School News

Through this service we are aiming to capture and communicate some of the ongoing events, activities and achievements at the school.

With such a large and vibrant learning community of some 1,200 students and over 100 staff, we are keen to highlight some of the things that happen at the school in order that we can all feel more closely connected with what is happening.

If you find these articles informative, you might also like to flick through the pages of our termly school magazine ‘Campden Clippings’ or wander through our picture and video galleries.

 
24th August 2017

Celebrating Success in new GCSEs

Students at this outstanding academy were celebrating another strong set of results having successfully navigated the introduction of the new core GCSE’s in English and Maths.

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17th August 2017

Celebrating A Level Success

Chipping Campden School Sixth Form students celebrate a bumper crop of A Level results

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9th April 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

The Cotswold Floorball League 'A' Team Final - written by Andrew Clough.

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29th March 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

The Cotswold Floorball League 'A' Team Final - written by Andrew Clough.

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28th March 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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21st March 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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14th March 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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28th February 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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21st February 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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7th February 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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31st January 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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24th January 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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17th January 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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10th January 2017

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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13th December 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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6th December 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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29th November 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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22th November 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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15th November 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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8th November 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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1st November 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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18th October 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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11th October 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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4th October 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

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28th September 2016

Physics TSST now recruiting……..

We are delighted to open recruitment for Physics Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Please register your interest in the Physics TSST now, and we will get in touch with more details. The course fully funded: It is free to delegates, and funding is provided to cover any absence from school and for the purchase of equipment.

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27th September 2016

Cotswold Floorball League Report

Read a write-up of the team's latest set of matches written by Andrew Clough.

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25th August 2016

Chipping Campden School celebrates best ever GCSE results!

The number of students with top GCSE grades at Chipping Campden School has risen yet again this year at this already high performing school with 78% of all students achieving 5A* - C grades including English and Maths, up 8% from the school's strong performance in 2015.

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22nd July 2016

Staff retire after many years of service

This term we say goodbye to two key members of staff who have played a pivotal role in the life of school here at Chipping Campden.

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20th July 2016

Senior netballers jet off to Caribbean climes!

In the very early hours of Friday 15 July, netballers from Years 10 to 13 departed on a long-awaited and much-anticipated sports tour of Barbados.

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18th July 2016

World Challenge 2016 departs

We'd like to say bon voyage to the sixteen students from Years 11 – 13 who set off on their World Challenge expedition to Mongolia and China on Monday 11 July. These pupils have departed after 18 months of careful planning and fundraising along with Head of Biology, Mr Brown and Miss Morris who teaches English.

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12th July 2016

U15s reach South-West of England cricket finals!

A superb season for the Chipping Campden School U15 cricket team culminated with the team reaching the England Schools' Cricket Association South West of England Finals on 30 June.

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11th July 2016

Fundraising for the breast cancer support

We'd like to say congratulations to our Learning Supervisor Mrs Ballard and acknowledge all the enthusiastic fundraising she has done for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven which opened in March this year.

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1st July 2016

Speakers for schools

On Friday 24 we hosted a visit from Will Wyatt CBE, formerly Managing Director, BBC Television (1991-1996) and Chief Executive BBC Broadcast (1996-9).

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24th June 2016

Students Row To Success

We have a huge number of enthusiastic rowers here at Chipping Campden School and are always pleased to hear about everyone's achievements in this discipline.

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22nd June 2016

We Will Rock You

Are you ready to rock? Don't miss this year's Key Stage 3 production We Will Rock You which takes place on Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July at 7pm in the main school hall.

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17th June 2016

Teaching excellence in Computer Science

Congratulations to our Director of eLearning Mr Froggatt on being awarded a Computer at Schools Master Teacher status in Computer Science

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16th June 2016

Art Exhibition

Visitors are invited to join members of the Chipping Campden School community for the annual AS and A-level Art exhibition 'Double Exposure' on Thursday 23 June, from 6-8pm in the school gym.

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8th June 2016

Room with a boom!

Local primary school pupils and their families got a fascinating insight into the world of Chemistry at the Chipping Campden Primary Cluster's annual Family Learning Night on Tuesday 7 June.

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27th May 2016

Rocket science experiment concludes

In March, Chipping Campden School was one of 10,000 schools across the UK to receive two packets of rocket seeds as part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science project.

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26th May 2016

Inspiring a future generation of engineers

On 12 May our Year 10 DT students enjoyed a practical afternoon getting hands-on in an engineering workshop run by STEM works.

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12th May 2016

World Champion welcomed back to school

Chipping Campden School warmly welcomed back former pupil and World Champion rower Matt Gotrel on Wednesday 11 May, when he came to speak about life as a professional athlete.

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10th May 2016

Year 10 history trip to Hailes Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral

On 3 May, our group headed out to Gloucester Cathedral in order to study the contextual setting of a functioning cathedral in order to compare it to the ruins of Hailes Abbey. Following a short drive by coach we arrived at our destination and the tour commenced.

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28th April 2016

Woolly Arrivals

Chipping Campden School has been awash with woolly wonders this spring with the arrival of eight Cotswold Longwool lambs over the last 14 days.

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15th April 2016

Oxbridge-bound Angus coaches for success

One of our high flying ex-pupils has been returning to the classroom in order to help students prepare for forthcoming exams.

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13th April 2016

March Equestrian update

Chipping Campden School’s Equestrian team attended their first competition of the year on 13 March with a NSEA show jumping competition held at Kings Equestrian, Bromyard. Five riders from Years 7-10 were entered across four classes.

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23rd March

Primary Particle Physics Workshop

Thirty local primary school pupils were recently introduced to the fascinating world of particle physics at a science masterclass hosted at our very own Phiz Lab.

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Spring Concert  
22nd March

A-level Geography field trip

On 15 March twenty Year 13 Geographers departed by train from Cheltenham and headed off for South Devon and a three day residential trip at the Slapton Ley field studies centre.

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Spring Concert  
21st March

Spring Concert plays to packed hall

A fabulous night of music and song entertained a packed hall on Tuesday and Wednesday night with contributions from ensembles, choir and soloists.

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Science Laboratories  
11th March

Work starts on new science laboratories

We are pleased to announce that work has started on a new science building for Chipping Campden School.

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Shaun Attwood  
11th March

Cautionary drugs tale told to students

Our Year 9 students heard a powerful anti-drugs message when reformed drug dealer Shaun Attwood came to school to give a thought-provoking talk and presentation on Thursday 3 March.

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Dr Lewis Dartnell  
29th February

Annual Ogden Trust public science lecture

We are delighted to announce on that Monday 14 March we will be welcoming research scientist, journalist, author and TV presenter Dr Lewis Dartnell into school to deliver our 4th annual Ogden Trust public lecture.

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Spoz Poetry Day  
12th February

Year 8s get poetic with Spoz!

Over 80 of our Year 8 students enjoyed the novel experience of participating in a 'slam' poetry day on 11 February as part of our school's varied enrichment programme for the academic year.

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Ri Christmas Lecture  
21st January

Royal Institution Christmas lectures

In December, Lewis Clark , one of our Y13 STEM Ambassadors found out he had won the Gloucestershire region Christmas Lectures competition, sponsored by the Summerfield Trust.

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Maths Masterclass  
17th December

Ri Maths Masterclasses

Our Sixth Form Mathematicians have been doing a fantastic job with a new project run in partnership with The Royal Institution (Ri).

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Twelfth Night  
17th November

Senior student to tread the boards with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

We are proud to present our latest senior school production 'TWELFTH NIGHT' by none other than Master William Shakespeare. Our production, however, is not set in the 16th century but rip-roaring 1920s!

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GOLD Crest Award  
11th November

Sixth Form Science students celebrate Gold CREST Award!

Five of our Sixth Form Science students are currently celebrating being the first in the country to be awarded a prestigious British Science Association (BSA) award for their science clubs.

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Open Evening  
9th October

Sixth Form Open Evening

Post-16 students and their families are warmly invited to join us for our forthcoming SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING on Thursday 12 November from 5pm-8pm.

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Trooper Tyler  
7th October

Sixth Formers happy to puzzle it out!

On Wednesday 30 September the Maths department ran a puzzle challenge day organised by Mr Williams for those students studying Maths in the Sixth Form.

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Trooper Tyler  
5th October

Mrs Flaherty wins £12,450 to inspire future scientists

We are delighted to announce that our Head of Physics, Mrs Flaherty has won £12,450 for her brilliant idea to help ignite students’ passion for science as part of the Let Teachers SHINE competition.

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Trooper Tyler  
17th September

Ex-CCS student a new member of The Queen's bodyguard!

Congratulations to CCS alumnus Trooper George Tyler who passed out from the Blues and Royals on Friday 11 September. The Blues and Royals regiment is part of the Household Cavalry and one of the most senior regiments in the British Army.

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GCSE Results  
24th August

Celebrating GCSE Success

The number of students with top GCSE grades at Chipping Campden School has risen yet again this year at this already high performing school with A* - C grades in both English and Maths exceeding 80%, which is almost 20% above the national average.

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575 Celebrations  
14th July

Celebrating six centuries of education!

Chipping Campden School formally marked its 575th anniversary with two days of celebration over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July.

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ChemLabS  
9th June

Primary school pupils inspired by insight into science

Pupils from five of our local primary schools got the chance to explore the fascinating world of chemistry at a special learning day held at Chipping Campden School on 4 June.

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Shaun Attwood  
20th May

Banged Up Abroad

On Wednesday 6 May we had the pleasure of welcoming British author and anti-drugs campaigner Shaun Attwood to talk to our Year 9 pupils as part of the Campden Literary Festival.

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Enterprise Winners  
15th May

All-weather pitch completion

We are pleased to announce the completion of our £555,000 all-weather sports pitch project as part of the school's 575th anniversary in 2015.

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Enterprise Winners  
15th May

Students display knack for enterprise

Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 students who recently took part in the 'Make your Mark for £10' initiative which ran throughout the month of April.

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Princethorpe  
1st May

Riders win ribbons at Princethorpe!

The CCS Equestrian Team had a great turn out for the annual Show Jumping competition at Princethorpe College, Rugby on Sunday 26 April.

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Taekwondo  
30th April

Martial arts magic!

Congratulations go to our Year 7 student Isabella Tartarelli, who on 26 April did the amazing job of achieving her black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo!

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Chloe English  
29th April

Dancing success for CCS girls!

Well done to our Year 11 student Chloe English for her fantastic achievements in the world of Irish Dancing!

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Artifical Grass Pitch  
20th April

School awarded £15,000

We are pleased to announce that Chipping Campden School has received a grant of £15,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust towards the development of our all-weather sport pitches.

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Unicorn Equestrian competition  
20th April

Unicorn Equestrian competition

The first Inter-Schools Friendly Equestrian Competition took place at The Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Stow-on-the-Wold on Saturday 21 March 2015.

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Spring Concert  
15th April

Spring Concert review

The talented musicians and singers of Chipping Campden School came together to perform in the much-anticipated Spring Concert on Thursday 26 March.

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Slapton Sands  
23rd March

Geography trip to Slapton Sands

The recent field trip to Slapton Sands for our A-level Geographers provided a fantastic opportunity to get out into the world and examine some 'real' Geography.

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Floorball  
4th March

Cotswold Floorball League Girls' Final

St Davids had topped the qualifying table just one point ahead of a resurgent Ilmington team.

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575  
2nd March 2015

Six centuries of Chipping Campden School

We are pleased to announce that a new website that celebrates six centuries of Chipping Campden School went live on 2 March. It is the culmination of a two-year history project to commemorate our 575th anniversary in 2015.

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Floorball  
25th February 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

The Cotswold Floorball League's B Team Final featured Temple Guiting, who topped the qualifying group, and St James, the holders. Temple Guiting won their earlier encounter 1-0 and have been waiting a long time since their last title, which was the first running of this championship in 2006. In those far off days there was not even a trophy!

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Floorball  
11th February 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

The final two matches of the qualifying competition were finely balanced, three teams having a chance of proceeding direct to the final.

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Floorball  
6th February 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

The three teams in attendance were playing for third place in the A Team competition.

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BITE  
3rd February 2015

BITE Festival 2015

Congratulations to all who took part in the BITE Food Competition on Monday 2nd February. 1st places went to Josh Oxton & Heather Turk, 2nd places to Summer Gainey & John Bosley and 3rd places to Archie Griffiths & Sarah Collett.

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Floorball  
28th January 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

The remaining finalist of the Cotswold Floorball League's B Team Competition was decided tonight, but the result was only known with the final touch of the final match.

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Floorball  
21st January 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

The Cotswold Floorball League 'A' Team competition reached a critical stage tonight when the last six met to decide who would play in the final.

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Cockerel  
20th January 2015

Art Exhibition

From Friday the 23rd of January until Wednesday the 28th of January, a selection of artwork by our highly talented year 12 and 13 Art students will be exhibited as part of the Gallery at the Guild's annual celebration of student art in the local area.

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Floorball  
14th January 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

The girls' competition in the Cotswold Floorball League still has two key matches to play, yet much has been decided about the semi final line up.

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Floorball  
7th January 2015

Cotswold Floorball League

In tonight's matches the girl's league took a small step to completion. Temple Guiting and St James are now confirmed as being unable to reach the semi finals. Dormer House and Blockley have a theoretical chance, but will depend on a starnge set of results if they are to proceed. All the other teams are very much in the melting pot.

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Floorball  
17th December 2014

Cotswold Floorball League

St James and Bourton on the Water opened the proceedings with a goalless draw, Alice Timms in Saints goal keeping out several good shots. Unfortunately, her forwards squandered a late power play.

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Floorball  
10th December 2014

Cotswold Floorball League

St David's are in pole position, having beaten Willersey 2-1 in a very close match.

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9th December 2014

BITE 2015 Cooking Competition

The BITE 2015 cooking competition is part of the Cotswold food festival and it takes place on Monday 2nd February 2015.

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Award Winning Enterprise  
4th December 2014

Award Winning Enterprise

On 2nd December Henry Johnson (12T2) was named Chipping Campden's Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Floorball  
3rd December 2014

Cotswold Floorball League

The Girls' League continued tonight, St Catharines, Shipston, St Davids and Bourton on the Water being separated by just two points at the top of the qualifying list.

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Floorball  
26th November 2014

Cotswold Floorball League - A Team Play Offs

The first round of A Team play offs, for teams finishing in third or fourth place in their original groups, was completed tonight, Temple Guiting proceeding to the next round on Tuesday, 9th December.

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Equestrian Team  
26th November 2014

CCS Equestrian Team

Follow the link for all the latest on our Equestrian Team's exploits in the NSEA 60cm Grass Roots Qualifier.

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Bill Jones  
26th November 2014

Rolling Back the Years

John Sanderson, Principal, was delighted to welcome Lionel (Bill) Jones this week upon his return to Chipping Campden School having first walked down the Central Corridor some 90 years ago.

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Floorball  
24th November 2014

Cotswold Floorball League - B Team Qualifying Stage

Last Monday's matches completed the qualifying stages for B teams. The CCS Mixed team maintained a 100% record with an emphatic 7-0 over Dormer House.

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Floorball  
12th November 2014

Cotswold Floorball League - 3rd Round

The third round of Cotswold Floorball League fixtures in the Girls' League was completed tonight.

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British Dance Champion  
11th November 2014

Chloe crowned British Dance Champion

Congratulations to Chloe English who beat off strong completion to become the Under 16 British Dance Champion.

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Team GB Dressage  
10th November 2014

Team GB Dressage Award

We are proud to announce that Phoebe and her fellow GB Team won the Harvey Spackfield Dressage Award at the Animal Health Trust Awards 2014 held at the Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 6th November, 2014.

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Floorball  
5th November 2014

'B' TEAM ... COTSWOLD LEAGUE

The Cotswold League's B Team competition got under way this evening. Three teams arrived really early which enabled eleven games to be played. The second part of the programme will be in two weeks' time.

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Floorball  
5th November 2014

GREAT BRITAIN MEN AND WOMEN .... CCS REPRESENTATION

Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd November the Great Britain senior teams played double headers against France in Besancon. Both teams have present and/or former pupils of Chipping Campden School in their ranks.

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Floorball  
3rd November 2014

Cotswold Floorball League - 2nd Round

The second round of matches in the Girls' League saw last year's runner up, Willersey, fighting it out with Ilmington for top spot.

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Floorball  
3rd November 2014

Cotswold Floorball League

CCS opened the competition in fine form, Frankie Wood netting early against Blockley.

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Rugby Ball  
16th October 2014

Campden school Balcarras boys

A rainy and dank pitch greeted the Campden lads as they made their third voyage away from home to the outskirts of Cheltenham to face Balcarras, a team yet to face a defeat at the hands of the Cockerels.

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Primary School Runners  
15th October 2014

Runners show grit and determination

Undeterred by the rain clouds overhead over 200 primary school children joined us for the inter-school primary cross country challenge last week. Sports Leader Naomi Jones (10F2) was on hand to assist with the management of the event and provide this competition report.

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CCS Logo  
15th October 2014

Parent Governor Elections

Elections for two Parent Governors are now taking place. Every parent/guardian should have received one ballot paper. If you have not received a ballot paper, please ask for one at the School Reception.

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Media Studies Guest Speaker  
15th October 2014

Industry tips from film classifier

An expert from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has given media students at CCS an exclusive insight into the film industry.

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Mill House Visit  
15th October 2014

Harvest visit evokes happy memories

As part of their Harvest festival celebrations fourteen Year 8 students visited the residents of Mill House care home in Chipping Campden.

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CCS Logo  
15th October 2014

New performance space gets green light

Proposals for a new performance and education facility at Chipping Campden School have been granted outline planning consent. The new multi-purpose building will substantially upgrade school facilities and be used for a host of school activities.

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World Challenge  
14th October 2014

World Challenge expedition inspires fundraising appeal

The World Challenge adventure had such a deep impact on Sixth Form student Lucy Wedgbrow that she returned home and made an impassioned plea to parishioners raising over £2,200 for the remote Tanzanian village community.

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World Challenge  
13th October 2014

World Challenge: The road less travelled

A team of twenty-five students have returned safely from their World Challenge expedition to southern Tanzania. Confronting challenges they have never faced before their journey took them on treks in challenging jungle terrain and saw them working in the local community in conditions that were far from their perceived comforts of home.

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Rugby  
13th October 2014

Campden 1st XV struggle on home turf

Campden returned home for only their second fixture at the Sanderson Arena and faced their local rivals, the Cotswold School.

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Floorball  
8th October 2014

Teams Compete for Pole Position

The fourth and final group of A Team floorball matches were played this week. Each team opened by playing against the seniors of CCS before taking on their league opponent - could Bledington repeat last year's glory of reaching the final?

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Maths Challenge  
3rd October 2014

Mission Impossible

A talented group of our Year 7 mathematicians were invited to join a memorable and fun Puzzle Challenge Day led by the Happy Puzzle Company. Focused on developing their thinking and team skills their task was to turn the apparently impossible into the possible.

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Floorball  
1st October 2014

Champs keep the pressure on

CCS continued their straight win performance while reigning league champions Ilmington took on three notoriously difficult to beat teams - St Mary's, Mickleton and Shipston - in the third round of the Cotswold League A Team floorball matches.

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National Dressage  
30th September 2014

It's a one-two at championships for Peters

Fresh back from the LeMieux National Dressage Championships, the biggest competition in the British Dressage calendar, 15 year old CCS student Phoebe Peters (the current European Pony team and individual freestyle silver-medallist), is still beaming having been crowned the Dodson & Horrell Novice Open Champion. Riding two new young talents Phoebe not only won the title but also took the one-two.

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CCS v AGS  
26th September 2014

Campden Cockerels upset AGS with a victory

The Campden lads looked out of place as they made a trip across the county into the urban metropolis that is Alcester to play Alcester Grammar School and claim a 17-8 victory.

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PiXL Awards  
26th September 2014

Students receive national award for progress

It was a day for celebration on Tuesday as an elite group of students from CCS headed down to Central Hall, Westminster to receive a national award in recognition of their exceptional individual progress.

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Floorball League  
25th September 2014

Competition heats up

The second week of play in the Cotswold Floorball League saw St James' claiming a top seeding while the CCS home-squad had to work hard to hold-off the strong primary school opponents.

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European Day of Languages  
23rd September 2014

Talk to Me!

There are over 6000 languages spoken in the world and behind each lies a rich and diverse culture. That's what the European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to celebrate by showing people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them. Our MFL dept will be joining in and has got lots of activities lined up.

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Show Jumping  
22nd September 2014

Duo saddle up for start of season

After the summer break the CCS Equestrian Team were back in the saddle last week up against stiff opposition at Cheltenham Ladies College's annual show jumping competition.

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First XV  
22nd September 2014

Campden destroys Norton's firewall

After last week's dismay, Campden were bright eyed and bushy tailed for this week's challenge which came in the shape of Chipping Norton. On arrival Campden's 17-strong tribe was outnumbered by the Chipping Norton army whose side was twice as meaty, but half as physical.

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Please Join Us  
18th September 2014

Invitation : Passion for Fashion

Join us for a fashion extravaganza on Friday 3rd October featuring a cat walk show, the latest fashions, enjoy performances from Rosie T Dance Academy and take on the Charity Shop Challenge.

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Become a Sponsor  
18th September 2014

Talented Trio Make GB History

Three of our talented young sports men ventured over to Madrid last week as they were selected to represent Great Britain Floorball Team in the qualifying rounds for the 2015 World Cup Championships in Sweden.

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Become a Sponsor  
18th September 2014

Seeking a Sponsor

The school’s Parent Association have an exclusive sponsorship opportunity available to help raise a potential sponsors profile and brand awareness at both a local and regional level.

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Floorball  
17th September 2014

Teams Face-off at League Opening

The Cotswold Floorball League got underway on Tuesday with three close games between local primary schools St Catharine's, Blockley and Bourton-on-the-Water. Each primary team also took on the challenge of the seniors of Chipping Campden School, who finished with three wins.

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Rugby Ball  
11th September 2014

CCS 1st XV Showing Signs of Prosperity

After returning from a long and heavy summer, Chipping Campden School first team faced the tricky, well galvanised challenge of Tewkesbury, fresh from their rugby tour in South Africa.

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Seize The Day  
4th September 2014

Seize the Day : Carpe Diem

It was good to have everyone back in school yesterday after the summer break and see the start of a new learning journey for over 200 new students.

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GCSE 2014  
26th August 2014

'A Star' GCSE performance GCSE at Chipping Campden School

The number of students with top grades at Chipping Campden School has risen again this year at this already high performing school with around 20% of the cohort getting between 5 and 12 GCSE A*-A grades.

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5th August 2014

GB Silver Medal Triumph

CCS student Sally Gilder, the 17-year-old Evesham Archery Club star, has returned home with a junior women's team silver medal to her name following an impressive performance in Great Britain colours at the Youth Cup Second Leg in Moscow.

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5th August 2014

Charity Walk

The end of term saw the entire school snake across some of our local landscape for our bi-annual charity walk.

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5th August 2014

Star Performers

We recently hosted our Junior Awards Evening as students from Year 7, 8 and 9 were congratulated on their efforts and achievements over the year.

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17th July 2014

Passion for Physics

Jack Harrison's passion for physics has earned him the accolade of Physicist of the Year and secured him a place at the prestigious Ogden Physics Symposium being held at Durham University.

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Prefects 2014  
16th July 2014

Poised to be Prefects

Following a gruelling selection process Mrs King is proud to announce the Head Prefect Team for 2014 -15.

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Cycle Helmet Challenge  
15th July 2014

Cycle Helmet Challenge

With the Tour de France hitting the headlines it was apt that a team of eight Year 7 students headed to The Cotswold School to take part in The Cycle Helmet Challenge.

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Ellie & Hooch  
10th July 2014

The Gloucestershire School Games at Hartbury College : Equestrian Team Report

What a fantastic day in an amazing location with some great results! A strong team of eight riders represented the school at the Gloucestershire School Games held at Hartbury College on 14th June.

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Ellie & Hooch  
10th July 2014

Perfect 10 : Equestrian Team Report

Ellie Coldicott, with her horse Hooch, were up against stiff competition when they represented CCS recently in dressage and show jumping.

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Down on the Farm  
7th July 2014

Join us on the Farm

If any parents have a paddock with a stable or shelter that we could use for lambing next year, or could help us build one, Mr Carr would love to hear from you. Or come along and help with the apple crop in the autumn.

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Rebecca Knight  
7th July 2014

CCS dance training leads to world-class dance school

Sixth-form student, Rebecca Knight, has been awarded a place at the elite Northern School of Contemporary Dance to study a Foundation Course in Contemporary Dance.

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Century of Service  
4th July 2014

Celebrating a Century of Service

This year sees the retirement of three staff whose careers collectively span almost 100 years. Miss Pratley joined the school in 1977 as a maths teacher and then went on to lead this department for more than 30 years.

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Year 7 Rugby Highlights  
1st July 2014

On the Ball: Rugby Season Report Year 7

Our Year 7 Rubgy Team had an eventful season. Squad member Lewis Mellor reflects back on the season and shares the highlights.

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Pull of Gravity  
1st July 2014

Pull of Gravity

Sixth form Physics students from across the region joined Chipping Campden School and experienced the Hollywood red carpet treatment as part of a pioneering programme designed to broaden their horizons in terms of career options.

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Amnesty group  
16th June 2014

One Goal for Amnesty in Brazil

With the international focus on the World Cup the CCS Amnesty group have been looking at many news stories featuring recent protests in Brazil.

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History Trip 2014  
16th June 2014

Medieval Realms : History Fieldtrip Report

Year 10 GCSE history students headed out to Gloucester Cathedral and the impressive remains of Hailes Abbey to undertake fieldwork at these ancient sites.

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Chemistry club  
16th June 2014

Fantastic Four Make Chemistry : Chemistry Club Report

Henrietta Nicholls, Samuel Bayliss, Matthew Lear, and Abbie Hurdiss were the fantastic four from CCS Chemistry Club who headed out to Birmingham University to take part in the The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry: a day of fun events held at universities departments across the UK and opportunity to take part in practical chemistry activities.

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Art Exhibition June 2014  
11th June 2014

A Level Exhibition 2014

Our AS and A-Level public art exhibition will take place this year on Thursday 3rd July, between 6pm and 8pm in the Chipping Campden School gym.

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Higher Ed Conf  
9th June 2014

Keeping mind and options open

Returning from their AS study leave Year 12 students headed straight in to the Higher Education and Employment Conference Programme. The annual event encourages students to keep an open mind as they begin planning and applying for their post 18 destinations..

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Phiz Lab  
9th June 2014

New Phiz Lab Unveiled

As part of a ground-breaking science venture funded by leading physics educational charity The Ogden Trust, Chipping Campden School has become the first secondary school in the UK to unveil a 'Phiz Lab' which will be used for science lessons for pupils from partnership primary schools across the region, and for teacher training for primary and secondary staff from across the UK.

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Monmouth 2014  
1st June 2014

Monmouth beckons DofE Bronze expedition

The sun shone and the rare prospect of rain free weekend beckoned as 30 Year 10 pupils headed out to Monmouth on their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award expedition

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skydive  
20th May 2014

Daredevil Skydivers

Three daredevil school friends took a leap of faith recently when they took on the challenge of a tandem skydive in aid of the local charity The Shakespeare Hospice.

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Literature Festival  
20th May 2014

River Detectives: GSCE Geography Fieldtrip Report

As a springboard for their GCSE coursework a group of over 50 year 10 Geographers headed out to Shropshire to conduct data collection at Carding Mill Valley in The Long Mynd.

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Literature Festival  
14th April 2014

CCS to host Literature Festival highlights

CCS is hosting a number of events as part of the forthcoming Chipping Campden Literature Festival (6th to 11th May) which feature some outstanding speakers not to be missed including Sir Max Hastings, Baroness Shirley Williams, best-selling author and Bosnian War correspondent Tim Butcher and young contemporary poet Owen Sheers.

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11th April 2014

Heritage award for WW1 project

CCS student first to be accepted for the Blockley Educational Trust Heritage Awards scheme for his proposed project focusing on the impact of WW1 on Blockley community.

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Equestrian April 2014  
9th April 2014

NSEA Show Jumping Competition, Summerhouse : Equestrian Team Report

The CCS squad were out competing over the Easter holidays. The NSEA show held at Summerhouse Equestrian Centre was very popular with over 150 competitors from more than 30 schools from across Avon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire taking part.

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Amnesty Group  
9th April 2014

Amnesty Group express solidarity with women in Afghanistan

CCS Amnesty Group has been supporting human rights defenders and expressing solidarity with woman in Afghanistan.

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Silver crest award  
9th April 2014

Passion for Science : Silver CREST Awards

Congratulations to 24 of our Year 12 and 13 students who have completed their Silver CREST Awards this term. They have turned from student to tutor as they stepped out into two of our feeder primary schools to pass on their passion for science and engineering.

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Ski Trip  
5th April 2014

Destination Kaltenbach: Ski Trip Report

Our first view of the hotel was stunning. The Ziller Valley is a spectacular 'U' shaped glacial valley (A* for Geography!!!) and bathed in sunshine on our arrival day! Shorts and tee-shirts were the order of the day and with it the first worry for the party leader - is there any snow? We need not have worried.

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Cancer Research  
2nd April 2014

Pride of CCS

An inspirational student from CCS who is raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research by running the London Marathon was given a special honour at the recent Pride of Stratford awards.

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1st April 2014

Insider's Guide to the Loire: French Homestay Trip Report

The annual French Homestay gave students the opportunity to experience the best of the Loire Valley with host families giving them the inside knowledge on the best markets to browse and places to visit.

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1st April 2014

Talented physics student recognised

Congratulations to CCS student David Rees, Year 11, who is one of just 26 students nationally to have been awarded a place on a prestigious physics-based residential course that has been commissioned by The Ogden Trust.

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31st March 2014

Maths Whizz Kids

A team of 30 of our most talented mathematicians recently put their individual skills to the test when they took part in the UK Mathematical Trust's Intermediate Challenge - the UK's biggest national mathematics competition.

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28th March 2014

Play Time at the RSC

A large group of students headed out to the world-famous RSC Theatre to watch the company perform Wendy and Peter Pan. Even more exciting was that former Chipping Campden School student, Brodie Ross, was playing Michael - Wendy's younger and slightly nerdy brother.

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Floorball tn  
27th March 2014

Cotswold Floorball League: Girls' Final Match Report

Both teams were at full strength for the girl's final. Bourton on the Water dominated the qualifying stages and felt confident going in to the final against a Willersey side which was nearly a year younger on average – but little did they realise of what was to come.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award  
24th March 2014

CCS licensed to run Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

DofE remains as popular as ever with over 130 students participating in the three award levels. CCS has now been approved as an independent licensed organisation to run the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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equestrian  
23rd March 2014

NSEA Show Jumping Competition : Equestrian Team Report

A great group of girls made the trip to Bromyard on Sunday 23rd March to take part in the NSEA Inter-Schools Show Jumping Competition. As usual, the show was very popular with over 160 competitors from more than 40 school teams.

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London calling  
17th March 2014

London Calling : Art and Textile Student Trip Report

The trip to London gives art students an opportunity to study the work of artists first hand. This experience is a vital part of their A-Level course and develops their understanding of art in a wider social context. For the textiles students at GCSE and A-Level, the benefit of seeing important cultural works from a range of societies develops their awareness of textiles approaches in different parts of the world and provides inspiration in developing their coursework themes.

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Roman Holiday  
March 2014

Roman Holiday : History and Geography Students’ Trip Report

Sixth formers say Ciao to Italy as they explore the key historic and geographic sites and bring their coursework to life.

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14th March 2014

Musical Extravaganza : Spring Concert

CCS will be staging its ever popular Spring Concert on Monday 24th March featuring a jam packed programme of all top bands and soloists.

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Arch Dig 1  
14th March 2014

History Rediscovered

History students jump at the chance of meeting some real archaeologists and observing their work right here in Chipping Campden.

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13th March 2014

Cotswold Floorball League: Results Update

The latest round of play offs saw another close set of matches amongst our cluster of primary schools with high scoring matches and some controversial decisions.

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Careers Lab  
11th March 2014

Secrets to successful career planning revealed

Ambassadors from some of the UK's leading businesses urge students to think big in their career decisions. Over 200 pupils learned first-hand this week what it takes to have a successful work life from some of the country's top businesses.

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Sir John Beddington  
10th March 2014

Sir John Beddington visits Chipping Campden School

UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser from 2008 until 2013, and Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial College London, Sir John Beddington visited Chipping Campden School this week to speak to students as a part of an inspiring General Studies programme designed to offer pupils a unique insight into the careers of leading figures and provide opportunity to have a dialogue with them about important global issues that might impact future generations.

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Ogden Trust Lecture  
6th March 2014

Controversial lecture attracts capacity crowd

Audience of over 300 flock to attend inspiring lecture by Director of National Space Academy at Ogden Trust’s hub School. Guest speaker, Mr Anu Ojha, captivated the audience with his engaging, entertaining and inspiring talk.

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World challenge  
4th March 2014

A whole world of challenging possibilities

A team of twenty-five students, and three of their intrepid teachers are now only five months away from a life-changing adventure to southern Tanzania. Part of the World Challenge programme, this trip started back in September 2012, when a group of Year 11, 12 and 13 students committed to completing a twenty month programme in preparation for the month-long educational trip.

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3rd March 2014

Fashion Flashback

Students experience how a performance is created from scratch, and experience the excitement of performing on stage.

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Art Exhibition  
24th February 2014

Art Students Shine

Sixth form Art students were invited to display their work at the annual Gallery at the Guild Schools' Exhibition in Chipping Campden. The opportunity for the students to showcase their work has become one of the highlights of the Art Department's academic year.

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24th February 2014

Equestrian team make their eventing debut

Chipping Campden School Equestrian Team made their debut appearance at the Arena Eventing Competition being run by the National Schools' Eventing Association on Friday 21st February.

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BITE  
5th February 2014

Budding bakers enjoy sweet taste of success

Chipping Campden School hosts The Great Bake Off. Twenty-five contestants aged between 11 and 18 years passed through the qualifying rounds to come together for the ultimate baking challenge. The budding Cotswolds cooks rose to the challenge as the heat turned up in the kitchen and they got to work.

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5th February 2014

Annual Ogden Trust Public Lecture

School to host controversial science lecture looking in to conspiracy theories including those surrounding the Apollo Moon landings.

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30th January 2014

Chipping Campden School Makes the Grade

Chipping Campden School among the best achievers in the country according to the latest GCSE school league tables.

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22nd November 2013

Taking Charge at Hidcote Gardens

As part of the Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day, CCS was invited to National Trust's Hidcote Gardens to take over the running of their Enchanted Gardens event for the day. Year 8 students took charge with roles in catering, reception, retail and as guides in the gardens.

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November 2013

Enterprising Entrepreneurs Collaborate with Coventry University

In collaboration with Coventry University twelve Year 11 students participated in an Enterprise Gifted & Talented Day focused on the development of business plans related to the production and sale of dried fruit.

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October 2013

Talented Geographers Construction Challenge : Student Report

Working in teams acting as development companies twenty five Year 9 Geographers pounded the pavements of Chipping Campden in October and took part in a Gifted and Talented Geography Day.

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Flying start tn  
October 2013

Flying Start Challenge : Student Report

Through our partnership links with GE Aviation an opportunity came to CCS for students to take part in the Flying Start Challenge. Now in its 11th year the challenge is open to schools across the South West and helps develop science and engineering skills. Year 9 took on the challenge and 20 of the top Design Technology and Science students were chosen to take part.

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October 2013

Guten Tag Bonn : Foreign Language Students’ Trip Report

A group of 40 students set off for Bonn in Germany on the annual German Homestay. The trip gave them the rare opportunity to live with a German family where they were immersed in the language and had the opportunity to venture out to experience the culture.

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CCS Equestrian Club

This Club has recently been reformed for students interested in training and competing for Chipping Campden School at National Schools Equestrian Association events, which are held throughout the year.

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School Production 2013

"Feathers in the Snow", a new play by Philip Ridley, is our latest senior school production. Come and meet Shylyla, Blazerbird, the Sea Witch, Legless and many others. Follow their journeys through great happiness and terrible sadness.

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GCSE 'A Star' Gazing at Chipping Campden School

>Students' results have risen significantly this year at this already high performing school with many more celebrating GCSE achievement at A* and A.

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Another Outstanding Year!

Students at Chipping Campden School's Sixth Form were able to celebrate some of the best results the school has ever achieved with over 10% of the entire cohort achieving a full set of A grades.

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School Parent Online Survey

Since becoming Principal just over a year ago I have been keen to work with parents to explore and capture the school's many strengths and identify areas for further improvement. Given this, I should be grateful if you would read through the letter sent out via email on Tuesday 23rd April.

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Chipping Campden School project wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Chipping Campden School Charity has been awarded £30,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting two-year project to archive memories and memorabilia of former pupils and staff.

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Post-16 Transport Information

Application forms for post-16 educational transport must be submitted by the 7th of June 2013 to ensure that bus passes are available for the beginning of the new school year in September.

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SMA Trust

On the last day of the Spring Term fifty Year 10 students doing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award helped launch this year's 'Cotswold Way Challenge', organised by the locally-based SMA Trust - a charity that supports research into Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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AP Free School Consultation

Together with Cleeve School and Tewkesbury School, we have been seeking ways to develop our joint provision for students who find life in mainstream education difficult. We are now in a position to consult all our stakeholders on the proposal to open an Alternative Provision Free School in Tewkesbury, as a successor to our current provision.

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Masterclass in cooking at Chipping Campden School

‘Master Chef’ judge, Gregg Wallace visited Chipping Campden School on Tuesday 29th January, as part of the Chipping Campden ‘Bite’ Festival, which runs from 27th January to 3rd February.

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Chipping Campden School Public Lecture Wednesday 27th February 7.00pm

"Astrobiology: The Hunt for Alien Life"- Dr Lewis Dartnell (free tickets available from School Office). 'Astrobiology' is a brand new field of science. What actually is 'life' and how did it emerge on our own world? What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate? And where in the cosmos might we reasonably expect to find ET?

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GCSE PE Revision

Please use the link on the right to download a PDF document containing details of GCSE PE Revisions sessions to be held during Spring 2013.

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Year 11 Interim Grades

On Tuesday 15th January students in year 11 will be issued with interim grades based on their Mock exams and/or other assessments to date.

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GCSEPod is here!

GCSEPod has over 2,500 GCSE specific podcasts which you can watch online or download to your Apple, Blackberry or Android device. GCSEPod is FREE OF CHARGE to all Chipping Campden School students and staff...

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Bags to School charity collection

Please continue to collect over Christmas and the New Year

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Godspell a roaring success

Our latest production hit the boards on November 28th and recieved a great reception for the audience over the four nights the production ran for.

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Godspell tickets are on sale now

Our latest production will be hitting the boards from November 28th, don't miss this spectacular event. Book your tickets now and bring along all of your family and friends to enjoy the show.

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Chipping Campden’s 2012 World Challenge Expedition to India

On the 10th July this year seven intrepid students and myself set off for Chipping Campden Schools first ever World Challenge expedition. The students left the relative calmness and tranquillity of the Cotswolds aside for a month, and replaced it with the hustle and bustle of life in the sub-continent.

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Chipping Campden students reach for the stars - A*

Students at Chipping Campden School are to be congratulated on this year's GCSE and Diploma achievements. Despite a cohort of wide ranging abilities, 83% of students achieved 5 or more A* - C grades. Most notable among these were the achievements of Matthew Dean.

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Double Exposure

An exhibition of AS and A-Level art in the school gym on the 29th June 2012. The exhibition starts at 7.00pm and is open until 9.00pm.

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Alice Through The Looking Glass 2012

This is our third promenade production at this wonderful location involving Drama, Art and Dance. Tickets are available for Wednesday 4th July from school but tickets for Friday 6th July can only be purchased from Hidcote. Please be sure to specify a time. We look forward to seeing you at this magical event!

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An Evening of Passion for Fashion

On Friday May 11th the Chipping Campden School Parents Association held their second amazing Fashion Show!

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Saturday Workshops

The event was designed as a fundraiser for the CCSPA but more importantly we hoped to offer people the chance to come and work in our lovely old school, forging stronger links with the community, encouraging creativity and sharing the expertise present within the school.

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