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September 2016

  • Ashley Jackson visits school

    Published 30/09/16

    On Friday the 30th of September we were delighted to have one of our very successful Guest Artists Day with the famous Yorkshire Artist Ashley Jackson.

    The school have had a long association with Ashley who has been delivering workshops to the school for over 20 years.  We were delighted to have him back again this year to inspire all 130 pupils who were fortunate enough to work with him during the practical workshops on the day.  We were excited to have the following local schools join us to take part in an inspiring practical workshop: Tickhill St Mary's, Saltersgate, St Wilfreds Branton, St Oswalds, Hatchellwood, Townfield Primary, St Nortberts Primary, Auckley Primary, Sheep Dip Lane Primary, Hayfield Lane Primary, Bessacar Primary, Rossington St Michaels and Shaw Wood Primary School.

    The pupils were fully engaged and produced some amazing work under the tuition of Ashley.  Pupils and staff had the opportunity to talk freely with the artist and also had photo opportunities.

    It was a delightful and memorable day where lots of creative minds were challenged and new skills and techniques were acquired. 

    Thank you to everyone who was involved in the successful day and we look forward to continuing our partnerships with our local primary schools, promoting 'Excellence in the Arts'.

    Mrs Parkhurst

    Head of Art.

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  • NYGE Success

    Published 27/09/16

    National Youth Guitar Ensemble success for Joe Orme

    Joe Orme has recently joined NYGE (National Youth Guitar Ensemble) after successfully auditioning in September. He will be playing in the Camerata Ensemble which is for the most advanced players.

    The ensemble rehearse at the Royal College of Music in London every month and Joe will be working with Helen Sanderson, who is the classical guitar judge on the Sky Arts programme “Guitar Star”. The group also works with the renowned guitarist Gerald Garcia. Well done Joe!

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  • Hill House shortlisted for national award

    Published 09/09/16

    Just three years after being named Independent School of the Year, Hill House has again been shortlisted for the National Independent School’s Awards.

    This year, the school was nominated in the category of the Outstanding Community Initiative, based on the remarkable success of the Robin Hood Music Festival, which is now in its sixth year. The festival, which is the brainchild of Mrs Bodman and Mrs Poulton, has grown to be one of the most prestigious and best supported events of its type. Running to 6 days, it now attracts over 500 children and 40 schools from across the region.

    Headmaster David Holland said ‘we are delighted that Hill House and the Robin Hood Festival have been honoured in this way. Music at Hill House has gone from strength to strength in recent years; for our local festival to receive national recognition, and for the school to be back at these most prestigious education awards, is a fantastic testament to everyone’s hard work.’

    The final winner of the award will be announced at a gala dinner at Mayfair’s Grosvenor House Hotel in November.

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    Published 01/09/16

    We are delighted to announce that work on the new Dining Hall is nearing completion.

    With floors being laid, decoration underway and furniture awaited, the Dining Hall is expected to be completed towards the end of the Lent Term, and will be officially unveiled at the start of the Summer Term.

    The scheme includes 2 extensions to the current Dining Hall, and the inclusion of the current Staff Common Room. In addition to a significant increase in capacity, developments include an extended and improved servery, a new terrace and a stunning glass frontage to Sixth Avenue.


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