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Senior Citizens Christmas Party

The Cotswold School

Everything was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! It was three evenings of excellent singing, costumes and acting! Well done to all of the cast and staff of this year’s Mary Poppins, who put on a fantastic show and to the PTA who organised the bar and the raffle.

It’s now December! These last few weeks of the winter term are always so busy and filled with cheer and good tidings! We have plenty to celebrate:

  • The School Choir has been integral to the daily life of pupils from when the School first opened its doors back in 1988 as The Cotswold School. Year 7 to Year 13 perform in the School Choir and rehearse every Monday and Thursday with a busy schedule of concerts and performances running. They sang beautifully in the annual Carol Service at Gloucester Cathedral on 27th November, (in aid of Muscular Dystrophy). This event is the pinnacle of the Choir calendar and cements a longstanding relationship with the charity and the Cathedral
  • We welcome our Spanish and French students to school with lots of day trips and in-school activities
  • The annual Carol Concert is on Thursday 13th December to be held this year at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Northleach
  • Calling all Senior Citizens! Year 11s are hosting a party on Monday 17th December, 12.30 to 2.30 with afternoon tea, entertainment and raffle! Please call 01451 860 554 or email if you would like to come along!
  • Year 7 will be heading to the pantomime to see Peter Pan
  • Year 7 and Year 8 will take part in the Cheltenham Science Christmas Lectures
  • The School participated in the Christmas Shoebox scheme, and there were many festive boxes sent off to those less fortunate than ourselves, to arrive in time for Christmas Day
  • The Sixth Form will enjoy the annual Winter Ball organised by the Student Head team

Thanking and wishing all the students, staff, parents, PTA, Governors, and our community all the very best of the season and onwards to 2019!

Merry Christmas

Will Morgan, Principal

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The Cotswold School

The Cotswold School – Bourton Browser – November 2018 edition

By Will Morgan, Principal

Everything is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious….the songs, the costumes and the chimney sweep props for this classic musical are popping up everywhere, from backstage to lunchtimes, to drama and music lessons. We are looking forward to this event, taking place over three days, 6th, 7th, and 8th November at The Cotswold School. Ticket information as below.

At The Cotswold School, we pride ourselves on the multitude of trips, excursions and expeditions. We believe the amount pupils learn away from the classroom and in real-life situations is significant, and this way of maximising teaching now permeates each subject: –

  • Year 7 have enjoyed their residential, English trips to the Cheltenham Literary Festival and History trips to Goodrich Castle.
  • Year 9 travelled to the Battlefields in France. This trip always proves to be a thought provoking trip, and more notably this year, as we look to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.
  • Our English students have watched plays including The Lovely Bones, The Unreturning, Othello and An Inspector Calls – the beauty of having Cheltenham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham all in easy reach.
  • Our first-ever Sports trip to Sri Lanka was hailed a success with teams in Rugby, Netball, Football, Hockey and Cricket travelling to this island.
  • Year 12 visited Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester where they had a tour of the campus followed by different sessions. A Level Design and Textiles students travelled to London to visit the V&A museum and Art visited galleries in London and Oxford.
  • Over half-term students visited China – a trip that takes place every two years – this is now the fourth visit. Students from across the years spend time in Beijing and Shanghai and in Suzhou with our partner school.
  • We welcomed students from Miesbach, Bavaria for the week-long annual German exchange.



  • Mary Poppins will be flying in on 6th, 7th, 8th November and tickets are now on sale, please visit for further information.
  • The Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 15th November, 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in the new Sixth Form

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Cotswold School News by Will Morgan, Principal

Following on from the A level results in the September edition, we are delighted to announce that the GCSE results were equally as outstanding. Well done to all pupils, parents and staff, and all those destined for the new sixth form have been welcomed and inducted – the work starts now!

The academic year always begins with our Speech evening to celebrate pupil success from the last academic year. An inspirational story about resilience was given by our guest speaker, Melanie Waters OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Help for Heroes.

Jake Skelton won the Gaynor Didcote Prize for his incredible A level results of 4A*. He is about to start his degree at University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.




Sabrina Torris was awarded the Ann Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement at GCSE, with 9 grades in nine subjects and an A in Russian as well as gaining the Additional Mathematics Qualification. In 2017, she sat her GCSE Italian and French as part of her Year 10 and gained A* in both.

As the School celebrates 30 years, we were also delighted at Speech evening, to celebrate and thank Mavis, Lady Dunrossil with an Exceptional Contribution Award for her drive, dedication and commitment to both the School and education in Gloucestershire. To read the full story, please visit

Will Morgan and Lady Dunrossil

Our Year 7s have enjoyed their first time away on residential to Whitemoor Lakes and Year 11s had time away at Dawlish Warren on their GCSE Geography field trip. We also welcomed a group of students from Japan for a week to experience life at The Cotswold School.


  • Our annual Open Day will take place on Wednesday 3rd October, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
  • Mary Poppins will be flying in on 6th, 7th, 8th November and tickets are now on sale, please visit for further information.
  • The Sixth Form Information Evening is on Thursday 15th November, 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in the new Sixth Form.

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