2020 has been a tumultuous year, challenging, uncertain and ever-changing. In the midst of this, Farnborough Hill girls have triumphed once more; they have been rewarded with outstanding results, with the School’s outgoing Head Girl becoming the third in a row to secure a coveted Oxbridge place.
UVI Student Jess has written a final farewell to Farnborough Hill, 'my home for the past seven years'.
After what felt like an eternity, I was delighted to be able to return to school this June. My sister and I often refer to ‘the Hill’ as a second home to us, as it has been a place of community and happiness for the past six years of my life.
This year, like with everything else, we had to move our Junior Leadership Team elections to a virtual platform, from recording hustings videos to interviews via Teams. We are delighted with how all the applicants handled this shift in processes; it was a hugely competitive field but we are thrilled to introduce the stellar new team: Eva (Head Girl), Emilia (Deputy Head Girl), Libby (Deputy Head Girl), Caitlin, Charlotte, Danni, Ellie and Emily. Each JLT member has written a short paragraph to introduce themselves.
Ten students from the sixth form on the hill are providing a free online tutoring service for girls in Years 10 to 12 who may be struggling with aspects of GCSE and A level learning at home during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are extremely excited to launch our bespoke Year 11 programme: the A level Foundation Course.
Over the Easter holidays some of our staff and pupils were busy making much-needed PPE equipment for the NHS, including face shields, scrubs and scrub bags.
Every week at Farnborough Hill is a new adventure, but this week has most certainly been more so than we ever anticipated.
The sense of anticipation and excitement surrounding Beauty and the Beast was something quite extraordinary.
Year 7 pupil, Imogen, has had a very exciting experience over the past term: playing Jane Banks in Mary Poppins The Musical at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.
Nine of our Year 10 girls did a fantastic job at representing Farnborough Hill at the Model United Nations Conference at Magdalen College School in Oxford at the end of last month.
Have you ever wondered what a day as a pupil at Farnborough Hill involves?
We followed Amelia from Year 7 and are delighted to share her day with you.
The U13A netball team played Ipswich last Tuesday in the semi-final of the National Plate Competition.
The half term break ended on an exuberant note on Friday 14 February 2020 with the 'Farnborough Hill's Got Talent' House competition.
Last Saturday, Shift4, a team of four Year 8 pupils from Farnborough Hill, competed in the CyberFirst Girls competition semi-final held in Southampton.
This week began with a celebration of the Sisters of the RCE in special ceremony to mark the contributions of five of the Sisters to the development of the School.
Last week Years 7 - 11 had a day off timetable and on retreat – an annual event at Farnborough Hill, which gives the girls time to reflect and bond. Each day had a unique set of activities including team-building, talks, reflection and prayer.
On Saturday 25 January, the U14 netball team competed in the Regional Netball Tournament at Wavell School. Fourteen teams had qualified in this age group by either winning or coming second at their county tournament, so the competition was going to be strong.
Students in Year 13 have been celebrating in the past week after receiving their results for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3.
We are thrilled that three of our Upper Sixth students have secured offers to further their education at Oxford or Cambridge.
Tabitha, Head Girl, earned an offer to study History at Worcester College, Oxford, making her the third Head Girl in a row to be offered an exclusive Oxbridge place. Isobel attained an offer from Brasenose College, Oxford to read French and Italian, and Jennifer has secured an offer from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, to study Veterinary Medicine.