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Bourton Art Festival Weekend

Please be aware that as part of the Bourton Arts Weekend, the following groups will be performing, so if your child is in any of these groups we ask that they are available at these times, if at all possible:

Friday 5th May (afternoon)

Pre-Prep Choirs; Junior Choir; Vox; Girls’ Chamber Choir

Saturday 6th May (morning)

Chapel and Training Chapel Choir; Rock Bands; Drama and LAMDA

Saturday 6th May (evening)

Rock Bands

Sunday 7th May

Ballet (morning)

Chapel and Training Chapel Choirs (5pm-9pm)

Choral Society  (5pm-9pm)



Art Competition

The art competition is open to all Prep and Pre-Prep pupils.

The theme for the competition is “The Seasons”.

This can be interpreted in any way.

You can make a 2D or 3D piece of work in any medium, but it must not measure more than 40 cms in any direction. A3 or A4 paper would be ideal, but of course it could be square.

The closing date for this competition is 24th  February.

You must put your name and year group on the reverse of the work and deliver it to Mr Minter or to the tray in Pre-Prep.

There will be prizes for the best work and the chance for it to be entered into the competition for The Bourton Arts Festival in May. The winning pieces will be shown alongside the professional exhibition in the Village Hall for Oxfordshire Artweeks.


Pinewood Choral Society

The Choral Society meet in the Theatre at Pinewood on a Thursday evening. This term we will be rehearsing Fauré’s Requiem for the inaugural Arts Weekend Festival on Sunday 7th May 2017.

Rehearsals take place at 6.30pm (unless otherwise specified) and are currently scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday 19th January

Thursday 26th January

Thursday 2nd February

Thursday 9th February

Thursday 23rd February

Thursday 2nd March

Thursday 16th March (Music Room 6pm-6:45pm)

We always welcome new members and would be delighted to hear from you!

Should you be interested in joining the Choral Society, please contact


Pre-Prep Jam Jar Request

Pre-Prep need a large number of Bonne Maman jam jars (see photo) for an upcoming art activity.  If you have any spare, we would be very grateful if you could bring clean, empty jars with no labels or lids to  the Pre-Prep Office as soon as possible.


Summer Holiday Diary Competition

This year the holiday diary competition will be open to Years 5-7. Keeping a holiday diary is a great way to remember your summer holidays, and it can become a precious keepsake in years to come.

Fill your diary with events from the day, drawings, photographs, postcards, even maps and ticket stubs. See if you can write an entry in a foreign language! Have a go at composing a poem, or fill us in on that week’s news. It is yours to do with as you like. Hand it in at the beginning of next term to be considered for the house Holiday Diary Cup and other prizes.

Any child that is seriously interested in doing a diary will be given a free hardback notebook to use. Remember, it is a commitment you make, so think it through before asking for a notebook. Tell your English teacher or Miss Gye by Tuesday if interested.