Celebrations were in full swing on Friday to mark the coronation of King Charles III. All the girls came to school in non-uniform red, white and blue, some wearing crowns,…
Posted: 15th September 23
We were delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Independent Small School of the Year 2023’ by the Independent Parent Magazine. This was a real achievement to be shortlisted and recognises the hard work and dedication of our teachers and support staff who create a great learning environment for all our girls. Our 2023 destination schools are a direct result of this hard work, with our 2023 class achieving 18 scholarships between them, which is a fantastic achievement!
Posted: 23rd June 23
We were delighted to have been shortlisted as 1 of 4 UK education establishments for The Education Business Awards Catering Award. The criteria for this award was for ‘schools who can demonstrate a commitment to healthy eating and value for money through the provision of a first class catering service available to all students’. Despite not winning the award, we were overjoyed to receive a commendation for our school catering.
All the meals at Stormont are cooked onsite by our catering team using fresh ingredients. Our menu is changed weekly and new recipes and desserts are regularly added to provide a varied and balanced diet, and to encourage the girls to try new foods and flavours. Alongside our hot meals there is a stocked salad bar, daily deli specials and homemade soup. Homemade bread is always available, with a range of varieties available to the girls.
Our Stormont School Food Instagram page shows the range of food available and our daily meals, as well as videos showing how different lunches are made. Please take a look on @stormont_schoolfood to see what the girls (and staff) eat every day!
Posted: 9th June 23
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Education Business Awards School Catering Award! We are 1 of 4 UK education establishments to have been shortlisted, with the results being announced next Wednesday 14th June. The award is for ’schools who can demonstrate a commitment to healthy eating and value for money through the provision of a first class catering service available to all students’.
This is great recognition for the amazing work of our catering team, who work hard every day to produce fresh and nutritious meals on site. Our menus are varied and offer a wide range of tastes and flavours to encourage the girls to try new and interesting foods. Our daily homemade soup is always available with freshly made bread, alongside our salad bar which has basic salad items accompanied by a range of daily specials. We are excited to attend the awards ceremony next week in London and await to hear the results!
Posted: 9th May 23
Celebrations were in full swing on Friday to mark the coronation of King Charles III. All the girls came to school in non-uniform red, white and blue, some wearing crowns, tiaras and tutus! Our Stormont Parents’ Association (SPA) organised a crown competition for all girls to enter, and some of the entries were amazing! The competition was judged by our 2 Head Girls, and a prize was awarded to the best crown for Pre-Prep and Prep.
The afternoon excitement built as the girls eagerly anticipated their coronation party. The SPA had been busy decorating the Pearson Hall ready for the arrival of the girls and their parents with flags, streamers, bunting, and even a visit by (a cardboard) King Charles and Queen Camilla themselves! The girls were entertained by Mr Tickle with his magic tricks, plate spinning and unicycle skills, whilst feasting on homemade sandwiches, cakes, scones and biscuits made inhouse by our catering team.
We wish to thank all our parent volunteers who made the event happen, our families had such a great time and it marked the coronation perfectly. For more photos and videos of the day please visit our social media pages – Instagram @stormont_school, @stormont_schoolfood, and Facebook @StormontSchool.
Posted: 23rd March 23
We are delighted to announce our Year 6 destination schools and scholarship awards, and what fantastic results they are! This year our girls worked really hard with the support of the staff at Stormont, and we are pleased to confirm that the girls all got accepted into the schools they wanted, with girls being offered multiple places. This years destination schools are:
We also had a fantastic year for Scholarship Awards, with our girls being awarded 18 Scholarships between them! These are:
Congratulations to all our Year 6 girls for their results, they should be so proud of their achievements!
Posted: 23rd March 23
To continue our term’s theme of ‘Celebrating Women’ we were excited to welcome the ‘Women in STEM Ambassadors’ from McLaren to talk to the girls about engineering, science, and the amazing opportunities these subjects can bring. These women are involved in designing and testing supercars, and shared their knowledge with the girls. They talked about the details and the process of designing a supercar, thinking through the aerodynamics needed, the stress of speed and movement on parts of the car, the thermal dynamics, as well as safety.
The ambassadors set a challenge for the girls to design their own supercar, and, to help with inspiration, were given a tour of one of their McLaren designs! This was an interactive session, for which the girls were really engaged and very enthusiastic to learn about women in engineering. The girls had some creative ideas, and presented their designs to the Ambassadors, who chose a winner. All girls received a gift from McLaren, which was a lovely touch!
We are continually looking at different ways to inspire the girls for future career choices and opportunities that are on offer, including highlighting the importance of the STEM subjects. Thank you so much @mclaren for coming to visit us at Stormont School, we know you have inspired the next generation of women in STEM!
Posted: 10th March 23
What an amazing evening we had last night with our ‘Celebration of the Arts’ event! This is the second year we have held this event, bringing together all the arts that we offer at Stormont in one evening for our families to see what the girls are achieving. Families were treated to an art exhibition in our Pearson Hall, with a wide range of artwork, pottery, textiles and DT that the girls have produced this school year.
Across our music studio, Pre-Prep area and library our families were entertained by girls playing their musical instruments, ranging from piano, violin, guitar, recorder through to the African drums! A selection of girls showed their singing skills, either soloists, duets or trios. Our LAMDA class showcased their individual presentations, and some of our Year 5’s performing their English Speaking Board pieces which they have been practicing ready for their exam next week. We also had on display our salsa club, and some of our parents even joined in and had a go! How brilliant!
Finally, our sports hall was the scene of some of our dancing and gymnastics displays. Our Pre-Prep ballet class were excited to perform to parents, showing how much they have learnt in their ballet class this year. We were also treated to a gymnastics display from our Prep girls, culminating in our award winning girls showing their individual gymnastic routines.
We wish to congratulation all our girls for their contributions to the event last night. It was a fantastic celebration of everything the girls do at Stormont, from artwork, pottery, drama, singing, music, performing and more! We were delighted to share this with the families of the school, who were just as proud of their girls as we were! For more details of the event please visit our social media pages: Facebook – Stormont School, and Instagram: @Stormont_School and @Stormont_SchoolArts.
Posted: 10th March 23
Congratulations to our U11 athletics team who won first place in the Sportshall Athletics Partnership Finals this week! They now go through to the county finals later this month competing against other schools. We wish them the best of luck!
Posted: 14th February 23
Congratulations to our Year 6 U11 netball team who have made it to the finals of the IAPS National ‘Bee’ Netball Competition. ‘Bee’ Netball requires all players to rotate every half, meaning they had to play all positions throughout the tournament. On Friday 3rd February, our U11 Netball Team played in the regional round in Essex and were placed in a group with Kensington Prep, St Aubyn’s, Felsted and Chigwell. We won all of our games and made the quarter finals against NLCS. The girls met Kensington Prep again in the final, but this time narrowly losing by 2 goals. Finishing as Runners Up in the Cup Competition meant our U11 had qualified for the IAPS National Finals which will be held in Rugby in March! This was a superb result for a superb effort from our girls. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the parents and Miss Sobell who came to support us, we are very grateful to you all.
Posted: 14th February 23
To celebrate the ESFA School’s Football week our PE department led a week of footballing activities for girls across the school. Our Pre-Prep girls enjoyed the February sunshine and learnt football skills, practicing their kicking and dribbling technique.
The highlight of the week were our coaching sessions from ex-England and premiership league football players Jack Wilshere and Kieran Richardson for years 4, 5 and 6! We were excited to invite some boys from Lochinver House School to join us, which they were thrilled about! Year 5 had a brilliant session from Jack Wilshere who is an ex-England and Arsenal player and currently the Arsenal U18 Head Coach. In the session he used his experience to share valuable coaching, organising various football drills and ending with game play. The children all came away very inspired to learn more about the game.
Years 4 and 6 were excited to have Kieran Richardson run a coaching session with them. Kieran is an experienced player, having played for England, Manchester United, Sunderland, Fulham and Aston Villa. He ran a great coaching session for the girls and Lochinver House School boys, sharing with them his knowledge and tactics which culminated in games in which they practiced things they had learnt.
The girls are also entering designs for the front cover of ‘The Women’s Football Magazine’, with the hope of getting their design published on an edition later this year.
We would like to thank Jack and Keiran for their time, coaching tips, and their inspiring words to the future generation of both women’s and men’s football! If you would like to see videos and photos of the coaching, these are available on our sports instagram page @stormont_schoolsports.