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  • 28/11/20

    Head’s Update for the week beginning 23rd November 2020

    Firstly, I would like to inform you that the government guidance for schools has been updated following the most recent announcements. To confirm, none of these changes will impact our current arrangements and we shall be carrying on as normal until the end of term. As things stand, we should assu...
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  • 24/11/20

    I'm a Mowdenian! Get Me Out of Here!

    The boarder's activity this weekend was based on the popular ITV show “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”  which recently celebrated its 20th birthday. Sporting their “I’m a Mowdenian” T-shirt’s (each with a unique participant number for t...
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  • 23/11/20

    Head’s Update for the week beginning 16th November 2020

    Head’s Update for the week beginning 16th November 2020 I do hope this finds you well. I appreciate the final two weeks of November can sometimes feel a bit of a slog for our children. Christmas is on the horizon, but not quite within their grasp - we will get there! Thank you very much...
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  • 17/11/20

    Reading Competition 2020

    Undeterred by the restrictions of the pandemic, the children in our Prep School enjoyed a virtual Reading Competition this year. For the very first time, our finalists included children from Year 3, in addition to those in Year 4-8. Our virtual audience were entertained by readings from an array of...
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  • 17/11/20

    How to Help a Child with Separation Anxiety

    We are often asked for top tips for easing a child into Nursery, we thought we would share these with you all. Please feel free to share this with any friends or family who may benefit from this. How to help separation anxiety.  It’s natural for your young child to feel anxious when...
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  • 14/11/20

    Head’s Update for the week beginning 9th November 2020

    The Prep School thoroughly enjoyed the annual Reading Competition, this week. We enjoyed listening to a range of texts, and I was incredibly proud of all the children who represented their year group. Historically the winners and runners-up have read at Hexham and Matfen respectively. This year, the...
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  • 11/11/20

    Remembrance Service

    The school came together this morning for a socially distanced Remembrance ceremony in front of the Main School. Our School and House Captains recited moving poems and readings as part of our Remembrance Ceremony. Clay poppies and a wreath were laid in memory of the fallen. The Last Post...
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  • 09/11/20

    Boarders Whizz Pop Smokingly Fun Packed Weekend

    Our boarders have had a whizz pop smokingly fun packed weekend of bonfires, fireworks and Murder mystery in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support . Together as a senior bubble, Saturday night started with a bang! Glow sticks and toffee apples in hand we were fortune to be able to use our vast grounds t...
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  • 07/11/20

    News from the Pre-Prep

    It has been a busy week welcoming the children back after their half term holiday. This week has been an excellent example of the children working hard while also thoroughly enjoying their Pre-Prep experience. From drama activities re-enacting the gunpowder plot, to fabulous detective work from the...
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  • 07/11/20

    Head’s Update for the week beginning 2nd November 2020

    I hope you have all had a wonderful half term. The children have returned to Mowden, rested and refreshed, and we look forward to the run-up to Christmas. Celebrating Christmas in a Prep School is truly special; full of wonder, excitement and joy. As I mentioned in my earlier update, I have held b...
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  • 20/10/20

    Pre-Prep Harvest Festival

    Our work this half term, has culminated in a wonderful celebration of Harvest. In place of our usual Harvest church service, we have filmed a Harvest celebration to share with you.     During discussions, we were touched by how important the children felt it was, to not on...
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  • 19/10/20

    Boarders' Spooky Weekend

    The boarders had a surprise Halloween celebration this weekend given that it will officially fall during half term  As it began to grow dark in and around the school, some creepy events began to unfold. The Gaps students could not be found. Set off to look for them, the pupils scaled the sch...
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