Stories from The Olive Tree

Why are our GCSE results higher than average?

Today, GCSE results were published. These are the exams that every pupil at a British school, in the UK and internationally, must take at 16 years old. A pupil's results will stay with her/him for life: great GCSE grades open doors; poor GCSE grades limit future...

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...

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