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

Pictured Above: Christo Brand

For the last week of the school's full remote programme this term Papplewick boys and families, staff and friends were privileged to listen to a thought provoking talk from Christo Brand a South African former prison guard who became one of several warders responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela both at Robben Island and later at Pollsmoor Prison. The two men developed a great lifelong friendship based on mutual respect and trust for each other.  By the means of 'Teams' he took the audience on a journey through childhood memories to Mandela's release and election as South Africa's President.

Read more: Nelson Mandela Warder Talks to Papplewick Pupils


As part of the roadmap to leave lockdown, Charters School in Sunningdale is preparing to welcome its students back to school after offering mass Covid19 testing for staff and students.

Two testing centres have been created in the main hall and gymnasium to enable the school to carry out testing for two year-group bubbles per day. Parents have been sent links to book individual time slots for their children. Year 11 and Sixth Form students will be tested on Monday 8th March and those receiving a negative result will return to the classrooms the following day. Years 10 and 9 will be tested on Tuesday 9th, with those in Years 7 & 8 taking their tests on Wednesday 10th.

Read more: Charters to Welcome Students Back After Mass Testing

Windsor charity to host national youth climate talks ahead of UN global summit


Cumberland Lodge | YOUNG people from across the UK, including pupils from local secondary schools, are gearing up to take part in a youth climate conference this month, convened by Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

Held online to maximise participation, the conference aims to enable young people to express their climate ideas, visions and expectations and feed them directly into the international ‘Pre-COP26’ Youth4Climate summit in Milan this September, ahead of COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

Up to 100 participants are expected to take part in the Cumberland Lodge conference, Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives, with four interactive sessions between 9 and 17 March, exploring:

  1. Education for sustainability (9 March)
  2. Green business and careers (11 March)
  3. Climate adaptation and eco-anxiety (16 March)
  4. Democracy and grass-roots activism (18 March)

 Young people aged 17 to 25 – from a broad spectrum of schools, universities, organisations and backgrounds – will have the chance to collaborate with policymakers and civil servants, charity representatives and activists from the UK and abroad, community practitioners and academics.


Read more: Cumberland Lodge to Host National Youth Climate Talks


LVS Ascot is delighted to announce that their Sports Department has won the Independent Schools Association 2020 Award for Outstanding Sports (Large Schools Category).



The LVS Ascot - Independent, Day & Boarding, Infant, Junior & Senior Schools & Sixth Form, London Road Ascot.



Pictured Above| Progress at Heatherwood Hospital | February 2021  | View From King's Ride Entrance Road

The new NHS hospital at Heatherwood will provide six top-of-the-range operating theatres, a range of outpatient services and up-to-date diagnostics in a superb new building set into woodland.

 The new hospital will include:

  • Six operating theatres
  • 48 inpatient beds plus 24 day case cubicles
  • General surgery, antenatal, paediatric and physiotherapy services
  • One-stop clinics, including breast and urology
  • Enhanced cardiology diagnostics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Private patient facilities





The Royal Borough has moved a step closer to net carbon zero emissions, following adoption of the Environment and Climate Strategy for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

The strategy was created following the council’s environment and climate emergency declaration and builds on its vision to create a borough of opportunity and innovation.

A series of community workshops were held along with an eight-week public consultation on the draft strategy.

The strategy sets out the council’s vision and strategic framework to achieve our net-zero-carbon-emissions target. It is made up of four strategic themes: 

  • circular economy - more sustainable resource use, increasing recycling rates and supporting less resource-intensive lifestyles
  • energy - reducing consumption, decarbonising our supply of energy and increasing local renewable generation
  • natural environment - supporting biodiversity, health and wellbeing
  • transport - reducing the need for carbon intensive travel by encouraging walking and cycling, as well as investing in digital infrastructure
Read more: Royal Borough Moves a Step Closer to Net Zero Carbon Emissions



Coworth Flexlands is  incredibly proud of all that their  pupils, staff and families  who have achieved home learning this term. All pupils were given home learning packs, including iPads, for the Prep pupils and they have all embraced new technology and online platforms.  Pupils have been able to see their classmates and teachers virtually each day which has maintained positive well-being and consistency of learning. As a School, Coworth Flexlands has focussed on core subjects interspersed with whole-school events, fun activities and virtual socialising. #wherehappinessgetsresults #inspiringminds #nurturingspirit 

Pictured Above & Below :  Coworth Flexlands School   A Range of Home Learning .


 Please find below  links to the home learning videos (which feature in HOME LEARNING)

Read more: Coworth Flexlands Lockdown Home Learning Success