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13/12/2018

Scrumptious Christmas Lunch

We all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas full-turkey lunch on Thursday. Thank you to our dedicated catering team for preparing such a feast! 

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12/12/2018

Christmas Fun in the Boarding House

During the last couple of weeks of term the boarders have been very busy getting into the Christmas spirit. Our Christmas Elf arrived on December 1st and has been up to mischief and causing chaos throughout the house! Following tradition, St Nick (S...

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11/12/2018

'Science Theatre' Entertain the Prep Pupils

The Friends' of SCS book Christmas entertainment for the pupils every year, we are very grateful for their contribution in this way. This year they kindly booked Scott an astrophysicist from the Science Theatre who performed a show to the prep pupils...

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11/12/2018

Choristers prepare for Christmas

The Choristers always work incredibly hard but Advent season and Christmas is particularly busy for them with many extra commitments, rehearsals and concerts. Many of them working non-stop since Darkness to Light, they will have a few days break nex...

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10/12/2018

Pre Prep Celebrate Christmas

In Pre-Prep we have been excitedly preparing for Christmas! On Monday we had our Nativity in the Cathedral, we were thrilled that so many parents came to watch, the staff are all very proud of the children. On Tuesday we all took a trip to Salisbury...

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09/12/2018

Two Tri Country Champions

Daisy and Sophie competed in the Tri County (Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire) Cross Country Championships at Bath Uni over the weekend. Daisy ran in the Under 11 Girls race and is now the Wiltshire Champion- 1.9km in 7min 36 secs. Sophie ran in the Unde...

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04/12/2018

Christmas Tree Festival at St Thomas's Church

On Tuesday 4th December Seraphim, Cantamus and Bantamus went to St Thomas's Christmas Tree Festival to sing during the afternoon. On the Wednesday afternoon Pre-Prep and Year 3 sang to the assembled audience. All of the choirs sung beautifully.&nbs...

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04/12/2018

Thank you from the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral School

The Friends' would like to thank all parents for their support, donations and time this term. The wreath making workshops were a wonderful opportunity to get into the festive spirit of Christmas. We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas a...

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03/12/2018

News from Pre Prep

This week in Pre-Prep we have been very busy practising our Nativity play, learning words, where we need to be and practising our songs, we are all very excited to perform it to our families next Monday! Mr Goulbourne and Ms Zwanger kindly came in an...

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02/12/2018

Boarders Ice-skating

The boarders celebrated the start of the Christmas season by visiting the Salisbury Christmas Market and having fun on the ice-rink! They also spent the weekend decorating the boarding house! We are all very excited! 

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30/11/2018

Voices InSpire

Salisbury Cathedral School is delighted to be offering a Singing Outreach project with local Primary Schools. The project, called Voices InSpire, was offered to all local primary schools back at the end of June, and within hours of sending out the in...

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30/11/2018

SCS named in the Top 50 Prep Schools for Cricket

The Cricketer Magazine has published it's Good School Guide 2019 and Salisbury Cathedral School has been named in the top 50 prep schools! We are thrilled with this achievement as it recognises the hard work and dedication of our sports department, ...

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28/11/2018

Year 2 Trip to Roche Court

Last Friday (23rd November), on a cold and misty morning, Year 2 went for their cross-curricular trip to look at the amazing sculptures in the grounds of Roche Court. We started with Black and Blue by Zack Ove; with its serried ranks of giant Nigeria...

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28/11/2018

Year 6 Science

Year 6 have enjoyed honing their skills in using a Bunsen burner to create some copper sulphate crystals. Congratulations to Wilkie and Eamon in 6H and Rosie and Eleanor and James and Johan in 6W whose crystals were voted the best! 

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26/11/2018

DT Cathedral Stone

Year 8 have received pieces of authentic Salisbury Cathedral stone to shape into bases for their metal sculptures which they have been making in DT. The limestone was mined in Chilmark and crafted by stonemasons in the Cathedral close 800 years ago....

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23/11/2018

News from Pre Prep

This week in Nursery we have been singing Incy Wincy Spider and Humpty Dumpty; we drew faces on boiled eggs to make our own Humpy Dumpty's and made some sparkly spider webs for Incy Wincy. We have practised our name writing again and enjoyed wrappin...

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22/11/2018

Christmas Lights Switch On

Last Thursday the boarders took a trip into town to see the Christmas lights switch on. This year Olympic medallist, Colin Jackson, did the honours. We thoroughly enjoyed the countdown and the fireworks that followed.  

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21/11/2018

DT Maze Games

Year five have been working on Maze Games this term in DT. They have worked really hard and have come up with many inventive and ingenious designs!  

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20/11/2018

Yr3 trips to Salisbury Museum and Matron's College

Year 3 children have recently been out and about in The Close. Their postponed trip to the Matron’s College finally happened on a beautiful Autumn day. Miss Lamb kindly came too. The children filtered into the gardens where the ladies were asse...

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19/11/2018

Year 6 Roman Food Workshops

Last week, pupils in Year 6 enjoyed making and tasting a variety of Roman-style dishes. They had been learning about food and dining customs in lessons before half term and then put some of this into practice. Dishes created included two types of gr...

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11/11/2018

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

On Saturday evening Choristers performed in Benjamin Britten's epic War Requiem as part of the Cathedral's commemorations of the 100th anniversary since the signing of the Armistice. 

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09/11/2018

Remembrance

Thank you to all who attended our very moving remembrance service last Friday. We raised a total of £327.93 through our retiring collection which will be donated to the Royal British Legion to support the fantastic work that they do. Special t...

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06/11/2018

Holland Sports Tour 2018

What a wonderful experience for the 1st Hockey and 1st Rugby squads. Our first ever Sports tour abroad and hopefully the first of many. Ten pin bowling, glow in the dark crazy golf, a canal boat cruise of Amsterdam, a trip to Noordwijk beach and an a...

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06/11/2018

DT Fan Boat Challenge

Year 7 pupils had great fun when they raced their Fan Boats across the school pool as part of their Design and Technology Fan Boat Challenge. Pupils have been designing, making, testing and refining their boats during their DT lessons this term. Ev...

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06/11/2018

Year 4 Exploring Volcanoes in Geography

Year 4s have been studying Volcanoes in Geography. Each class created their own volcano in papier mache and then painted it. They then added the essential ingredients of vinegar, washing up liquid, food colouring and bicarbonate of soda and recreate...

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05/11/2018

Piano Duet and Quartet!

What a triumph! The second half of term kicked off with a piano duet (and quartet!) concert given by a dazzling array of teachers from all over the school! Messrs Hawker and Elford kept their cool in their Rondeau by Britten, while Mr Marriott charme...

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05/10/2018

What's been happening in DT?

Year 5 Maze Game This term year 5 pupils are having fun designing and making a maze game from softwood and MDF. They have been using a range of hand tools to cut and shape their wooden maze parts. They have tested their mazes using a ball-bearing as...

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05/10/2018

Music Round Up

What a superb concert our cellists and double bassists put on, on Monday! Cellists from year 1 to year 8 delighted the audience with a variety of pieces, and the two double bass soloists added to the joyful occasion. It is always a treat to welcome p...

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05/10/2018

News from the Sports Department

Another busy week of sport with all the year groups in action. The Year 3s and 4s enjoyed some close fought hockey and football matches against St Francis. Despite being on the wrong end of the score lines, it is clear to see how much the boys and gi...

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04/10/2018

Magazine Club - SCS Voice

The school magazine club meet each Wednesday lunchtime and are very enthusiastically creating the very first edition of the SCS Voice! Annabel Shipley is this month's editor, overseeing and editing the production. We look forward to sharing the fir...

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03/10/2018

Year 6 Art Trip to Roche Court

Year 6 enjoyed a fabulous morning exploring the sculptures at Roche Court. They learnt about 5 sculptures in particular that were on display; through asking insightful questions they found out about the inspiration behind these pieces as well as the ...

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01/10/2018

Music

The woodwind players put on a delightful concert on Monday and it was lovely to hear the flute, oboe, saxophone and clarinet in this concert. (Most of our bassoonists were on a school trip so unable to perform - next time!) Thank you, as ever, to our...

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01/10/2018

Another great week of Sport

Another great week of sport for all the SCS teams. The U8/9 A football team led the way for the year 3s and 4s with a convincing 9-2 victory over Sunninghill while there was also a 1-0 win for the U8/9 B team. The girls teams were on fire this week a...

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01/10/2018

News from Pre Prep

Our week in Pre-Prep started on a high when we went to watch some of our friends perform in the informal Cello concert on Monday! We are very proud of them! Throughout Pre-Prep we have been thinking about 2D shapes; Nursery and reception found shape...

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28/09/2018

Year 7 History Lesson

Year 7 used their knowledge of Latin in their history lesson to translate the Bayeux tapestry, one of the best sources of information for the period leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings.  

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26/09/2018

Year 5 Science - Space and The Universe

Year 5 have been investigating space and the Universe and last week built a model solar system out of fruit! First they had to work out which fruit represented each planet by researching and comparing the size of the planets. Then it was time to meas...

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25/09/2018

Year 2 Trip to Breamore House Museum

On Tuesday 25th September, Year 2 jumped into the mini bus with excitement and headed to Breamore House Museum. Once there, we went back in time and visited all the different places in the village. The first place we visited was the local Garage, whe...

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25/09/2018

Year 8 Sculpture Workshop

On Tuesday we were lucky to have Tammy’s Grandmother, sculptor Vivien Mallock, visit school. Mrs Mallock held two Sculpture workshops for our Year 8 pupils with the help of her friendly dog, Boysie the Border Terrier. Using her dog as a model...

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24/09/2018

Year 3 and 4 Art

Year 3 and 4 have been drawing some beautiful floral sketches and making plaster casts by impressing flowers from the school grounds into clay before filling with plaster.  

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24/09/2018

Year 7 Trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace

Despite having visited the site annually for more years than I care to count, I still come away each time in awe of the splendour of what the Romans created. It was the largest building outside of Italy and at its height would have housed over a hund...

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23/09/2018

New Chorister Appointments

On Sunday 23rd September two probationer choristers, Lili and Amelie were admitted to Salisbury Cathedral girls choir during Evensong and welcomed by their peers. Senior girl choristers were also appointed new posistions within the choir.  Annen...

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22/09/2018

Boarders made the most of the soggy weather

This weekend the boarders supported the school by attending the Open Morning. The Year 8 pupils had the opportunity to tour visiting families around the school whilst the other children took part in various activities including Jazbytes, badge making...

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21/09/2018

Year 4 Trip to Butser Ancient Farm

The Year 4 children had a lovely day at Butser Ancient farm in Waterlooville. We arrived as marauding Vikings but left as gentle people who had built wattle fence panels from hazel using incredible teamwork, made beautiful pottery decorated with Nors...

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21/09/2018

Holland Tour Cake Sale

The Sports Department would like to say a Big Thank you for all your support on Friday. The cake sale raised £300. 

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21/09/2018

Music is flowing

It's been a busy week in the music department. We had our first informal concert, for anyone who was ready, and it was a treat to see how hard some of the children have been working over the summer. Keep up the good work! The choirs have all kicked o...

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19/09/2018

Year 3 Trip to Wagamama

Year 3 visited Wagamama in Salisbury last Wednesday as part of their Healthy Eating science topic. The children heard all about the countries where the restaurants are found and that their Japanese name means ‘Naughty Child’! Each group ...

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19/09/2018

1st Rugby Team Triumph

Another good week of sport for our rugby and hockey teams. There were local derbies against Chafyn and Godolphin which produced some excellent matches. The Year 3s & 4s enjoyed some football and hockey against St Francis and for many it was their...

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18/09/2018

Year 6 Design Technology

Year 6 pupils are enjoying designing and making pneumatic rockets in their DT lessons. The children were very excited when launching their prototypes and, in spite of the high winds, altitudes were recorded in excess of 40 metres. Pupils will make ...

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17/09/2018

Hot Chocolate with the Head Master

At Monday break time the Head Master, Clive Marriott invited all the Prep new starters to join him in his house for Hot Chocolate and Kitkats. Mr Marriott asked the children how they were all settling in and listened to their chatter about new frien...

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17/09/2018

Open Day - 22nd September 2018

Our Open Mornings are an excellent way to visit the school, chat to our pupils, meet our staff and look around our facilities and stunning grounds. To find out more please contact Philippa Ennew on 01722 555300 or email admissions@salisburycathedrals...

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17/09/2018

Spreading Peace

On Monday in Assembly, Mr Hawker talked to the school about the history of Jelly Babies. The theme of the week was Spreading Peace and he explained that Jelly Babies were first invented after the First World War to mark the end of the long conflict....

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16/09/2018

New Choristers for Salisbury Cathedral

On Sunday (16 September) three probationer choristers, Zeeshan, Benjamin and Charlie were admitted to Salisbury Cathedral boys choir during Evensong and welcomed by their peers in the time-honoured bumping ceremony that followed. The bumping ceremony...

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15/09/2018

An Excellent start to the Hockey and Rugby Season

It has been a really pleasing start to the new term of sport. All teams have shown plenty of teamwork, enjoyment and good all round play. All the coaches are certainly excited at the potential of their teams. The senior teams led by example with the ...

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15/09/2018

Busy Boarders this Weekend

The boarders made the most of the sunshine on Saturday at a Bouncy Castle Park where they exhausted themselves bouncing around and enjoyed a picnic lunch.  Later in afternoon a few of the older boarders popped into Salisbury for a bit of retail ...

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14/09/2018

Welcoming our new Prep children

Today, at Friday Cathedral Assembly we welcomed all the children who have joined the prep school. It has been wonderful to see these children settling into their new routines, making new friends and trying new things.

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14/09/2018

A series of Talks for Parents

Salisbury Cathedral School are delighted to announce the launch of a series of talks and events to help parensts with the challenges of modern parenting.  To find out more please ask the reception desk for a flyer or download from the website (l...

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13/09/2018

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Nursery and Reception classes have been listening to the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, they bought the story to life by making their own porridge to taste and by transforming the home corner in the Reception classroom into the 3 bear&rsquo...

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13/09/2018

Celebrating the renovations to the pool

Parents and Staff joined in celebrating the renovations of the school pool with Liisa Wallace, Treasurer of FOSCS and Parent Governor cutting the ribbon 

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10/09/2018

Swim Squad 2018-2019

Swim squad trials took place on Thursday 6th September with a high number of excellent swimmers participating. The team has been chosen from the children who swam the fastest in the time trials. Congratulations to everyone. 

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05/09/2018

Welcome to all our Pre-Prep New Starters

We welcome all our Pre-Prep new starters to Salisbury Cathedral School and we look forward to getting to know everyone and having fun together. 

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10/07/2018

Business success with the Year 8 Junior Entrepreneurs

Over the past few weeks the Friends have organised and run our second annual ‘Junior Entrepreneur’ scheme involving the Year 8 pupils. The aim is to help the children to understand key business concepts and then have the opportunity to pu...

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11/06/2018

Writing Success

Year 6 children have been working on their creative writing in English lessons this year, and have entered local and national competitions as part of their study. The brief for the Rotary Young Writer competition was to produce a piece of writing wit...

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09/06/2018

SCS Athletes perform superbly at Junior Wessex

All 11 of our athletes had a wonderful day at Walhampton competing at the Junior Wessex Athletics Championships at Walhampton School. It was a fantastic experience and they should all be proud of how they performed, behaved and represented their scho...

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21/05/2018

Year 3 and 4 visit the Roald Dahl Museum

Year 3 s and 4s ventured to Great Misenden to visit the RD Museum. The 3s went to the museum whilst the 4s explored the village and then we switched at lunchtime. On the Village trail we saw the garage which was the inspiration for the garage in Dann...

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21/05/2018

Year 2 trip to Bournemouth Oceanarium

What a glorious day it was for Year 2 to go the seaside. The sun shone and the sea glittered, as we made our way to the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, which is right next to the pier. As a part of our environments topic we have been looking at plants a...

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18/05/2018

Sailing Club at Spinnaker Sailing Club

Thursday evening was a glorious start to the terms sailing at Spinnaker Sailing Club. Our sailors had a superb evening and sailed very well for the first time back on the water this year.

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15/05/2018

Nursery have been discovering all sorts of animals

This half term our topic has been animals. We have looked at farmyard animals, talked about our pets, explored animals that live in the jungle and discovered mini beasts! We have made farm animal bagels in cooking, created a jungle in our role play ...

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15/05/2018

Year 7 - Corfe Castle

What a fine day to explore an old ruin! On Monday Year 7 headed south to the Isle of Purbeck to study the remains of Corfe Castle and to do a brief land use survey of the town. An early lunch, azure sky and spring sunshine set the scene for a most en...

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10/05/2018

Pre Prep May Day Celebrations

May is a month of celebration and the Pre-Prep children started it all off with our wonderful annual May Day singing and dancing. The children looked festive in their spring dresses and shirts and remembered all the sequences and counts when dancing....

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08/05/2018

Cycling success for Dan

Congratulations to Dan who came second in a British Cycling Circuit Race at Lee Valley Velodrome in London over the Bank Holiday.  

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30/04/2018

Year 1 visit Wardour Castle

Year 1 had such a wonderful day at Wardour Castle that they could have spent a lot longer there! The day began with a drink and a couple of biscuits, while reading a book about ‘Castles’, to inform us of features to look out for. Imagina...

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26/04/2018

Year 6 Trip to Salisbury Playhouse

 On Thursday 26th April, we went to Salisbury Playhouse to see the new musical adaptation of ‘Moonfleet.’ We had all enjoyed reading the book in class and wondered how they would change certain key scenes. However, we were all very e...

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26/04/2018

Year 1 and 2 - Mottisfont Abbey

The children in the Year 1 class had the chance to buddy up with the Year 2 children on a recent trip to Mottisfont. It was a happy and productive day and a great introduction to both of the outdoor topics which are being studied this term. Everyon...

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25/04/2018

Peppa Pig's Muddy Puddle Walk 2018

Nursery and Reception took part in the 'Muddy Puddle Walk' today in the sunshine to raise money for Save The Children. They had great fun hunting for Peppa Pig and her friends around the grounds at school. 

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24/04/2018

Bloodhound Rocket Car Competition – Regional Finals – RAF Odiham

In March, team Bloodbolt (Jack, Edward and Henry) achieved the fastest speed in the school-based qualifying race stage taking them into the Regional Finals at RAF Odiham. On the day the boys worked really hard to design and make a new rocket powered...

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21/04/2018

Salisbury Rugby Club Awards 2017-18 U12's

We would like to congratulate Henry and Charlie for both picking up trophys at Salisbury Rugby Clubs End of Season Dinner. Charlie was awarded 'Players Player for the U12's' and Henry was awarded 'Player of the Season for the U12's' - both thoroughly...

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22/03/2018

Charlie Thomlinson wins player of the tournament

The U12's hockey VII had a great afternoon at the Wells Tournament. The team played really well which bodes well for next year and a special mention must go to Charlie Thomlinson who won player of the tournament.

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16/03/2018

SCS Competitors do great at the St Mary's Aquathlon

All of the SCS pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at the St Mary's Aquathlon. They all performed really well and supported each other superbly throughout the event. Special mention, however, must go to Rory Glover, Sophie Nicholls for comin...

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09/03/2018

Year 7 National Race to the Line – Rocket Car Day

Year 7 National Race to the Line – Rocket Car Day SCS hosted the first round of the National Rocket Car Competition and blasted straight into 11th place out of 700 teams on the National Leader board. Year 7 pupils have been working in teams to...

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05/03/2018

Promoting Positive and Emotional Wellbeing - Maryhan Baker

Dr Maryhan Baker will be returning to Salisbury Cathedral School on Monday 19th March 7-8.30pm for the second in her current series of talks. Maryhan will be speaking on Promoting Positive and Emotional Wellbeing. The ability to understand your own e...

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05/03/2018

An inspiring start to the week with Alex Lewis

The day is now drawing to an end and I feel emotional, realising what a profound experience it has been to meet Alex Lewis. His visit to the Cathedral School has truly been a gift and one which those of us who were fortunate enough to be present to w...

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26/02/2018

SCS Cross Country runners did themselves proud at the Milton Abbey Event

We took 11 runners to compete at the annual Milton Abbey event. All of our pupils ran well and should be proud of their efforts. Special mention, however, must go to Sophie Nicholls for running superbly to win the y7 girls race and Rory Glover who pu...

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26/02/2018

Year 3, 4 and 5 Play - Swamp Society

Years 3, 4 and 5 joined forces to present ‘The Swamp Society’. The gym was transformed into a magical place of lush green and twinkling lights. The dress rehearsal was performed to the school on Monday 26th and the parents were invited on...

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23/02/2018

Secret Keys

Secret keys conjurors up rusty locks and secret doors, and the Owls and Badgers had a chance to explore lots of these, when they visited the Cathedral today as part of their topic, Salisbury Our City. The children were taken on a magical tour, findin...

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09/02/2018

Half Term Sports Update

Boys Hockey U13As performances have been good although results haven’t always reflected that. The boys should be better for the experience at IAPS and proud of how they performed. U13Bs have made a great start to the season winning 3 of thei...

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08/02/2018

Reception visit Wagamamas

The Reception children had a fantastic time visiting Wagamamas this morning. They made their own healthy juices and prepared the ingredients for ‘Yaki Soba.’ We were incredibly proud of our children when they were faced with a tasting pla...

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06/02/2018

Chorister Scholarships for eleven lucky youngsters

Eleven children from Years 3 and 4 have gained places in Salisbury Cathedral Choir and Chorister Scholarships to Salisbury Cathedral School following recent Voice Trials. Five boys including Zeeshan from Southsea, Jack from Pitton Primary in Salisbur...

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02/02/2018

Annual Prep School Debating Competition

 On Friday three of our pupils took part in Milton Abbey's annual Prep School Debating Competition with ten schools attending. SCS were given a Special mention as runners up and commended on their achievement. Well done to all those involved. T...

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30/01/2018

Exchange pupils to Union High School, Graaff-Reinet

We are delighted to hear that the exchange pupils are settling into life in South Africa with our link school UHS (Union High School, Graaff-Reinet) 

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30/01/2018

It's Market Day

The Reception children went shopping at Salisbury market today to support this terms topic of ‘Food and Farming’. They wrote shopping lists, used real money and bought lots of ingredients to make fruit salad! We saw lots of yummy things i...

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30/01/2018

Year 2 Exploring outside the classroom

The Badger and Owl classes have been exploring The Close and the City as part of their topic, ‘Salisbury Our City.’ Togged up in coats and hats they set off for their Historical and Geographical trails. They snaked through the Close and h...

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30/01/2018

Year 8 visit the World Heritage Jurassic Coast

Year 8 visited the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Dorset to explore the relationship between the geology and the coastal land forms. At Durlston, near Swanage it is possible to see the rocks from 135 million years ago up to the present. Limestone h...

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30/01/2018

Cordelia wins Silver!!!

Salisbury Cathedral School has a New Judo Star. Cordelia wins Silver!!! Cordelia took a giant leap forward in her combat development as she stood proud on the podium to collect her first National Silver medal. This year’s competition attracted ...

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30/01/2018

Dr Maryhan Baker - ‘Empowering Parents to Raise Confident Children’

100 people braved a damp January Monday evening for Dr Maryhan Bakers talk on 'Empowering Parents to Raise Confident Children'. Dr Maryhan gave a most thought provoking and knowledge filled ‘lecture’. Encapsulating a wealth of information...

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30/01/2018

New choristers for Salisbury Cathedral Choir…and Sir Tony Robinson gets bumped.

On Saturday (20 January) two probationer choristers were admitted to Salisbury Cathedral boys choir during Evensong and welcomed by their peers in the time-honoured bumping ceremony that followed. Probationers Jasper and Johan were filmed being &lsqu...

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30/01/2018

Bryanston Maths Challenge

Congratulations to eight of our Young Mathematicians from Years 4, 5 and 6 who pitted their wits against other schools in a maths challenge hosted by Bryanston School. 

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30/01/2018

Music Excellence

Congratulations to all the pupils who took music exams last term gaining excellent results and in particular to one of the Year 8's who achieved Grade 8 Singing and Grade 5 in both Viola and Piano 

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30/01/2018

Touch Typing Course

Many congratulations to the 14 pupils who successfully completed a Touch Typing Course during the Christmas holidays. The course was held over 4 days and led by Di Gifford from 'Type by Touch'. Di was delighted with the progress made by all the child...

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30/01/2018

Salisbury Cathedral School Announces New Director of Music

Salisbury Cathedral School is delighted to announce the appointment of Susie Lamb as the new Director of Music. She succeeds Ian Wicks who has moved to Durham to become Headmaster of Durham Cathedral School. Susie is a familiar face at Salisbury Cat...

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25/01/2018

Year 3 visit Stonehenge

As part of Year 3’s History and Design and Technology topics the pupils visited Stonehenge on Thursday and stepped back in history to marvel at Stonehenge. After a windswept tour of the stones, they explored the Neolithic huts and tried unsuc...

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18/12/2017

Joy at St Thomas's Church

Our favourite start to December in the Pre-Prep is making decorations for our tree in St. Thomas’s Church. This year we took the theme of the carol, Little Donkey. We made donkeys, twinkling stars and very elaborate bells! The tree was kindly d...

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23/11/2017

Christingle Making

As part of Religious Studies, 4T have been making Christingles. The children learnt that the orange represents the world, the red ribbon represents the blood of Christ spilt for us, the candle represents Jesus ‘the light of the world' and the s...

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08/11/2017

Bonfire Night Poem

Bonfire Night Sizzling fire, spitting sparks at people and suffocating the air, Pop! Fizz! Pugnacious fireworks blow mean faces, Tractable children run round the fire, Raucous fireworks fade into the night, Reluctant grown ups abandon the fire, Leavi...

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09/10/2017

Year 4 visit Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre

The children in Year 4 headed to Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre to enhance their learning regarding the Vikings. They dressed as Vikings to help them empathise with the people of the past.

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01/10/2017

Living History

The Year 2 children were excited and delighted when Mrs Rosemary Allen visited to talk about her life as a child in Salisbury.  She shared special toys including a little chair made from match boxes and told us some amazing stories of life in Sa...

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01/10/2017

Year 2 visit Breamore Museum

The Owls and Badgers had their first trip of the term this week. Breamore Museum was their destination to find out more about the Victorian era, as part of their Children in History topic. They all listened attentively, enjoyed handling the arte...

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01/10/2017

Our New Term

  The Pre-Prep celebrated their first visit to Chapel this year by creating a Cairn. Each child found a special shell at their place and walked to the altar, where they carefully laid their treasure, creating a Cairn. The Cairn has stayed on the...

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01/10/2017

Bog Adventure! Don’t forget your wellies!

In the glorious autumnal sunshine, Year 3 set off to the New Forest bogs like intrepid explorers searching for carnivorous plants with fantastic names, such as: bladderworts, spaghnums, butterworts and sundews.  

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07/07/2017

Musical Rainbow delivers eco message

What an exciting and busy week it has been! The children were delighted to finally try on their costumes and perform their play, The Musical Rainbow. Year 2 children were once again the lynchpin of the performance, speaking their lines with confidenc...

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07/07/2017

Blue Elephant wins Junior Entrepreneur competition

Business has been booming at SCS over the last few weeks as the year 8 children have worked tirelessly in the inaugural Friends of SCS Junior Entrepreneurs competition. Five teams competed but there could be only one winner and Team Blue Elephant w...

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30/06/2017

New apprentice-style competition kicks off!

The five teams competing in Salisbury Cathedral School’s new SCS Junior Entrepreneur initiative, sponsored by Trethowns, set up their stalls at the annual school fete on Friday. All pupils involved were working to win the coveted title of SCS J...

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19/06/2017

Junior Entrepreneurs compete to create best business

Year 8 pupils are taking part in a business competition designed to teach key business skills via a fun, Apprentice–style, challenge culminating at the school fete next Friday. Created by the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral School committee and ...

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12/06/2017

SCS triumph at Junior Wessex Athletics

On Saturday 22 athletes from years 3, 4 and 5 competed in the Junior Wessex Athletics competition, held at Walhampton School. It was a fantastic day of athletics and a great opportunity for our athletes to compete against the best in the region. All ...

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30/05/2017

An afternoon of sport and song

On Wednesday we welcomed choristers from eight foundations in the Western Region of the Choir Schools Association together with a choir from St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton for a sports afternoon. We could not have hoped for a more ...

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30/05/2017

Exploring creatures above and below the waves

How lucky we were to have blazing sunshine as we all headed to Bournemouth's aquarium and beach last week. A very excited group of Year 2 children jumped on the mini buses with buckets and spades and huge smiles. The Oceanarium did not disappoint, as...

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15/05/2017

Jazbytes perform at Clayesmore Jazz Fest

Jazbytes, accompanied by Mr Andrews, Mr Perry and Mr Sladdin, made the annual pilgrimage to Clayesmore School to take part in their popular Jazz Festival. Approximately 100 performers from five schools and an audience of some 200 people enjoyed a mar...

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15/05/2017

Y1's Wardour Castle adventure

Year 1 had  a wonderful day exploring Old Wardour Castle inside and out. The day began began with a tour around the outside of the ruins, taking notes at the information points, and paying a visit to the Banqueting Hall – which was a ...

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12/05/2017

Having fun sharing music

Our annual Music Festival is always a highlight in the school calendar and this year was no exception. We staged five simultaneous concerts from 9.30-1pm in which over 12 hours of music was heard throughout the Bishop’s Palace. Each concert, ma...

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10/05/2017

Small Talkers tackle big ideas

Spire FM's Pat Sissons joined some very excited representatives from Years 1 to 3 to record a Small Talk session to be aired next week. Small Talk is a programme in which the children of schools in Wiltshire and Hampshire give their answers to some o...

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05/05/2017

Race for the Line - regional finals

Year 7 put their design and technology skills to the test at the National Bloodhound Micro:bit Rocket Car Competition 2017. On the first day of their Easter holidays, eight enthusiastic pupils participated in the preliminary round of the competi...

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05/05/2017

Y4 connect with nature at Magdalen Farm

Last Tuesday, the whole of year 4 was evacuated to Magdalen Farm in Dorset to escape the potential dangers that threatened Salisbury during the Second world War. As soon as we arrived, Mrs Thomas, the billeting officer, directed the children to their...

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27/03/2017

Easter Bonnet delights

What a joy it was on Friday to see so many parents, grandparents and friends who were able to join us for the Easter Bonnet parade. The children proudly processed around the hall with their heads adorned with bunnies, leaves, nests, flowers and even ...

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24/03/2017

Through the eyes of Constable

Salisbury Museum's 'Constable in Context' exhibition within the Cathedral Close has given the school an ideal opportunity for a cross-curricular focus on our local environment through the eyes of a famous painter. Year 3 began the week with a trip to...

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16/03/2017

Marvellous machines

What a wonderful start to Monday morning when Mr Phillips arrived on his magnificent tractor! The visit had been arranged as part of the EYFS topic ‘Farms’ but the whole school were able to have a good look at the tractor on their way int...

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13/03/2017

Musical celebration resonates across the school

Last Thursday the whole school came together for their annual musical celebration in a joyous concert. Head Master Clive Marriott had the pleasure of welcoming Directors of Music from Bedales, Godolphin and St Mary’s schools to the annual conce...

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06/03/2017

Lower School celebrates books in costume

What a joy to see so many smiling book characters arriving at school in costume. An array of swords, shields, cloaks, hats and sparkling shoes were worn with pride and aplomb and books held high to show the children’s favourite authors and illu...

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06/03/2017

Year 1 learn all about eyes

Last Monday we were lucky enough to have a visitor to support our Science topic of Senses. an optician - also a parent - kindly came into school to tell us all about our eyes. The focus of learning was to discover how to keep our eyes healthy and ho...

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06/03/2017

Mrs Beardsell climbs Mt Kilimanjaro!

JR: First off, welcome back. GB: Thank you so much, it’s great to be back at sea level! JR: Can you set the scene for the first day? GB: I met the rest of my team at a hotel at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro the night before we set off. We wer...

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02/03/2017

Year 6 explore Constable

Year 6 enjoyed a John Constable - themed Art Day recently. As part of their activities they visited Salisbury Museum to see the Constable in Context exhibition, before receiving a watercolour masterclass by artist Louise Luton. Back at school they sk...

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02/03/2017

Delighting in the world of books

If you take a peek in the library on Monday lunchtimes and find a group of children with their shoes kicked off, drinking hot chocolate, eating biscuits and chilling out on the sofas…. you might wonder what is going on. They are, in fact, dili...

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15/02/2017

EYFS Banquet

We had a wonderful afternoon with EYFS children at the Palace yesterday when we held a Royal Banquet to celebrate the end of our Castles topic. The children enjoyed the walk from Leaden Hall and gave royal waves to people we saw along the way. The Un...

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06/02/2017

Discovering Tutankhamun's treasures

On Thursday the Year 4 children hopped in the minibuses to travel to the Cairo Museum. (Well, not quite… but the next best thing.) Some might say an even better thing. Says teacher Mrs Thomas, 'Having visited both myself, I can honestly say th...

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06/02/2017

Novice scoops medal at IAPS National Judo Tournament

Cordelia (Year 6) gave an outstanding performance at the IAPS National Judo Tournament in High Wycombe against a weight category of seasoned fighters. With only a term’s judo experience, she won her group with Ippon (the highest possible score...

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06/02/2017

Musical harmony with Bryanston School

On Tuesday evening a group of string players from Bryanston came to Salisbury Cathedral School to perform a concert of ensemble music and solo items. The quality of musicianship on display was inspirational across the board and it was wonderful to se...

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30/01/2017

Secret keys and hidden doors

The idea of secret keys conjures up rusty locks and secret doors, and the Owls and Badgers had a chance to explore lots of these when they visited the Cathedral as part of their topic, Salisbury - Our City. The children were taken on a magical tour,...

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25/01/2017

Year 2 learn more about their city

On Tuesday, the Badgers and Owls togged up in coats and hats and set off for their historical and geographical City Trail. We snaked through the Close and had a first stop at the High Street Gate learning that every night this huge gate is close...

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25/01/2017

Talented artists learn new skills at Canford

Seven enthusiastic artists, chosen from Years 5 to 7, accompanied Mrs Stredwick and Mr Newbery to Canford School for a print making workshop on Monday 23rd January. The Art teachers and pupils from Canford led a fantastic workshop, making dry point p...

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19/01/2017

What's 'the matter' with Year 4?

This week, Year 4 have pretended to be atoms in their Science lessons. Jasper, Wilkie and Eleanor made convincing densely packed atoms as they acted out solid matter while Lily, Tianna and Natalie were more comfortable floating randomly around the cl...

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19/01/2017

New club is just their 'cup of tea'

Monday lunchtime saw the inaugural meeting of the SCS Tea Club. This has been long in the planning and has involved the initiators, Ollie and Max, visiting Whittards to discuss their ideas. Whittards have very kindly agreed to ‘sponsor’ ...

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14/12/2016

A Friday of festive fun, courtesy of the Friends of SCS

The spirit of Christmas was in the air last Friday as the Friends of SCS generously funded Christmas parties for pupils in both our Lower and Upper School sites. The children arrived clutching pocket money to be spent on presents carefully chosen fro...

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08/12/2016

Heart-warming Nativity fills Salisbury Cathedral's Trinity Chapel

Our Nativity, held in the beautiful surroundings of the Trinity Chapel in Salisbury Cathedral, is always a special occasion bringing together pupils, families and the wider school community to celebrate the festive season. This year we were able to u...

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08/12/2016

Challenging conundrums for our talented mathematicians!

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 took part in the national Primary Mathematics Challenge competition recently. The questions were all to do with problem solving, using mathematical skills along with logic and thinking 'outside the box'. In Assembly, they we...

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07/12/2016

New chorister bishop

The Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, stepped down during Evensong and 13-year-old Beatrice Fisher from Year 8 took his place during Salisbury Cathedral's annual Chorister Bishop’s ceremony held on the nearest Sunday to St Nichol...

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07/12/2016

Year 1 dig up the past

Year 1 took a short walk to visit Salisbury Museum and were met by our guide Ian, who introduced them to the treasures that they were going to explore during the morning as young archaeologists. The children took turns to wear a hard hat and...

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07/12/2016

Feasting like the Vikings

At the end of last week, we held a Viking Feast for Year 4 at which they tried chicken drumsticks, mackerel, wholemeal flat bread, rhubarb, blackberries and that old favourite, Viking sausage (black pudding). It was all washed down with mead (apple j...

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01/12/2016

My first 'Darkness to Light'

On Friday, 25th November I participated in my first 'Darkness to Light' ceremony. I pleaded with my mother to let me do it and she filled out the form and sent it in. During the week before, I was fitted for my cassock which is like a long, buttoned...

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01/12/2016

Superb performance by under 11s at Bryanston

We got off to the perfect start by beating local rivals Chafyn Grove 15-0 after a delayed start due to frozen conditions. Our next game against eventual winners Port Regis was a tight contest which we narrowly lost 10-0. We got back to winning ways w...

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01/12/2016

Carols and pipes begin the Christmas countdown

For the youngest in the school, glitter is an all year round joy! However, when the children begin making Christmas decorations it can only mean that the St Thomas' Christmas Tree Festival is imminent. This year, every child from Nursery to Year 3 ma...

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30/11/2016

Year 4 go on a Bug Hunt

In science, Year 4 have been studying living things this week. Instead of a Bear Hunt, we went on a Bug Hunt in our beautiful grounds! We found ladybirds of differing colours, shield bugs and spiders. It was all a little reminiscent of ‘I&rsquo...

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28/11/2016

News from the Boarding Houses

Another busy few weeks in the boarding houses have flown by! And as the weather gets colder our activities get hotter - with a campfire, hot dogs and s’mores evening in the boarding house garden after a great trip ice skating, which everyone th...

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25/11/2016

Christmas Fair showcases local independent traders

Last Saturday the Cathedral cloisters were once again the venue for our fabulous Christmas Fair run by the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral School. A record forty local traders attended the fair selling everything from hand-made and hand-painted woodcr...

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25/11/2016

Celebrating the life of Sir David Willcocks

On Sunday 20th November, a group of Year 4 and 5 girls from our Cherubini choir joined in a Memorial Concert for Sir David Willcocks in the Cathedral. This was led by St Mary’s Calne, who had invited singers from a number of prep schools to tak...

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21/11/2016

SCS singers and jazz musicians join forces with Pudsey

There was much excitement and anticipation at Salisbury Arts Centre last Friday afternoon as 200 children from six schools in the Salisbury area rehearsed for a live performance on BBC One’s Children in Need programme that evening. Salisbury ...

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18/11/2016

Two awards won by under 11s at Canford Rugby Festival

The SCS Under 11s recently won the Team Spirit and Style of Play awards at Canford Rugby Festival. The boys played excellent rugby throughout the day, beating West Hill Park, Walhampton and Edgeborough along the way. One draw against FSM and two narr...

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18/11/2016

Under 11s excel at Bryanston hockey tournament

The U11 girls hockey team excelled themselves last week at the Bryanston tournament. They drew three and won one match in their pool and went through to the next round, where they were narrowly beaten 1:0 by Hazelgrove School. Every girl deserves a s...

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17/11/2016

New school magazine

The latest SCS Review for the last academic year (September 2015 to July 2016) has now been published.   To download, please click here

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11/11/2016

Sculptures inspire imagination and creativity

The Year 2 classes couldn’t have wished for a wetter day as they drove off to Roche Court but the weather paled into insignificance as the children excitedly spied the amazing outdoor sculptures. The excellent Education Team led them around the...

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10/11/2016

Talented instrumental teachers perform

At SCS, we are proud of our reputation for outstanding music. This is down, in no small part, to our team of talented Visiting Instrumental Teachers whose dedication and expertise ensure consistent success in all aspects of our music-making. Last Th...

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04/11/2016

Superb 11 Plus results!

We are very proud of the 10 girls and 3 boys, all from Year 6, who have recently passed the 11 Plus Grammar School entrance exam. They all worked extremely hard to achieve this success and we would like to congratulate them on their splendid achievem...

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05/07/2016

New Deputy Head to join SCS in September

Salisbury Cathedral School is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Deputy Head, Nick Hawker, who will be joining the school in September. Nick is currently Deputy Head and Director of Studies at Polwhele House School in Truro, giving him ...

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17/06/2016

CE Results are in - all Year 8 pupils through to 1st choice schools

The Head Master, Clive Marriott, was delighted to announce this morning that all Year 8 pupils have passed their Common Entrance exams and will be going to their first choice schools.   Speaking in the regular Friday morning assembly in the Cath...

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16/03/2016

Best scholarship results for ten years!

There’s a huge sense of excitement and elation here at SCS this week. Throughout the Easter term, news of the achievements of our current Year 8 pupils has been coming in thick and fast. This culminated in the announcement today that our scho...

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25/11/2015

SCS Governors unanimously appoint Robert Key as new Chairman

Robert Key, former Member of Parliament for Salisbury and a past pupil and parent of Salisbury Cathedral School, has been unanimously appointed by the School’s Board of Governors as their new Chairman. He succeeds Acting Chairman, Robert Sykes,...

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