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Progress Praise Awards Evening 2017

The stars were out, literally, on the evening of July 11th as Etone College celebrated its inaugural Progress Praise Awards. This was a prize giving ceremony with a difference: pupils from Year 7-10, who had made excellent Progress and had achieved outstanding Attainment over the...
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World War One Battlefields, Belgium and France 2017

From the 26th to the 28th May, I had the pleasure of taking twenty eight of our pupils to the World War One Battlefields in France and Belgium. The pupils were up and ready for a 6am departure from school for their long journey to Calais. We made great time and caught an early...
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Pupils’ Short Stories Selected to be Nationally Published

This year Etone College English Department took part in the Young Writers ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ competition, in which students were challenged to write a 100 word mini-saga based on a fantasy world of their own imagining. We were thrilled at the number of entries and eagerly...
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Etone College commissioned by local group ‘Art Alert’ and ‘London Midland’ to design and create Art piece for Nuneaton Train Station.

The Etone College Art Department and 6 GCSE Art pupils designed and painted a detailed Art piece to be displayed in Nuneaton Train Station this summer. This was an exciting opportunity for Etone pupils to research into the history of their local train station and to discover the...
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Theme of the Week – Living with Diabetes

This year we introduced a new initiative at Etone College called ‘Theme of the Week’. This means that each week we recognise an event or theme of local, regional, national or international importance. This is available for parents to view on the website. Part of this work has...
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Delights and Debates at the Houses of Parliament

On Thursday 20th April a group of Sixth form students, including those studying A Level Government and Politics, visited the Houses of Parliament in London accompanied by Dr. King, Mr. Mitchell and Miss Russell. The day started out with a quick airport style security check...
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Investigations at Blackpool

Year 12 Geography students carried out investigations into the impacts of regeneration in Blackpool and factors affecting sand dune succession in St Annes. The investigation took 4 days of hard work, really getting to know the area (though they did find time for an ice cream or...
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NEJ Stevenson Industrial Experience

For our technology project this term we have been working with a company called NEJ Stevenson to find out what it’s like to use technology in industry. Our first visit from the company was very exciting as they bought in and showed us products that they have made. They said how...
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Ski Trip 2017 – Snow and Sunshine in Italy

What a fantastic time we had skiing in Italy – lots of snow and beautiful blue skies. We really could not have asked for more. The pupil’s skiing was amazing, from the beginners to the advanced skiers. They all achieved something new by the end of the week. They showed no...
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Etone Pupil Wins National Karate Championship

Etone pupil, Carys Jones, became the English National Karate Champion at the English Karate Federation National Championships, held at the Leicester Arena on the 8-9 April 2017. Winning an impressive 5 fights in total, Carys’ hard work and dedication paid off when she became...
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Etone College Wins Award for Exceptional 2016 Results

Etone College has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress. The school’s SSAT...
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Eco Council Updates

The Eco Council have been working hard towards the Eco Schools Awards this term. As part of this, we are creating an environment area in school to increase biodiversity and offer a habitat for wildlife.  We have kindly been donated 420 saplings by the Woodland Trust which we were...
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Geography Learning Comes to Life in London

Visiting London as a part of the Geography A level course was, as expected, a very exciting experience. Our case study of the London Docklands came to life as we ventured around the Dockland’s Museum. We learnt in greater detail about the decline and regeneration of the area,...
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Auchwitz Visit March 2017

Have you ever experienced something that just requires silent reflection? I was privileged to be a part of this year’s “Lesson from Auschwitz” project as the teacher Ambassador for Etone College and our link to the Holocaust Education Trust. On a wet, cold Wednesday in March, I...
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Etone Choir performs at Bedworth Civic Hall

On the 22nd March the choir went with Ms Hewitt and Miss Shepheard to the Bedworth Civic Hall to perform in the ‘School’s Gotta Sing’ concert. Many schools performed, including St. Francis, Stockingford and Higham Lane along with the Cantabile Youth Choir which has Jessica...
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Pupils Practice Spanish in Business

  Proof that languages can help you succeed in business! Pupils of Spanish in Year 9 went to Wolverhampton University to find out more about the Languages and Business. The day started with a presentation from Peter Spencer, Director CBM Associate Consulting. Mr Spencer used...
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Comic Relief Fundraising Efforts

Many, many thanks to all who supported Etone Student Council with the planning and running of this year’s Red Nose Day. All of our fabulous pupils took part wearing non-school uniform, including something red, to show their support for the fantastic work Comic Relief does....
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Etone College’s Success Continues After Latest Ofsted Visit

Rated ‘Good’ in all five categories against a rigorous new Ofsted framework. Our latest Ofsted inspection has confirmed that Etone College has continued on its journey of successful transformation. The school, placed in Special Measures in 2013, has improved rapidly over the last...
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Frights and Laughs at the Theatre

On 1st March a group of 65 Year 8 and Year 9 pupils went to see the long running ‘Woman in Black’ theatre performance. Pupils who had previously seen the well-known Daniel Radcliffe film were impressed by the portrayal in this different medium. This introduction to the features...
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Inspiring Visit to the University of Oxford

Tuesday 7th February 2017 We started the day at Jesus College where we were introduced to students who currently attended the University of Oxford. Afterwards, we were directed towards Somerville College in which we sat through a briefing of our day’s schedule. They handed out...
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Our Future in Paris

Paris. La Ville-Lumière, or City of Lights. Home to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and for 4 days and 3 nights, host to an excited group of 10 Etone College Sixth Form students. Accompanied by Mr Bowley and Miss King, the purpose of this trip was to not only attend a...
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Eco Council Updates

This year at Etone we have further developed the role of the Student Council to include opportunities for pupils to be part of our Eco Council. The main aim of our Eco Council is to help the school to become more sustainable. I would like to thank the members of our Eco Council...
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Pupils Explore BBC Studios at Media City

Last week a number of Media Studies pupils from Year 11 and Year 12 went to Salford, Manchester to visit the BBC studios. At the start of the tour we visited a Radio Studio. While we were being told about the role of the Producers and Presenters on a Radio show it became apparent...
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Pupil Success Stories: Nathan Herbert Racing to the Top

For many of us karting is an enjoyable past time which we do now and again, but Nathan Herbert, 10C2, proves that with hard work and commitment an enjoyable activity can develop into something which you can really excel in. Nathan regularly participates in karting competitions...
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Etone Goes to TEDx

On 6th March, myself along with 12 other sixth formers attended TEDxWarwick. After being seated we were introduced to this year’s theme ‘Breaking Boundaries’ and enjoyed a performance by the Gaana Dance society. Then the talks got underway with the first being by Jack Romero, who...
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Google Expeditions Comes to Etone

On Monday 23rd January, pupils at Etone College participated in a pioneering Google Expeditions virtual reality experience. Led by teachers Mr Delaney and Mrs Ratcliffe, pupils had virtual reality guided tours of places from around the world and throughout time, including: the...
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Pupils Explore the University of Cambridge

“Today some pupils from Etone College went to the University of Cambridge for the day. We had lots of fun and informative activities including lots of information about the University of Cambridge and the Russell Group universities. Later in the day, after having an amazing...
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Mince Pies & Carols

On Wednesday 14th December 2016 Etone hosted a ‘Mince Pies and Carols’ morning, where Key Stage 3 pupils and their parents were invited, in order to raise money for the local charity ‘Doorway’. Doorway is a registered charity set up in 1997 to provide a range of services to...
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Children in Need at Etone College 2016

On Friday 18th November 2016, there was a spectacular spotty feel to Etone College! Staff and students all worked together to celebrate this special day and raise lots of money for this worthy cause. Not only did pupils and Their Form Tutors ‘Spotify’ their form rooms, we also...
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Etone College and Willmott-Dixon – A Partnership Built to Last

On Thursday 3rd November, Etone College revealed their Business in the community partner – Willmott-Dixon, in a series of launch assemblies to all year groups. The aim of this partnership is to increase the awareness of the different career and apprenticeship opportunities within...
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Department for Education Release Recognises Etone College Achievements

On the back of Etone College’s record breaking 2016 GCSE results, Etone College is today celebrating the release of its Progress 8 score. Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value...
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“Jeans for Genes”

September saw the launch of the Etone College “Theme of the Week”. Each week, the school recognises a different local, national or global events through assemblies, form tutor time and whole school events. This week we are celebrating Black History Month and next week we are...
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Steven Frank – Holocaust Survivor

Etone College Welcomes Survivor from the Holocaust Educational Trust On 29th September 2016 Etone College Sixth Form heard the testimony from Holocaust survivor, Steven Frank, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). The testimony was followed by a...
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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September, Etone College enjoyed another successful MacMillan Coffee Morning. Parents & Carers from Years 7 and 8 were invited in to have a cup of coffee and enjoy a piece of cake with their child. With Mrs Emery and Mrs Horne serving the drinks and cakes in...
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Etone Open Evening

Etone College enjoyed another successful Open Evening on Thursday 29th September with a large number of parents/carers and Year 6 pupils in attendance. The school was a ‘hive of activity’ as various different events took place in each and every department. Some of the...
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Team EC rivals Team GB by Going for Gold

Etone College is celebrating record breaking GCSE results. 65% of pupils achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths which is an incredible 17% increase on the 2015 results. The college is also delighted with the overall progress pupils have made which will form part of...
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Continued Success with Etone A-Level Results

Etone College is celebrating yet another success with this year’s A-level results. The results this year build on the achievements of last year as Etone Sixth Form continues to move from strength to strength. 13 out of 14 subjects achieved 100% pass rate and the average grade...
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Extended Project Success

Our sincerest congratulations to our Etone Sixth Formers who continue to perform exceptionally well in this qualification – 71% of our entrants we are recommending for A*-B which not only adds significant points to UCAS requirements but is a very solid base for academic study,...
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Message for Departing Sixth Form

Dear departing Sixth Form, I can’t believe that two years (a bit longer for a few of you) has whizzed by. Just a quick message to wish you all the best. Underneath all the gloom and doom, there is somebody championing you to be the best you can be. I wish you every success...
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Etone Athletics

DISTRICT ATHLETICS MEETING MAY 12TH 2016. On a beautiful Thursday evening, the Year 10 athletics team arrived at Pingles athletics stadium looking to capture a top two place, in their respective athletic disciplines, to go on to represent North Warwickshire at the County...
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Year 11 Maths Masterclass

With the GCSE Mathematics examination fast approaching (at the end of May), a group of Year 11 pupils had an intensive morning of Mathematics revision and examination technique on 12th and 19th May. The days were split up focusing on Number and Algebra on the 12th and Geometry...
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Big Bang Fair

We visited the Big Bang Fair on the 17th of March 2016 and experienced an insight into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We visited over 20 stalls while at the Big Bang Fair and learnt about many various topics including: the science of malaria, the engineering...
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Stretch and Challenge in English

Pupils in Years 7 and 8 are taking part in a new style homework trial. This offers them a menu of learning challenges to choose from adapted to challenge and support progress at every level. They have 2 pieces to complete over a two week period. When handed in, pupils stick their...
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Bunnies, Funnies and Goodbyes

This term the MFL department have run even more competitions and this time was Year 8’s turn! Their Easter card competition was a great success with many entries from all forms. A staggering 1000 house points were collected across all houses. Pupils not only made cards but also...
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Clipboards in Castleton

On the 25th and 26th of April, Year 10 Geographers went to the honeypot village called Castleton armed with clips boards and questions. They braved the cold, rain and disgruntled locals to collect vital information for their Geography Controlled Assessment. From Peveril Castle...
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Attendance Celebration

Pupils who have made significant improvements in their attendance over the course of the last term celebrated in the cafe by having breakfast with the Assistant Heads of Houses. All pupils are encouraged to maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality throughout the...
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Holocaust Assemblies

In March, 2016 Georgia Duffy and myself – Skyla Powney – were offered the extraordinary chance to visit Poland, Krakow. During this trip, we visited a desolate cemetery, Auschwitz and Birkenau, where we captured a dense amount of melancholy emotions. Although we had...
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Etone Prom Fair

On Thursday 14th April, Etone College hosted a glamorous Prom Fair in preparation for the pupils’ end of year Prom, which is to be held at Ansty Hall in June. A wide range of vendors attended to showcase products ranging from spray tans to suits and dresses. Pupils also...
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Etone Netball News

Etone Year 7 girls represented Etone in netball. The girls demonstrated excellent teamwork in both the friendly held at Etone on Monday 7th March and the league games held at Ambleside on Tuesday 8th March. There was some brilliant passing, movement off the ball and shooting. The...
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Visiting Auschwitz – 6th Form

Reflections on visiting Auschwitz – Andrew Martin – Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador As a part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project, a number of pupils from the Sixth Form recently visited Auschwitz in Poland. The experience the Trust...
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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success with sales of over £1800. This generates rewards for the school and more free books to stock our library! Most popular titles were the new Tom Gates book, ‘Top Of The Class (Nearly)’ and ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Old School’. David Walliams...
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Team Maths Challenge

On 1st March, Etone College entered the regional finals of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge at Rugby High School. We had a team of 4 students representing Etone College: Ella Beck and Oliver Costal from 8P1 with Jake Bull and Keely Gardner from 9C1. The students had to test their...
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Maths Big Quiz

Maths Big Quiz 2016

This March, a selection of Year 10 pupils were taken to the ‘Maths Big Quiz 2016’ held at Birmingham University. The event took place in the Great Hall, which is an amazing building, having shields emblazing the high ceilings, a large stained glass window and all around the walls...
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Pi Day

Etone College celebrated Pi Day on Monday 14th March, 2016 with a whole host of activities to do with “Pi” (as in the irrational number π not the baked treat “Pie”). Pupils took part in competitions to design a cup or T-shirt incorporating pi and to discover who could memorise...
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MFL – Language Matters

Sometimes pupils and parents ask ‘what is the purpose of learning a foreign language’? Well we challenged MFL students from Year 9 and Year 10 to go find out… A group of 20 students went to visit the experts at Warwick University to see what they could tell us about the...
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Challenge 100 Week

THURSDAY 3RD MARCH 2016 Tutor groups 8D1 and 9C2 celebrated another Challenge 100 week by collecting their celebratory breakfasts from the café. Both tutor groups showed a commitment to maintaining 100% attendance and excellent punctuality and were rewarded with a selection of...
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Sport Relief 2016

Etone College joined in with the fundraising efforts of Sport Relief in a variety of ways on Friday 18th March, 2016. Pupils and staff had a ‘Get your kit on!’ day – non-uniform day with a sports theme. Some staff took the theme quite seriously, such as Mr Howell who came...
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World Book Day 2016

On Thursday 3rd March, Hogwarts came to Etone College. To mark World Book Day, pupils enjoyed a special Harry Potter themed PSHE lesson, had the chance to enter a library competition with prizes and Harry Potter even took over the lunch menu, with Etone Café serving Hogwarts...
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Blood Brothers

Did you ever hear the story of the Johnstone twins? On the 2nd March 2016, 111 students went to the New Oxford Theatre, Oxford. We watched a play called Blood Brothers written by Willy Russell. It is about twin brothers that unfortunately get split up because of class and...
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Ski Trip – Folgaria, Italy 2016

On the 13th February 2016 Mr Bowen and Miss Taylor took 20 pupils to Folgaria, Italy for the ski trip. The trip departed nice and early from Etone at 02.30am, much to the despair of the pupils. However, this was soon forgotten when the excitement kicked in that the pupils were...
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