KHSD pic 1On Sunday 9th September we opened our third girls' boarding house. With more pupils at Kingham Hill at the start of this school year than at the end of the last, and with the percentage of girls at the school now 40%, more beds needed to be found.

After a 2 day exhaustive inspection by 3 inspectors of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) we are delighted to have met all their expectations at the National Level with just 2 minor recommendations made.

Kingham Hill School has been awarded a tree pack which The Woodland Trust has sent out commemorate the beginning of WW1.

We will receive a pack of 420 tree saplings about 20cm high. The plan is to plant these as a hedgerow along the School's new boundary (the field between Plymouth and the Headmaster's house) Once the hedge grows this boundary can be opened as a lane for walking/running/mountain biking etc.

Each boarding house will be planting trees this Remembrance Sunday as a living memorial to the Old Boys who died in the War. We would like to extend this invitation for Hillians to attend and plant a tree in remembrance. This will be taking place at 2pm on Sunday 9 November based at the Headmaster's house. Please do come along with wellies and a spade!

Recently we received a message from the Chairman of the Board of Governors - "The Board of Governors wish to convey to the KHA the gratitude of the board for the ongoing generous support of Kingham pupils through the provision of bursaries".

Climbing 1tmbAt the start of term at a boarding school it is essential to get the boys in the boarding house to gel. It often takes half a term before they are fully settled into a proper ‘team’. In the past we have had days out, trips, house singing competitions and house rugby.

Harriet AtkinsonWe hope you will all, together with the School Days team, extend a warm welcome to Miss Harriet Atkinson who is joining the School Days website as a Publisher.

If you were not aware you may be interested to know that Harriet is the new development officer at Kingham Hill with a large part of her remit being to work with organisations such as the KHA, School Days and individual ex pupils of KHS.

Teaching At Kingham Sm12 reflections of four decades of change at the Hill 1983 to present-day.

I had left the mission organisation Open Doors in January 1983 and had taken a series of temporary teaching posts when I applied to the advert placed in TES for a post at the school, as a replacement for Bill. So with no experience of independent education and cause of much consternation in the common room of the comprehensive I was teaching at, I migrated from South Wales with Ros, Philip, and with Natasha not quite with us, we arrived at the school in the August 1983

This Weekend!

Kingham Hill School is celebrating 20 years of admitting girls, which has been commorated by a plaque Kingham Hill School is celebrating 20 years of admitting girls, which has been commorated by a plaque. OLD girls from a boarding school near Chipping Norton will have a chance to sleep in their old school beds at a special reunion.

Dispatches

"Children in care cost the taxpayer an average of £2,500 per child, per week - more than four times what it would cost to send a child to Eton".

 

An article by John Timmins and David Shepherd MA

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