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  • Golf Success for Alex

    Published 20/09/21

    Congratulations to Alex Phelps, who helped secure victory for Surrey in the Ladies National County Finals. Her match-winning point on the 18th hole put Surrey in pole-position for the following day and she ended up winning two out of three of her matches overall. Next month sees the Sixth Former compete in the Justin Rose Telegraph Championship Final, having qualified after her win at Guildford Golf Club in the Surrey Schools Final.

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  • Welcome to our New Chaplain!

    Published 13/09/21

    Welcome to our new school Chaplain, The Reverend Graham Wright! The father of two daughters, Mr Wright is married to Joanna, a Headmistress in  Witley, and takes over from The Reverend Sarah Norbron, the school’s Chaplain for the past four years. Since his ordination, he has undertaken parish ministry and also worked for the international charity The Leprosy Mission before moving to school chaplaincy. The family relocated from York where Mr Wright was House Master of a junior boarding house, a teacher and school chaplain. Gordon’s is the fourth school in which he has ministered. He will continue the daily Chapel Services, Holy Communion during a Friday lunchtime, an informal worship group, as well as preparing candidates for the annual Confirmation Service. However, he would also like to introduce Chaplain’s Dinners, a prayer group for parents and informal gatherings with students to explore Christianity. He is already keenly anticipating the start of the Gordon’s Parade Services. “The Pipes and Drums band parades are very special” he said, adding, “particularly in England. Three Parades this term and then London [Whitehall Parade] – I’m looking forward to that!”.

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  • Cambridge win for chemistry student

    Published 09/09/21

    Congratulations to Lakhan Barrotte, who made the top 50 of 7,000 students on a Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, winning a 4-day weekend at St Catharine’s College to attend a series of lectures and carry out practical work. Describing the weekend as “amazing” Lakhan said that having met everyone and experiencing university life, he appreciates chemistry even more. The Sixth Former added that he will now be applying to Oxbridge.

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  • Welcome!

    Published 06/09/21

    Welcome to all our new students and those returning. Our younger years have already got to know each other during an action-packed activity and camping trip while Sixth Formers enjoyed team building exercises and a BBQ on Friday. Packed term ahead with Inter-House competitions; sports and arts events.

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  • ROWERS CUTTING THE CAKE

    Published 31/08/21

    For once their ‘cutting the cake’ was just that! Gordon’s Boat Club has enjoyed a phenomenal summer of training and wins. But the icing on the cake was the surprise tea party parents and students staged for their coach, Alan Inn’s birthday! The three times Olympian cox, who has offered so much time to the students throughout the summer holidays, was delighted.

    The Boat Club’s dedication and perseverance with their training has paid off, resulting in the first ever wins in open regattas – two at Molesey (Lottie with the WJ18 single sculls and Frankie and Sophie the WJ16 double sculls). Lottie won again at Staines Regatta and James narrowly missed out on his first win due to some sleepy geese!

    Training has continued on land at Surrey Sports Park under the supervision of experts in strength and condition and on the water with Mr Inns in single and double sculls. Looking back on the 20/21 season, Mr Inns pointed out that two new boats had been added to the growing fleet of first class racing boats and he paid tribute to the parents: “None of these [wins] would have been possible without the help and involvement of all the parents both on the water with me and in the organisation, admin and logistics involved with training going on simultaneously at different venues”.

    The season ended with 24 students and their parents enjoying the Stewards’ Enclosure at the Henley Royal Regatta.

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  • Gold for Gordonian Hannah Russell

    Published 27/08/21

    Success for Hannah Russell MBE at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

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  • ARMY SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS FOR ARCHIE

    Published 19/08/21

    His heart was set on a career in the Army now Sixth Former Archie Pearson is "over the moon" having been awarded an Army Officer Sixth Form Scholarship. The award of £3,000 plus an Army bursary of up to £7,000 if he chooses to study a recognised degree at a UK University, also means he has a confirmed place to train as an Army Officer at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Archie, a Residential Boarder, applied for the scholarship in Year 12 and was invited for interview by the Army after they received reports from his teachers and Headmaster at Gordon’s. He underwent a medical assessment and was invited to complete the Army Officer Selection Board in Westbury, where he spent two days completing command tasks, psychometric tests, planning exercises, obstacle courses, interviews, a multi-stage fitness test and leaderless group tasks. Over 400 students applied for the scholarships, in which candidates must also demonstrate strong academic and leadership qualities. Archie, who has been inspired by friends and family in the military, said the award is: "...one of the biggest achievements of my life". Many congratulations Archie!

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  • AN INDIAN SUMMER

    Published 18/08/21

    The second floor of the Business and IT Centre is installed to complete the suite of classrooms, replacing the 40 year old India block. The light, airy four-classroom centre, complementing the nearby Nile, used by the Maths Department, will accommodate students studying Computer Science, Business Studies and Economics from September.

     

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  • America for Scholarship Golf Trio

    Published 17/08/21

    Having plundered the county and national trophy cabinets in England, Gordon’s golfers are now setting their sights on America! Three of the school’s golf team have been awarded scholarships at universities in the States and will begin a rigorous programme of studying for their degrees as well as receiving training at state of the art facilities and playing in tournaments. Charlie Roper heads off to Abilene Christian University in Texas to study journalism; Alex Jakins to Cleveland State University, Ohio and Sarah Mardani to Limestone University, South Carolina. Wishing all three of these remarkable golfers the best of luck realising their dreams of becoming professional players.   

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  • Amazing Gracie!

    Published 16/08/21

     

    She has waited over a year to play the leading role in the British Youth Music Theatre - BYMT production of Michael Morpurgo’s Why the Whales Came, now Alice Kermeen is rehearsing ready for opening night on Thursday at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Alice, who plays Gracie in this enchanting family tale set on the eve of the First World War, will perform for audiences – including Michael Morpurgo - until Saturday 21st August. A talented performer in many of the Gordon's musical shows, she was awarded first place in the Musical Theatre Class Y7-Y11 at the Godalming Performing Arts Festival in 2019 and last year passed the London College of Music Grade 7. We all wish her well on these, her long-awaited, performances!

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  • on the crest of a wave

    Published 12/08/21

    Mack takes to his surf-board to celebrate his GCSE results today, which saw students at Gordon's far outstripping the national average. The majority gained the historic 'gold standard' of five or more GCSE grades, including English Language and Maths, with BTEC students also excelling, the vast majority being awarded distinction or merit grades. The percentage of students achieving the highest grades (Grades 9-7) was 37% (national average 29%) and those recording Grades 9-4 was 95%, almost 20% above the national average. The results were awarded by teachers, based on a series of supervised examinations as well as consideration of their performance over the past two years of study. Please click here for full results.

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  • PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST FOOTBALL

    Published 11/08/21

    Professional football is coming home to Gordon’s! The Vanarama National League’s Aldershot Town FC and Gordon’s School announced their partnership today. Aldershot First XI will train here four or five times a week through the season while our students will be coached by their elite team. The two organisations have shared values – Aldershot Town FC is a family club with connections to the Army and Aldershot Garrison. Gordon’s has a proud history of links to the military with over half its boarders from service families. The two institutions also share the ethos of developing players holistically and not just their skills on the football pitch. Chairman of Aldershot Town FC Shahid Azeem said:  "The training facilities are first class and the club has been made so welcome by all personnel who have gone the extra mile to accommodate us. We look forward to a very long, fruitful relationship between the two parties and to playing our part in helping to develop the star of the future at the school." Director of Sport at Gordon's, Jamie Harrison said: "This provides an exciting period for football here that will not only identify talented students in the game but train and develop them".

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