Tuesday, 24 April 2018

School offers plethora of extra activities including music and sports

RUPERT HOUSE School in Henley has an enviable academic reputation and sends children to the most prestigious senior schools. Besides

RUPERT HOUSE School in Henley has an enviable academic reputation and sends children to the most prestigious senior schools. Besides its excellent academic reputation, music and drama are given prominence at the school and there are numerous opportunities for pupils to perform both within the school and to external audiences.

This term, the children have just received their results from the English Speaking Board and everyone achieved merit plus or distinction. The girls recited a poem, read a passage and gave a talk for two minutes on a chosen topic.

The drama department stages regular productions and the after-school drama club prepares older pupils for their LAMDA exams. Peripatetic teachers offer tuition in piano, cello, violin, viola, harp, saxophone and flute. The musical clubs on offer for the pupils at Rupert House include music-makers, recorders, advanced recorders, lower school choir, upper school choir, chamber choir and orchestra.

In addition, there is a wide range of extracurricular activities on offer to ensure a truly holistic education. These are designed to stimulate the imagination, offering new and exciting experiences and challenges.

These extracurricular activities take place before, during and after school. Some of the sporting activities that Rupert House pupils enjoy include fencing, martial arts, football, netball, hockey, rounders, cricket, cross-country running, dance, tennis and swimming.

Vibrant and innovative artwork enhances and supports the learning environment throughout the school. The love of art and craft is further enhanced through a number of creative clubs which include sketching, art club, Manga art, art scholarship classes, Art Attack, art and craft, puppet-making and gardening.

Rupert House School encourages creative thinkers, and in support of this weekly lessons of Mindlab are held for Year 3. In addition Mindlab club, maths club, Mandarin and Latin club offer opportunities to further extend higher level thinking and strategic skills.

Please arrange a visit to Rupert House and see the marvellous interests and opportunities on offer for your child.

THE Oratory School is an all boys’ independent Catholic boarding and day school for boys aged 11 to 18.

Oratory boys are encouraged to engage with purpose in all levels of school life. They are asked to achieve their academic goals as well as to develop personal growth by taking part in the many activities on offer in the school.

The school had undergone a 10-year regeneration programme, consisting of new boarding and day houses and an extensive, award-winning art and design department with its own exhibition gallery and professional artist in residence.

For details about the 11+ entrance exam or to visit the schoolo, see the details in the adjacent advertisements.

There are also new English, maths, history and theology departments, plus a gym and fitness centre.

A grand multi-million pound development of the sports centre is currenlty underway, from which the 2014 entry will benefit.

A recently opened theatre provides drama studios, retractable seating and a professional lighting and sound room.

This September the school had the honour of receiving another national award. Headmaster, Clive Dytor, was awarded Public School Head of the Year 2013 by the prestigious Tatler School Awards in a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London in recognition of the school’s achievements.

Through national research the school has also achieved the following accolades: Sports School of the Year by Education Business Awards 2011

- Best art and design at A level (an award won consecutively for the last six years)

- Best results for art and design at GCSE in an English school (Good Schools Guide 2012)

- Top 20 independent boarding schools in the UK (Best Schools 2012)

- Top 30 boys’ independent senior schools in the UK (The Times 2008)

- Top independent school in the UK for sport (Daily Telegraph 2007).

To find out more about the school, visit them on the next open day for years 7 and 8 on Saturday, November 23 from 10am. Contact the headmaster’s PA on (01491) 683501 or email enquiries@oratory.co.uk

The staff and boys look forward to welcoming you.

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