Garston students return from India teaching trip

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Five teenagers from a Garston secondary school spent two weeks in India in February on a character-building trip teaching children in a school attached to an orphanage. Pupils from Stanborough Secondary School have been involved in annual trips to India for the past twenty years since recently-retired science teacher Kish Poddar took a group of 14 students to a small … Read More

Spectacular Swimming Gala

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On Monday January 15th, Stanborough students took part in the much-anticipated Annual Swimming Gala. Despite the cold, grey and rainy weather, Mr Allen, Mr Prince and Mrs Zivanov drove the excited students to Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. Students from Year 7 all the way to Year 10 joined the competition. The time-keepers and referees were Ms Brewster, Mrs Pavlovic and … Read More

A Big Thank You, ADRA Gift Box Appeal 2017

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Thank you all for supporting the ADRA gift Box Appeal 2017! Together, we packed 106 boxes which will bring joy to children at the Ksizbia Refugee Camp, in Rwanda. During the last half-term break, we loaded the school minivan with all the boxes, and even strapped the seat belts on to make sure they made it to ADRA’s storage house … Read More

Stanborough Ultra Academy Business Club

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There was a buzz of excitement as the students made their pitches.  One pitch was for a cupcake business, while another was for slime – yes, slime!  Students have been attending the UltraAcademy business club for four weeks now, on Wednesday afternoons, after school.  They have learnt about business and entrepreneurship, how to create a product, how to make a … Read More

Wembley Stadium

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On the 5th October, our boarders went to Wembley Stadium to watch the England vs Slovenia match. Harry Kane scored the goal that secured England’s place in the 2018 World Cup!

A Day in Cambridge: A Student Perspective

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It was a sunny and bright Sunday with endless, clear, blue skies. At ten in the morning, on the 24th of September, the boarders and staff got on a coach to spend the day in Cambridge. The journey lasted an hour and a half but it felt shorter because my friends and I were chatting, listening to music, singing, and some … Read More

Superb GCSE Results!

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As you are undoubtedly aware, students sat new GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths for the very first time this year. Not only is the content of the new GCSEs more challenging, the grading format has been amended from letters to numbers – from 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade. Despite the changes made, 100% of students who … Read More

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Zivanov!

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Aila (née Heck) and Nebojsa Zivanov met at Stanborough School. This super-cute pair fell in love while working at the Boarding School and got married on Monday July 24, 2017 at the beautiful Club Reset, Serbia. Around midnight, when the party was ending, the newlyweds and many of the guests jumped into the club’s swimming pool, with gowns and all. … Read More

Farewell Mr Poddar

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After teaching at Stanborough School for an impressive number of 29 years, our beloved Mr Poddar is retiring. To celebrate his outstanding contribution to our school community, we hosted a special Assembly on Monday 10th July. It was an emotive occasion with many black and white pictures, tales of older times and tears. Several former students travelled to share in … Read More