Assembly Theme of the Week:  Planning

Monday, 28th May – Friday, 1st June:  Half Term
Monday, 4th June:  Term begins; Common Entrance Exams (Tuesday-Friday); Year 7 School Exams (Monday-Thursday)

Club Cancellations:
Monday, 4th June:  Senior Athletics


•    There is the opportunity of running a Year 6 & 7 French Cinema Club each Thursday next term.  If anyone is interested in attending, please email

•    Year 5 have their residential trip and walk from Monday to Thursday after half-term but for those wishing to take part after a busy week, clubs will be on as normal on Friday, 8th June.

•    If you know that your child will not be attending a club, can we kindly ask that you email club leaders or or ask your child to tell the club leader in person as this makes registration for clubs easier and quicker.


Friday, 29th June: The FOSH and Year 8 Leavers’ Fete will be held between 2pm and 5pm and we look forward to seeing as many families as possible at the event.  It will be huge fun and there will be many of the usual and new exciting stalls.  More details to follow!

Tuesday, 2nd October:  We are delighted to have rescheduled the Headmaster's 'Choosing a Senior School' presentation. This will start at 7.30pm and take place in the Barn.  We very much look forward to seeing many parents at this event and will ask that you sign up for the event nearer the time.


A huge thank you to all the families who generously sponsored our fund-raising Skipathon. The total amount raised was a fantastic £2,552, which has been sent to Mulberry School, the charity we have chosen to support this year. Thank you to all the children, from Nursery to Year 8, for skipping so enthusiastically!


The St Hugh's Riding Team went to Royal Windsor International Horse Show on Saturday, 12th May. The team competed in the National School Show Jumping Competition, which they had previously qualified for.  The team of Sophia Rosenfeld, Archie Bugner, Annie Miners, and Olive Nicholls were the youngest team there, but they certainly did not let this affect them. Sophia started the team off by jumping an immaculate clear round.  This gave the rest of the team a much needed boost of confidence.  Archie was next to jump and he again completed a stylish clear round.  Olive was the third member of the team to jump.  Known as the speed demon, Olive went in and did what she does best, full throttle!  Managing to not only go incredibly fast, she also left all the jumps standing.  This put the team in a great position with one member still to go.  It was then the turn of the riding captain, Annie Miners.  Annie's round was foot perfect.  She jumped the first half in true style, and as soon as she went through the timers, the hand break was clearly released.  Annie managed to ride some impressive tight lines, shaving off valuable seconds.  This put the team in to third position with two teams left to jump.  It was a nail biting finish, and St Hugh's managed to cling on to third place, and highest placed Prep School.  Well done to all involved on a day that will be remembered for a long time.


Festival: Upon invitation, Year 6 LAMDA pupils attended the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts in the Class of Acting. Seb Pease, Nikhel Mandalia, Fred Walton and Seb Rich were adjudicated, receiving high marks. Congratulations also to Seb Rich who received a placement of third and Bronze Medal in the Class.

Exam Congratulations to Freddie Curtis for achieving Distinction for Grade 2 Solo Acting.

Music Department News

Well done to the Orchestra Players of the Week: James Hewlett - Violin (Year 7); William Walters - Cello (Year 5)


Friday, 8th June:  Year 7 Boarders Outing to Gifford's Circus - we still have a few spaces remaining for this trip so please email us at to secure a place.

Monday, 11th June:   Middle School 'Try Boarding' - any children in Years 3 & 4 wishing to have a trial night in the Boarding house, please could parents contact

Friday, 15th June:  Year 8 Leavers’ Programme Fashion Show -  if any parents wish to help with the fashion show, please contact Mrs. Pearson at

Request from the School Nurses

A reminder to drop in any medication required on residential trips to the School Nurses well in advance of the trip. Wherenever possible, please try to avoid doing so on the morning of departure.


Times Tables of the Week -  2 & 3x tables

Middle School News

Diary Reminders

Tuesday 5th June:  U9 Girls' Rounders v The Dragon, 2.30pm (h) & U8 Boys' and Girls' Athletics v Pinewood 3.30pm (a)
Wednesday 6th June:  U9 Boys' Cricket v Hatherop Castle, 2pm (h)
Thursday 7th June:  Year 3 & 4 Boys' and Girls' Swimming v Prior Park, 4.30pm (a)

'The Keymaster' - A huge thank you to friends and family who were able to support the children by joining our audience for 'The Keymaster'.  The children were truly spectacular and the performances were all a huge success!

Accelerated Reader - Congratulations to Malvern with a massive average of 28,122 words read this week.

'Try Boarding' - On Monday, 11th June, the children in Years 3 & 4 will have a super opportunity to try boarding for a night.  They will experience life in the boarding house, including staying overnight.  If you would like more information or to register your child to take part, please email

We hope you have a very happy half-term, The Middle School Team

Pre-Prep News

Sports Day was a tremendous success.  Thank you to everyone who came to support their children.  DE Photos of the children are available to purchase online at using the password Carswell.

Whilst families are most welcome to stay on site and allow children to play on the climbing frames after school, we ask that parents remember to supervise play carefully, please, to ensure the safety and welfare of their children at this time.

PHOEBE ROSE live@St Hugh’s 

It was wonderful to welcome Phoebe Rose back to the Barn on Wednesday evening. The Boarders and audience were treated to some incredible live music from this young, up-and-coming, award winning singer/songwriter and her epic band.  She has been shortlisted to play at the TRUCK Music Festival this summer and would really appreciate your vote.  You can see the live stream video of the Barn concert on her Facebook page - phoeberosesongs if you missed the gig.  Follow this link to vote for her from 6pm on Friday evening:  Thank you so much for your help getting her to her first major festival. (Miss Ewins - proud Mum!)

Fundraising Pop- Up SHop

In October, Miss Botsford will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  Not only will it be an incredible personal experience but she is also hoping to raise lots of money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  Please support her fundraising journey by visiting her sister's Pop-Up shop in Carswell Cabin on Friday, 15th June (see poster attached).


Half-Term Lacrosse Camp and Mini Tournament: Friday 1st June, 10:00am-2:15pm. Time to put those skills into practice!
Years 5-8, girls and boys, at St Hugh's.  £28 per player: sticks provided. Registration forms are available from the Receptionists in the Manor House and online at
Please contact Annabel Campbell with any queries - 07980 210430

Summer Art Camp
10th, 11th & 12th July, 9am-3pm:  St Hugh’s Summer Art Camp for Years 5, 6 & 7.  Please open attached link for full details.  If you have any further queries, please email Mrs Middleton -

Mr & Mrs Avery’s Summer Holiday Camps
Summer Camp 1:  9th - 13 July
Summer Camp 2:  28th - 31st August
Please click on this link to download a flyer. If you have any further questions, please email Mrs Avery -

Summer Tennis Camp
Intensive 4 day courses available, July and August.  Please open link for full details.
If you have any further queries, please email Liz Bamber –

Sports Results

Please refer to the our Sports Website for full detail of sports results. We will shortly be password protecting all areas which display pupils' names and further details will be sent to you after half-term.


Recent group photos are now available to view and order online:
Go to:
Enter St Hugh’s in search criteria box, click when it appears
Select date of photograph which will then take you to the image(s).


Thursday, 5th July:  If parents have any spare Stewards’ Enclosure tickets for the Thursday, please could they kindly contact Mr Armitage ( as he would very much like to take the rowers into the enclosure?  Many thanks.


Our current GAP students are keen to offer their babysitting services or to help with events such as birthday parties.  Their numbers can be obtained from Reception.


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