Pictured Above: Papplewick Year 5 boys with Rob Henderson, back row, far right.

Year 5 Papplewick boys were delighted when Rob Henderson came to the school in Ascot to do a coaching session with them on Monday, 25th February.

In the session the boys looked at the tackle, the ruck and some attacking lines before coming together to play a fiercely fought match against each other. They boys then got an opportunity to ask Rob about his playing days.

Rob is a retired Irish rugby union footballer who played for a number of clubs, including Toulon and Munster. He represented Ireland internationally, winning 29 caps, and toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions, winning three caps.  

“All the coaching was gratefully received by the boys and we’ve certainly never seen them play with such intensity!” Headmaster Tom Bunbury said. “It was a great afternoon for the boys and one they will be looking to take with them into their remaining matches of the season.”

About Papplewick...

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Papplewick School, Ascot,  About Papplewick....  ....

 Papplewick is a day, weekly, and full boarding preparatory school for around 200 boys between the ages of 6 and 13. Situated in 15 acres of land opposite Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, Papplewick has an excellent record for academic achievement and feeds many of the UK’s top independent senior schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, Stowe and Bradfield.  

In the last two years the school has maintained its academic record, gaining no less than 26 awards to top independent schools, including three King’s Scholarships to Eton. Through its strong commitment to sports, the school also builds skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and responsibility.

As well as academic, sporting and cultural excellence, Papplewick aims to provide boys with the confidence and security they need to fulfil their potential, and the school strives to promote enthusiasm for life, contribution to the community and kindness to others amongst all its pupils. 

A report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2013 remarks that relationships between pupils and teachers: ‘are an outstanding strength of the school and are seminal in creating the strong sense of a mutually supportive and trusting community.’

Please note the entrance to Papplewick is on A332 which is different from SATNAV instructions.

(Daily transport services running from Chiswick, Brook Green, Gloucester Rd, and Maidenhead).