Letter From The Headteacher

Letter From The Headteacher Dear Parents/Carers, What a year we have had, and at last we’ve been able to get out and about doing what we do best – having fun and enjoying life!  You will see some of our events and activities highlighted in the newsletter to give you a bit of an insight into life at Alfriston. The girls have also been working hard in their classes, and the older girls have sat their exams and completed their coursework for the year.  School is beginning to feel a bit more like it used to, with a few changes…

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Staffing Updates

Staffing Updates We have a few staff leaving us at the end of this term: Mr VanDenBossche is relocating to Scotland, we wish him well with his move and future. Miss Merison will be leaving us at the Autumn half term to spend more time with her family, however she will be working with us on on a supply basis in the new academic year. We hope she enjoys more family time and the school run! Mrs Waite has a new exciting role working with the hearing impaired, we wish her well with her new role and hope she will…

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Reward Trip – Cycling

Reward Trip – Cycling A group enjoyed a 16k cycle along the Kennet and Avon Canal near Reading as part of Rewards Day. Even though it was a very hot and sunny day they still managed to find some mud and very large puddles to ride through. The day was finished with a very refreshing ice-cold drink before the return journey home.

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Boarders Day Out & Bike Rides

Boarders Day Out & Bike Rides The boarders recently enjoyed a very successful trip into London, where they got to experience the delights the Captial has to offer. They’ve also been cycling away the evenings at various parks and trails around the county, covering some impressive distances and encountering all weathers.

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Y7 Trip To Chiltern Open Air Museum

Y7 Trip To Chiltern Open Air Museum Year 7 had a fantastic day out at COAM earlier this term. They were super excited as this was (thanks to the Covid restrictions) their first trip out with Alfriston. It was a hot sunny day, despite the heat they managed to make butter which has made them very enthusiastic about making it themselves back in school. We made Stone Age spears which we were allowed to bring home and the afternoon was spent pond dipping. Catching tadpoles and larvae was great fun and we were sorry to have to return to school….

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Colour Run

Colour Run On Thursday 15th July, we hosted our first ever Colour Run and what a success it was!! The afternoon started with a ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ style warm-up which was fantastic to see everyone excited about the activity ahead! The event started in a cloud of smoke (literally) and before we knew it we couldn’t tell which pupil was which as everybody turned blue, purple, yellow, green, orange and pink! The afternoon finished in a big musical colour explosion which was enjoyed by all! I hope you all had a wonderful time, I know the staff certainly did…even…

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Elite Swim Squad

Elite Swim Squad 2020/21 has seen the launch of our first ever ‘Elite Swim Squad’ at Alfriston School. We selected our very best swimmers to do some intense training in preparation for future swimming competitions and galas that we enter. The pupils have worked hard every Friday, giving up their lunchtimes to develop their fitness, stroke technique and gain a competitive edge! The team spirit has been fantastic.  Well done to all of those who have attended…Paige, Connie, Marie, Lily, Beth, Ell, Alizah, Layla, Chloe and Elizabeth.  Bring on the gala’s! 

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Ski Academy

Ski Academy After all their hard work and efforts this year the Ski Academy were finally able to make a visit to the Snow Centre in Hemel last week.   Unfortunately skiing lessons were unable to be arranged but the girls were fortunate enough to be able to have go on the Ringos.   They then soaked up some of the Apres Ski atmosphere in the cafe with a much needed Hot Chocolate whilst watching the skiiers on the slopes.    There were a few anxious ones at first but after the first wizz down the slope all faces were covered in…

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Find Your Tribe Project

Find Your Tribe Project The Find Your Tribe project is about engaging girls into a range of physical activities for a sustained period. The project is about student voice and listening to what they would like to do. It is a great opportunity to try new activities or activities that may normally be out of comfort zone. Our findings can then help to support both our school and other schools nationally with curriculum design and meeting pupils needs. It is fair to say that we have had six fun weeks of activity that included: Walking at Wendover Woods, Bellboating at…

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Forest School

Forest School Chiltern Rangers have been coming in regularly over the last term and working with 9Y during their Forest School sessions.   The students have taken on some serious tasks in making our woodland better for everyone going forward.  They have engaged with all the different activities and shown their potential to be future rangers.

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