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  • On the hunt for hedgehogs to raise money for local charity

    Continuing discussions on the importance of biodiversity conservation this term, our Eco Committee was excited to share details of their next fundraising initiatives, and their reasons for supporting local charity, Hedgehog Bottom, in assembly last week. They also showed a very special film caught on a trail camera left for a month in our grounds, kindly edited by Mr Borthwick. (You can watch the film further down.) Coinciding with Hedgehog Awareness Week, our Pre-Prep School Council was in full force on Thursday morning in their hedgehog headbands, selling hedgehog food and hedgehog colouring sheets, whilst our Prep School pupils (and staff hedgehogs) prepared for the BIG Hedgehog Hunt. Pre-Prep pupils have been tasked with putting the food in a secluded spot in their gardens and if lucky enough to spot a hedgehog, take and share a photo. Now, with less than 1 million hedgehogs left in the UK, having experienced drastic decline mainly due to loss of habitat, changes in agriculture, urbanisation, and predation, the Eco Committee's campaign objective was to highlight how vital they are to the UK's ecosystem, and the need to protect one of our most popular endangered species. Later, blessed with a super-sunny day, our Prep pupils raced to get into their 'greens' and outdoor shoes, and lined up in forms on the South Terrace, ready to receive their hedgehog hunt checklist. Meanwhile, our eleven volunteer (staff) hedgehogs - Horatio (Mr Fearn), Harlan (Mr Bates), Harvey (Mr Graham), Harrison (Mr Carter), Hank (Mr Gair), Herbert (Mr Mortimore), Harriet (Mrs Hearn), Henrietta (Mrs Follett), Holly (Mrs Dinsdale), Harmony (Mrs Weir) and Heidemarie (Mrs Henderson) - dashed off to find their hiding place in our grounds, and wait for the onslaught of determined detectives. Juniors started first, with Middles and Seniors setting off five and ten minutes later. Working in pairs or groups, teams had to find all eleven hedgehogs in the quickest time possible. It's true to say that some were easier to find than others. Careering to the finish line in first place came Year 3 trio, Edward, Franco and Syrus, promptly followed by Year 5 girl-power team comprising Annabelle, Georgia, Chloe W, Chloe D, Flossie and Jemima. Finishing in an equally impressive third place, was Year 7 Charlie and Matias. Congratulations to all our pupils and staff for rising to the challenge of the hunt and for making it such a fun event. Thank you also to our Pre-Prep School Council and Prep School Eco Committee for their help, support and enthusiasm, and for coming up with such engaging and inclusive ideas. The money generously donated by pupils is to support local rescue centre, Hedgehog Bottom where 100% of donations go to the hedgehogs. Run by volunteers, they're also always on the look out for more adults to help, so if you can spare a few hours, please get in touch with Gillian Prince, one of the founders. We are proud to announce that the total raised by the Pre-Prep and Prep School is £530. Enjoy our short film of the BIG Hedgehog Hunt and trail cam footage below, and please keep protecting our prickly, pulchritudinous friends.

  • The spectacular 2024 St Andrew's Spring Ball

    As the sun streamed over St Andrew's on Saturday night, our Sports Centre - magically transformed into the party venue of the year - was packed out with a buzzy, colourful crowd of parents and staff. This was the date in the St Andrew's diary that everyone had been looking forward to, and boy, it did not disappoint. Stilt-wearing performers greeted guests upon arrival at the forest-clad door, who were then treated to a welcome glass of bubbly by Head Master, Ed Graham, and wife, Olivia. Walking in felt like you were delving deeper into an enchanted woodland, and then once inside, bam, cocooned in a sumptuous sprig of Spring. No one could quite believe they were inside the St Andrew's Sports Centre, as the marquee hid every hint of its usual appearance. The band sang Tracey Chapman's Fast Car confidently in the background, and then guests were asked to take their seats for the first course. A flurry of efficient waiting staff scuttled across tables serving delicious culinary delights enjoyed by all. Elf-like aerial acrobats delicately performed on the ring in the background. It was spell-binding, almost hypnotic, and as one parent said, it beautifully complemented the plates of asparagus and poached eggs. After food was devoured and drinks consumed, it was time for the auction, with the aim to raise as much money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and our new Performing Arts Centre as possible. Mr White was the compère voice of calm, brilliantly balancing Jamie Weir's comedy edge, while Ed Graham's Best Man, did an outstanding job encouraging bidders to go even higher, and whooping up the crowd. Party game favourite, Heads and Tails, saw guests knocked out at each round until it was down to the final four. Congratulations to Mrs Parsons for being our overall winner. Meanwhile, other fairylike performers twirled their drapes, flapped their wings and blew bubbles of happiness across the dance floor. Itchy feet were soon satisfied when staff (James Mortimore and Steve Gair) band, Auto Reply, hit the stage and got the crowd going, followed by an upbeat set of popular tunes courtesy of Joe Hanbury. None of this would've been possible without the hard work, creativity and imagination of the 2024 Spring Ball Committee comprising parents and staff, who had left no stone unturned, and catered for everyone. A huge thanks to them all. Also, an ENORMOUS thank you to our sponsors - listed below. We can't wait to let you know what the final amount raised is. In the meantime, enjoy our photos and short film of one of the best evenings of the year.

  • Seniors spring to the end of term with their fantastic formal dinner

    Last Thursday, our Year 7 and 8 put on their glad rags and dressed to impress for their end of term formal dinner. Thanks to the interior design skills of our parents, our Senior Dining Room was transformed into a stunning venue that would rival any Spring wedding. Starting with mocktails on the South Terrace, our excited pupils then warmed up inside over a delicious three course meal, courtesy of our talented inhouse catering team. After a sumptuous dinner, Fred and Bella, our Head Boy and Head Girl, thanked the St Andrew's community and teachers, and delivered an inspirational speech about making the best of opportunities and life lessons. Party games were enjoyed by all, and then it was a mad dash to the Old Hall to bust some moves to an eclectic array of dance tracks courtesy of resident DJ, Billy. Head of Seniors, James Fearn, said: "Our Senior pupils had a wonderful evening to celebrate, and be congratulated on the superb leadership they show around school every day. An enormous thank you to the Year 7 and 8 parents who decorated the SDR in such style". Additional special thanks go to James Fearn and Sophie Hearn for organising the event, and to Johnnie Wrennall for taking such an incredible selection of photos. It was, without doubt, an evening to remember, and one our Year 7 and 8 will undoubtedly treasure for years.

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  • New Newsletter Template | St Andrews Berkshire

    HOME ABOUT ST ANDREW'S EDUCATION SCHOOL LIFE ADMISSIONS NEWS FIND US More Week 2 - 22nd April Important emails Medical / Absence / Supper & Off Games matrons@standrewsberkshire.co.uk ​ Boarding boarding@standrewsberkshire.co.uk SOCS Queries / Co-Curricular & Prep Late Club marshj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Pre Prep Late Club lateclub@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Prep Trips & Transport dimmickt@standrewsberkshire.co.uk ​ Uniform Shop uniformshop@standrewsberkshire.co.uk ​ Any Other Queries: schooloffice@standrewsberkshire.co.uk A look ahead... Easter Term ​​​ Wednesday, 3 July 2024 Prep Summer Concert, 3.00 pm Greek Theatre, Bradfield College Friday, 5 July 2024 Pre-Prep Prize Giving, 2.00 pm Saturday, 6 July 2024 Speech Day & End of Term, 11.00 am Here's what has been happening this week... Heading 2 Add paragraph text. Click “Edit Text” to update the font, size and more. To change and reuse text themes, go to Site Styles. Heading 2 Add paragraph text. 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Each committee meets regularly, agendas and minutes are taken by senior pupils and actions agreed. ​ School Council (Pre-Prep & Prep) Boarding (Year 3 – 8) Eco Committee Digital Ambassadors (Year 3 – 8) Charity Committee (Pre-Prep & Prep) Food Committee (Pre-Prep & Prep) RIDE – Respect, Inclusion, Diversity & Equality (Year 8) Mind Your Heads, Mental Health Group (Year 7) Food Committee The children had a meeting with the Chef and catering manager to discuss the menus from the past few weeks, as well as launching a poster competition focused on Healthy Eating. Charity Committee The whole school Bring and Buy sale raised £510, raising the total funds this academic year to an amazing £10,294. School Council The children asked for a PSHE lesson focused on mental health, with a particular consideration for men, and Mr Howard then came to talk to both Year 8 classes and there will be follow up discussions in form group over the coming weeks. Heading 2 Add paragraph text. 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  • MEET THE TEAM | St Andrew's Berkshire

    Claire Kimbell Head Master's PA School Office Administrator headspa@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Tanya Dimmick School Office Manager Matron Team Leader secretary@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Olivia Graham Communications Admissions Support grahamo@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Jane Taylor Director of Admissions, Marketing and Communications taylorj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Jo Marsh School Office Administrator marshj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk ABOUT ST ANDREW'S HEAD'S WELCOME WHY ST ANDREW'S MEET THE TEAM LEAVER'S DESTINATIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL TERM DATES MENU Ed Graham Head Master Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead headspa@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Andy Neil Deputy Head (Academic) ​ neila@standrewsberkshire.co.uk David Palmer Estates Bursar palmerd@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Kirsty Parkhouse Head of Boarding Deputy Head (Pastoral) Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) parkhousek@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Senior Leadership Team MEET THE TEAM HOME ABOUT ST ANDREW'S EDUCATION SCHOOL LIFE ADMISSIONS NEWS FIND US More Form Tutors James Fearn Head of History Head of Seniors fearnj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Georgie Carter Form Tutor Head of Science (maternity cover) carterg@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Jo Follett Form Tutor follettj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Richard Jones Form Tutor jonesr@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Head of Middles (maternity cover) Sophie Hearn Head of English hearns@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Stephen Gair Head of PSHE and PSHE Head of Maths (Materinity Cover) gairs@standrewspangbourne.co.uk Will Carter Form Tutor Head of Juniors carterw@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Emma Reynolds Form Tutor reynoldse@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Liz Hansford Form Tutor ​ hansfordl@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Georgina Weir Form Tutor Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead weirg@standrewsberkshire.co.uk James Mabbett Head of RS mabbettj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Rebecca Janes Form Tutor janesr@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Emma Poole Form Tutor poolee@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Nikki Cox Form Tutor coxn@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Karin Carter-Keall Form Tutor carterkeallk@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Donna Sanderson Form Tutor (maternity ceave) sandersons@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Rachael Drouin Head of EYFS Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead drouinr@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Carole Davey Oaks Lead Nursery Teacher daveyc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Natalie Steljes Acorns Lead ​ steljesn@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Phillip Bates Head of MFL batesp@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Elizabeth Croft Music crofte@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Philippa Dinsdale Science dinsdalep@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Malcolm Gunningham Director of Music gunninghamm@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Tim Hay Head of Art hayt@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Chloe Henderson Head of Girls Games Assistant Director of Sport hendersonc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Alex Horn English - on maternity horna@standrewsberkshire.co.uk James Mortimore Assistant Head (School Operations) Director of Sport mortimorej@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Celine Neil French, PSHEE neilc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Abby Mortimore Form Tutor (maternity leave) mortimorea@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Tammy Penny Head of Latin pennyt@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Brodie Tyler Hewson Head of Digital Learning Marketing Illustrator hewsonb@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Nikki Willis Head of Swimming willisn@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Johnnie Wrennall English wrennallj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Zara Preston English (maternity leave) prestonz@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Catharine Preston Head of Science Head of Middles (maternity leave) prestonc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Georgie Metcalfe Head of Maths - on maternity metcalfeg@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Holly Burvill Maths burvillh@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Other Academic Staff Haig Howard Senior Mental Health Lead (SMHL) Head of R.I.D.E howardh@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Megan McSweeney Head of Drama ​ mcsweeneym@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Ashlyn Bingham Data Manager and Compliance Controller binghama@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Kate Brett Matron matrons@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Karen Culverhouse Matron matrons@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Nick Jones ICT Engineer jonesn@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Gary Fox Head Chef headchef@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Amanda Sands HR Advisor & Purchasing sandsa@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Emma Barker Learning Support barkere@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Caroline Nuttall Learning Support nuttallc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Emma Brown Head of Learning Support (SENCo) browne@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Olivia Coghlan Learning Support coghlano@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Tanya Le Roux Learning Support lerouxt@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Sally Altmann French and Teaching Assistant altmanns@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Georgina Anidjah Teaching Assistant (Nursery) anidjahg@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Tracy Cooke Teaching Assistant cooket@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Amelia Cuthbert Teaching Assistant PSHEE/ELSA cuthberta@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Lindsey Simmons Teaching Assistant simmonsl@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Charlie Smiles Forest School Leader Teaching Assistant smilesc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Becky Stace Teaching Assistant Swimming staceb@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Natalie Steljes Teaching Assistant steljesn@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Alexandra Watts Teaching Assistant wattsa@standrewsberkshire.co.uk ​ Megan James Teaching Assistant (Nursery) jamesm@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Luke Theodorou Sports Assistant theodoroul@standrewsberkshire.co.uk lintonp@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Teaching Assistant Patricia Linton Zoe Relf Teaching Assistant relfz@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Pauline Beattie Teaching Assistant beattiep@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Claire Seabridge-Forbes Form Tutor seabridgeforbesc@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Fiona Armstrong Head of Pre-Prep Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead ​ armstrongf@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Kirsty Stokes Director of Studies Head of Geography stokesk@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Ian Bilsby Maintenance Manager Graham Davey Sports Centre Caretaker School Bus Driver Sally Parker Housekeeper Lee Weston Site Facilities Coordinator Martin Weston Grounds Assistant Paula Weston Grounds Manager Security Site Officer Mervyn Saunders School Bus Driver Amy Winterbourne Day Cleaner Year 8 Year 7 Year 6 Year 5 Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Reception Nursery Main School Contacts Operational Staff and Matrons Learning Support Teaching Assistants Maintenance, Domestic, and Grounds Staff The St Andrew's Committee All Educational and Pastoral Governance of the School is delegated to the St Andrew’s Committee, listed below. Mr Tom Beardmore-Gray Warden of the Bradfield Council clerk@bradfieldcollege.co.uk Telephone: 0118 964 4500 Address: c/o Clerk to the Council at Bursar's Office, Bradfield College, Bradfield, Berkshire RG7 6AU Please find our full staff list here Mr David Binney Mrs Katherine Green Mrs Jennifer Kingsland Mr Simon O'Malley Mrs Felicity Rutland Mrs Jo Wood woodj@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Vice Chair & Safeguarding Governor Mr Philip Waite Chair of the St Andrew’s Committee chair@standrewsberkshire.co.uk Mr Mark Richards

  • POLICIES | St Andrew's Berkshire

    POLICIES AND INSPECTION REPORTS HOME ABOUT ST ANDREW'S EDUCATION SCHOOL LIFE ADMISSIONS NEWS FIND US More SCHOOL LIFE WRAP AROUND CARE FLEXI-BOARDING POLICIES PUPIL WELLBEING PUPIL VOICE SCHOOL FOOD CHAPEL SCHOOL BUS SCHOOL TRIPS COMMUNITY MENU < H&S Statement St Andrew's Policies St Andrew's School has many policies which are regularly reviewed. You are welcome to contact the School Office on secretary@standrewsberkshire.co.uk for hard copies of these and any other policies. Inspection Reports Inspection Report 2024 < Compliance inspection report 2020 < < Admissions Policy < Equality of Opportunity Policy < PSHE and RSE Policy < Privacy Notice - Prospective Parents and Pupils < SEN and Disabilities Policy < Privacy notice - Pupils < Privacy notice - Parents and Guardians < Privacy notice - CCTV < Information and Records Retention Policy < EYFS Policy < Anti-bullying Policy and Strategies < Complaints Procedure Policy Privacy Notices < Behaviour, Discipline & Exclusion Policy < Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy < Curriculum Policy < Data Protection Policy < EAL Policy < First Aid Policy < Recruitment Selection & Disclosures Policy < E-Safety Policy < Privacy notice - Bursary Applicant < Privacy notice - Job Applicant < Attendance Policy Material change inspection report 2023 <

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