Jon Watt, Monday 03 September 2012
Ernest Bevin College fuelled its growing reputation as a college of sporting excellence as it recently hosted Harlequins and the Aviva Premiership trophy. The school benefits from a link with Harlequins which provides a full time rugby coach and has produced talented and increasingly successful rugby squads. Rugby is now one of the biggest sports in the school with over 100 boys representing the school and 90 rugby union fixtures and sevens tournaments being played over the season. Several promising young rugby players from Ernest Bevin College have been selected for Harlequins’ Inner London Satellite School of Rugby, while two others were selected for the U14 Surrey development squad last season.
The deadline for applications for bursaries to Battersea’s Newton Prep School is 18 October 2012 for Year 7s and 21 December 2013 for years 3 – 5s. The Newton Scholarship Fund a registered charity offering means-tested bursaries (up to 100%) for bright children whose families require financial assistance with school fees. Over the years, many children who have been supported by the Newton Scholarship Fund have gone on to win awards to senior schools and, subsequently, to highprofile universities. For more information contact the school Registrar. Newton Prep is an independent, coeducational preparatory school on Battersea Park road, educating children from 3 to 13 years of age.
This month Chestnut Grove Academy in Balham is marking its first year as an academy with some significant changes to its image. Students will return to school in a new uniform and enter the school through its renovated entrance on Chestnut Grove while the Victorian block will also be receiving a complete makeover. With its particular focus on art, design and drama, the school has been gaining a reputation as a destination for art opportunities with plenty of exhibitions and a sixth form art foundation course.
For more information on the academy and its open mornings and evenings, visit www.chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk
From this September, residents of Clapham can now consider themselves part of the catchment area for Royal Russell School in Croydon as it launches its new organised travel to and from the area. Royal Russell is a co-educational school set in a 110-acre estate, providing educational continuity from ages 3 to 18. It also offers boarding in the Senior School and extended days with full ‘wrap around’ care. Its next Open Day is 22 September.