SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Clare House – 50 years young!

SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Clare House – 50 years young!

Posted: 6th September 2017
STAFF and children at Clare House in Chard will be celebrating 50 years of pre-school teaching and learning this month. It was back in September 1967 when the Chard Playgroup Association was first created and hosted the town’s first-ever pre-school at the Congregational Schoolrooms. The playgroup then moved to its current site in Millfield in a pre-fabricated concrete…

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GCSE RESULTS 2017: Celebrations at Holyrood Academy

GCSE RESULTS 2017: Celebrations at Holyrood Academy

Posted: 24th August 2017
STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard were again celebrating superb GCSE results on Thursday (August 24, 2017). The results  saw 67% of students achieving the key measure of at least a grade 4 (equivalent to the previous A*-C measure) in both maths and English new style GCSEs. Of these 68% achieved the new strong pass grade 5 in both subjects. Many students exceeded…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Holyrood’s A-Level students

SCHOOL NEWS: Congratulations to Holyrood’s A-Level students

Posted: 17th August 2017
STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard have been celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results which were announced on Thursday (August 17, 2017). Headteacher Matthew Collins said Holyrood was delighted with its results this year. “What is particularly pleasing is that a record number of A* grades were achieved with more than a third of all grades being A* to B grades…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood's Under-13s are area champions

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood's Under-13s are area champions

Posted: 20th July 2017
HOLYROOD Academy Under-13s boys’ team in Chard are the area cricket champions after beating their counterparts from Huish Episcopi in an exciting final. The Chard lads travelled to Langport Cricket Club for the area cricket final and after losing the toss they were made to field first, but that did not seem to worry them. After a good start and some superb bowling from…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Making a splash for swimming gala

SCHOOL NEWS: Making a splash for swimming gala

Posted: 20th July 2017
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard hosted its primary swimming gala at the Cresta Leisure Centre. The afternoon of swimming saw Avishayes, Redstart, Tatworth, Manor Court and Combe compete in a number of different races with a chance of being crowned Year 5-6 and Year 3-4 champions. A huge audience attended the event and watched some exceptional swimming skills displayed. The…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils follow the Yellow Brick Road

SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils follow the Yellow Brick Road

Posted: 19th July 2017
JUNIOR pupils at Chard School followed the Yellow Brick Road to Oz in their magical end-of-term production. Their adaptation of the Wizard of Oz thrilled audiences of friends and families over two afternoons. Headmistress Sarah Graham said: “Once again we were dazzled by the talents of our children as they sang, danced and acted with aplomb. “Congratulations to all the…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Under-15 cricketers at Holyrood Academy are district champions

SCHOOL NEWS: Under-15 cricketers at Holyrood Academy are district champions

Posted: 18th July 2017
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard has been celebrating after it won the Under-15s district cricket final in a tense and exciting match. The Holyrood boys met their counterparts from Huish Episcopi in the final on Thursday, July 13, 2017, with the match played at Chard Cricket Club. Holyrood Academy lost the toss and were put into bat in overcast conditions. Despite Holyrood…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Chard School supports After Stroke Group

SCHOOL NEWS: Chard School supports After Stroke Group

Posted: 13th July 2017
PUPILS from Chard School were delighted to present the £60 they raised selling cakes at break-time to the Chard and Crewkerne After Stroke Group. The presentation was made at the groupl’s weekly meeting which is held at Chard Rugby Club in Essex Close. A Chard School spokesman said: “The money was very gratefully received and will be spent on an autumn outing at Seaton…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood Academy students dress to impress for Year 11 Prom

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood Academy students dress to impress for Year 11 Prom

Posted: 6th July 2017
YEAR 11 students at Holyrood Academy in Chard were suited and booted and dressed to impress once more on Thursday (July 6, 2017) at the traditional Prom festivities. Less than a week after the students had enjoyed their Celebration Day at Holyrood, this time they had to party again with the Prom which was held in the beautiful setting of Haselbury Mill located between…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students go out on work experience

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students go out on work experience

Posted: 5th July 2017
MORE than 200 students from Holyrood Academy in Chard were last week sent out into the working world to sample a variety of career paths. The Year Ten students attended their work experience placements, both locally and across the country, including Pembrokeshire and Norwich. Coupled with discovering more about the actual industries they were trying out, students on work…

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