Gateway 14 May 2021

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Mental Health…

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Why do single-sex schools exist?

This is a reasonable question and one to which…

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Gateway 7 May 2021

DofE Award/Outdoor Education News, Chess Success,…

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The power of voice

The rhythm of our world beats faster and faster.…

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Young Enterprise

This week has been a Science Spectacular at the…

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Science Week

This week has been a Science Spectacular at the…

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Gateway – 30 April 2021

Young Enterprise Final Success, Junior School…

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A better tomorrow

Can you sense it yet: the slow unfurling of life…

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Music Success

Isabella in Upper Prep recently won second place…

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Charlotte Dale, 2015

Charlotte Dale (2015) left The Abbey to study…

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Blue Peter Badges

Lottie, Upper II has earned herself quite an…

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Gateway – 23 April 2021

Music Success, Indian Carnatic Music, The Big Ask…

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Cultural repair

When is injustice individual, and when is it…

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Lydia Murphy, 2010

BBC Countryfile recently visited and featured…

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Cricket Star

Madeleine in Lower III (Year 6) has been playing…

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‘Banksy’ Break In?

This week in Lower I, students have been learning…

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‘Dream On’ Upper II production

Lights, camera, action! Preparing for a school…

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Gateway – 26 March 2021

'Dream On' production by Upper II, Baroness…

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On reflection

Since the first lockdown began a year ago in…

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Reception Exploration

Reception students have been noticing the signs…

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Laura Flaxman, 2008

Laura Flaxman (2008) left The Abbey to study…

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Virtual Physics Olympiad

Three students in Lower VI took part in the first…

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Debating Success

Kiran and Keyna took part in the national finals…

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Gateway – 19 March 2021

Debating Success, Sport For All, Reception…

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Uniting against violence

On Wednesday 3 March Sarah Everard was reported…

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Junior School PE

Undoubtedly, there has been a national drop in…

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Emily Halliday, 2016

Emily Halliday left The Abbey in 2016 to study a…

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Gateway – 12 March 2021

Bees Theme Morning, Berkshire Schools Virtual…

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Talk the Talk

The subtle smile from a friend, the encouraging…

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Theme Morning

Reception enjoyed a Theme Morning on Wednesday -…

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Lizzie Heiser, 2015

Lizzie Heiser left The Abbey in 2015 and now…

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World Maths Day

This week we celebrated World Maths Day at the…

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Gateway – 5 March 2021

World Maths Day, Physics Club, A Love of…

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Tests: from Harry Potter to Lateral Flow

There’s a concept in film and story-writing known…

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Gateway – 26 February 2021

Piano Achievements, Can you eat a rainbow? Chess…

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We feel pride when

What does equality mean in our school today? What…

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Natalie Walmsley, 2009

Natalie is a writer & actor. Her pilot FLING is…

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Upper IV Art Inspirations

Paul Giovanopoulos' artwork is defined by complex…

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Lower III: Letters to the Future

Lower III have been writing letters for future…

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Reading to Zimbabwe Challenge-Completed!

 Huge well done to everyone who participated in…

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Gateway – 11 February 2021

Esha's Valuable Volunteering, Curiosity Week -…

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The corridor of uncertainty

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?…

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Children’s Mental Health Week- PE

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week we've…

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ARTiculation Regional Finalist

The Abbey Art Department has annually enjoyed the…

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Short Story Winner

Jemimah, in Lower IV, is the winner of the The…

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Sinead Hunter, 2001

Sinead Hunter is a qualified executive coach…

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Gateway – 5 February 2021

365 Days of Family Art, Junior School PE -…

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Express Yourself

Whilst sheltering at home during this pandemic,…

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Sundance Film Festival Entry, Mrs Cornford

Mrs Cornford, Senior School Music teacher,…

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Reading to Zimbabwe Success

Well done to everyone who has joined us on our…

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A Poem inspired by Amanda Gorman, Matilda in Upper II

Last week's 'Be Inspired' section in Gateway was…

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Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, 2017

Sophie left The Abbey in 2017. She was a very…

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Gateway – 29 Jan 2021

The Abbey's own 'Very Berry', Los Deportes- Sport…

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Dare to be wise

The Roman poet Horace tells a fable intended to…

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English Speaking Union Competition, Heat Success

The Abbey team won their heat in the English…

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Laura Massey-Pugh, 2004

Laura and her husband are avid long-distance…

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Gateway – 22 Jan 2021

PE World Record Attempt, 'All In' Business Plan…

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Blue Monday: a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Blue Monday typically takes place on the third…

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Gold Science CREST Award

Congratulations goes to Alice Hadjiloucos…

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Black Belt Karate Kid, Lower IV

Kimuthu (Lower IV) has been awarded the Black…

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All In, Young Enterprise Award

One of the Young Enterprise 2020 Teams from The…

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Amy Flaxman, 2004

Amy works as a post-doctoral immunologist at the…

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Haircut Hero at Junior School

Amber in Upper I decided to donate her hair to…

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Gateway – 15 Jan 2021

Remote Learning Activities - Create and Play,…

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The things in our control

So 2021 begins in the way familiar from last…

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Remote Learning and Care for Key Worker Children

Thank you to our Junior School staff for…

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Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Netball Lesson’

Woodley Netball Club has achieved the Guinness…

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Chess at The Abbey Senior School

The Abbey has had some very impressive chess…

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Gateway – 11 Dec 2020

Nativity at Nursery and Reception, Silver Duke of…

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And the word of the year is…

Last month, Collins Dictionary unveiled its word…

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Budding Korean Lunchtime Linguists

The Club had been popular before lockdown and,…

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Elise Taylor (2019)

Elise Taylor left in 2019 and last week presented…

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Lower IV Reading Challenge – Around the World in Eighty Books

This year, the Library is working with the Lower…

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Staff Focus – Mrs Cockroft

Mrs Cockroft is the Office Manager at the Junior…

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Bottles of Hope – Lower V

Emma, from Bottles of Hope, joined the Lower V…

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Fast and Feast

The Christmas season is upon us, and in this year…

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Computational Thinking Challenge

In the Computer Science Department, students took…

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Success of Junior School Online Festivals

During the past fortnight, The Abbey Junior…

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Staff Focus – Mrs Orr

I have taught at the Junior School for 13 years…

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‘Revive’ – 2020 Young Enterprise Company Introductions

We are Revive, a jewellery company that is trying…

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‘All In’ – 2020 Young Enterprise Company Introduction

We are team All In, and how could you not be ‘all…

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Gateway – 4 Dec 2020

Success of Junior School Online Festivals, 2020…

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‘Take These Wings’ – Junior School Chamber Choir

Watch our Lower III (Year 6) Chamber Choir…

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Dr. Sara Goodacre (1992)

Sara was born in March 1974, and was in our…

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Miranda Krestovnikoff (1991)

Born in January 1973, Miranda left The Abbey in…

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Emma Alington (2009)

Emma was in the ‘Class of 2009’ at The Abbey. Her…

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House Football and Netball

Over the past two weeks, girls in Upper III -…

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Gateway – 27 Nov 2020

Upper I's Roman Routine, South Indian Classical…

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The Power of Gratitude

No one needs a newsflash to be aware that times…

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Upper I’s Roman Day

Upper I students have been inquiring into The…

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The Magic of Musical Moments at the Junior School

Over the past month or so, the Junior School…

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Upper II replace the Dragons on Dragons’ Den

In their Humanities lesson, Upper II learnt about…

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Nikki Davison (2005)

Nikki left in 2005, and went on to study English…

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Staff Focus – Mrs Bambrick

I have been at The Abbey for six years, I started…

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‘Imagine a World’ by Somerleaze Singers

Even lockdown won't stop the music! Singers from…

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Sixth Form Assembly on Powerful Black Women

This week, UVI Historians gave an assembly about…

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The value of values

Most schools and many institutions lay claim to a…

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Rachael Dawes (2017)

Rachael left The Abbey in 2017 to undertake a…

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Synchronised Swimming Star – Alyssa

Alyssa has been taking part in Artistic…

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