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The Festival of Passover

21st March 2018

This term, Y1 have been learning about the traditions and festivals of the Jewish religion. This week we had a wonderful visit from Mrs Sterling-Martin who told us all about the festival of Passover. She explai...

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Spring Music Recital Triumph

21st March 2018

Our Upper School Spring Music Recital was as one parent kindly wrote to tell me, ‘a triumph’ and I don’t think that I could have summed it up better myself. St Mary, the Boltons, is a very spe...

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2nd Place at The London Regional Fencing Championships

18th March 2018

Well done to Freya (Year 6) for coming second in the London Regional Fencing Championships! She is now through to the British Youth Championships which will take place in Sheffield in May.

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Year 3's Silent Movies Premiere

16th March 2018

Year 3 were very excited to attend the premiere showing of the Silent Movies they have been working on this term. Year 3 parents were given an exclusive opportunity to meet the stars during our annual “St...

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Winning at The Heathfield Swimming Gala

14th March 2018

On the 14th March, Glendower participated in The Heathfield Swim Gala. After swimming the individual races, we found out that we all made the individual race finals. We swam even quicker in the finals and all d...

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A Visit to The Globe Theatre

14th March 2018

Year 6 visited the Globe Theatre to take part in a ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ workshop and to see the matinee performance of the play. We started of the day with an intriguing workshop informing us of...

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Dentist Visit for Reception

13th March 2018

On Tuesday, the 13th of March, Reception 1 and 2 had a visit from Lara’s mum who is a dentist. Mrs Mirza taught us about eating and drinking healthy foods, and we also talked about the type of food that c...

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Just Some of Book Week Fun Highlights

12th March 2018

‘Books are a uniquely portable magic.’ Stephen King Our Book Week topic this year was ‘Read Around the World’ so the girls spent the week exploring a range of wonderful stories from far...

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Chess Tournament at Glendower

12th March 2018

On Monday 12th March the school hosted the annual Wallace Chess Girls’ Tournament. Glendower was able to enter teams in both the Seniors and the Juniors. We were joined by teams from Sarum Hall, South Ham...

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A Royal Treat

12th March 2018

  Congratulations to Aishwarya (Reception) who had a very proud moment when attending the Royal Commonwealth Service on 12th March at Westminster Abbey, as special guests from Arunima Kumar Dance, where sh...

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1st Place Swimming Record

11th March 2018

Congratulations to Veronica Venuti who has been winning more swimming medals, this time at the Middlesex Development Meet in Enfield on the 10th and 11th of March. Veronica swam in what is considered the toughe...

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Swimming in the Middlesex County ASA Spring Development Meet

10th March 2018

Congratulations to Amelie (Year 4) who swam in the Middlesex County ASA Spring Development Meet. This event is spread over three days - 10 March, 11 March and 17 March. Her results from her three races on the 1...

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Take One Picture

9th March 2018

   Once again, Glendower have taken part in the National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’ project. ‘Take One Picture’ is the National Gallery’s countrywide scheme for p...

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Book Aid International

9th March 2018

Thank you so much for your generous book donations this week. We have collected an array of beautiful children’s books that I am sure will be much appreciated when we send them on to a school in Ecuador. ...

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Glendower Football Club Match

7th March 2018

On Wednesday the 7th of March Glendower football club went to White City for a match against Pembridge Hall. After a quick warm up the reds and greens were on the pitch. All of the games were very close.The red...

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Fun at Kew Gardens

5th March 2018

Our Book Week project was based around the healing plants of the rainforest, so a trip to Kew Gardens was the ideal way to end the project. The girls started the day by visiting the Marianne North Gallery to vi...

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Another Book Review Publication

5th March 2018

A big well done to Francesca (Year 5) for having her book review of ‘The Letter for the King’ by Tonke Dragt published in the current issue of Scoop Magazine. What a great achievement! Mrs Cadenhead

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Bletchley Park At Glendower

27th February 2018

  The Glendower girls were very excited to be code breakers when Bletchley Park visited Glendower. Unlike many other historical artefacts, the girls were very lucky to have had the opportunity to touch and...

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More Swimming Medals Victory

24th February 2018

Congratulations to Veronica (Year 5) who had another successful weekend of swimming, this time in the Ealing Regional Qualifier meet. Veronica won 9 medals of which 5 were gold in the 9/10age group (400m Free, ...

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Swimming Achievement at Aldershot

24th February 2018

Congratulations to Allegra and Olivia (Year 6), who swam at Aldershot on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February. Allegra achieved anew personal best in both the 100 freestyle and 50 fly events, and both girls h...

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Poetry Recital Competition

23rd February 2018

The Poetry Recital Competition was a huge success again this year. Every girl in the school learnt, practised and performed their chosen poem in class throughout the week and they should all be very proud of th...

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Year 6 Result Success

22nd February 2018

Many congratulations to all our Y6 girls for another bumper set of 11+ results! This year we have won 14 Academic, Sports and Art scholarships to many different schools and I would like to say a special ‘...

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1st Place in Kitzb├╝hel

18th February 2018

Congratulations to Natalia (Year 5) who won 1st place in the downhill slalom ski race in Kitzbühel over half-term!        

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Medals at the Surrey County Swimming Championships

18th February 2018

During half term Maddie (Year 6) was at the London Aquatics Centre, home of the 2012 Olympic swimming competition, where she participated in the Surrey County Swimming Championships in the Girls 10-11 age group...

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Westminster Abbey Performance

16th February 2018

It gives me great pride to share that my dance institution (Arunima Kumar dance company) was selected to represent India and we performed an Indian classical dance at The Westminster Abbey altar on the 16 th of...

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Young Shakespeare Company Workshop

5th February 2018

The Upper School had a wonderful time last week when attending our annual Shakespeare workshops! This highly anticipated event has been running for the past four years and Year 6 are our first group to have att...

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Book Review Feature In Scoop Magazine

5th February 2018

  A big well done to Georgia (Year 6)  for having her book review of ‘Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus’ by Dusti Bowling published in the current issue of Scoop Magazine. ...

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The Wasps Netball Training Camp

3rd February 2018

On Saturday 3rd February, the Glendower netball club had a training session with ex England player and head coach of The Wasps, Tamsin Greenway. We worked on centre passes, and changing directions quickly, whic...

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The Big Battery Hunt Recycling Pioneer

1st February 2018

The Big Battery Hunt is a recycling initiative run by the National Schools Partnerships and I am pleased to announce that Talia Levy (Year 3) has been selected as The Big Battery Hunt’s January Recycling ...

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Netball vs Norland Place

29th January 2018

Year 5 squad and club participated in a netball match against Norland Place and it was an enjoyable and exciting game. The team played extremely well in both attack and defence, with our shooting being particul...

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The Snow Queen Glendowerites

28th January 2018

  On Sunday evening, I attended a performance of the Snow Queen at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End which was put on by Francis Holland School, SW1. Several old ‘Glendowerites’ were perf...

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Road Safety Competition Winners

25th January 2018

Competition winners for this year’s Road Safety Calendar, Maya and Isabella (Year 5), were presented with their prizes by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Marie-Therese...

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Beauty Of India

25th January 2018

On Wednesday 25th January, Year 3 had an afternoon workshop on our Geography topic of India. We were very lucky to have three parents come in to talk to us about different aspects of India. Mrs Sanoke told us a...

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Learning To Be Resourceful At House Assembly

24th January 2018

During the third House Assembly, the House Captains and Deputies welcomed everyone and wished all a Happy New Year: happiness, good health, success and an understanding that everyone is not as privileged as we ...

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Winter Warmth Campaign

11th January 2018

A very big thank you to all our parents and our wonderful Parents Association for your generous contributions to the Winter Warmth campaign which raised £1,730.00. Last year, nearly £40,000 was dona...

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The Nutcracker Performance

13th December 2017

Congratulations to Georgiana and Parishi (Year 5) who are performing The Nutcracker at the charity fundraiser event with the English National Ballet. The event will be held at the Coliseum Theatre for a special...

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Health Poverty Action Charity Concert

12th December 2017

On the 12th of December the Senior Choir travelled to Putney High School to take part in a charity concert to raise money for Health Poverty Action. The girls gave an outstanding 15 minute performance and hugel...

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Christmas Concert

11th December 2017

Well done to all the girls. The Glendower Christmas Carol Concert at St Augustine’s Church on Monday was a huge success, and the singing was wonderful.    

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When Rudolph Lost His Shine

8th December 2017

The girls in Year 1 spent many hours rehearsing their play and the result was a fantastic performance with lively animated acting and wonderful singing. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will be s...

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Reception Nativity

8th December 2017

  On Friday the 8th of December both Reception classes performed brilliantly during their Nativity play ‘Sleepless Night’. We were so proud of their clear voices and beautiful singing and now ...

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Christmassy Friday

8th December 2017

All the Upper School girls had a great time on Friday afternoon with various Christmas activities! They went home laden with candle holders, snowman pictures and sand art patterns. Most girls couldn’t res...

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Age Concern Concert and Christmas Carols at Harrods

7th December 2017

I had the privilege of accompanying the Year 3&4 Junior Choir to St Cuthbert’s church where they sang to the elderly from the local community. It was very moving indeed and wonderful for them to have ...

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Making The World Better With A Sweater

7th December 2017

  "THANK YOU, GLENDOWER PREP SCHOOL FOR TAKING PART IN SAVE THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAYYour donation of £354 will help save children’s lives and make sure they get the things they...

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French Drama Performance

6th December 2017

The French drama club performed ‘Sept d’un coup’, a funny story about a poor but clever tailor who managed to achieve amazing things using his wit. Well done to Maya, Augustine, Chloe, Chiara,...

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Netball Camp with England Netball Star Sasha Corbin

2nd December 2017

On Saturday 2nd December Glendower held their very first Netball camp. We were so lucky and privileged to have an elite England netball star, Sasha Corbin coaching the girls. The camp began with a quick questio...

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Reception at The National Portrait Gallery

29th November 2017

Reception 1 and 2 visited the National Portrait Gallery for a workshop called ‘What is a portrait?’ We had a wonderful time exploring various portraits and discovering stories about the lives of sig...

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Glendower Christmas Bazaar

25th November 2017

"What can I say, the school was totally transformed on Saturday into a wintry, wonderland forest and then overnight, Santa’s elves transformed it back into something more recognisable! It was wonderful to...

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Veronica Wins 8 Gold Medals

25th November 2017

Congratulations Veronica! Veronica (Year 5) participated in her first official swimming meet at Hitchin Swim Centre, where she won 8 gold medals. This is a fantastic achievement and means she has qualified for ...

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London League Swimming Gala Round 1

24th November 2017

  "Congratulations to the girls who competed in Round 1 of the London Schools League Swimming Gala. This was a virtual gala, which means 19 different schools competed across 4 different galas and the swim ...

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Neal Zetter Author Visit

24th November 2017

On Friday 24th November, the poet Neal Zetter came to visit Glendower. He performed some of his comical poems to Years 2 and he held special workshops with Years 3 and 4. Year 3’s workshop was based on th...

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Mind The Gap

24th November 2017

  One Friday morning a London Underground tube driver invited lucky Clementine (Year 6) to sit in the front cabin for the entire journey to school and she got to make the famous announcements “mind ...

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Anti Bullying Week

17th November 2017

  On Friday, the girls were given the opportunity to express themselves by taking part in Odd Socks Day to mark Anti-Bullying Week. The theme of the campaign this year is “All different, all equal&rd...

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Chicks Have Arrived

16th November 2017

Last Thursday, we saw a chick hatch. It was amazing! We are lucky because we got to see the chick come out of the egg. He was so cute and very wet, we are going to call him Palmer Senior. We really like chicks ...

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Fresh Out of School

16th November 2017

On Thursday 16th November, the two Y3 classes went to the French Institute to watch “Fresh out of school”. This collection of short animated movies inspired by French poet Paul Éluard, is a j...

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Glendower Book Fair

16th November 2017

  A big thank you to everyone who supported our annual book fair. The Glendower book fair is an important event on the school calendar, it promotes interest in reading and book ownership as well as provid...

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Tout en haut du monde at South Kensington Kids Festival

13th November 2017

The Y5’s took part in the first event of the South Kensington Kids Festival. They went to the French Institute to watch “ Tout en haut du monde “, a French film about a young brave Russian gir...

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The Many Adventures of Paddington Bear

12th November 2017

Year 2 had a very exciting trip to the cinema to see Paddington Bear 2! In English, we have been learning about stories set in familiar settings and we enjoyed seeing Paddington’s adventures all over Lond...

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Victorian Studies

10th November 2017

As part of our Humanities topic on The Victorians, Year One had a fantastic trip to Leighton House Museum and Linley Sambourne House. The girls found out about the Victorian times and even met a real life Victo...

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Mia et le Migou Screening at the French Institute

9th November 2017

On Thursday 9th November the two Y4 classes went to the French Institute to watch “Mia et le Migou”, a French animation movie with English subtitles. The film was a great opportunity for the girls t...

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Rush Hour Concert

9th November 2017

  On Thursday 9th November, we hosted our first rush hour music concert for girls in the Upper School. Hopefully, this will be the first of many. It was lovely to see so many girls having the confidence an...

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