Scholarship News

During the spring term a number of senior pupils were sitting examinations to decide the outcome of transfer places to secondary schools.

Elysia Rougier (Y8) sat her Marlborough Scholarship assessment in March alongside fifty two other candidates. Unfortunately for her she succumbed to one of the many bugs that were ever-present last term. Lesser people might have capitulated and stayed in bed but to her enormous credit Elysia soldiered on and achieved some excellent results. Unfortunately she was not successful in securing an academic scholarship but she has qualified for top sets.

Holly Smith (Y8) took part in two weekend sessions of Scholarship assessment at Marlborough initially for Art and then for Sport. I am delighted to report that Holly was awarded the William Morris All Rounder Scholarship, which is awarded to pupils who show outstanding promise in two or more areas of school life. This is a fantastic achievement for Holly and is well deserved.

Elysia and Holly are the first pupils from Daneshill to achieve places at Marlborough College although I am sure more will follow over the coming months and years.

The Spiers brothers, Alex (Y8) and Cameron (Y6), both won awards to Pangbourne College. Alex for Sport and Cameron for Music. Another family success was shared by the Weedon twins, Megan (Y8) and Jessica (Y8), who both achieved Sports awards to Queen Anne’s, Caversham.

Ben Flynn (Y8) has won an all-rounder award to Sherfield School.

Lara Coppen Gardner (Y7) and Bella Horsfield (Y7) both passed 12+ entry to Downe House. Isobel Thomas (Y7) and Charlotte Wiltshire (Y7) have the offer of a 13+ place at St Swithun’s and Georgie Brooks-Ward (Y7) and Freya Withinshaw (Y7) have the offer of a 13+ place at Pangbourne College.

We congratulate all of our pupils and hope that their efforts will inspire others to similar successful outcomes this term.