Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.   Mrs Rebecca Lindley, on 01344-621488  at


Papplewick boys were celebrating scholarship success in  Music, Art and also Sport gaining Music Scholarships to Eton College, Winchester College, Westminster School,  Uppingham School and Cheltenham College, and Art Scholarships to Harrow School and Tonbridge School.  Success in Sport also with a Sports Scholarship to Charterhouse School.

Tom Bunbury Headmaster said "I am hugely proud of the boys who worked extremely hard for these scholarship successes and they deserve to celebrate in style.  To reach 10 scholarships to date for this year is great news and I am looking forward to further results."

Read more: Spring Scholarship Success for Papplewick Boys

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.   Mrs Rebecca Lindley, on 01344-621488  at


The whole Papplewick community - boys, parents, staff, families and friends took to the sunshine in Windsor Great Park recently for a sponsored walk in remembrance of a dear, much loved colleague, teacher, and friend - Lesley Jarman.  

Lesley died from a brain tumour at the start of the original lockdown. As Head of Learning Support Lesley was often assisted upstairs by her faithful dog, Cocoa - she had a great love of animals, and she also loved nothing more than walking around Windsor Great Park with Cocoa at her side. She really was a 'Papplewick Sister' as her brother attended the school when she was growing up and then became a 'Papplewick Mum' when her son Henry joined the school in 2016 for his final two years. Lesley then applied for the post of Head of Learning Support - a role she carried out with huge distinction, and latterly great courage until early 2020.

Read more: Papplewick School Community Charity Walk



Pictured Above| New Heatherwood Hospital Opened at 7am March 28th 2022


First new Heatherwood Patient, Carol Gray, Cuts the Ribbon to Open New Heatherwood , March 28th

Read more: New Heatherwood Hospital Opens as Old Heatherwood Closes


Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot Racecourse, Sir Francis Brooke Bt., and Paul Sedgwick, Deputy Ranger & Managing Director of Windsor & Rural, Crown Estate, today planted the last of 70 new oak trees in Windsor Great Park, as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” project.

The trees have been planted adjacent to the Royal Procession route from Windsor Castle to the Racecourse, along Duke’s Lane, and are intertwined with existing, mature oak trees.

Teams from the Crown Estate and Ascot’s Grounds Department are pictured below with them.

On Tuesday 10th May, each tree will be dedicated to one of 70 local schools, marking each year of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.

Each school will be represented by a pupil, holding their school’s crest or something that identifies their school, and a group photograph will be taken.

Read more: Ascot Racecourse and Crown Estate Mark Platinum Jubilee      DONATE HERE


URGENT APPEAL LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT INCREASED DEMAND FOR INPATIENT CARE SERVICES | Thames Hospice has launched a new fundraising appeal with the goal of raising urgent funds to pay for an additional five Nursing Assistants to support more patients on the Inpatient Unit. Each month the five extra Nursing Assistant posts will cost £10,365; the Hospice would be thrilled if the appeal raised enough to fund 6 months of extra nursing support.

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, the Hospice has continued to face unprecedented demands across its services.  Nationally, the average occupancy level for a hospice is 75%; Thames Hospice is now at 92%, making it the busiest hospice in the UK.

Read more: Urgent Appeal Launched to Support Increased Demand for Inpatients

Papplewick School, Windsor Road, Ascot.  Registrar, Mrs Rebecca Lindley, on 01344-621488 




Year 5​ pupil David Shao enjoyed well deserved success in the Stratford and East London Music Festival where he won both the 'Under 13 Piano Solo" and 'Under 15 Baroque Piano' Competitions! An extremely impressive achievement.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said "it was a huge accomplishment for David to achieve two wins at the Stratford and East London Music Festival and we are all very proud of him.  Our inspirational Music Department continues to encourage and guide our talented musicians of all ages."

Read more: Success for Papplewick Pupil at Music Festival


As part of Charters School’s thriving Careers Programme, students in Year 9 took part in The Prince's Trust's Enterprise Challenge on Thursday 17 March, when they were able to build their own virtual businesses.

Over 100 students took part in the initiative which was led by trained mentors throughout an entire school day. The students were split into teams and were tasked with developing a virtual pop-up shop, developing their ideas around what should be sold, their profit margins, target market and marketing initiatives. Their choices were then entered into a business simulation game, which enabled them to virtually run their business ides and discover which teams would make the most profit, attract the most customers and crucially have the most sustainable and ethical values.

Read more: The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Challenge at Charters School