Marist Girls Triumph at Maidenhead Festival of Music and Dance | ‘The Maristers’, a junior choir from The Marist School, Sunninghill, has triumphed at the Maidenhead Festival of Music and Dance 2019, winning 1st place in the Junior Choir category.

The choir, consisting of pupils aged 9-11, were awarded Distinction with 88 marks out of 100, winning the trophy for Best Junior Choir. Girls impressed the adjudicator with their performances of ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ (Keane) and a song written by the school’s Artistic Director, Mr Ron McAllister, called ‘Nightmare’, taken from a production of ‘The Pied Piper’.

Feedback from the adjudicator included praising ‘The Maristers’ for their “excellent diction, intonation and expressive faces!”

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All potholes over 40mm deep will be fixed within 24 working hours as the Royal Borough’s 24 hour pothole pledge launches.

From September 2nd 2019, the Royal Borough will have some of quickest response times for fixing potholes in Berkshire and beyond, with all reported potholes over 40mm deep fixed within 24 working hours regardless of category. This change will also mean our roads are safer by ensuring that potholes on roads regularly used by more vulnerable road users such as cyclists are fixed quicker than ever before.

The new scheme forms part of a series of commitments to improve highways across the Royal Borough and will see all reported potholes over 40mm deep on roads and over 25mm deep on footways fixed within 24 hours regardless of which type of road or path they are located on. Previously, only potholes over 40mm deep on high speed or strategic routes or potholes over 25mm in town centre locations had to be fixed within 24 hours.

Read more: 24 Working Hour Pothole Fix Pledge Launches in RBWM

Students at independent all-ability school LVS Ascot celebrated receiving their GCSE results today, with increases across the board in all grades from 7 to 9, and a higher pass rate (grades 4 to 9) leaving the school delighted.

Nationally a third of pupils are still failing maths and English GCSEs1, but students sitting the subjects at LVS Ascot were as successful as ever, with a pass rate of over 90% in both. Whilst revising for GCSEs can be a stressful affair, LVS Ascot students had been able to ease the burden by sitting their maths exams early in January. This is a real benefit for focusing on a smaller number of exams in the summer, introduced by the school to help spread workload and very rare even amongst independent schools. Of the 105 students who sat their maths GCSE in January, over a third achieved the equivalent of an A or A* (7+).

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Following a nerve-wracking wait, there were smiles all round at Girls at St George’s School, in Ascot , on August 22nd, as Fifth Year (Year 11) girls opened their GCSE results.  Nearly a third of the cohort at the all-girls independent school in Ascot achieved six or more GCSEs graded at 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A*/A in the old grading system).

St George’s top performers this year were Aimee Thompson from Camberley (eight 9s, one 8, and one 7) and Ekaterina Tishchenko from Russia (one 9, five 8s and four 7s).  Also celebrating were Olivia Clouting from Chertsey (nine GCSEs at 9/8/7), June Chung from Korea (eleven GCSEs at 9/8/7), Tabitha McSwinney from Maidenhead (ten GCSEs at 9/8/7), Solana del Azar from Virginia Water (nine GCSEs at 9/8/7) and Avah Rustomjee from Windsor (eight GCSEs at 9/8/7).  These seven girls’ talents and efforts were also rewarded back in July when they each received a number of academic prizes and cups including the Headmistress’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement at Prize Giving. 

Read more: St George’s Girls Rewarded for Hard Work and Talent

Charters School  ::  GCSE Results 2019

Charters School students and staff have achieved another excellent set of GCSE results this year with 244 students completing their exams.

Overall 74% achieved 5 or more GCSEs level 9 - 4 (including English and Maths)

Headteacher, Richard Pilgrim said, “Our year eleven students have worked extremely hard and should be proud of their achievements. We have seen some spectacular individual performances and I wish all the young people in the year group every success in their future careers, whether at Charters or elsewhere.”

Charters student, Charlotte Paine said, “I’m really happy and would like to thank all my teachers for being such great role models”.

Charlotte obtained 11 GCSEs, all at the top grade 9 plus an A* in Further Mathematics. She was one of only 120 students out of 700,000 in the country to gain such an outstanding set of results.




Girls at St George’s School, in Ascot are celebrating today after achieving excellent A Level results. Many individual pupils gained outstanding grades as well as entrance to top universities in the UK and overseas with 35% of results graded A*-A, against a national backdrop of 25.5% A*-A.

Pupils have produced stunning results in a variety of academic and vocational subjects, gaining places at a range of prominent destinations from Russell Group universities such as Edinburgh, Bristol, Exeter, Warwick, Newcastle and Nottingham to acclaimed institutions such as RADA, Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and New York University.  Pupils will go on to read a wide range of courses including Medicine and Surgery, Criminology, Equine Sports Science, Business Management, History, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Fine Art, Fashion and Acting, truly demonstrating the breadth of a St George’s education.   Particularly impressive results this year were awarded in Fine Art and Photography (both achieving 100% A*), and Politics where two-thirds of girls were awarded A grades, continuing the impressive track record of these departments at St George’s. 

Read more: Another Year of A' Level Succes at St. George's School Ascot


Mr Richard Pilgrim, Headteacher, said, " It was a pleasure to see so many happy Sixth Form students this morning as they received their results. The vast majority were successful in getting onto their first choice university courses and this year, we were delighted with the numbers applying to study for much sought after medical and veterinary science degrees.

We wish all our students well as they begin the next stage in their careers and hope that they will all join our thriving alumni group, Charters Connect.”

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