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 NEW LINK:  Figgy Pudding show presented by the Patesian Players – Mon 21st December @ 7.30pmfeaturing past and present Pate’s pupils, staff, parents and friends. An evening of music, comedy, dance and poetry. Bar opens at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 (adults) & £8 (under 18s) –please follow this link to reserve your tickets or call 07946 418552. 


  • House Art results
  • Sound of Music DVDs available – now £10
  • Alysha Bodman (Y12) – standing ovation at the National Youth Parliament debate
  • Sports Update
  • Forthcoming Events and Calendar Update
  • Hamper Scamper appeal
  • Donations of books and toys for German Christmas Market

In assembly this morning Hannah Gardner, Head of Art, awarded prizes to the winners of House Art 2016. The theme was ‘Elements’ and I hope many of you have had the opportunity to see the exhibition which his currently on in the Gallery. Many students took part, as usual, producing a huge array of talent and enthusiasm. Congratulations to Beaufort, for winning House Art for the first time in their history!

My congratulations to the whole of the cast, band and crew for a wonderful run of The Sound of Music last week, culminating in a great many nuns throwing their wimples into the air at the end of their final performance on Saturday night – even the band! It was a fabulous show and we have received many compliments from parents who were very impressed with the quality of the performances. I would like to thank parents for supporting the children with rehearsals and performance nights, which helped everyone to produce such a professional production. Thanks to Edward Derbyshire and Ellie Lane for all their hard work and expertise. It was quite amazing!

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Sound of Music DVDs will be ready for collection from the school’s reception desk from Monday 14th December. The cost of the DVD was advertised at £15, but the actual cost will be only £10 for this tech crew production. (£5 refunds will be returned on collection of the DVD.) Please follow this link for an order form.

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Congratulations to Alysha Bodman (Y12) who was selected to represent the South West to deliver a speech about the relevance of the Magna Carta at the despatch box in the House of Commons at a recent Youth Parliament debate to decide the UK Youth Parliament’s priority campaigns for 2016. Her speech focussed on Feminism and Gender Equality and she even received a standing ovation at the end! Please follow this link to read her article on our website. 

Sports Update:
On Tuesday the Y9 boys retained the U14 District Basketball Championship for Pate's. The 15 man squad were slow to start the opening match as they found their feet in their first ever basketball match. They quickly discovered the patience and control it would take to win and showed some quality finishing to win the first match with a 20-0 win v Chosen Hill School. The second match was a much closer affair as new players also took some time to settle into the game. With some nice late scores, Pate's were eventually 6-2 victors v Bournside. By the second half of the final game, Pate's really showed the fluid and skilful play we knew we were capable of, winning 18-6 against Balcarras. Throughout the tournament Pate's showed signs of some real class as well as very impressive strength in depth. Pate's now go on to the county tournament as Cheltenham representatives. Good luck to them in this as well as the league campaign.

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Forthcoming Events & Calendar Update:

A Night by the Fireside

A Night at the Fireside - Wed 9th December @ 7pm in PAB - a group of sixth formers has arranged an evening of Christmassy songs for you to enjoy in an informal setting over a glass of wine on Wednesday evening.  Please follow this link to buy tickets, which cost £3, all in aid of the students' chosen charity.  Please do come along and support them for what will be a low key and really enjoyable evening.

German Christmas Market – Sat 12th December 11am til 1pm
Carol Service – Wed 16th December @ 7pm at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham.
School finishes on Friday 18th December @ 12 noon (buses will arrive early)
Figgy Pudding show presented by the Patesian Players – Mon 21st December @ 7.30pm featuring past and present Pate’s pupils, staff, parents and friends. An evening of music, comedy, dance and poetry. Bar opens at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 (adults) & £8 (under 18s) – please follow this link to reserve your tickets or call 07946 418552. 


The students are planning a book and toy stall at next weekend's German Christmas Market and any donations of these second-hand items would be gratefully received - please either drop off in reception or bring along on the day. Thank you!

My thanks to all the parents who have completed the online questionnaire, and best wishes for a pleasant weekend. 

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master