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Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey


Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at


"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at


Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here


A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable!


Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! Fantastic work everyone...


Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term


Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing!


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Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow.


Day 3 of saw blue skies again. See more pics of our snowboarders and skiers as they develop their skills and take on new challenges Great work everyone!


News and pics from Day 2 of with and . Beautiful sunrise, fantastic conditions, amazing progress - and relaxing in a thermal spa at day's end. Heaven! More pics and full report Great work everyone...


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An inflatable challenge.


Day one on the slopes . A few faces in the snow, bumps and bruises but loads of learning and fun. Novices now snowploughing. Advanced group at 2257 feet! Proud of you all... More pics and full report at


We've arrived safely in , Switzerland, for 2018 snow sports trip. Greeted by heavy snow. Bodes well! Reports and pictures from tomorrow at


We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event!


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"Wotsists for 50p" brilliant speech by Crispin from about the black market in unhealthy snacks on the playground fuelling an unhealthy lifestyle.


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Amazing to have so many Southwark schools represented by impressive young people at tonight’s event - high 5 Teams and SILS!


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Good afternoon Please can you let your students 16+ know we are recruiting thank you ☺


Great game indeed and congratulations to the winners too! :-)

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Posted on December 19th 2016

UCL Lecture - Has How we Vote Changed in 2,000 Years ?

UCL lecture

Samuel Sigere, PhD student and guest lecturer from University College London, led a session recently on the political systems of ancient Rome and modern Britain

Students learned about how modern democracy works in our country, and the influence the Queen and voters have upon the government. Students then ran their own vote using this system, with both Jordan and Wasim taking the opportunity to try their hand at running for president.

Roman voting

Then Samuel taught students about the Roman system, from over 2000 years ago. Rather than the one-person-one-vote, voting in the Roman empire openly discriminated against the lower classes. Rome was split into areas, according to the class of people who lived there. Votes from people in 'elite' areas counted for four votes, those from 'upper' areas counted for three votes, from 'middle' areas two votes, and from the lowest class just a single vote.

The lower classes therefore had very little impact on the voting system, so politicians only had to appeal to the top classes in order to win the elections. Students then used this system and ran a second vote, with this time Daniel and Rhiyan running for presidency. The results showed that although modern and Roman systems are very different, the qualities voters looked for in their candidates were similar including confidence, trustworthiness, reliability and authority.


Students within the session had a great time and learned a lot of new content at a high academic level. Samuel was very impressed with their engagement and knowledge. Well done to everyone and we're looking forward to the next session.

Mr Metcalf