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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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Football – Autumn Term Round Up

Girls’ Football On Tuesday 7th November, the Year 7 girls’ football team participated in their first tournament. An outstanding performance and great team effort resulted in victory and the right to be called ‘Champions of North Warwickshire’. The team have now qualified...
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Etone Hosts ‘The Great Debate’

On Wednesday 22nd November, Etone hosted the Historical Association’s regional heat for the Great Debate, 2018. The topic for discussion on the evening was: “Was the 1918 extension of the franchise the most significant moment in British democratic history?” The...
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STEM Roadshow

On Tuesday 21st November 2017, Etone College hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop, which was led by the BAE Systems Roadshow team. Years 7 and 8 had the opportunity to learn how computers work through interactive activities. Pupils also saw...
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PE: Autumn Term 1 Round-Up

Girls’ Football The second half of the Autumn term is set up to be an incredibly busy one for girls football here at Etone College. The Year 7 and 8 teams will participate in their league fixtures on the following dates: 31st October 14 November 21 November Alongside the...
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Performing Arts: Off to a great start!

Our new course; BTEC TECH Award in Performing Arts, has had a great start, with the Dance element already focusing on their first assignment. With such a creative and committed set of dancers I am looking forward to seeing the result of their choreography for the Etone Christmas...
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What’s happening in Music…

The school choir performed recently for prospective Year 6 pupils and their parents at the Open Evening on Thursday 28th September. They all sang really well, and I am especially proud of our new Year 7 members who looked like they had been singing with the choir for months...
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BookBuzz

There has been a buzz of excitement in the air in the library as all Year 7 and 8 pupils chose a free book from a thrilling selection of 14 titles which have been carefully selected for 11 -13 year olds by the charity Booktrust. As a participating college, all Year 7 and 8 pupils...
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National Poetry Day Competition

Thursday 28th September 2017 was National Poetry Day, with this year’s theme being ‘freedom’. It also saw the launch of our first National Poetry Day competition at Etone, with pupils being encouraged to create their own poems based on the theme of freedom. The number of entries...
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Lights! Camera! Action! Shakespeare goes digital at Etone!

Etone English and Media pupils were involved in a fantastic opportunity this half term, working alongside the RSC on their ‘for the good of Rome’ film project. Pupils attended an afternoon conference and encountered digital experiences led by the RSC, looking at text that...
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Dickensian Delight

We had Great Expectations and we were not disappointed! Year 8 pupils indulged in a Dickensian delight this October on an English trip intended to bring the page to the stage. The story, set in the 19th century, tells the story of the orphan Pip and his dream of having Great...
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‘Dahlicious Fun!’ – Roald Dahl Day

Pupils were in for a ‘Dahlicious’ treat at the start of term this year when they encountered some of their teachers sporting rather different outfits to their normal attire! Every year in September the country celebrates the author Roald Dahl for his contribution to children’s...
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Business & IT: Are brands really worth it?

Are you someone who pays for the Nike Tick? Do you see the first sign of Christmas as the Coca Cola Lorry advert? So far this term the Year 10+12 business pupils have been researching how brands add value to our products and the price we are willing to pay for them. They have...
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MFL: New Cinema Club

Do you like pizza and movies???  Are you looking for something different to do on Fridays after school???? Friday night……Free Pizza, Movies and Friends. Sounds a good way to spend a Friday night! How? MFL has opened a cinema club for all years to enjoy a foreign movie...
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MFL: Results and Moving Forward

What a fantastic start to the term.  The MFL department  at Etone were delighted with the record breaking results achieved by Year 11, which were down to the hard work of all of the pupils and teachers in the department, I am most proud of the work and results achieved. Most...
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Guten Tag Germany!

“Activities week 2017 saw a group of 29 pupils and 3 members of staff bid ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Nuneaton and ‘Guten Tag’ to Germany, where we spent four days exploring Cologne and some of the surrounding towns. We arrived to beautiful sunshine and spent an afternoon exploring...
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MFL: Work Experience Abroad

One of our German A Level Sixth Form pupils, Zoe Schoon had an incredible experience this summer, when she travelled to Dortmund in Germany for work experience in a hair and beauty salon. Zoe had a fantastic time and during the trip was able to speak a great deal of German while...
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Karate Champion, Carys Jones, Update

Over the weekend commencing the 30th September, Year 10 Etone College pupil Carys Jones competed in the British International Open Karate Championship in Edinburgh. It was a tough competition with opponents from Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. Carys won...
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Year 6 Maths Challenge

We were delighted to welcome eleven pupils and two members of staff from Queens CofE Academy at the start of September to join us for our Most Able Maths workshop.  The pupils, together with some of our Maths Lead Learners, enjoyed a two hour session of learning Maths whilst...
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MacMillan Coffee Morning 2017

On Friday 29th September, Etone College enjoyed another successful MacMillan Coffee Morning.  Parents and carers from Year 7 and 8 were invited in to have coffee and cake with their child. Mrs Emery, supported by a number of our Year 11 prefects, served drinks and cakes in the...
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Open Evening 2017

On Thursday 28th September 2017, Etone College opened its doors for all prospective pupils and their parents and carers. With a range of displays and presentations, and with current Etone pupils and staff on hand to answer any questions, the Open Evening was a great opportunity...
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Jeans for Genes September 2017

At Etone College, our Theme of the Week initiative celebrates a different event of local, national or global importance each week. On the week commencing 18th September, we recognised the invaluable work of the Jeans for Genes charity who support those half a million children in...
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Etone College Continues to Excel with 2017 GCSE Results

Etone College is celebrating yet another successful set of GCSE results. 71% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths and 27% of pupils achieved the government’s Ebacc measure. With the introduction of new specifications and grading systems in both English...
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Etone Maintains Excellent Progress with A-Level Results

Etone College continues to build on the success of its recent Ofsted visit 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. As stated by...
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Sports Day 2017

This year saw the Year 9 and 10s first to arrive at the Pingles Stadium where some of them took part in their last ever sports day. The competition was fierce with some results getting close to school records. The participation numbers were very good with all events having at...
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Etone’s Got Talent

The week beginning 26th June was a very creative week for all pupils at Etone College. Mrs Beasley led the house assemblies for the week demonstrating some of the hidden talents of both Etone pupils and staff. Tegan Gough sang beautifully performing “Count on me” by Bruno Mars....
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Celebrating PSHE

Over the last year, Years 7, 8 and 9 have all worked with the Streetwise team which is led by Donna Williamson on a range of issues in PHSE on a Thursday morning. Year 7 started the programme off by looking at the consequences of using drugs and followed it up with a talk abo...
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MFL’s Next Generation of Linguists

You might think that end of the year means we start to slow down? – but this doesn’t happen at Etone. This term has been as busy as any other and we like it this way. We recently hosted a Spanish and German day for the Year 5 pupils of Chetwynd Primary School – you...
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Carys Jones to Compete in World Championship

Following on from the success of becoming the English National Karate Champion back in April, Carys won 5 fights in June to become the British National Karate Champion at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Fighting in her age and weight category (13 years +45kg) she overcame the...
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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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