School News


1st Oct, 2020

European Day of Languages

The corridors of Pre-Prep have been ringing with the exchanges of different languages among the children this week as our European Day of Languages, usually celebrated on 26th September, extended over several days with a variety of activities linked to the topic of languages.


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23rd Sep, 2020

Form 2 Visit Cogges Manor Farm

Form 2 boys spent an exciting and most informative day at Cogges Manor Farm. The morning was jam-packed with activities, such as wool carding, weaving and even milking a cardboard cow and making butter.


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10th Jul, 2020

Speech Day 2020

After a largely virtual Trinity Term, the year ended with a virtual concert and Speech Day.


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7th Jul, 2020

House Music Competition 2020

On 25th and 26th June, the boys in the Prep School put on an extraordinary display of musicianship and technological wizardry, with our first ever Virtual House Music Competition.


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3rd Jul, 2020

Crazy Hairstyles to Raise Money for A Rocha

On his last day at Christ Church Cathedral School, Alex, a Cathedral Chorister in Form 8, sported his craziest hairstyle yet - six spiky buns.


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22nd May, 2020

The Great CCCS Cup Song Challenge

In order to stay busy (and entertained) during lockdown, the boys in Prep and Pre-Prep were challenged to learn the ‘Cup Song’ routine from hit movie ‘Pitch Perfect’.


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11th May, 2020

Soundabout Inclusive Choir Helps Overcome Isolation

Soundabout Inclusive Choir, the Oxford-based choir for people with special needs and their families, which CCCS’s fundraising helped launch last year, is reaching tens of thousands during lockdown.


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7th May, 2020

Eight Tips for Powerful Practice

To encourage boys to get the most out of their musical instrument practice during lockdown, Ms Biddell, our Director of Music, has come up with eight helpful tips. She is delighted to hear from boys about how they are getting on – and no doubt that will be all the better for her useful advice below.


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5th May, 2020

Our School Counsellor, Catriona Wellesley, gives her Tips for Surviving Lockdown

Assembly on the Theme of Hope and Tips for Surviving Lockdown by Catriona Wellesley, CCCS School Counsellor.


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4th May, 2020

More Than Half of This Year's Leavers Win Music Awards

Warmest congratulations to the nine boys in Form 8 who have won music awards to their senior schools.


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1st May, 2020

Providing a Safe Risk-Taking Environment

Nicky English, our Head of Nursery, talks about how children learn in a safe risk-taking environment:


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24th Apr, 2020

Arabella Wins 80 Plants for Nursery Garden

Arabella has won 80 plants for the Nursery garden after entering a painting in an M&S competition. Four-year-old Arabella is excited about bringing the seed pots to Nursery and planting the plants in the garden once lockdown is lifted.


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15th Apr, 2020

Pavilion Obtains Planning Permission

Christ Church Cathedral School is delighted to announce that it has obtained planning permission to build a new pavilion on its playing field on Christ Church Meadow.


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27th Mar, 2020

Virtual CCCS

Despite the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus outbreak, education continued this week at Christ Church Cathedral School. 


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20th Mar, 2020

On Tour

Just as 1916 was known as the Year without Summer this term seemed set to become the Hilary with no Play...


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5th Mar, 2020

World Book Day

Some staff and pupils at CCCS used World Book Day as an opportunity to dress up as a character who has links to the School. Several children came as Harry Potter and one as Severus Snape - a nod to the fact that the Great Hall at Christ Church was the inspiration for Hogwarts.


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2nd Mar, 2020

Animals and Their Habitats

As an introduction to their new topic, Form 4 ventured over to the Woodland School in search of different animals and their habitats.


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28th Feb, 2020

Les Robots

Boys in Reception class created wonderful and imaginative robot masks during half term.


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4th Feb, 2020

Debating Competition

On Tuesday, three boys from Form 6 visited The Oratory School near Reading for a day of debating and competition.


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23rd Jan, 2020

Chinese/Lunar New Year

Pre-Prep celebrated Chinese, or Lunar, New Year, a festivity which culminated in them performing a Dragon Dance in the afternoon.


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20th Jan, 2020

Form 8 Visit Westminster

Year 8, along with Mr Richards, Mr Cotterill and Ms Biddell, visited the Palace of Westminster, where the Mother of Parliaments has been wearing itself out with the mother of all battles over Brexit. 


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15th Jan, 2020

Form 1 Pizza Fractions

This Week in Form 1 we have been looking at fractions and using pizza diagrams to help us.


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3rd Nov, 2019

CCCS’s Pembroke choristers sing their first Evensong

For the first time in almost thirty years, three Christ Church Cathedral School choirs sang simultaneously in three Oxford college chapels last night. In an inaugural evensong at Pembroke College, the 12 CCCS boys who are newly appointed Pembroke choristers, sang music by Elgar and Walmisley.


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31st Oct, 2019

A Tribute to Mrs Susanna Naylor

Pupils, staff and parents attended a special service in the cathedral yesterday to honour our Head of Science, Mrs Naylor, who died in a road accident in South Africa during half term along with her husband, Chris, and a close friend.  Whilst Mrs Naylor had only been teaching at the school for six and a half weeks, she was already a hugely valued member of staff and was an exceptional teacher of Science.


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