Category: Year 5 – 8

What is Character Education?

20th March 2024

The measures of a quality education extend far beyond academic attainment and exam results. However, many schools often neglect Character Education as a vital part of a child’s educational experience. But what is Character Education and why is its importance greater than ever in our rapidly changing world? What is Character Education? Character Education refers… Read More »

Elisabeth Lineker Feels Welcomed and Privileged to be a Member of the Skippers Family

20th March 2024

I truly believe my few months at Skippers have been the most enjoyable of my working life to date.  I immediately recognized the school’s remarkable warmth on my first visit and I am pleased to say that my first impressions were not wrong.  Skippers is a special place, with wonderful children and a friendly, collaborative… Read More »

The Importance of the Senior Years at Skippers

20th March 2024

“ Most importantly for me, I was able to just enjoy the extra couple of years spent with teachers I had known for the majority of my life and my friends” Molly C, ex-Skippers pupil. Deciding on the next chapter of your child’s educational journey can conjure up a range of emotions for you, and… Read More »

Digital Safety Advice

20th March 2024

This newsletter piece is a good opportunity to share digital safety advice and reminders from some of the courses that staff have attended and some of the safeguarding newsletters that we receive. Online games play an increasing part in the lives of the children in school so I have included the following: An excellent resource… Read More »

Years 7 and 8 Take Part in Model United Nations Workshop run by Bede’s

19th March 2024

Pupils in the senior years have fully immersed themselves in enriching learning opportunities this term. Notably, Year 7 & 8 participated in a Model United Nations workshop run by the Humanities team at Bede’s along with a few familiar faces of past pupils who lent their support and expertise!  The pupils delved into researching the… Read More »

U11 Cricketers

15th June 2023

The U11 cricket team have had a very busy week, playing in two cricket tournaments: Brighton Pelican Cup and Tonbridge Only Connect. They played some fantastic teams, who tested our players to breaking point. They shouldered the challenge well, aggresively running between the wicket when batting, varying the bowling to tease out wickets and catches… Read More »

Up and coming writers

8th June 2023

    Congratulations to Jasper, Kiki, Grace, Molly, Leila and Lizzie who have all had articles published in the 2023 edition of Mind’s Eye Prep! The magazine celebrates the interests and writing talent of pupils at prep schools and is produced by The King’s School, Canterbury. We are very proud of the articles written by… Read More »

World champions in our midst!

9th May 2023

Huge congratultions to our Irish Club who took part in the World Championships in Kilarney, Ireland on 13th and 14th April. 1st place in the World and Gold Medals for Grace Nash and Martha Bootland with Grace coming 5th Overall and winning a coveted World Championship Globe Trophy and Sash. Martha also came 3rd in… Read More »