An Audience at the House of Lords

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The thought of speaking at the House of Lords would be a daunting prospect even for the best public speaker. Not so for Jemima Browning at the tender age of only 16 years. The Year 11 student just takes everything in her stride to promote sport for all, no matter what the disability of the […]

Eleanor Strikes Gold with Viking Coin Design

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Year 7 Tadcaster Grammar School student Eleanor Lombard has struck gold with her design. Eleanor, aged 12, entered a competition, along with hundreds of other children, to design a new coin to be sold at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York. The Jorvik Viking Centre, which had to close because of the severe floods of […]

Tadcaster Grammar School is a ‘Good’ School

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A recent visit by Ofsted has confirmed that Tadcaster Grammar School continues to be ‘Good’. “I am delighted that the inspection team found that the school continues to be ‘good’. This is wonderful news and something that everyone connected with TGS should be really proud of,” said Headteacher Martyn Sibley. “Rightly, the inspectors also gave […]

Poignant Words of War Told Through Poetry Competition

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Poignant words of war were told through poetry in an Inter-House competition. Year 9 students studied various war poems, including ‘Exposure’ and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen and Tennyson’s’ Charge of the Light Brigade’. The English Faculty then ran a competition to let students have a go at producing their own war poetry […]

Five Go To Oxford

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Five students from Tadcaster Grammar School have been offered places at Oxford University, with three offers coming from Brasenose College. Head Girl, Eleanor Dodd, is hoping to get the grades to study History at Brasenose and said she was “very surprised but really looking forward to it.” Eleanor, who is currently studying English Literature, History […]

Recognition, Awards and Honours

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Siblings at Tadcaster Grammar School were recognised for their amazing achievements and their contribution to the Community at an Awards Ceremony held recently. Will Browning, aged 14 and his sister Jemima Browning, who will be 16 this month, were delighted and surprised to be presented with trophies, £75 in vouchers and a personalised gym kit […]

Holocaust Letter Writing Competition

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It is not easy to write a letter as a Holocaust survivor when you are only 14 years old and this is 2013, but students from Tadcaster Grammar School did just that as part of a competition. Their accounts are both poignant and deeply moving and the winners are deserving of their prizes and accolades. […]

World’s Biggest Life-Saving Lesson

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“One Day You Could Save A Life”. This was the message given out to more than 100,000 youngsters across the UK, and in Australia, who took part in the world’s biggest life-saving lesson. European Restart A Heart Day 2016 involved 20,000 children from 106 secondary schools across Yorkshire alone, including Year 8 students from Tadcaster […]

“Once In A Lifetime Experience”

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Indonesia – A “once in a lifetime experience” was just that for eight students from Tadcaster Grammar School as they embarked on an expedition they will never forget. When an opportunity to visit Indonesia became available through Operation Wallacea, the students seized it and, even though the journey often took them out of their “comfort […]