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  • Sixth Form Play - Coriolanus Wed-Fri 3-5 February @ 7pm
  • Britten's St Nicolas at our Choral Concert (@ All Saints, Pittville) on Tues 9th February @ 7.30pm
  • Cheltenham Pate’s Theatre Festival – 17-20 February 2016 (programme update here)
  • Willans LLP to sponser Pembroke house from September
  • Look out for our Youth Health Champions
  • Calendar update
  • Upcoming Trips
  • Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers
  • Driving car onto school site
  • Thanks to sixth form helpers for a successful open evening

In assembly this morning the sixth form showed us a gritty scene from Coriolanus, which they are performing next week – click here to watch the trailer.  As always with the sixth form play it will be a very visceral piece of theatre to challenge the senses. We have around 50 students taking part, all have been enjoying the experience of putting together a play in a fortnight, plus with an ingenius set design and modern soundtrack. Please do come along and enjoy this unique spectacle – expect some surprises!  Sixth Form Play - Coriolanus Wed-Fri 3-5 February @ 7pm – Tickets are now on sale (here) or over the counter at main reception and cost £6 (adults) & £4 (students). There will be a PA bar. 

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Cheltenham Pate’s Theatre Festival – 17-20 February 2016 – programme update: More workshops have been added to the programme of 16 shows & workshops in 4 days.  Please click here for full updated programme and links to ticket sales website. We are excited to be hosting the inaugural Cheltenham Pate’s Theatre Festival, taking place in the Performing Arts studio at Pate’s over half term – come along ane be a part of it! Follow the link to see our programme of professional touring shows and workshops (here) – all lasting no more than one hour. Ticket prices are between £5 & £8 and are available on the school website via Ticketsource (here) or over the counter at main Reception.

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Please don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Britten's St Nicolas at our Choral Concert (@ All Saints, Pittville) on Tues 9th February @ 7.30pm.  This very engaging piece tells the story of St Nicolas (Sainta Nicolas...) who legend tells became known as Father Christmas. For this concert we are absolutely delighted to be joined by internationally renowned tenor James Gilchrist ( It is wonderful that he has been able to fit us in to his schedule and I very much hope that you will be able to join us for this special occasion. Boys Choir, Girls Choir and Chamber Choir will also be performing other items in the concert. Tickets cost £8 (adults) & £5 (students) and are available to buy on the school website (here), or over the counter at Reception, as well as on the door on the night.

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As we prepare to welcome a fifth house to our school, we are delighted to announce that Pembroke house’s sponsor will be Gloucestershire law firm, Willans LLP. Situated in Cheltenham’s Imperial Square, it is one of the longest-established law firms in the county – it will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year. Willans is an accredited, leading firm of solicitors which is known for providing commercial businesses, private individuals, charities and not-for-profit organisations with expert, practical and personal service. It has a strong connection to Pate’s as a number of its lawyers are former pupils, and many staff are parents of current or former students of the school. Pate’s, and Pembroke in particular, are very grateful to Willans for its support. For more information about Willans, please visit

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Congratulations to Year 9 students Millie Davies, Willow Digweed, Dinula Gomes, Nida Jameel, Sarosh Khan, Eve Knowles-Jackson, Eva Macdonald, Jasmine Meaden, Hannah Simpkins and Sandra Vinod, who are the school’s newly trained Youth Health Champions. Their brief is to help educate and advise the school community on healthy eating and behaviour and they have wasted no time in advertising what they are all about. They are soon to appear in an assembly near you - more from them soon!

Calendar update:
House Swimming Gala (Heats) - Tuesday 2nd February (12-3pm)
Sixth Form Play - Coriolanus - Wed-Fri 3-5 February @ 7pm. Tickets cost £6 (adults) & £4 (students) – click here for tickets or buy over the counter at Reception
Choral Concert (@ All Saints, Pittville) - Tues 9th February @ 7.30pm - Tickets cost £8 (adults) & £5 (students) – click here for tickets or buy over the counter at Reception.
House Swimming Gala Finals – Wednesday 10th February (9.15-11.45am)
School finishes for half term – Friday 12th February @ 3.35pm
CHELTENHAM PATE’S THEATRE FESTIVAL 17-20 Februaryprogramme here
INSET Day – Monday 22nd February (no students in school)
Students return to school – Tuesday 23rd February

Upcoming Trips:

  • 1st Feb 16 – A Level Physics Trip – Birmingham Town Hall
  • 4th Feb 16 – Business Studies /;Economics – Coca Cola – South West Regional Final
  • 6th-13th Feb 16 – A Level Spanish Work Experience
  • 5th - 23th Feb 16 – German Work Experience

Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers are once again available to collect when you shop in store and there is a collection box in school’s main reception for these if you are able to send any in for us. This is a great scheme which provides us with free sports equipment to use in school, depending on how many vouchers we are able to collect. Let’s get collecting - thanks from the PE Department for your support.

noentry1.jpg-pwrt3 Copy Please do not enter the school via the no entry gates (Performing Arts entrance) as this is hazardous and causing us some concern. If cars are coming onto the school site in the afternoons at pick-up time they should  enter through the main gates to (the left of school) and follow the road round to the left, where there is a through route and a further open gate on Oldbury Road. Thank you your help in this.

Finally I would like to thank the sixth form students for turning out in great numbers on Tuesday evening to meet families who might be considering joining Pate’s sixth form next year. I have no doubt they made a great  impression – whether in departments, on tour, selling cakes, or helping people park their cars - and will have persuaded many students to aim high so that they can join Pate’s and follow in their footsteps. There is no  better advert for the school – thank you!


Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master