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    • Lest We Forget - Bishop Ramsey Remembers

      Published 15/11/18

      The students and staff at Bishop Ramsey commemorated the centenary of the Armistice and the end of the First World War in a week of events and displays organised by Miss Neal, Mr Flynn and Mr Britton.  

      Mr Flynn led World War One assemblies for each year group. Flags of participating nations were displayed in the Atrium whilst posters and facts of the period were exhibited around the school. A colourful display of students home made poppies and tiles was also prominent. The library held  an exhibition which included facsimiles of newspapers of the week leading up to 11th November 1918 and a book of Remembrance to the Ruislip fallen.

      Year 7 and 8 students watched part of the film ‘Journeys End’. Based on R C Sheriffs biographical play set in 1918 it portrays the horror of the trenches and the awful conditions the men suffered. The students found it a emotional experience. For the older students there was a showing of Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’.

      Garden of Remembrance

      On Friday 9th November staff and students planted a garden of remembrance to commemorate the lost generation of the First World War and the fallen of other conflicts.

      Mr Britton and Miss Neal led a short ceremony of commemoration accompanied by student representatives from each form. Miss Neal and Oliver Kavanagh explained that on Sunday 11th November at 11a.m it would be exactly 100 years to the minute that the First World War ended. Millions had been killed or injured and every member of the community affected. The majority of the fallen were buried overseas or missing so the Nations dead were commemorated through war memorials including gardens.

      The poem ‘Who are These Men’ was excellently read by Rhodri Leach.

      Miss Neal and Harry Donovan then planted two trees both red for remembrance. These were joined by a heather and a lavender both white for peace. One student representative from each form then planted wild flowers and meadow grass seeds to represent a Flanders field using the flowers of remembrance – the Poppy for Britain and the Empire, the Cornflower for France, the Daisy for Belgium and the Forget Me Not for Germany. During the planting the name, rank and age of the fallen engraved on Ruislip war memorial were read out by Rowan Gale and Mr Britton, a poignant moment for everyone present.

      Following the planting Rosie Castle read the appropriate poem In Flanders Field.

      The ceremony concluded with Mr Britton reciting Laurence Binyon’s Exhortation ‘They Shall Grow Not Old…’ and a moments silence was held for all who had suffered through the Great War.

      The garden will now become a focal point for commemoration every November as well as being a place of reflection throughout the year. We will watch the trees and flowers grow representing the young and old who never returned.

      Service of Commemoration

      On Monday 12th November the entire school stood outside to commemorate the end of the First World War in a short service of Remembrance. The service was introduced by Mrs Adamson and then there was a bible reading by Altay Shaw and Philippa Gadsby. The poem In Flanders Field was read and this was followed by the laying of two poppy wreaths by Miss Neal and Mr Flynn. Miles Da Silva ably played the Last Post to signal The Two minutes silence which was held perfectly by the entire school whilst the Union Flag was lowered by the Head boy, Robbie Brown. The short service ended with prayers led by Mr Alan Wright, Lay reader at St Lawrence, Eastcote. A fitting tribute to those who served and fell.

      We Will Remember Them.


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    • Year 11 - 13 Prize Giving

      Published 14/09/18

        On Thursday 13th September 2017 we celebrated the achievements of our Years 11 - 13 students at our annual Prize Giving Event. Dr Krish Kandiah, Founding Director of Home for Good, presented prizes to students for their achievements duri
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    • Bishop Ramsey Students take new GCSEs in their stride

      Published 23/08/18

      Bishop Ramsey’s Year 11 students seemed particularly unfazed by the new GCSE grading system, recording results that were quite superb. Top Performer Melissa Jarman achieved a staggering eight grade 9s. Not far behind were the Johnson triplets who achieved thirteen grade 9s and 15 grade 8s between them. Among the many high performers was Alfie Hall, who registered six grade 9s and two grade 8s.

      Over 80% of the year group achieved passes in Maths and English and over a quarter of all GCSE entries were graded at 7 to 9 (including A* and A). The fine performance of the class of 2018 means that they are in an excellent position to move on to their A Level courses with real confidence.

      Bishop Ramsey is currently recruiting for A Level students and welcomes applicants from other schools as well as Bishop Ramsey. If you are interested please click on the Sixth Form tab and follow the link to Enrolment 2018.

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    • Bishop Ramsey students celebrate outstanding A Level results

      Published 16/08/18

      We were delighted with our stellar A Level results this year: 27% of all entries were graded A or A* with just under 60% graded B ore above. 3 students achieved the feat of gaining straight A*s. Of these, Chris Flach will be going on to Oxford to study Mathematics and Computer Science, Alana Gaglio will study English Literature at Warwick and Catherine Mason will read Psychology, also at Warwick.

      Overall 21%of our candidates achieved at least 2As and a B – Truly a World Class performance from Bishop Ramsey’s Students.

      Chris and Alana pictured celebrating with Eleanor Harman who got 2A*s and an A.

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    • The Sound of Music

      Published 20/07/18

      A Brief Visit to 1930s Austria – The Sound of Music

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    • Retirement of Mr Lunnon

      Published 06/07/18

      Mr Lunnon will be retiring at the end of this academic year after a long and distinguished career in teaching and school leadership spent entirely at Bishop Ramsey.

      Mr Lunnon joined the school as a newly qualified teacher of Physical Education in September 1979. He has, by turns, served as Second in Physical Education, Head of Year, Head of Lower School, Head of Key Stage 3, Senior Assistant Headteacher and, most recently, Acting Deputy Headteacher. His contribution to the school has been immense.

      I am aware that many parents will have fond memories of Mr Lunnon as their teacher. I have been hugely grateful for his wisdom, enthusiasm and hard work during the time we have shared at the school. Always thinking of the future of the school, Mr Lunnon has this year, in addition to his formal duties, coached our new Year Directors, giving them the benefit of his pastoral skill and judgement.

      Bishop Ramsey School will miss Mr Lunnon greatly. I am sure you will want to join me in wishing him a long and happy retirement.

      A Wilcock

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    • Ordination of our Lay Chaplain, Susy Dand

      Published 02/07/18

      On a gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon a group of Bishop Ramsey students and staff made their way to St Pauls' Cathedral to participate in Susy Dands' ordination service.  The church was packed with excited friends and relatives who almost lifted the roof with their whoops and cheers once all candidates had been ordained a deacon by the Bishop of London.  After singing several songs and sharing the Eucharist together we were able to watch Susy and the other clergy process out of the church and onto its famous steps where crowds of people celebrated afterwards.


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    • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 2018

      Published 29/06/18

      Over the course of this academic year, 41 year 9 students have participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Divided into 6 and 7’s between 6 groups, the award culminates to an expedition through the Chiltern Hills. All 41 students excelled through their qualifying expedition and have passed this section of the award. They carried all of their equipment over two days, covering an average of 15km per day and cooking their own food.

      The groups all overcame personal and physical challenges and I am proud to have lead the award this year, and all that the students have achieved. Well done to all who took part, looking forward to seeing some of you at silver!

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    • Spanish Theatre Trip

      Published 27/06/18

      On Friday 22nd June a small group of Spanish students headed off to see 'Me siento pulga' at The John Lyon's theatre in Holborn. 'Me Siento Pulga' is a funny, surreal play which blends scenes from famous Spanish playwrights using physical theatre to help make some of the more complex ideas and language accessible.  Students (and teachers!) had a fantastic time and we're looking forward to repeating the experience in the next academic year.  More details to follow in the Recorder.

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    • ShoutWest Literary Festival

      Published 21/06/18

      This week some Bishop Ramsey students took part in the ShoutWest Literary Festival at Brunel University. The students got to meet and work with authors, illustrators, animators and TV screen writers for two days.

      The two days were packed with activities such as drama, writing and illustration workshops, and each student produced their own piece of creative writing. Some students were brave enough to read out their work and all took part in a 'graduation ceremony' at the end of the Festival.

      Highlights of the two days were a dramatic reading by author Margaret Bateson-Hill and an illustration demonstration by CBBC writer and animator, Alex Milway.

      Here is what one of our students wrote about the event: “I liked being given the objects and writing a story about them and I liked the work on describing feelings and emotions. I also loved being at the University”. Taylor O'Brien, Year 8.














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    • World Class Schools Update

      Published 21/06/18

      On 7th June, three students visited Finham Park School in Coventry to film evidence of their status as a World Class School. After a long journey, the students arrived to get straight to filming with a whistlestop tour around the school and then lots of interviews with different staff and students. They managed to get about eighty minutes of footage, which now needs editing into a manageable and interesting film, to submit to WCS. At the same time, the students who visited BR are making their video about us!

      We eagerly wait to see what their video looks like, as we get on with editing ours. Thanks to Philippa, Ella and Rachel and all the world class students who were interviewed by the Finham Park students.  

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    • Jack Petchey Award Evening

      Published 18/06/18

      The Beck Theatre April 2018

      Congratulations to our students who were nominated for a young Achievers Award for outstanding achievement during the last year.

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