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Wear Pink Day for Refuge UK

Hannah and Emilia in the Senior Sixth organised a ‘Wear Pink Day’ on 29 April 2021 to raise funds for the Charity Refuge UK.

Set up in 1971, Refuge UK supports women who are victims of domestic abuse and victims of violence; they help to support women and children to rebuild their lives in an environment free from fear...

The Dark Room. Duffy played by Natalie

by Natalie Newell (Lower Sixth)

On Saturday 17 April, I took part in an adapted production of Macbeth with the Guildford Shakespeare Young Company, called The Dark Room...

Parallel Histories logo. White writing on blue background.

Izzy, Niamh, Mara and Maddie from L6th participated in Parallel Histories' debate on the Troubles in Ireland against Wren Academy this week, a topic that proved to be equally contentious as their last debate on the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Miss Blackman, SWPS Head of Technology, demonstrating how to make cheesy straws

Our Year 4 SWPS easy-peasy cheesy straws Cook-along with Miss Blackman this week couldn't have gone cheddar than this!

photo of university stand at past SWPS Higher Education Fairs

Last week saw the second stop on the journey to 'Life Beyond SWPS'. The Virtual Higher Education Fair took place for Lower Sixth and Senior Sixth students involving nine masterclasses and workshops.

Virtual HE Fair - 10 March 2021

Our Higher Education Fair is an important event in inspiring students to take ownership of their future by answering the questions surrounding the options available to them post A level.

Author Visit - Matt Killeen, Orphan Monster Spy

Matt Killeen, the author of the bestselling book "Orphan Monster Spy" and its sequel - "Devil Darling Spy", talked to our students in years 9 & 10 about heroes in fiction and in reality, the resistance, and about his inspiration for writing books set during World War Two.

Academic Ambition Series Spring 2021

Our Academic Ambition seminars, held after school at 3.35pm, are designed to inform, provoke, stretch and challenge our intellectually advanced students.

History & Politics Society Talk - 'The Legacy of US Presidents'

In the first meeting of the student-led SWPS History and Politics Society on 19 January 2021, over 50 people, including students from Grey Court School in Richmond, attended an illuminating lecture and an extended Q & A from Dr Thomas Tunstall Allcock, a modern History specialist from the University of Manchester.

'Acting Through Song' Theatre Workshop

This term we have hosted a workshop with musical theatre star, Lizzie Bea. Lizzie is currently appearing in ‘Hairspray’ with Michael Ball, which will hopefully open in theatres later this year!

New Science Enrichment Club at SWPS

tudents in Years 7-9 have been engaging with events shared in our new Science Enrichment Club run and hosted by Dr Greg Limburn, Chemistry and Physics teacher.

ABRSM Music and Singing Exam Results

Congratulations to our music and singing students for their ABRSM  exam results! Over 50 students took exams in the Autumn Term and their dedication is richly rewarded!

Christmas 2020

We completed an exciting and energetic term back at SWPS with a wealth of Christmas celebrations. From our traditional panto, to making gingerbread Cyclops, wearing fancy dress and recreating a traditional German market - lots of fun was head by all.

British Civil War Lecture from author Dr Miranda Malins

We were very excited to welcome Dr Miranda Malins to talk to our Year 8s on Friday. They have spent the term studying the bloodiest period in British History, the 17th Century, containing the British Civil War and culminating in regicide.

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