year 11 pupils. Although Year 11 pupils still need to come into school for revision sessions and exams, it was the last time all of Year 11 would be together at Etone College. Year group photos taken...
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Loughborough University Taster

On the 18th April a select few of our Year 10 BTEC Sport pupils got the opportunity to experience a day at the top sporting university in the country! Pupils where selected for this trip due to their hard work and brilliant grades so far in their coursework; they were able to...
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Pupils in Hockey Final at Olympic Stadium

Marnie Leech and Eirinn Newcombe were both part of the Nuneaton squad that qualified for the Investec Hockey final at the Olympic stadium in London on Saturday 5th May. This was a huge achievement for both pupils. Eirinn has written a brief write up of her experience. With the...
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Cricket Update

Exciting times lie ahead for the Etone Cricket Team as they enter and compete in the brand new Big Bash Cricket Tournament. The competition consists of two pools of teams who will battle it out for an opportunity to play at the Nuneaton CC cricket ground to determine an overall...
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Table Tennis Update

Table Tennis has continued this half term for our eager pupils. With two hours of coaching and match play, the pupils have come on tremendously and are getting much more competitive. We are looking at setting up a league based competition as currently there isn’t one between...
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Creative Talent – Abhiveer Annoji

Abhiveer Annoji,  8C1 recently had one of his cartoons published in his local newsletter.  Abhiveer’s many cartoons range in topics as varied as the adventures of a little rubber duck who gets swept out to sea (see below) and the advantages of using solar panels when compared...
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Year 7 Community Art Project

Pupils within Year 7 Art lessons have been creating art work to be displayed in Atherstone Town Centre for the visit of the Aviva Bicycle Tour that visits the town on Friday 15th June 2018. Pupils have looked at imagery of cycles and the work of artists who have used Cycles as a...
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Maths Trips

Maths and Beyond On the 21st March, our Year 10 mathematicians went to University of Warwick. They attended a workshop called Maths and Beyond.  Pupils explored and participated in challenging and interesting mathematics involved in a range of movie, television and radio clips....
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Maths Competitions

Maths Pi Day We had an exceptionally brilliant π day this year. The Maths Team were all dressed with an item of clothing with π. There were exceptional messages and jokes on the Maths Team’s shirts. Mr Randall’s π joke was ‘An opinion without 3.14 is just an onion.’ Miss...
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MFL University and Primary School Sessions

Two weeks ago Ms Larrosa and a group of French and Spanish pupils from Year 9 had the amazing opportunity of spending a day at Warwick University as part as a Language development workshop. The pupils who took part were: Matthew Baggott 9C1, Malika Dossani 9G1, Martyn Gandy 9C1,...
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‘Something Wicked This Way Comes…’

Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ‘The Scottish Play’, is currently a GCSE text studied by all Year 10 and Year 11 pupils.  It explores the life of Macbeth, a loyal soldier, friend and confidant of King Duncan, but also charts the change to his character and how he develops into a jealous...
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Sport Relief

Pupils really got into the spirit of Sport Relief 2018 at Etone this month! This year’s Sport Relief theme was ‘Whatever Gets You Moving’ and we certainly did get moving with a series of events held over the whole week that Etone dedicated to this charity. Firstly, the form time...
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Netball PGL Weekend 2018

Well done to the Etone Netball Squad who did us proud on the 2018 Netball PGL weekend. The fun began when we arrived at Boreatton Park on Friday afternoon, everyone got settled into rooms and got ready for dinner and evening challenges. An early start to Saturday morning with...
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Roll Up! Roll Up! Read All About It! – BBC School Report

Pupils at Etone College were transported to the newsroom on Thursday 15th March 2018 as they got a chance to indulge in journalistic activities as part of the BBC School Report. The BBC school report is a project run by BBC News, which allows pupils to have the opportunity to...
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Holocaust Survivor, Ernest Simon, Visits Etone

Parents and pupils had the opportunity on the evening of Thursday 8th March to listen to the Testimony of Mr Ernest Simon a Holocaust survivor. Ernest, an Austrian living in Vienna prior to the 2nd World War, shared his story about how he came to the UK in 1939 via the...
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Year 8 Art Day

On Thursday 8th of March, thirty Year 8 pupils participated in an Art day to experience life as a GCSE Art pupil. The Year 8s learned about different careers in Art, for example: University Lecturer, Illustrator, Designer, Art Historian and Curator. We also learned about...
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Team Maths Challenge 2018

On Tuesday 6th March, Etone pupils represented the school at the Regional Team Maths Challenge, held at Rugby High School. 21 schools from the West Midlands attended, each providing a team of 4 pupils.  Representing Etone were: Mohammed Sheikh, 8G1 Jessica Thomas, 8D1 Suvani...
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MFL Trip to Oxford University

A group of Year 10 pupils recently had the opportunity to spend a day at Oxford University – one of the top universities in the world. Those on the trip were: Adam Hill, 10P1; Dylan Hughes, 10P1; Bethany Maclure, 10G1; Katie-Ann Nickless, 10D1; Roxanne Tamang, 10P1; Marcus...
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‘Blood Brothers’ Trip

Year 9 pupils experienced a theatrical treat on 14th February 2018 at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, as part of an English trip intended to inspire and captivate pupils in bringing Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to life. Blood Brothers is the heart-breaking story of Mickey and...
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Public Speaking at Blenheim

This half term also saw our team compete in the final round of the Sir Winston Churchill Public Speaking competition. Phoebe Say, Grace Darby, James Emery and Aditya Kumar from Year 7 made the journey back to Blenheim Palace to compete against 11 other schools. Our topic was ‘WSC...
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World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018 was our biggest World Book Day yet! Thursday 1st March saw many of our staff transform into literary greats and the pupils had great fun trying to guess who was who! Congratulations go to Sophie Godsell (7P2) for winning the fancy dress quiz by being the first...
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Table Tennis Update

We have had a great interest in table tennis this half term with numerous pupils coming to try their hand at a new sport. From this, Mr Baggott has set up a satellite club for pupils that allows them an extra hour of coaching free of charge. This has been made possible through a...
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Visit to The Hive Library

On Thursday 18th January, fifty Key Stage 3 pupils went on a trip to The Hive Library at the University of Worcester. Whilst there, they had two workshops; one on research skills, the other a session of book ‘speed-dating’ where they looked at different titles and...
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Aspiring Public Speakers Visit Blenheim Palace

In very exciting news for Etone College, we have got ourselves a team in the Sir Winston Churchill Public Speaking competition at Blenheim Palace next month! As preparation for the competition we took a group of 14 Year 7 and 8 pupils to Blenheim Palace on Monday for a...
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Etone to Cambridge Anyone?

Visit to Clare College, University of Cambridge. Pupils from Year 8 and Year 9 enjoyed a day at Clare College, University of Cambridge.  The day was packed with activities; in the morning the pupils had a lecture about university courses and life at university, then they had a...
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Robotic Cars and Coding with Redfern

I have had an amazing time over the last 6 weeks whilst we have been doing the electronics practical. I think the project was really fun and it has made me want to do more of it in the future. It was really enjoyable and helped me interact with people I would probably never talk...
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Scholastic Book Fair 2018

The Scholastic Book Fair was another great success this term with pupils eagerly browsing and buying books. Pupils in all year groups had the chance to browse the books during class. The range of choices this year was wide, ranging from classics such as; ‘The Time Machine’ by HG...
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House Sports – Handball and Hockey

YEARS 7 & 8 On Tuesday 13th February we had a very competitive afternoon of house sports this time in Handball and Hockey. There were some outstanding individual and team displays especially given the awful weather conditions but all pupils still gave 100% for their...
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Dance Showcase 2018

The first annual Etone Dance showcase took place on Tuesday 16th January. The rescheduled Christmas show took everyone back to last month’s festivities. Family and staff supported all pupils in welcoming back Christmas during a dull January. With over 100 guests and 45 members of...
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Mince Pies and Carols

Etone hosted its annual Mince Pies and Carols morning on Wednesday 20th December.  Parents and carers of our Year 7 and 8 pupils were invited in for coffee and mince pies with their children whilst enjoying some festive music provided by the Etone choir. There were also...
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Children in Need

On Friday 17th November 2017, there was a spectacular spotty feel to Etone College! Staff and pupils all worked together to celebrate this special day and raiseD lots of money for this worthy cause. Not only did Etone have a non-uniform day, with an optional 80’s theme, but there...
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Wilmott Dixon ‘Bridges the Gap’ in Construction

Pupils at Etone College have been given the opportunity to undergo a five-week enrichment programme designed to develop personal and professional skills, supported by national contractor Willmott Dixon. Over the five-week period, 30 pupils at Etone College on Leicester Road tried...
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Year 6 Maths Challenge

We were delighted to welcome thirteen pupils and two members of staff from Middlemarch School in November to join us for our Most Able Maths workshop.  Year 6 pupils, together with some of our Maths Lead Learners from the Sixth Form, enjoyed a two hour session of learning Maths...
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MFL – Christmas Cards Projects and Competitions

Great news for Etone College! By having a Christmas cards project approved by the British Council etwinning, Etone has automatically qualified again for the Foundation level of the International School Award (British Council). This Christmas card project aims to stimulate the...
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Etone Pupils See their Film on the Barbican Big Screen!

Etone English and Media pupils were delighted earlier this half term, when they were informed that their film had been a successful competition entry in the RSC ‘For the good of Rome’ film project. Pupils were invited to attend an afternoon at the Barbican in London, where they...
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What’s Trending Now? – The RSC in Consultation with Etone School Council

Earlier in the term, members of the School Council were offered the chance to work in consultation with the RSC, reviewing a new website they have created. The event took place in the Sixth Form and involved the pupils using various forms of media technology to assess the website...
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Irfan Master Comes to Etone

On Wednesday 8th November, award-winning author Irfan Master came to visit our Year 9 pupils, to talk to them about how he got into writing and to promote his latest book ‘Out Of Heart’. The talk itself was highly engaging, and the pupils were fascinated by how Irfan had come...
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Remembrance Week

Pupils were thoroughly engaged in Remembrance Day activities in the library. All pupils had the opportunity to look at local photographs during the Blitz and were shocked to discover they lived in the vicinity of the affected areas. Many were humbled by the list of 14 names...
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Pupil Voice and the Suggestion Box

Pupils have been making good use of the suggestions box in the library to voice their ideas and opinions. Many of these suggestions have been generated around helping the community which shows the care and compassion our pupils have for others. Sophie Gilbert and Paris Leech in...
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House Sport Championship

Phoenix and Griffin take first awards The introduction of House Sport has proved to be a huge success with a number of fine performances and unlikely heroes shining. On completing the application process the captains and vice captains were selected for each house in which they...
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