Gateway 7 July 2023

Staff stories, A Night of Rock, Sports Day, IB…

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Gateway 30 June 2023

Staff stories, Sturrock Trophy Winner, Upper VI…

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Prom or Ball?

Prom? Ball? What’s the actual difference, and…

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Gateway 23 June 2023

Staff stories, Interview with Sir Tony Blair,…

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Farewell

Wednesday was National Thank a Teacher Day. I…

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Gateway 16 June 2023

Staff stories, Trips Week, Sports Day, Lower V…

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Transformative Landscapes

When I was growing up in Surrey, long before I…

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The memory project

What is the value of Pi to 16 decimal places? The…

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Gateway 9 June 2023

Staff stories, Young Enterprise, National Youth…

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Gateway 26 May 2023

Staff stories, Festival of Sport, RSC Schools’…

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Testing times: examinations and their wider context

Much of the Senior School is undertaking…

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Gateway 19 May 2023

Staff stories, Lower III production, Mental…

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The pain you can’t see

‘“Mr. Holliday, have you ever been to the…

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Gateway 12 May 2023

Wembley Performance, Abbey Recitals, Synchronised…

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Passing on the baton

One of the highlights of the Coronation Concert,…

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Gateway 5 May 2023

Micro:bit Champion, Cabin Crew to Windsor Castle,…

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Jubilate!

We end the week amid a party-like atmosphere, the…

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Girls Go Gold

Women's sport has never had a higher profile nor…

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When to break the rules

Teenage mice are a handful. We know this, because…

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Magnificent Magnolia

“You should see the magnolia tree in the spring,…

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Gateway 24 March 2023

ARCH launch, Celebrating Women in Law, Purple…

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Reflection

The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said ‘Nature does…

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Gateway 17 March 2023

Skating Success, House Music, Spanish Omelette,…

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A Pillar of the Community

What makes somebody ‘a pillar of the community’?…

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Gateway 10 March 2023

Woodley Festival Success, International Women's…

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The power of words

Benjamin Franklin said: "Either write something…

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Gateway 3 March 2023

Write on Festival, ARTiculation Regional Winner…

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No Excuses

Some men hold misogynistic views. And some men…

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Gateway 24 February 2023

Philosothon competition, Speak Up!, 2023 Reading…

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Gateway 9 February 2023

Turkish Earthquake Appeal, Economics Dress-up…

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Let’s Connect

As adults, we understand the power of…

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Gateway 3 February 2023

The Impact of Music, Curiosity Week, Winchester…

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There are seven days in a week. “One day” isn’t one of them

Seems irritatingly judgemental, doesn’t it? But…

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How to Hypnotise a Chicken

There is more than one answer to this question;…

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Gateway 27 January 2023

Senior Flute Ensemble, Cross Country Success,…

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Gateway 20 January 2023

Oxford University Computing Challenge, Social…

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Gateway 13 January 2023

Biathlon success, EDI news, CERN Blog, Abbey…

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The art of the question

The question is one of the central concepts in…

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Gateway 9 December 2022

Gymnastics, Upper V Mural, Aachen Christmas…

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Peace. Love. Joy.

We started 2022 as the world turned the tide…

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Gateway 2 December 2022

Bebras Computing Results, Chemistry Competition,…

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Darkness then light

What is better than a tasty, delicious…

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Gateway 25 November 2022

'School of the Year' Award, Music at the Royal…

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Community at the heart

Each Junior School student within our care joins…

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Yes you can

What do a bullied asthmatic teenager from…

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Gateway 18 November 2022

Exciting PYP news, Cross Country Success, Dancing…

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Gateway 11 November 2022

COP 27, Brebras 2022, National Children's…

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On CuSO₄

What are your most meaningful memories of your…

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Gateway 4 November 2022

Iceland Trip, Alumnae webinars, Diwali…

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Ideas + Passion

A major element of The Abbey’s curriculum is all…

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I contain multitudes

This heavily memed mantra of the Internet age…

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Gateway 20 October 2022

House Music and Drama, Golfing Success, Alumnae…

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The power of humility

Girls don’t want to be leaders. So ran a headline…

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Gateway 14 October 2022

Iceberg Club, Knitting and Stitching Show, Music…

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Gateway 7 October 2022

National Youth Orchestra, Social Enterprise,…

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An opportunity, a solace, a thrill

I have always loved the back-to-school rituals of…

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Gateway 30 September 2022

Gothia Youth World Cup, Musical Moments, Oxford…

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Hope

December 26, 1920. A huge crowd arrives at…

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A (female) life well lived

It is testament to the respect felt for Queen…

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A time to reflect

Some of the most important experiences in all of…

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Gateway 8 July 2022

IB Results 2022, Stay Curious, SPACE Project,…

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The point of it all

Many strange tasks befall a head of school: and…

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Gateway 1 July 2022

Celebration of Music, Little Knellies Graduation,…

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One voice

Sing and dance to it. Listen, and feel it. We…

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Gateway 24 June 2022

Lower IV Brecon Beacons Trip, #readwithpride,…

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Champions

There is only one word for the events of this…

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Pride and Joy

June - Pride Month - is a celebration, a protest,…

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Gateway 17 June 2022

Creative Writing Competition, Biathle GB Call Up,…

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Red letter days

As a diverse British society, we have witnessed…

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Gateway 10 June 2022

Fun Run Goes Global, Team England Alumna, Art…

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Gateway 27 May 2022

Rowing Success, Fantastic Mr Fox, Pupils'…

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Conscious Inclusion

As a diverse British society, we have witnessed…

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Gateway 20 May 2022

Summer Serenade, Young Enterprise, DofE Awards,…

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Inspirational

What is it to be inspired? Literally it is…

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Gateway 13 May 2022

Music Scholars' Day, Lower III Production,…

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Roots and shoots

In an ancient and unassuming churchyard in the…

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Big news to start the summer

This is a special edition of our regular Heads…

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Gateway 6 May 2022

Gym Success, Festival of Sport, Street Dance,…

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Gateway 1 April 2022

Hairspray!, Upper II - Space Technology, IB…

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The Power of Hope

“The last two years” is a phrase we read, hear,…

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Joy and sorrow

This sun-drenched week brought experiences so…

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Gateway 25 March 2022

Cyber Security, Woodley Festival, Solidarity for…

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Musical Composition

Jennifer in Lower VI tells us about her original…

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ARTiculation 2022 Regional Final

On Tuesday 8 March 2022 Olivia represented The…

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SPRING SERENADE – Ensembles Concert

On Wednesday 9 March, the Hardcastle Hall was…

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Saatchi Art exhibition

Don’t forget to book your visit to the Catharsis…

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Lower III bring ‘Joy’ to the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Working under the guidance of Artist in Residence…

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Berkshire Schools Under 12 In2Hockey

On Thursday 10 March, ten Upper III students…

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Geography Field Trip

This week Lower IV went on an exciting field trip…

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Gateway 18 March 2022

Geography Field Trip, Inspiring Art, Doctor in…

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When I grow up

A child entering school has endless answers to…

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Chedworth Roman Villa Trip

Going to Chedworth was a great experience and…

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Berkshire Schools Under 13 In2Hockey

Last week, 19 Lower IV students travelled to…

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Woodley Festival

It has been three years since the choirs from…

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Earth Prize 2022

Phoebe, Upper VI is part of a team which has been…

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Gateway 11 March 2022

Strictly Come Dancing, DofE Awards, Woodley…

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Solidarity, fellowship, peace

Last year I wrote about one of the core…

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Upper IV Launch Pad

Just before half term Upper IV took part in…

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Shadow Puppets

Before half term, Lower I enjoyed putting all…

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