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Ratcliffe at the Palace

On 13th October 2016, five Ratcliffians, Jenna Culpin, Joey Higham, Angharad Lloyd, Eve Marshall and Ololade Mosaku, arrived at St. James’ Palace to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and to meet the Duke of Edinburgh and the actor/singer, Matt Henry, who has recently received an Olivier Award. Matt was funny and interesting and gave sage advice about meeting…


Science House “Conkertition” 2016

On Friday 30th September 2016, a host of Ratcliffe students took part in the House Conker tournament, aptly named the “House Conkertition”. Students from all year groups in the Senior School, and staff, were invited to take part, and after over 50 duels, the winning House was De Lisle. The Champion student ‘conkerer’, however, was Ben Ashford of Emery, who…


Boarding Trip to York – Sunday 2nd October

A large group of boarders enjoyed fine weather on their day trip to York. York is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful historic cities in the U.K. On arrival, we walked around part of York’s Roman walls before students explored the various streets, sights and shops! Some of us also enjoyed a boat ride from one side of…


Go4SET Project Day – Costain Galliford Try.

On Tuesday 20th September, the 7 victorious students from last academic year’s Go4SET competition enjoyed a day out at the Costain Galliford Try site office, just off Junction 18 of the M1. The two construction giants, Costain and Galliford Try, are working together on the Smart Motorway All Lane Running Scheme, on the M1 from Junction 19 to Junction 16….