News & Events

Year 7 and 8 Camp 2021

31st October 2021

Finally, after a long wait due to the pandemic, we were able to camp again!! This event seemed especially desirable this year, following 18 months of bubbles, lockdowns and so many restrictions preventing us to create some true bonding moments with our friends and colleagues. Now we had the ideal opportunity in a safe outdoor… Read More »

Meet Dominic Jones Our Graduate Sports Coach

17th October 2021

Dominic has now been with us since the start of the school year. He has thrown himself into everything, the staff and children all love him and it seems like he’s always been here. We asked him a few questions about himself. What attracted you to the role at Skippers? I was firstly attracted to… Read More »

Year 6 Leaver Thanks His Teachers

10th July 2021

Skippers students are always given plenty of opportunities, especially with school trips. I don’t think some people realise how lucky they are to have these amazing teachers, who give us these wonderful experiences. We would like to thank Mr Leggett for arranging this year’s trips to Dorset for years 6, 7 and 8, even during… Read More »

Performing Arts Success

9th July 2021

We have continued to have some great success this term with more excellent exam results in both LAMDA and ABRSM Music Exams. Congratulations to all the pupils who took exams this term and achieved brilliant results. LAMDA Exams Verse & Prose Entry Level Oliver Clay – Distinction Millie Gebbie – Distinction Nell Harvey – Merit… Read More »

Meet our Nursery Team

30th June 2021

We’re delighted to be extending our Nursery provision to 48 weeks a year and have our brilliant team to work all year. Loraine Pincott, Nursery Manager Montessori Teaching Diploma, St Nicholas Montessori Centre, London Foundation Degree in Montessori Practice, Kent and Sussex Montessori Centre BA Early Childhood Development, Greenwich University Early Years Professional Status, Greenwich… Read More »

Fantastic Set of Results For Our Drama Students

28th May 2021

Drama at Skippers has had a very positive half term with great successes at the East Grinstead Festival and also fantastic exam results for our Trinity Drama students who have lessons with Mrs Pearson. It demonstrates the wonderful dramatic talent we have at Skippers and the department continues to go from strength to strength. Huge… Read More »

Unique Learners in Year 2

28th May 2021

So far, our Summer term in Year 2 has been fantastic. We dived straight into our child-led topic of ‘We Are Unique Learners’, and after many very interesting discussions with the class we decided to focus on ‘Animals Around The World’ as we discovered that our Year 2s (including Miss Page, Mrs Ellis and Mrs… Read More »

Collective School Efficacy

26th May 2021

This term we have been reviewing our teaching and learning, reflecting on our effect, identify as well as strengths and focus for development moving forward. It was important for SLT and myself that this was done collaboratively as recent evidence has demonstrated this has the biggest impact on pupils. It is important to clarify at… Read More »

What a Week for Year 6 in Dorset

26th May 2021

We certainly had better weather than in Five Ashes and the pupils certainly made the most of everything that the beautiful Dorset coastline has to offer. Day one included a fun time in a sloppy assault course style mud run followed by an afternoon on an inflatable water course where the excitement and pent up energy certainly… Read More »

Year 5 Make Simple Machines in Science

26th May 2021

Year 5 have been making simple machines as part of their science unit on forces. Their task was to create two simple machines that flowed into each other, and their inventions worked beautifully. The children used their creative skills to combine the machines and had opportunities to practise their resilience as they perfected the flow… Read More »