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Papplewick years 7 and 8  boys performed a riotous musical interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale from the mid 18th Century.  A large cast including aristocratic gentlemen of fortune, mutinous pirates, a troupe of phantoms and a bevy of island beauties took part.  The musical charted the antics of the irascible Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesey, Billy Bones, Black Dog, Bigg Jesse and Blind Pew not forgetting Polly - Silver's prattling pet parrot as they searched for lost treasure.

With the marooned Ben Gunn - (interpreted as a NoelCoward/Hugh Hefner character) the play packed a bawdy heady punch and was enjoyed by all.
Headmaster Tom Bunbury said " A tremendous interpretation of Treasure Island - our senior boys excelled themselves and it was a pleasure to welcome local schools for the matinee performance."

Open Morning | February 1st 2020

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Ascot sixth-formers from three schools gather to learn lessons from 1930s Germany at Knowledge Café

On Thursday 28th November, 29 sixth-form pupils from The Marist School (Sunninghill), Heathfield School (Ascot) and Charters School (Sunningdale) took part in a ‘Knowledge Café’ run by the educational charity Cumberland Lodge, at The Marist School.

The pupils, aged 16-18, are all working towards A-levels in History, Politics and Sociology.

Participants took part in a series of short discussions in small groups, guided by staff from Cumberland Lodge, exploring the modern-day relevance of accounts of the rise of fascism from people who lived in 1930s Germany.

Lessons from history

These accounts of ordinary peoples’ remarkable, and often frightening, experiences were collected by a pioneering woman called Amy Buller, who took delegations of British intellectuals and public figures to Germany in the years preceding the Second World War, to find out more about what was happening there.

In 1943, in the midst of war, Buller published these stories in a book called Darkness over Germany. She wanted to avoid the same thing happening in Britain and was particularly concerned about the way that so many young people had been radicalised by Nazism, which she came to view as a ‘false religion’. This book ultimately inspired the establishment of the educational foundation at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, five years later, with the support of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Pictured Above: Knowledge Cafe Participants with Canon Dr Ed Newell, Chief Executive of Cumberland Lodge  front centre (sitting down).

Read more: Cumberland Lodge 'Knowledge Cafe' for Ascot Sixth Formers



Ascot is  delighted to announce that tickets for Royal Ascot 2020 are now on sale.

Royal Ascot 2020 will take place from Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th June. Be a part of the world's finest sporting event, witness the majesty of the Royal Procession, the vibrant fashion and, of course, the thunder of hooves as the worlds finest horses compete for glory.

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Charters School held an extended assembly on Wednesday 27 November to celebrate another outstanding year of GCSE achievements.   Prizes were presented to students by Mr Adam Jezard, Chair of Governors with speeches and citations led by Head of Year 12, Mr Steve Metson and Assistant Headteacher Mr Rob Deacon. Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Kate Hill, also presented students with science prizes generously provided by Lilly UK. 

Mr Richard Pilgrim, Headteacher said, "During the prize-giving assembly we were able to acknowledge the success of our students last summer in their GCSE examinations.  They were a great year group who looked after one another, added so much to school life, were full of fun and secured outstanding academic results.” 







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 The daily singing of Choral Evensong at our cathedrals has for centuries been one of the glories of our Anglican choral heritage. It is a great privilege for a choir to stand in for the regular cathedral choir, and not many have the necessary experience to do the job well. At Papplewick in the 1990s the chapel choir was well versed in repertoire for Choral Evensong. Portsmouth was one of the cathedrals regularly visited then, and following the choir’s recent successful tour to Malta it was decided to apply to sing there again on 20th November.  The boys greatly enjoyed singing in such a resonant acoustic with a full cathedral organ and they rose to the occasion magnificently. The music chosen was by modern English church composers Malcolm Archer and Ben Parry. Their next cathedral visit takes them to Ely on February 14th for a lunchtime concert.  

 Headmaster Tom Bunbury said  "It was a privilege and joy for our choir to sing in this wonderful cathedral which has witnessed so much over the centuries." 

Open Morning | February 1st 2020


CLICK HERE to see Planning Application Documents

There is a Planning Application to build 4 flats  with off street parking and provision for refuse, recycling and cycle storage, following demolition of the existing house at Oaklea, 20A Cromwell Road Ascot, SL5 9DG.  The Application Reference is 19/02535/FULL

The Royal Borough WM Planning Committee will consider the above application on Wednesday 4th December,  7 pm at York House, Windsor.  Residents and SPAE are seeking to raise awareness of the application, in view of the impact they say the proposal will have on neighbouring roads and already scarce parking spaces.   


Six local students from Brakenhale Academy, Easthampstead Park Community School, Luckley House School, LVS Ascot and Ranelagh School arrived armed with their ingredients ,time schedules and plenty of determination to prove that they could prepare a two course meal for two persons for under £15 .

Under the watchful eyes of two well known  local chefs from Bluebells Restaurant , Ascot they competently completed their meals in  only one and a half hours .

With only a few marks between them the winner was Jake MacNeill from Luckley House School ,Wokingham  .

Jake  created an impressive looking and delicious meal  of Curried Monkfish with Mussels on a bed of Leek Taglitelli and  for dessert a fantastic Toffee  Pie. (photo enclosed )

In second place by less than one and a half points was Iluminada Acuna from LVS Ascot .

Lumi served up another fantastic meal comprising of Langoustine and Ricotta Ravioli with Basil Pesto and a Lemon and Basil Glaze . For dessert she made the most perfect Chocolate Profiteroles with a Raspberry Coulis .

The President of Ascot Rotary, Godfrey Skinner  presented the winners with a Cup ,shield and Cookery books and every  student was presented with a signed Certificate .

Jake was delighted when his family were invited for a complimentary meal at Bluebells Restaurant . Jake will now set his sights even higher for the next Regional Competition .