Thursday's attendance,  on the third day of Royal Ascot 2017 , came to 68,320, while the corresponding figure in 2016 was 64,503.

Nick Smith, Director of Racing and Communications, said: "A typically large Thursday crowd was welcomed to the racecourse today. The launch of the Village Enclosure proved to be a tremendous success.

"The great thing today is that we were able to increase the crowd year on year, but maintain comfort as the new Village Enclosure was able to take nearly 4,000 people."

Reflecting on today's feature race, the G1 Gold Cup, which was won in enthralling fashion by the Michael Bell-trained Big Orange, Smith added: "I think we saw a vintage Gold Cup which was one of the greatest Royal Ascot races most people will be able to remember, in what was clearly a popular result around the racecourse."





Row Farm in Winkfield Row, Bracknell opened its gates to the public on Sunday 11th June 2017 for Open Farm Sunday. The farm takes part in the annual national event which was founded in 2006 and witnesses 1500 farmers across the UK opening up their farms to demonstrate farming to 1.8 million people on one day a year.

Row Farm's Open Farm Sunday attracted over 1000 visitors over the six hours the farm was open. Visitors enjoyed tractor and donkey rides. Visitors were able to meet the animals, feed the chickens, hunt for eggs, pet the lambs and ducklings, talk to the bee keeper, play on the bale tractor 'racetrack', enjoy the ice cream van and BBQ. Thames Valley Police were meeting the community and families got to sit in a police van and dress up as police officers. PartyBales, bale & event hire specialists were also on hand with their straw bales demonstrating farm diversification.

Radio 2's Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans came along with his family to the farm to enjoy a family day out. Chris used a number of farming facts that were placed around the farm during Open Farm Sunday for his radio show on Monday morning.

'Open Farm Sunday at Row Farm was a huge success again this year and it was fantastic that the local community really got involved and supported the event'. Alison Frost, Row Farm's Open Farm Sunday Organiser.

Row Farm looks forward to opening its doors again next year to support the national farming event.


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Read more: Chris Evans Visits Row Farm for Open Farm Sunday


 Pictured: Tony Woodcock and the FA Cup at Eliane Sunningdale

Harry Harris held a signing of his new book King Conte, recounting Antonio Conte's sensational first season as manager of Chelsea in which he won the Premier League, at  Elianes's  Cafe in London Road, Sunningdale, last week.

Eliane’s was the first stop on a whirlwind day of book launches/signing sessions for the launch of “King Conte”

The FA Cup was rushed off to make a mid afternoon appearance at Waterston’s in the Kings Road along with Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris and Gary Chivers turned up.

Next it was a quick stop at Planet Hollywood and then onto the Sanctum Soho Hotel where the limited edition hardback was part of a goody bag, the hardback is only available on ChelseaFan12.com

Read more: Harry Harris Book Signing of King Conte in Presence of FA Cup

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR PETITION :  'Calling RBWM Cllrs to vote AGAINST proceeding with Borough Local Plan as currently drafted'

The petitioners explain: 

"We, the residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, call on all our local Ward Councillors to vote at the forthcoming Extraordinary Council Meeting on 19th June 2017 AGAINST proceeding with the Borough Local Plan as currently published, because of widespread concerns shared by a significantly large number of residents across the entire Borough.

This is a bad Plan that will harm our area & the Character of our Towns & Villages.


  • Lack of Local Consultation
    We recognise our area needs more homes, but the Borough has not properly engaged or consulted with Parish Councils, local Organisations, Neighbourhood Plan Groups and local residents about where the new development should go.
  • No Proper Green Belt Review
    86% of the land in the allocated sites in the Plan is in the Green Belt. Yet no full Green Belt Review has been carried out to identify which sites would be most suitable; and no consideration has been given to the option of a new settlement as an alternative strategy.
  • Concerns Over Infrastructure
    Many residents would be prepared to accept the proposed development IF we had sufficient assurances that the infrastructure necessary to make the new developments sustainable will be provided as well as how it will be funded. The Borough Local Plan evidence does not provide these assurances. As an example, the Local Transport Plan relied upon is dated 2012 and pre-dates all the site allocations in the Plan.
  • No Real Engagement with Neighbouring Authorities
    The Borough has not engaged sufficiently with neighbouring authorities to discuss how and where land for housing and employment can best be located, nor how necessary cross-border infrastructure such as roads and schools will be provided.

Please sign this Petition to stop the Council from proceeding with the current Plan until a full proper consultation is taken.  

Please visit our website www.rbwmresidentsactiongroup.co.uk and register your details to ensure that you are kept updated on all developments.

Also, please follow our Twitter @RBWMResidents '

Read more: New Petition Against Current RBWM Local Plan


 Two years ago - when he was just 5 years old - Nikolai Wilding of Ascot and a pupil at St.Francis School,  qualified for the IMG world golf championships in San Diego, California, USA. Since then he has progressed and recently finished 5th in the US Kids under 8’s European Championships, with a score of 104 ( minus 4) over 27 holes in Longniddry in Scotland. This was in a world class field of 66 junior golfers with children from all over the world from 54 countries.  The 6 day tournament included 3 practice days and 3 rounds.

Nikolai returned and just last week, won the Surrey handicapped Rookie tour in the under 12 category getting 45 points, from the adult yellow tee’s.



 Partnership with Sodexo, delivering outstanding hospitality, fine dining and on-site catering, rebranded |  

The partners of Ascot Racecourse and Sodexo are delighted to announce that the joint-venture has been rebranded “1711 by Ascot.

This enables the operation, which has grown from strength to strength, to adopt a new customer facing identity of its own.

“Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne and has been associated with the best in food and drink offerings for much of its 300+ year history,” said Jonathan Parker, Director of Food and Beverage at the racecourse.

“We considered a wide variety of names for the partnership and decided on what we hope embodies the history of this great racecourse simply, and elegantly.”

1711 by Ascot is responsible for providing catering operations across the racecourse’s 26 annual racedays and further conferences and events at the venue throughout the year.

From June, all joint venture staff will operate under the 1711 brand name and all brochures, uniforms, menus and such like will carry the newly unveiled logo.

Read more: 1711 by Ascot” the New Name for Ascot’s Hospitality Business



The attendance on the first day of Royal Ascot came to 44,235 as against 47,629 in 2016.
Nick Smith, Director of Racing and Communications at Ascot Racecourse, commented: "It has been a fantastic day's racing and was very much Godolphin's day.
"It was also tremendous to see Wesley Ward bring back Lady Aurelia for a second course and distance success.
"Nearly 45,000 racegoers attended today in what were very hot conditions. We took the decision early in the day, in the light of the hot weather, not to enforce the jackets rule after entry - common sense was applied."





Read more: Soaring Tuesday Temperature Causes Ascot to Abandons Jacket Rule



Royal Ascot 2017 will be broadcast in 175 territories with a reach of 650 million households this week through Ascot's media rights arrangements with Pitch International and Racecourse Media Group (RMG).

Uniquely in Britain, every race will be carried live on ITV1, whilst Irish viewers will see the meeting on free-to-watch television channel TV3.

In the US, the agreement with NBC aligns Ascot with a globally-renowned broadcasting powerhouse, while also doubling the reach of Ascot in that market. Last year NBC was the only network in the US to achieve viewership growth in the US (up 8%) and in the 18-49 demographic (up 3%). Its main NBC channel reaches 97% of US households while its cable sports channel - NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) - is in 78 million homes.

There will be over four hours of coverage daily on NBCSN, whilst the Royal Procession and fashion highlights will feature in the main network's flagship "Today" morning programme.

Nick Luck will front the NBCSN programme from Ascot and also on course will be an array of presenting talent from the Middle East, reflecting the importance of Royal Ascot to that key market.

The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region will be served by live coverage from Dubai Racing Channel, Abu Dhabi Sports, BeIN Sports and Al Kass.

Read more: Royal Ascot to be Available in 650 Million Homes Worldwide

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 2nd Ascot Guides & 4th Ascot Brownies have space for girl (aged 7+) in North Ascot. Contact Susan sueshefford@hotmail.com

Ascot (North) District Rainbows meet on a Tuesday

 Brownies meet on a Wednesday and Monday
Guides meet on a Monday

Read more: Brownie and Guide Vacancies in North Ascot


 Pre-tax profits rise from £4.4m to £5.1m |   Prudent balance sheet management - net debt reduced by £9.8m |  £1.2m p.a. increase in prize money

 Ascot Racecourse has announced its financial results for the 12 months ending December 31, 2016. | Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL) reported a pre-tax profit of £5.1 million.

 - Turnover up 6.7% due to strong performance from both Royal Ascot and Ascot Racedays and increased media rights income;

 - Prize money increased to £12.4m (2015 £11.2m). Total prize money at Royal Ascot was £6.5m and every day was worth at least £1m. These figures exclude QIPCO British Champions Day, an industry joint venture day;

 - Investment in customer experience, including two new facilities; the Lawn Club and the Villiers Club;

 - Profits boosted by a successful Royal Ascot in 2016, with the meeting's ticket income up by 10%;

 - Strong cash generation resulted in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation & amortisation (EBITDA) of £19.0m;

 - The bank loan was restructured during the year. The repayment profile was amended to provide greater liquidity for the business;

 - Net debt at 31 December 2016 was £71.8m (2015: £81.6m);

 - Continued major capital expenditure with the completion of new unsaddling area, enhancements to owners and trainers' facilities and office renovations;

 - 2017 trading to date in line with management expectations - Royal Ascot, with a new enclosure in the middle of the course - The Village Enclosure - set for another strong renewal;

 - As announced in April, AscotBet, Ascot Racecourse's pool betting operation, will launch in 2018.

Read more: Ascot Authority Announces 2016 Pre Tax Profit of £5.1 Million


Pictured above: IBMS President Ian Sturdgess (left) and Joanne Raistrick (right)

Ascot resident Joanne Raistrick has been awarded a prize by the IBMS.

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) awarded its Company Members prize in cytopathology to Joanne at this year’s AGM.

Held in Aberdeen on 3rd June, Joanne and eight other IBMS members were honoured with Company Members Prizes. The prize is a £250 cheque and a certificate, which is awarded annually to the candidate who at the first attempt, receives the highest pass mark in each discipline of the Higher Specialist Diploma examination.

Joanne is a Biomedical Scientist and works in the cytology department at Wycombe General NHS Hospital. She joined the IBMS in 2004 and became a Fellow of the Institute in 2017. Joanne completed the Higher Specialist Diploma in Cytopathology in 2016.

IBMS President Ian Sturdgess said, “It gives me great pleasure to present Joanne with the Higher Specialist Diploma Company Members Prize in Cytopathology.”

Read more: Joanne Raistrick of Ascot Wins Cytopathology Prize

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Bracknell Forest Libraries are currently  recruiting volunteers to work in their libraries, including Ascot Heath Library in Fernbank Road, North Ascot.


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CELEBRATING GOOD DESIGN IN OUR AREA |The Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs (SPAE) has launched an annual Award – called the Good Design Award - to promote, encourage, and celebrate excellence in building design in our area . The winners of the first SPAE Good Design Award have been announced.   

On Thursday 25th May 2017 at the SPAE Annual General Meeting held at Ascot Racecourse the Chairman of the Judging Panel, Robert Adam of Adam Architecture, gave an overview of the nominations for the Award and announced the winners.

Sharing the top Award are:

Englemere - an apartment development designed by Greg Meier and Ascot Design, and built by Millgate Homes in Ascot;


Pictured Above:   Englemere designed by Greg Meier and built by Millgate Homes

Windsor Grey Place –a development of eight detached houses built by Shanly also in Ascot.  Jo McDonagh and Fiona Mitchell accepted the award on behalf of Shanly


Pictured Above:  Winning Design – Windsor Grey Place built by Shanly


Read more: SPAE Good Design Award | Winners Announced


One of Ascot’s most iconic pubs, The Royal Foresters' new owners - pub group, Oakman Inns,  have now begun the formal planning process with Bracknell Forest Unitary Authority to reinstate the former pub, restaurant and hotel, in what promises to be a considered and considerate design. The public's views were canvassed from May 25th to 27th and the reaction was favourable. The historic inn will be preserved; the bedrooms and motel chalets will be demolished. In it's place will be a restored, characterful bar, a thoroughly modern hotel (22 bedrooms),  restaurant (68 covers), function suite (40 covers) and car park (94 spaces) .  The sample menus show very up-to-date, imaginative food, with charitable donations going to the Woodland Trust (depending on your dish of choice !).  All in all, the proposed development appears to be sensitive  and we can look forward to a very attractive facility on our doorstep.  The whole community looks forward to an improvement on the current sad and dilapidated state of the buildings (pictured above)! Work could start as soon as August.

Read more: Historic Royal Foresters' Looks Forward to Bright Future With Oakman


Two Ascot Inner Wheel members, Ann Avens and Edith Hunter, invited all members to Ann’s house for "Afternoon Tea with Bubbly" in aid of the Charity "My Cancer My Choices”.  This Charity is based at Brants Bridge Clinic in Brackell, and provides complementary therapy and support to patients with cancer in Berkshire.

A wonderful tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes, all made by Ann and Edith, was enjoyed by the members whilst raising a magnificent sum for the Charity.  

The picture shows (from left to right) Ann Avens, Therapist Catherine, Operations Manager Victoria receiving cheque from Co-President of Inner Wheel Val Wetherell and Edith Hunter.

Victoria thanked the members of Ascot Inner Wheel for the donation and for thinking of the Charity.




In celebration of Empty Classroom Day on 18th May, boys and staff at Papplewick School in Ascot embraced the spirit by spending a least one of their school lessons during the day outdoors.

In Year 4 Science, the boys enjoyed learning facts about the school solar panels. In French, Year 5 learned the irregular verb ‘faire’ (to do) combined with musical instruments through actions, songs and mimes. In History, Year 7 were trying to establish whether King John deserves his reputation as an evil king by assessing contemporary and modern sources.

The outdoor spirit continued throughout the afternoon with Year 8 working on their fitness on the school’s climbing walls.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “Like all boys, Papplewick pupils love to be active and outdoors – so Empty Classroom Day was very popular here.”

Empty Classroom Day is part of a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor play and learning at schools. It’s a day of problem-solving and teamwork, practical life and social skills – all practised through hands-on holistic learning – that enrich children’s physical, mental and social development. 



Read more: Pupils Enjoy Empty Classroom Day at Papplewick


Nearly 500 fundraisers brightened the grey skies over Virginia Water lake at the Thames Hospice Sunflower Walk on Saturday 20th May.  Raising more than £30,000 for the palliative and end-of-life care charity, based in Windsor, the annual event offers supporters the chance to walk their choice of 13k, 6.5k or 4k routes. Plumbing systems company, John Guest, sponsored the event for the fourth year running and entered a team.

Alison Evans, Head of Community, Events & Corporate Fundraising, said: “£30,000 is a huge amount of money; to put it into perspective, it’s enough to pay for a Hospice nurse for a year. We have such amazing supporters, many of whom come back to The Sunflower Walk every year, and we would like to thank them to for enabling us to continue caring for our community. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and welcome new ones, as well as having the incredible ongoing support from John Guest – we hope to see you all again next year.”

Staff and their families from Windsor-based airline food solutions company, En Route International, spent the morning walking in memory of their colleague, Gavin. He was cared for by the Hospice and the 80-strong team has raised more than £6,000 and counting in sponsorship. Alison Lessmann, Managing Director at En Route, said: “Gavin was one of life's lovely people. He was always cheerful, kind, helpful and smiling. Even during his treatment, he remained positive and fought with an inordinate amount of courage. En Route took part in The Sunflower Walk as a chance to come together and give something back to Thames Hospice, who did such a wonderful job of caring for Gavin and his family in their time of need.”

A face painter and balloon modeller kept children entertained, and all walkers received a Sunflower Walk T-shirt and medal for taking part. There was also the opportunity for entrants to remember a loved one by leaving a message on the Memory Tree, which will be displayed at the Hospice until July. Walkers can continue to raise sponsorship for The Sunflower Walk until the end of June 2017.

The Hospice’s next event will be the Bubble Rush on 10 September. A first for Berkshire, the Bubble Rush is a fun run for all the family at Windsor Racecourse. Canons will blast multi-coloured foam at entrants as they walk or run this 5k with a difference. See www.thameshospice.org.uk/bubblerush  SEE BUBBLERUSH on AscotMatters

Read more: Terrific Turnout for Hospice's Sunflower Walk

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Heatherwood Hospital Redevelopment Plans 

Frimley Health Trust , which runs the hospital in Ascot, wants to invest in a new £90m hospital on the Heatherwood site. Plans include a new state of the art building in what is currently part of the woodland on the site, and the sale of land for housing. This sale will make the project possible by part-funding the cost of the new hospital and allowing the current hospital to run until the new one is ready. The hospital’s woodland setting would also bring added benefit to recovering patients. Frimley Health has made a number of alterations to its original plans following feedback from well-attended public health events held at Ascot Racecourse last year and from other consultations with neighbours and affected parties.  The exhibition was the last opportunity for the community to see and hear about the final plans before they go to councillors from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for a decision. If approved, the new hospital will include six operating theatres, 40 inpatient beds plus private patient spaces and day case and endoscopy facilities. There will be enhanced diagnostic and outpatient services and room for a primary care hub for the area.  Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust also runs Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey and Wexham Park Hospital, near Slough, along with satellite services in four counties.

The Planning Application will now be considered. The earliest that preparatory work could begin is later this year, with construction starting Spring 2018.



 Charters School  in Sunningdale | On Thursday 26th May, Charters students Claudia Logan, Ava Kirkham, Sital Patel and Sebastian Daniels travelled to Surrey University’s Senate House to take part in the Salters' Chemistry Festival. Their first task was to use their science skills to identify the culprit of a murder. Excellent observations and detective work lead them to the correct conclusion. After lunch, the students took part in a second competition making the colours of the rainbow using acids and alkalis. Again the students excelled and were able to produce all but one of the colours. The day finished with an excellent chemistry demonstration by the lecturers of Surrey University. The students were a credit to the school and showed excellent teamwork and resilience. Well done to all involved.




Staff and students at Heathfield School   were in for a treat on Wednesday 24th May, when  Oxford educated 24 year old Ryan MacDonald, a Theoretical Astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge, Science Communicator and one of the one hundred international Astronaut Candidates for Mars One’s proposed 2031 mission to the Red Planet, pops in to talk to them about his forthcoming voyage.  Ryan is one of 200,000 people who applied for a place on the $6bn mission, which the Dutch non-profit organisers plan to film for a documentary series.

In his talk, Ryan explored the greatest adventure of the 21st century: our journey to becoming a multi-planetary species.

Humans will go to Mars one day. But unlike the mission to the Moon, the question being posed is: could we skip the 'plant-a-flag stage' and establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet?

Read more: Martian Colonist Ryan MacDonald Visits Heathfield School to Talk About Life on Mars

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John Beckitt, son of the internationally famous ventriloquist, Jack Beckitt, is starring as Colonel Pickering in the Lerner and Lowe musical, My Fair Lady, in Ascot in the summer. The musical is being performed by The Spotlights Musical Theatre Group (SMTG) at Papplewick School from July 13th - 15th.  John spent his childhood backstage in theatres at which his dad was performing and although he didn't follow him into show business - John was a pilot with BA - the theatre is in his blood and he finds singing and dancing with Spotlights great fun.

"My dad always wanted to be a ventriloquist", said John, "and after many years and much hard work he finally made it big time with appearances on "The Good Old Days", a BBC music hall programme and, for a season, at the London Palladium. His most successful wooden friend was Willie Drinkall, who liked one too many, and both of them wowed audiences at The American Hotel in Miami and at Sands in Las Vegas, one of the world's top entertainment venues".www.ticketsource.co.uk/spotlightsmusicaltheatregroup

Following this Jack performed all over the world and was particularly successful in Australia where he died in 2009.

Read more: Son of International Entertainer to Star in Spotlights 'My Fair Lady'


With less than six weeks to go until the opening of the 2017 Royal Meeting, racegoers who haven’t yet booked are encouraged to do so as early as possible to secure their restaurant or Enclosure and day of choice.


Fine Dining within the Royal Enclosure has now sold out almost entirely with only limited availability remaining in The Green Yard on Tuesday , Wednesday and Saturday and The Wyndham on Saturday. Both restaurants are located within the picturesque Royal Enclosure Gardens with views overlooking the Pre-Parade Ring.

For those still seeking to watch the spectacle of Royal Ascot from the upper echelons of the Grandstand, a small number of covers are remaining for On5 on all days except Thursday. Spearheaded by widely acclaimed British chef, Phil Howard, On5 is Ascot’s award-winning restaurant located on the fifth floor of the Grandstand within the Queen Anne Enclosure with sweeping views over the racecourse and Windsor Great Park.


Alternative restaurants with remaining availability in the Queen Anne Enclosure include Sandringham and Carriages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; The Lawn Club on all days except Thursday, the Old Paddock on Tuesday and the Royal Ascot Pavilion on Thursday.

The Gold Cup stands proudly as the showpiece event of Royal Ascot week and is the world’s premier race for horses that are specialists over long distances. Modern tradition has scheduled the race for the middle day (Thursday) of the meeting, when fashion and glamour that is so synonymous with the Royal Meeting reaches its zenith. The Royal Ascot Pavilion, The Restaurant in the Village and The Villiers Club in the Village are the only hospitality options with limited availability remaining for this day. New for 2017, the Village Enclosure will this year house The Restaurant in the Village and The Villiers Club in the Village.

Prices start from £269 + VAT. For further information and an overview of restaurants click here or call 0844 346 3000.


The Village and Windsor Enclosures have now sold out on Saturday 24th June with limited availability remaining on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd. Racegoers still planning to attend on Saturday are encouraged to book as early as possible within the Queen Anne Enclosure.

Read more: Royal Ascot | Book Now to Secure Restaurant & Enclosure of Choice


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This Newsletter includes the following:
• Good Design Award 2017
• Reports for Sunningdale, Sunninghill & Ascot, and Winkfield
• Agenda for the 46th Annual General Meeting
• Statement of Financial Activities for the year ended 31st March 2017
• Draft Minutes of the 45th Annual General Meeting
• Good Design Award Presentation

The Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs (SPAE) 2017 AGM May 25th at Ascot Racecourse

The 46th AGM of the Society will be at  7.30pm on Thursday, 25th May 2017, in the Parade Ring Suite, Ascot Racecourse.  Refreshments will be provided from 6.45pm. 

Read more: Society for Protection of Ascot & Environs Newsletter

Pictured Above :   left to right, Chairman of the Governors, Brigadier A.R.E Hutchinson, J.P., Papplewick Headmaster Tom Bunbury and Head Boys Caden Stradling and Zaki Harris burying the time capsule.

On Tuesday 16th May boys and staff at Papplewick School in Ascot celebrated the school’s 70th anniversary with some memorable activities.

The boys gathered together a huge range of items to bury in a time capsule. They enjoyed ice-creams and a picnic tea which was followed by the school's biggest ever water fight between boys and staff.

Items that were placed in the time capsule included a copy of The Times - dated 16 May 2017; school ties - standard tie and Herpetology Club, (the school’s popular snake club); a school menu; Common Entrance Exam Papers; a wrist band - from the school’s 2017 Make A Wish sponsored walk; £5 notes and £1 coins and boys’ books including Beast Quest, Roald Dahl, Percy Jackson and Diary of Wimpy Kid.


Read more: Papplewick Celebrates 70th Anniversary With Time Capsule


Ascot Wealth Management (AWM), have announced their recent employee results for exams completed through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). AWM is known in the Industry for their young team of professional advisers and analysts. The forward-thinking company offers a placement scheme for university students, part of which involves an intensive study programme, enabling them to pass RO exams and work towards achieving a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. AWM’s current employees have been working incredibly hard over the last year to pass these exams. All of them have achieved great results with four obtaining their full Diploma. However, one employee stood out amongst the group, Matthew Fagan, a 21-year-old from Reading, whom we believe is the youngest person to have achieved the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning from the CII.

Matthew is studying for a BA in Business and Marketing degree at the Henley Business School, University of Reading.  Matthew joined the AWM Placement Scheme in June 2016.  Under the AWM study programme for the CII exams, Matthew passed all six exams leading to the Diploma in less than 10 months.

Read more: Ascot Wealth Management | Youngest Individual to Achieve CII Diploma !


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St Francis Pre-school is an independent, non-profit making school established in 1990. It occcupies its own building surrounded by a large secure school playing field. The Pre-school caters for children 3-5years old and offers a high standard of education. The childrens's experiences include sports days, family fun days and Christmas productions. There are also annual outings, threatre trips and exploration of local amenities. This is a small Pre-school, staffed by an established team of well qualified professionals and offering a high staff to child ratio. Family are encouraged to take an active part in the Pre-School, which ensures a unique sense of belonging, cooperation and support. We welcome all to our School.  The Pre-School operates two sessions day, 9am-12 and 12-3pm, Monday to Friday in term time.

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