Achieving This Week

  • The winner of the school’s 500 word story competition is Third Former Emma B for her story ‘A New World’. We loved the way she imagined the feeling of being in space, and that the new world she describes is simply a new way of describing our old one. Her use of form and structure was challenging as well – it really is a great piece of work.
  • First Former superstar skier Molly won the Finale Coupe D’Argent Girls U12 racing against la crème de la crème of French skiers. Another amazing result!Molly Skiing

 

  • Congratulations to our U15 team who won the PGL netball tournament at the weekend, they also received special recognition for showing respect, determination and fair play.
  • Well done to Pankhurst who raised £169.40 for the charity ‘Crohns and Colitis UK’ by holding a Krispy Kremes sale last week.
  • Well done to Fourth Former Daisy who passed her LAMDA Silver Medal for Acting Grade 7 Solo with Distinction.
  • Last weekend Third Former Amira was selected to compete in the British Gymnastics Championships at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Being selected is such a big achievement and fantastic experience for any gymnast, but particularly so for Amira, who was competing against older peers. She competed on a range of apparatus and finished overall in 19th place out of 54 gymnasts.  Well done Amira!

Well done to you all!

 

 

 

On Wednesday all the Fifth Formers gathered in the Drama Studio to receive their IGSCE results which had been taken early. Tense nerves were turned to screams of joy and happy celebration as it was revealed that 100% of the girls had grade A*-C, with 55% of those gaining an A*. Additionally, some of those students had also sat Level 2 Award in Statistics with a 100% pass rate. Massive congratulations to all the Fifth Formers for all their hard work and for such an amazing result, it’s fantastic to have an IGSCE already bagged as you progress towards the rest of your exams.

iGCSE Group Shot

We are so proud to announce that Sixth Former Holly has won first prize in the SPoKE art documentary competition. Her brilliant documentary entitled ‘Thorugh the Eyes of an Installation Artist’ was previewed in our assembly last month and quite rightly was given a standing ovation. Well done Holly!

Congratulations to the following Sixth Formers from 2017 and 2018 who have been invited to the Gold DofE Award Presentation in Buckingham Palace in May after they successfully completed the qualification and in celebration of their fantastic achievements :  Alice, Holly, Sophie, Georgina and Flora.

D of E Gold

Huge congratulations to First Former Molly who won the Grand Slalom race at the Artemis British Inter Schools Championship in Italy, and brings back the Trophy for Prior’s Field. Well done on this amazing achievement and good luck in your next few races!

Molly 2018 English Championship

 

 

Congratulations to Sixth Former Emma who took bronze at the South East of England U18 youth sabre fencing championships at Tonbridge School last weekend. This amazing achievement means she has qualified for the National Finals at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield for the fifth season running.

Well done to First Former Evie D who raced for Guildford and Godalming Athletics Club on Saturday 24 February at the English National Cross Country Championship at Parliament Hill. As the youngest in the age group, she performed well, coming 68th out of 470 competitors. Congratulations on an amazing experience and a brilliant achievement!

Well done to First Former Christina who came second in the final race of the Border League and was also presented with a bronze medal for coming third overall in this season’s U13 Girls League, an excellent result as most of the other runners have more experience in this league.

Athletics

 

 

 

First Former Molly continues with a brilliant ski season. Not only did she win the English Alpine Championship U12 in Bormio Italy, but she also had the fastest overall run and won the DHO Alpine Trophy. We are all so proud of Molly’s hard work and dedication, and wish her good luck for her next competition in a couple of weeks’ time at the Interschool’s Trophy in Pila, Italy, where she will represent Prior’s Field.

Millie-OperaFourth Former Millie took to the stage at New Wimbledon Theatre in the chorus of two operatic productions – La Traviata on 7 February and Madam Butterfly on 8 February.

Sixth Former Holly has been shortlisted for the final of an art documentary competition called SPoKE, she is only one of eight students to reach the final stage. We recently reported that she had received a raptous response from the rest of the school when she previewed her documentary in assembly. More news to follow after the award ceremony on 1 March – Good luck Holly!

Head’s Commendations for Lottie and Anika in Third Form for excellent work in French

 

Congratulations to Sixth Former Emma who has been selected to compete for the GB team in the Commonwealth Fencing championships this July. Amazing news Emma!

Mrs Horton is so proud of the Fifth Form GSCE Drama candidates and has congratulated them for performing with confidence and commitment on Monday whether on stage or in a design role. ‘There was such a range of talent from comedic stereotypes to naturalistic heartbreak. Each and every girl should feel proud of what they achieved giving of their best and supporting each other through the process. This particular group of girls really capture the ethos of our school community, working with love, hope and admiration, and striving to be the best they possibly can. It has been an absolute joy to teach them and watch their development in performance and skill over the last couple of years. Well done girls!’

Molly SkiingFirst Former Molly has been continuing her successful skiing season by bringing home three Gold medals at the Welsh Alpine Championships in Les Crozet, Switzerland. She won two giant slalom races and a slalom race. She then progressed to Megeve to participate in the Coupe de Bronze Mont Blanc region French Championship race, a very high standard race with all the best French girls representing their race clubs. Molly was outstanding, her second run set the fastest time (of both boys and girls), and she ultimately finished in first place. The next event is in Bormio for the English Alpine Championships. Good Luck, we are all so proud of you!

Many congratulations to Sixth Former, Lauren, who gave committed, dynamic and truthful performances as both Paulina from Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale” and Marlene from Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls” in her performance A level exam on Monday. She was ably supported by fellow Sixth Former Katie, who generously gave her time to learn the part of Angie as a non-assessed candidate. There was a tangible sense of the audience focus and involvement which is a credit to the girls. Well done also to the audience who withstood the intense heat of the Drama studio in good humour!

In Friday’s assembly Miss Wallis previewed a documentary by Sixth Former Holly which received a spontaneous round of applause from the rest of the girls. Holly produced a film for the Art History documentary competition called SPoKE. The competition encourages young people to think critically about art through the medium of film. Holly produced a film inspired by a recent exhibition she visited at Tate Modern entitled “Not Everyone Will Be Taken to the Future” by installation artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Holly’s film is a fantastic example of how her knowledge of History of Art has inspired her own creative process when making her own art for A Level Photography. Congratulations Holly for inspiring the school with this excellent piece of work.

Frank Fourth Formers were clearly inspired by a visit from Shooting Stars Chase’s Georgina in Tuesday’s House Assembly. Today they raised a massive £150.26 through a cake sale and have set the bar very high for the other year groups. Congratulations on your fabulous food fundraiser Frank Fourth Formers!!

First Former Molly recently won both the Slalom and Giant Slalom ski events in the Artemis Anglo/Scottish Cup taking place in Crevacol, Italy. She skied very well in tough conditions, her hard work and summer training have really paid off.

Third Former Georgina represented Prior’s Field in a recent British Shooting Schools Pistol Championship for the SE, part of the Triathlon discipline in which she competes for Chiddingfold Pony Club.  This was her first Pistol competition, shooting from a distance of 10m at a Rifle Club in Leatherhead.  Georgina came 18th out of 35 competitors, with both boys and girls in the Intermediate class.

Fourth Former Tallulah received several Distinction accolades this week. She was awarded a Distinction in her Grade 6 LAMDA exam, her Grade 6 ballet exam and also her Intermediate Foundation ballet exam.

First Former Katie, who has been selected to join the GB climbing team (officially called the GB development team). She attended the GB trials last Saturday, coming 1st of climbers born in 2006; many congratulations.

First Former Christina competed in the second race of the Lord Wandsworth Cross Country Series, and won first place in the girls U13 age group on a challenging 3K muddy course across ploughed fields and farmland as well as hilly woodland.

Third Former Eliza, who took part in the Surrey Schools Inter Counties run in Warwickshire over the weekend and came 15th out of all the runners. Her Surrey team was placed 1st overall and Eliza has also been chosen to represent Surrey County Athletics on Saturday 9 December in Oxford. Well done!

All girls who recently passed their RADA Messenger and Bronze awards, including 5 who gained distinction.

Upper Sixth Lucy for being selected to perform with the National Youth Dance Company in the premiere of a new work created by guest artistic director Sharon Eyal called Used to be Blonde launching in April 2018.

Congratulations to…

First Former Evie, who last weekend raced in Warwickshire, in the Midlands Inter-Counties Cross Country fixture. She was the first girl in for Surrey and 3rd overall; a fantastic result.

First Former Georgia, who has been offered a place with Chelsea FC Girls Development Centre – the club of Georgia’s choice and a wonderful opportunity; well done.

Third Former Matilda, who has been awarded the Chief Scout’s Gold Award, the highest achievement award in Scouts.  She has also been selected from hundreds of applicants to represent Surrey Scouts at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 in Virginia, USA and is fundraising for the £3,500 entry fee that partly pays for other Scouts from less wealthy countries also to attend.