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Our pupils are eager to share their achievements and we celebrate their successes together with trips, concerts, sporting fixtures, events and the many other exciting activities happening year round to support our pupils’ learning.

 

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    Remembrance Day

    9th November 2018
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    Cultures & Languages Week

    19th October 2018

    A wonderful culmination to a week focussing on different cultures and languages at Clifton Lodge. On Friday 19th October, pupils and staff dressed in an array of colours and costumes to celebrate.

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    Autumn Walk

    3rd October 2018

    The children in Nursery & Reception are exploring the local area and we enjoyed a wonderful Autumn Walk in Walpole Park. The children loved seeing the ducks and noticed the leaves falling from the trees and the changing colours.

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    Ealing Mini Mile Success

    29th September 2018

    Several of our pupils took part in the Ealing Mini Mile. All did well and Noah (Year 1) won his class. Well done everyone who participated.

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    Lamda Examinations

    14th September 2018

    Our pupils who took Lamda Speech & Drama exams in July achieved excellent results. Pupils gained a total of 6 distinctions and 2 merits. We are very proud of them all.

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    Lego Club

    8th June 2018

    We introduced an after-school Lego Club this term and it has been a great success. Pupils have already enjoyed making their portraits out of Lego, representing their country of origin's flag and making their names in Lego. Just before half-term, in Lego club, pupils were learning about the stability of tall structures and how to engineer tall buildings that are also strong. Because of overpopulation

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    Ballet Class Progress

    8th June 2018

    All the children in the younger ballet group have been doing very well and were moved up to the next level - Pre primary ballet, BBO syllabus (British Ballet Organisation). Well done to all our Ballet Club pupils

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    Forest School

    8th June 2018

    Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are enjoying Forest School sessions this term. On Tuesday, the Reception class had their first forest school session of the Summer Term. They learnt about how to keep safe when at forest school and around 'base camp'. They also learnt about symmetry and used natural materials to design their own butterfly wings. Although not all were symmetrical they enjoyed looking for petals,

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    Residential Trip to Bude

    8th June 2018

    Our annual trip to Bude in Cornwall with pupils from Years 5 & 6 was a great success. Although the weather was mixed it didn’t stop the pupils joining in with all the activities on offer, including: surfing, canoeing, climbing, mountain-boarding and caving. Great teamwork skills and resilience were evident during the week and we returned on Friday weary and happy.

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    Cricket Success

    10th May 2018

    A massive well done to our U11 cricketers who won their match against St Benedict's school last Friday.

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    Sports Relief

    29th March 2018

    To raise funds for Sports Relief, pupils and staff dressed in sports kit or wore red last Friday.

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    11+ Scholarship Success

    23rd February 2018

    Well done to these Year 6 pupils who between them gained an amazing 6 academic scholarships to senior schools. We are so proud of you all.

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    Trip to the Tower of London

    22nd February 2018

    On Tuesday 20th February Year 6 visited the Tower of London. In the morning we were taken on a guided tour of one of the oldest buildings at the Tower of London - the White Tower.   Built by William the Conqueror it was the tallest building of its time in Medieval London.  Inside the tower were imprisoned important prisoners and we learnt about their daring attempts at escape. One

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    Ski Trip February 2018

    8th February 2018

    Pupils from Clifton Lodge are enjoying our annual ski tip to Pomporov in Bulgaria.

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    New Aquarium

    29th January 2018

    There is great excitement in our Science Lab as we have a new aquarium. The tank contains Red Cherry Shrimp. They are a hardy breed of dwarf shrimp originating from South East Asia. Our pupils will be using the tank and the shrimps as part of their Biology units.

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    Years 5 & 6 School Trip

    10th January 2018

    On Tuesday 9th January Years 4 & 5 went on a school trip to the Roald Dahl Museum. It was a cold and drizzly day but that didn’t stop them from having a great time. The day was full of fun activities with plenty for everyone to appreciate; from the pumps that inspired the gas station in Danny Champion of the World to where Roald

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    Nativity Play

    14th December 2017

    Thank you to all the children who took part in the magical Nativity last week. A special mention to our staff who worked so hard with the children to make this such a wonderful event. Thank you to our parents for joining us.

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    Year 7 - Your Life You Choose

    28th November 2017

    On Monday 27th November, Year 7 visited St Augustine’s Priory to take part in the annual ‘Your Life You Choose’ day. The session included speakers on various aspects of Crime Prevention including a visit from the Police, Prison Service, Victim Support, Prevent (anti-terrorism) and anti-drug information. The pupils took part in rotating workshops which ensured everyone was involved. In the words of Samuel, “it was

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    Remembrance Assembly

    17th November 2017

    Thank you to everyone who joined us to mark Remembrance Day at Christ the Saviour Church last Friday. The pupils did so well with music, singing and readings. A special mention for the choir and Miss Hanna for their performances.

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    Language Perfect - Northern Hemisphere Championships

    14th November 2017

    The Northern Hemisphere championships are over and the pupils of Clifton Lodge have excelled yet again. They answered 129,077 questions, gained 54,657 points and spent a total of 289 hours learning languages over the past week.   The pupils put in an incredible effort (especially considering that 2 classes were away for the first few days of the competition) and gained a total of 44

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    Netball Success

    19th October 2017

    A massive well done to the U10/U11 Girls’ netball teams for winning their matches at the netball tournament on 13th October.  The U11 team won 8-7 and the U10’s won 4-2.  Lily and Raniyah were the captains and Player of the Match was Raluca.  The girls played brilliantly. Thank you to the parents who provided snacks and came along to watch.

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    School Trip to the Design Museum

    10th October 2017

    Last week our Years 4-6 visited the Design Museum in Kensington. We were split into 2 groups for a workshop and self-guided tour of the museum. The workshop was called Stranger By Design and focussed on designs that are not quite what they seem! Each group had a selection of objects and had to figure out what the object was for (examples included a lemon

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    School Trip to Kew Gardens

    10th October 2017

    Last week our pupils from Years 1 to 3 visited Kew Gardens.  Year 3 enjoyed a workshop called Maths and the Outdoors where they looked at why leaves can be interesting mathematically. They measured the lengths and found the perimeters of different leaves they had collected and then created a simple 3D line graph to show which leaf had the biggest perimeter. The children also enjoyed

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    School Council Elections

    29th September 2017

    Congratulations to our newly appointed members of the School Council.  The children had to prepare an election speech for their class, giving details of their ideas to improve the school and convincing their classmates that they were the best person for the job. We will meet each half term.  These are the children who were elected - Year 2 – Josh Year 3 – Aiden P

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    Forest School

    27th September 2017

    This term, our Reception and Nursery children are taking part in Forest School in nearby Walpole & Lammas Parks. The sessions provide children with the opportunity to explore and experience the natural world through practical activities in the outdoors which will in return help promote confidence, independence and self-esteem. On Tuesday, the Reception children worked together as a team and gathered sticks to build a

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    Welcome Back

    21st September 2017

    We have been delighted to welcome Floyd Steadman back to Clifton Lodge School as our Executive Head this September.  He is supported by Beth Friel as Head of School.  Both are committed to continuing to build a thriving, co-educational school offering exceptional preparation for senior schools including the best selective state grammar schools.  There is also a strong focus on pupil well-being, to ensure all

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    Ballet Lessons

    21st September 2017

    Some of our youngest pupils are learning Ballet with our new teacher, Ms Davydova who is a trained ballerina.  The classes have become an instant success with the pupils.

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    Speech Day 2017

    13th July 2017

    A wonderful culmination to the year, our Speech Day held in the Victoria Hall at Ealing Town Hall celebrated our pupils’ achievements and successes.  In addition to awarding trophies and prizes, we enjoyed the Head Boy’s speech from Ryan and our Head Girl, Naledi introduced Mr Floyd Steadman, our guest speaker and next year’s Executive Head of Clifton Lodge School. Thank you to all the

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    Drama Production

    12th July 2017

    Thank you to all the pupils who took part in ‘The Butterfly Shoes’, our drama production on Monday evening. It was absolutely wonderful, with amazing performances and great support from the pupils working backstage (and moving the scenery around!). Well done to you all. Thanks also to parents and staff who came along. A big well done and thanks to Mr Wright for putting on

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    Inter-House Rounders

    12th July 2017

    Pupils had a wonderful time at our Inter-House Rounders afternoon.  Congratulations to the winning house, Northover.

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    Nursery Showcase

    5th July 2017

    Our youngest pupils entertained their parents with a fabulous Nursery Showcase, including drama and singing (in French and English!) We must mention their teachers who worked so hard to help the children learn the songs and perform.  They all did so well.

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    Summer Fayre

    3rd July 2017

    Thank you to everyone involved in the Summer Fayre last Friday, 30th June.  The sun was shining and pupils had a wonderful time.

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    Reception and Year 1 Trip to Legoland

    22nd June 2017

    On Tuesday 20th June, Reception and Year 1 visited Legoland for the day and  the weather was gorgeous and sunny. The children attended a workshop and in teams of 3 had to build their own cars made out of Lego and then they were given a chance to test their cars out on the racing track. It was great fun and the children loved this. We

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    Years 2 & 3 Trip

    21st June 2017

    On Tuesday 20th June,  Years 2 and 3 went to the Wetlands Centre in Barnes. The pupils all had a great day, bird spotting and exploring in the adventure playground. They also had a fantastic session learning to pond dip and also identifying and naming the minibeasts they found. They are all great scientists in the making!

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    Cricket and Rounders Success

    9th June 2017

    On Thursday 8th June, Clifton Lodge teams won both their Cricket and Rounders Home matches. Cricket v St Philip’s – U11 - Well done to the Clifton Lodge team who won against St Philip’s scoring 78 runs. Noah (man of the match) took 3 wickets and Jason was the top run scorer. There was excellent fielding from Clifton Lodge and they gelled together well as

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    Nursery Trip to Battersea Zoo

    8th June 2017

    Yesterday our Nursery class went to Battersea Zoo to learn about some of the animals kept there. Pupils enjoyed seeing the wallabies, meekats, ferrets, snakes, monkeys, ponies and donkeys. As we went round we talked about the different animals and what they all ate. Afterwards we were able to use the wonderful playgound where there was a real fire engine which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

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    Science Trip to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    6th June 2017

    Year 5 visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to see the ‘Shell, Make the Future Live’ exhibition. There were lots of activities based around renewable energy sources for the pupils to get involved in.    The first activity they took part in was building a platform for solar panels from lolly sticks, a balloon, cardboard, pipe cleaners and sellotape. They had just five minutes and Lily was able to

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    Leadership Team from September 2017

    5th May 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Mr Floyd Steadman will be returning to Clifton Lodge as Executive Head from September 2017.  After difficult personal circumstances in the autumn term, Mr Steadman wishes to spend more time closer to his home in Ealing and is very happy to be able to return to the familiar territory of Clifton Lodge. For those of you who have not

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    Unicorn Theatre Trip

    29th March 2017

    On Tuesday 28th March, Years 4, 5 and 6 went to watch the Velveteen Rabbit at the Unicorn Theatre in Central London. Written in 1922 by Margery Williams, it chronicles the story of a “splendid, fat and bunchy” toy rabbit and his desire to become real through the love of his owner.  It was a truly heart-warming story with many laughs as well as some

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    Hockey Matches

    8th March 2017

    Following on from great success on Friday 24th February when our U10 & U11 Boys played hockey against St Benedict’s and easily won both matches, our U11 and U12 teams took part in the In2Hockey London Schools Championships this week.  Both teams were up against much larger schools and we [...]

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    World Book Day

    3rd March 2017

    On Friday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day at school.  We had a wonderful array of characters, from Hagrid, Voldermort and Harry Potter, Cruella de Vil, Thing 1 & 2, the Cat in the Hat, Zorro, two girls from Little Women, Juliet from Romeo & Juliet,  Sherlock, Little Miss [...]

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    Ski Trip 2017

    9th February 2017

    Three of our teachers have taken a group of pupils to Italy this week for an action-packed ski trip.  They have been lucky with the snow and enjoyed skiing every day and activities each evening including bum-boarding, ice-skating and swimming. They are having a wonderful time.

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    Young Scientists

    3rd February 2017

    Our Reception children have been learning about changing liquids to solids and back to liquids. This week they made mini snowmen from mixing bicarbonate with water and freezing it overnight.  The children used beans as eyes and noses.  The next day they removed the solidified snowmen from the freezer and watched [...]

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    Chinese New Year Lunch

    27th January 2017

    To celebrate Chinese New Year, our Chef, Rohan and his assistant, Marie decorated the dining hall and cooked a wonderful themed lunch for the children.  Our Nursery children joined in the fun by making Chinese lanterns.

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    Young Gardeners

    26th January 2017

    Year 1 have had great fun learning about bulbs by planting some Hyacinths in the classroom. The children had to use soil and carefully position the bulbs. They then had to water the bulbs once they were planted. We now have to wait up to 10 weeks to see the [...]

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    Year 5 History

    10th January 2017

    Well done Year 5 - they have made and brought in some amazing Motte & Bailey Castle models today, as part of their History topic.

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    Lower School Trip to Richmond Theatre

    9th January 2017

    Last Friday, 6th January, Reception to Year 3 pupils visited the Richmond Theatre to see The Sleeping Beauty pantomime. The children were all very excited and we were looking forward to the usual high standard of the Richmond Panto. We were not disappointed, children had a great time waving their [...]

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    Carol Singing in Ealing Broadway

    12th December 2016

    On Friday afternoon, the Clifton Lodge School choir performed in the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.  Many people listened to the singing and complimented them.

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    Sports Successes this Term

    9th December 2016

    Congratulations to all the pupils in the Football and Netball teams for their fantastic performances this term. We have had a recent string of wins and thanks must go to Miss Law for her enthusiasm and coaching. Yesterday we held an inter-house football competition and the players who showed the [...]

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    Nativity Play

    8th December 2016

    Thank you to all our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 parents who joined us at Ealing Town Hall yesterday afternoon for a magical Nativity play. The pupils did so well, with wonderful singing and acting, ably supported by the outstanding narrators. A big thank you to all the staff who [...]

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    School Christmas Tree

    5th December 2016

    Thank you to the Christmas Forest for our wonderful tree that has been beautifully decorated by our senior pupils this morning. Anyone wanting to buy a real Christmas tree can visit their Ealing Common site. There will be different varieties and a huge range of sizes. Holly, wreaths & mistletoe [...]

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    Language Perfect Championships - Well done everyone!

    17th November 2016

    The Northern Hemisphere Language Championships 2016 are over for another year and as always Clifton Lodge pupils have done brilliantly.  Although a lot of our senior pupils were on trips over the last 10 days, many pupils still managed to get a certificate and I am very proud of the [...]

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    Christmas Gifts for Samaritan's Charity Appeal

    16th November 2016

    On Tuesday 15th November, Year 1, 2 and 3 took their special shoes boxes to a drop off point in West Ealing. The shoe boxes were filled with wonderful gifts for children all over the world who would otherwise not receive a Christmas present. A special thank you to all [...]

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    Trip to Houses of Parliament

    16th November 2016

    On Monday 14th November, Years 7 and 8 greatly enjoyed a trip to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. After an interesting tour of the Queen’s dressing room, the Houses of Commons and Lords, we were met in Westminster Hall by our local MP, Dr Rupa Huq. Dr Huq [...]

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    Calshot Residential Trip

    9th November 2016

    Our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils have been at Calshot Activities Centre, by the sea in Hampshire enjoying a 2 night residential trip.  Year 8 have been working on their Common Entrance Geography course-work and Year 7 have had a 2 day activities based trip.  We always have a [...]

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    Science this week

    4th November 2016

    An update on the exciting things happening in the Science Lab this week: This week in Science, Year 4 have been learning about how sound effects are made. They used different materials to make dinosaur sound effects. They enjoyed using celery to imitate the breaking of bones when a carnivorous dinosaur is [...]

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    Multicultural Week

    14th October 2016

    This past week we have been holding a Multicultural Week, to specifically recognise the value of multiculturalism in our school and beyond. Today our pupils came into school wearing a wonderful array of outfits reflecting their own cultural background, and also representing other cultures. Pupils were asked to bring in [...]

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    Mathematics at Merchant Taylors’

    14th October 2016

    "On Friday 7th  all of Year 7 went to Merchant Taylors’ School to take part in a maths afternoon. The day kicked off with an exciting scavenger hunt around their massive school. After this there was an inter-school maths quiz and 15 schools took part. I represented Clifton Lodge and [...]

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    Harvest Festival

    12th October 2016

    This morning we have celebrated our Harvest Festival at the Church of Christ the Saviour. All year groups up to Year 6 sang and we had readings from several pupils. We also enjoyed some beautiful singing by the choir and all pupils, staff and many parents joined together to mark [...]

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    Trip to the London Wetlands Centre

    5th October 2016

    On Tuesday Years 4-6 visited the London Wetlands Centre. They had a wonderful, busy day, which included a workshop looking at birds’ adaptation to their environment, a walk around the centre looking out for certain birds and plants, as well as some relaxing time to sketch. Of course, they didn’t [...]

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    School Trip to the Horniman Museum

    4th October 2016

    On Friday 30th September, Years 2 & 3 visited The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill. Despite the long coach journey, the children had a fabulous time visiting the different exhibitions within the museum; these included the Dinosaur exhibition and Aquarium. In addition, they enjoyed a wonderful 'Musical instruments' [...]

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    Visit to London Aquarium

    28th September 2016

    On Tuesday 28th September, Reception and Year 1 had a fantastic trip to the London Aquarium. They were all very excited to see the animals that live in our oceans. Ella took us around the aquarium telling us some really amazing facts, such as jelly fish don’t have brains and [...]

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    Nursery - Drama Session

    27th September 2016

    Today our Nursery pupils have enjoyed a Drama session with Mrs Gifford, our LAMDA teacher. The children sang Nursery Rhymes using actions and puppets. They particularly enjoyed the story they were told about a crocodile and a fish. Mrs Gifford then read 'The Gruffalo' to them and the children coloured [...]

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    MP Visit to Clifton Lodge

    23rd September 2016

    Today Clifton Lodge Prep School had the privilege of welcoming Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton to lead our Friday assembly and to meet some of our children. Dr Huq talked to the children about growing up in Ealing, how she became an MP and real life [...]

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    Science This Week

    22nd September 2016

    A quick insight into some of the exciting Science activities taking place at school this week: In Year 4 for our Light and Sound topic we have been investigating how the size of a shadow changes when the light source is moved closer or further from the object. In Year [...]

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    The Queen's Birthday Cards

    14th September 2016

    Back in June, to mark the Queen's official 90th Birthday, our pupils designed cards for her Majesty. One card was chosen from each Year Group which all the pupils in that class signed. The cards were posted to Buckingham Palace. We were delighted today to receive a thank you letter [...]

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    Nursery & Reception French Classes

    14th September 2016

    Our new Nursery and Reception children are settling in well and this week started learning French with Mrs Friel. They were introduced to Jacques, her french puppet and learnt some french greetings and songs.

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    Drama Production

    5th July 2016

    Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in our outstanding drama production: The (almost) totally true story of Hansel & Gretel at the Town Hall. The acting and comedic timing were superb as were the costumes and make-up. We were thoroughly entertained by this impressive cast and their dedicated [...]

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    Summer Fayre

    1st July 2016

    Thank you to all the parents for their fantastic contributions both in time and donations that made the Summer Fayre on Friday such a success.  After a worrying morning of rain, the afternoon was mostly dry and the children enjoyed a fantastic array of games, international food and competitions.  This culminated in the wonderful [...]

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    Very Special Visitors

    1st July 2016

    We have had two very special visitors today, Jeremy Cass and Tariq Mayet - two of the four original pupils that our Clifton Lodge Houses are named after. They returned to Clifton Lodge after around 37 years which made this a very memorable occasion. They will also be joining us [...]

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    Year 8 Trip to National Space Centre (by Otoharu)

    28th June 2016

    On Wednesday, 28th of June the Year 8 pupils went to the National Space Centre in Leicester. It was a 2 hour journey to get there but it was more than worth it! Most of the exhibition was, obviously, about the universe and also about the history of astronauts and [...]

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    LAMDA Speech & Drama Showcase

    22nd June 2016

    Last Wednesday we enjoyed a wonderful LAMDA Showcase event. Our LAMDA teacher has been working so hard with all her pupils, getting them ready for graded exams. The pupils performed so well and it was wonderful to see the progress made. A few weeks ago many pupils took LAMDA examinations [...]

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    Early Years Garden

    21st June 2016

    Thank you to Mr Venner (Matthew & Daniel) for his continued support of our Early Years Garden.  Mr Venner cleared the boxes and replanted them with radish, carrots, squash and runner beans.  We are so grateful Mr Venner for all you have done and the pupils are excited to watch [...]

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    Butterfly Garden

    16th June 2016

    Our early year classes are learning about butterflies and how they transform from caterpillars. To support this topic we have a 'butterfly garden' in school. At the moment the caterpillars have attached themselves to the top of the 'garden' where they harden into chrysalides and eventually emerge as butterflies. The [...]

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    The Queen's Official 90th Birthday

    10th June 2016

    To mark the Queen's official 90th Birthday, our pupils designed birthday cards for her Majesty on Friday. One card was chosen from each Year Group which all the pupils in that class signed. These cards have been posted to Buckingham Palace. Everyone was very excited and enjoyed taking part in [...]

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    Y2 / Y3 Trip to the London Wetlands Centre

    7th June 2016

    Years 2 & 3 had a fantastic trip to the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes on Tuesday 7th June. We went bird spotting with binoculars to the Hedley Hide and learned about ducks and geese along the way. After a great time in the explore playground and lunch we had [...]

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    Trip to London Zoo

    7th June 2016

    We all had a wonderful day at the Zoo on Tuesday.  The weather was warm and sunny until around 2pm when the heavens opened!  The children loved watching the penguins who were being fed fish ice-lollies, much to the children’s amusement!  At one point a heron stole one of the [...]

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    Language Perfect World Championships

    26th May 2016

    Wow, there’s no other word for it, wow! 1 more day of competition and it’s all over. Words cannot explain how proud I am of the Clifton Lodge pupils and their commitment to language learning. Over the ten days, they answered 266,234 questions! And if you translate the hours spent [...]

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    Language Perfect World Championships

    17th May 2016

    What an amazing start to the Language Perfect World Championships! After just one day, here are a few stats for you: 16 certificates (12 credit and 4 bronze) 45,613 questions answered in just 24 hours 1st in England in our Category 1st for French in our category 4th overall in [...]

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    Clifton Lodge Chicks

    11th May 2016

    Yesterday, the Clifton Lodge Chicks started to hatch! Egg 5 kicked things off early in the morning about 7am. As the day progressed, another 4 chicks had hatched during pupils lesson times and all pupils and staff alike were thrilled to be part of such an amazing experience. I was [...]

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    Bude Residential Trip

    11th May 2016

    Our Year 5 & 6 pupils have been enjoying a wonderful week in Bude.  They have been kept busy with climbing, kayaking, canoeing, football, the beach, surfing...to name but a few!  We are told the team spirit has been great and the behaviour excellent.

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    Living Eggs

    10th May 2016

    Great excitement at Clifton Lodge as our 'living eggs' arrived yesterday. We have 10 eggs that will hatch sometime in the next 24 hours. We will then keep the chicks for around 10 days so all our pupils (including those on the Bude trip) will get a chance to see [...]

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    Japan's Children's Day

    5th May 2016

    To celebrate Japan’s Children’s Day on 5th May our Chef prepared a delicious lunch for pupils and staff.  Several of our Japanese families brought in traditional items to decorate the lunch-hall and inform our pupils of the significance of this special day.   Children’s Day is based on ‘the day for [...]

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