2016


Lord Nash to attend school partnerships event on 16 November

We are delighted to announce that Lord Nash will be attending the 'Better Together' discussion which will be taking place on 16 November. Extra tickets for the event at Westminster School have been released. If you would like to come, please email nia.bozkurt@isc.co.uk stating your role and affiliation.  The programme for the evening has been finalised and is outlined below.  “The How and Why of…

ISA Girls Football Festival

Around 300 girls participated in the recent ISA Girls Football Festival, making it one of the biggest events of FA Girls Football Week. The festival included a visit from the Women's FA Cup. Out of the 300 girls and 28 teams, four state primary schools took part, with Wooden Hill winning the U11 tournament.  During the course of the day, each school had the opportunity to take part in the tourname…

Better Together: a discussion meeting about partnerships on November 16th

School partnerships are getting rather a lot of attention at the moment.  Whether the focus is on grammars, academies, independent or free schools, it is more important than ever for schools to work together to share resources and good ideas. That’s why, earlier this year, it seemed the right time to launch the Schools Together Group.  This is an informal group comprising those in state and indep…

Canford School's Community Action City Reach trip to Fairthorne Manor

Over the weekend of 24/25 September, pupils and staff from Canford School took a group from the inner city community of Northam for an activity trip to Fairthorne Manor. This has become an annual event in the school Community Action calendar, with Canfordians having just as much fun as the children! Commenting on the trip, Lower Sixth Former, Claudia Jacobs, said: “Myself and nine other Canfordi…

Malvern St James joins forces with inspirational local charity, Malvern Special Families

On 18th October, Malvern St James Girls' School (MSJ) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its official opening by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester in 2006. As part of a year of special celebrations to mark the anniversary, the school will be fundraising for local charity Malvern Special Families, which provides stimulating and fun social opportunities for children and young people with disabi…

Open Doors Project

The ninth Open Doors project took place at King’s College School, Wimbledon, from 11th to 15th July. Around 150 children in years 4 and 5 from St Mark’s, Southmead and Bond primary schools enjoyed a week of exciting arts or sports activities, supervised by sixth-formers from King’s, RR6 and Coombe Boys’ School. The arts activities, which included music, drama, movement and art, led to a spectacula…