Stories from The Olive Tree

Year 9 Colonias: The Spanish Civil War

Year 9's colonias was a little different this year. After having studied the Spanish Civil War in History, the kids went on a two-day adventure in the Ebro of hiking, caving, finding hitherto undiscovered remnants of the war in the hills and trenches, visiting a...

Family Newsletter, Week 10

Dear families, Here we are in the last week of the school year. So much has happened in the last ten months. Pupils have all grown in all senses of the word, and now it is time to prepare for the long break. We very much hope to see you for some of our final week...

Family Newsletter, Week 8

Dear families, This week, we were treated to Year 6's lovely version of the classic story Oliver! We congratulate the pupils on their hard work in learning these classic songs, dances and lines. A great production! We have received some excellent essays as part of our...

Family Newsletter Weeks 7, 8 & 9

Dear families, Last week all pupils from Saplings to Year 9 enjoyed a residential stay away from home and school. They climbed, rowed, hiked, took care of animals and discovered historical sites and were outdoors most of the day, cementing their relationships in the...

Family Newsletter Weeks 6 & 7

Dear families, Last Wednesday we hosted a wild and wonderful performance in our theatre of the Institute of the Arts' Alice in Wonderland. Years 3 - 9 enjoyed some exciting physical theatre played by the students now completing their Acting BA at the institute. Forest...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 5 & 6

Dear families, We hope the half-term break was restful for your and your family. It was good to have the pupils back in school today full of spirit and engagement! A few notices for your diary for this coming half-term. A performance in our theatre: the IAB's Alice in...

4 Reasons Why Mixed Age Learning Works

As you are aware, our Saplings children range from 3 to 5 years of age. In order to ensure that all of our learners are being supported, stimulated and challenged, we split the children into small, personalised groups for Adult Led learning activities. These are...

Family Newsletter, Week 3

Dear families, Two fabulous sold-out nights of Bugsy Malone and one more tonight! The pupils of the Senior Musical Theatre Club put on a very polished performance, with beautiful acting, singing and dancing. And It was extremely funny- impeccable timing and delivery!...

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