Newsflash: Ewell Castle School joins HMC (The Heads' Conference) Association
We are delighted to announce that Ewell Castle School has been granted prestigious membership of HMC (The Heads' Conference) a leading association of independent schools, following a rigorous accreditation process during the Autumn term. This membership is in addition to our ongoing and much valued membership of The Society of Heads and IAPS. "HMC is a kitemark of global quality, innovation and excellence in education and high standards are expected of both schools and members ... Central to every HMC school is a commitment to the benefits of a holistic education experience: including academic excellence and exceptional co-curricular opportunities."
Independent Reviews and Useful Information
The Good Schools Guide
During July 2022, we were pleased to welcome The Good Schools Guide and premium online lifestyle publisher/local Surrey guide Muddy Stilettos to visit and review our School for their respective publications.
Please visit their websites to read their independent reviews in full. Whilst we are very pleased with them and believe they got the measure of who we are as a school, nothing beats an in-person visit, either during one of our planned open events or a private visit.
The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) has named Ewell Castle School the 472nd school to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award. The award is given in recognition of school-wide commitment to high-quality provision for more able learners, within the context of challenge for all.
NACE CEO, Rob Lightfoot, said "Ewell Castle School has worked successfully to attain the NACE Challenge Award. It has shown itself to be committed to developing an environment in which all learners are both challenged and supported to be the best they can be." The award is based on the NACE Challenge Framework, which sets out criteria for high quality provision for more able learners within a wider ethos of challenge for all. The framework is available as part of the NACE Challenge Development Programme - a suite of resources developed by NACE to help schools evaluate and improve their provision for more able learners.
Breakfast Bar (Senior School only)
We offer a Breakfast Bar each morning at the Senior School from 07.50am to 08.20am where pupils may purchase a range of breakfast items and drinks.
Daily Contract Lunch prepared and cooked fresh daily at the School is availabe at Chessington Lodge (for Nursery and Reception) and the Castle (for Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form pupils) and includes the following, (soup is not available at Chessington Lodge):
|Soup and bread
|Includes one meat or vegetarian/vegan option, vegetables/salad and potato/rice/pasta or a filled jacket potato, or a protein item with salad or two freshly made sandwiches/rolls/baguettes
|Just one dessert - either a hot or cold dessert or one piece of fresh fruit
Please see a sample menu below. The menu rotates every three weeks.
We currently offer freshly-cooked hot lunches to all our children from Reception through to Sixth Form.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS / GUARDIANS - There are an increasing number of students attending School who have a life-threatening allergy to nuts and nut products. In order to best ensure the safety of these students, we ask that all students refrain from bringing food to School which may contain peanuts or other kinds of nuts. One of the best forms of protection for all concerned, not only to safeguard from allergies but also for general hygiene, is to regularly wash hands before and after touching food. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Ewell Castle School Houses
When pupils join Ewell Castle School, they are put into one of four Houses named after local castles: Arundel, Bodiam, Carisbrooke and Dover. There are regular House and Inter-House activities and competitions. A pupil transferring from the Preparatory School will remain in the same House, as will siblings, where possible. House competition is principally of a sporting nature; however Chess, Music, Drama and Debating currently flourish. House meetings are held fortnightly. All members of teaching staff are assigned to a House and offer support to the Head of House with House activities. Pupils are expected to support their Head of House and House Captain in an appropriate fashion.
The House Co-ordinator is Mr A Oscoz
The Head of Arundel House is Mrs F Arganaraz. The House colour is green.
The Head of Bodiam House is Mr R Skinner. The House colour is blue.
The Head of Carisbrooke House is Ms E Harrison. The House colour is purple.
The Head of Dover House is Mr W Chipperton. The House colour is orange.