Category Archives: Senior School & 6th Form

Senior School and Sixth Form News

Sports Report – 16th April

1st XV It is a rare occurrence for a sportsman to be nominated Player of the Match based on one moment of excellence but, on this occasion, George Morgan Jones was rightly awarded the accolade due to one successful penalty kick – the last kick of the game – to win the County Plate competition 10-7. Welbeck negated the effect…


Homestay Visit to Nice 25 – 31 March 2018

In the Easter holidays 22 students from Years 10-13 set off for the south of France to improve and perfect their French. Arriving in Nice airport, we were greeted by warm sunshine and our host families for the week, who looked after us and made delicious home-cooked food. Every morning the students attended intensive French lessons, where they practised and…


INSPIRE: Quantum Mechanics and What ‘Stuff’ is made of

  On the evening of Wednesday 17th April, Joe Mayes and Chris Wallis, third year undergraduates studying Physics at the University of Leicester, each gave thoroughly engaging presentations as part of Ratcliffe’s INSPIRE programme, on the topics of Quantum Mechanics and What ‘Stuff’ is made of. Joe’s confident and inspirational presentation entertained the 34 strong audience with a sweeping account…


Condover Hall Netball Trip

Twenty two Year 7 and Year 8 girls made the trip down to Condover Hall, Shropshire, to compete in a tournament against other schools and clubs.  The girls were split into 3 teams and asked to give themselves a team name.  From this activity, the ‘Bunk Beds’, ‘Cheeky Nandos’ and ‘Crispy Bacon’ transpired, much to the girls’ amusement.  After a…