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CRANLEIGH PREPARATORY SCHOOL

14th May 2010 Dear Parents, It has been a remarkable few weeks in so many ways, both at Cranleigh Prep School and for the country as a whole. As we wait with anticipation to see if the “new political landscape” will actually work, we can at least take huge encouragement from the fact that this election has animated the younger generation like never before. As I glibly described a rather unsubtle comment made by a young lad as a “Brown moment”, it was clear that every member of my 2 nd Form PSHCE set knew exactly what I was talking about! So what has happened at Cranleigh during the past few weeks? 1. Scholarships and Awards We have been delighted with the scholarship results that our 6th form has achieved so far this year. Congratulations must go to the following pupils and to the staff who have taught them: William Palmer Chloe Nicholls Jonathan Stocks Matthew Foster Ben Clark Kate Douetil

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Ellen Dixon Oliver Buck Noah Frett Marigold Fiddian-Green James Bown Georgia Kemp Ella Penton-Voak Georgia Kirkham Alexander Marshall

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Academic Scholarship to Cranleigh School Academic Scholarship to Cranleigh School Academic Scholarship to Cranleigh School Academic Scholarship to Cranleigh School Academic Scholarship to Cranleigh School Ken Sherwood Award to Lancing College (and an Academic Exhibition) Abbott Award, Cranleigh School Sports Scholarship to Millfield School Music Scholarship to Cranleigh School Art Scholarship to Wellington College Art Scholarship to Cranleigh School Art Scholarship to Cranleigh School 11+ Academic Scholarship to Sherborne School for Girls 11+ Academic Scholarship to St Catherine’s Bramley 11+ Music Scholarship to the RGS, Guildford

Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH Tel 01483 273666 Fax 01483 277136 Michael Wilson 01483 542050 e-mail mtw@cranprep.org Registered Charity No. 3595824


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2. Congratulations to:  Eva Solt for being the first girl to play 1st XI cricket at Cranleigh Prep School.

 Felix Sudderick for finishing second in the UK National Fencing Championships for his age group.  Max Haller, Joel Carne, George MacDonald, Richard Eamey and Harry Kettle for being invited to attend Harlequins rugby trials.  George MacDonald, Harry Kettle, Richard Eamey and Max Haller for gaining end of season awards at Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club.  Mr. Halstead for his hole in one on the 4th green at Cranleigh School. Sadly it was only witnessed by two rabbits and a squirrel!  Congratulations to the following pupils for their excellent performances in the Informal Concert on 6th May: Francesca d’Agata, Henry Ambrose, Tom Bligh, Helen Clark, Harry Hall, Sam Halstead, India Hampson, Sophie Jackson, Lily Mitchell, Nell Mitchell, Lara Partridge, Alice Randall, Rafe Scott, William Randall, Henry Way and the Girls’ Vocal Group: Megan Batchelor, Allegra Clark, Abby Frett, Georgia Kemp, Honor Meadows, Nell Mitchell, Honor Richardson, Eva Solt and Victoria Parker.

Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH Tel 01483 273666 Fax 01483 277136 Michael Wilson 01483 542050 e-mail mtw@cranprep.org Registered Charity No. 3595824


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 Nick Going for the strong leadership during his day as Headmaster.

A very happy Mr. Forster was thrilled to be told that he could have a two month holiday – only to be informed later that he had to take it in July and August!  All those who took part in the excellent Dance Presentation on the 29th April. Thank you to Kate Hatfield for her sterling work preparing the pupils for this. 3. Guildhall Music Exam Results Congratulations to all: Candidate Samuel Halstead Thomas Bligh William Randall Samuel Halstead Harry Hall Megan Batchelor Henry Way

Instrument Guitar Guitar Guitar Singing Guitar Singing Guitar

Grade 1 1 2 4 1 1C 2

78 67 75 80 72 93 66

Merit Pass Merit Merit Pass Distinction Pass

Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH Tel 01483 273666 Fax 01483 277136 Michael Wilson 01483 542050 e-mail mtw@cranprep.org Registered Charity No. 3595824


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Sebastian Clark Nell Mitchell Henry Ambrose India Hampson Francesca D’Agata Eva Solt Honor Meadows Abigail Frett

Violin Singing Guitar Singing Singing Singing Singing Singing

2 1C 2 1 3 4 5 5

60 88 70 82 83 84 80 83

Pass Distinction Pass Merit Merit Merit Merit Merit

Good luck to all those who are taking LAMDA Drama exams this coming weekend. 4. Speech Day/Sports Day Speech Day this year takes place on Saturday 26th June. The unusually long first half of term means a shorter second half, so we are combining Speech Day with Sports Day. The format will be as follows: 10.00 am

1.30 pm

Pupils and their parents arrive at school. Pupils go to house meeting points, parents to the Lowers. Athletics Sports begin on Lowers. There will be a Pimms/refreshment tent for parents/guests. Picnics in ground for parents and pupils. Exhibitions open.

3.00pm

Speeches/Prize giving in the Wyatt Hall.

4.15pm

Tea on “Top Pitch” for all.

10.30 am

We will not have a visiting Speaker this year but instead will be handing the floor over to the pupils, who will inspire, entertain and remind us what they have achieved during the year. Reminder My Headmaster’s briefings this term will focus on entry into Senior Schools. They will take place on: Tuesday 18th May Saturday 22nd May

7.00 – 8.15 pm 9.00 – 10.15 am

Forms 1 – 4 Form 5

in the Wyatt Hall in the Library

A message from Gemma Whitely This term 5W has been participating in Pennies for Peace: a program of the Central Asia Institute (CAI), founded by Greg Mortenson (author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’). CAI is a non profit organization Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH Tel 01483 273666 Fax 01483 277136 Michael Wilson 01483 542050 e-mail mtw@cranprep.org Registered Charity No. 3595824


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that promotes and provides community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in remote mountain regions of Central Asia. A penny doesn’t buy much in our community. However, in the villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan, a penny can buy a pencil, start an education and transform a life. In a region where terrorist organizations recruit uneducated, illiterate children, that pencil can empower a child to read, write and learn. The goal of ‘Pennies for Peace’ is to encourage students, who are ultimately our future leaders, to learn the value of philanthropy by collecting pennies for global peace. The Children in 5W would really like you to help them collect pennies and fill up their giant pencil, so that they can help children who are less fortunate than them. The Giant Pencil will be in the front Reception area.

Finally, I wish you all a fantastic weekend. It is important that those who are not on the sailing weekend, Wind/String Days or doing LAMDA exams get plenty of rest. The final two weeks before half term are busy and action packed. Good luck to all those in the IAPS Swimming finals on Sunday. Yours sincerely Michael Wilson

Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH Tel 01483 273666 Fax 01483 277136 Michael Wilson 01483 542050 e-mail mtw@cranprep.org Registered Charity No. 3595824


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Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH Tel 01483 273666 Fax 01483 277136 Michael Wilson 01483 542050 e-mail mtw@cranprep.org Registered Charity No. 3595824


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