School News


27th Mar, 2020

Successful First Week at Virtual CCCS

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


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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 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 usting 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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16th Oct, 2019

Form 2 visit Christ Church

Form 2 boys spent a very informative and inspiring hour at Christ Church, learning about the history of our school from Jackie Holdeness, Cathedral Educational Officer, with Patrick and Tom, two volunteers.


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15th Oct, 2019

Theme Day 2019

Sustainable fashion was all the rage at Christ Church Cathedral School’s Environment Theme Day today as boys set about sewing their own mock-up Gucci bags and learnt about Nike’s pioneering shoes made from recyclable plastic.


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7th Oct, 2019

Form 6 visit Cirencester and Chedworth Roman Villa

Form 6 visited the museum at Cirencester, which is largely devoted to artefacts from Corinium Dobunnorum, one of the largest towns of Roman Britain and the capital of the Dobunni tribe, and possibly the capital of Britannia Prima when Britain was divided into four provinces.


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29th Sep, 2019

First Old Exeter Choristers’ Reunion

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning, as our school’s Old Exeter Choristers and their former Choirmasters came together to celebrate their much-loved Choir and passion for music, and to share their special memories, experiences and anecdotes from years gone by. 


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27th Sep, 2019

Real Tennis Club

For the last few years we have run a very successful Real Tennis Club on Monday afternoons between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.  On the strength of it, last year, two of our boys became national champions for their age group – one of whom also had the honour of playing against His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex.


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25th Sep, 2019

Form 2 Visit Cogges Manor Farm

Form 2 boys had a fabulous day at Cogges Manor Farm on Wednesday 25th September.


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8th Jul, 2019

Forms 5 & 6 Visit Normandy

Forms 5 & 6 boys had an amazing time walking through La Baie du Mont St. Michel. They braved quicksands, learnt about the fauna and flora of the Bay and admired the Abbaye standing at the top of the Mount before visiting it.  Such a walking introduction made the visit of the Abbaye very special.


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7th Jul, 2019

Form 5 Visit Oxford Central Mosque

On the last Monday of term, Form 5 set off for Oxford Central Mosque.


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24th Jun, 2019

Old Boys’ Annual Cricket Match and Farewell to the School’s Bursar

A record number of Old Boys and other members of the CCCS Community returned to Merton Field on Sunday to enjoy their annual Old Boys’ Cricket Match & Barbeque, and to bid farewell to the School’s retiring Bursar, Mr William McLean, an Old Boy and Old Exeter Chorister (1958 – 1964), who is leaving his post after 19 years of service, and who was a special guest at the event.


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4th Mar, 2019

Form 4's New Gibbon

Form 4 have adopted a gibbon from Thailand.


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4th Feb, 2019

Oxford Orpheus Concert – A Musical Spectacle in Aid of Christ Church Cathedral School’s Chorister Outreach Programme

This year's Oxford Orpheus Concert was a spectacle of musical delights. It opened with the Coronation Anthem I Was Glad by Parry, followed by Vaughan Williams' setting of George Herbert's Five Mystical Songs and concluded with Fauré's Requiem.


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16th Jan, 2019

Cathedral Chorister Alexander Winnifrith wins a place as trumpeter in the National Children’s Orchestra

Congratulations to Cathedral Chorister, Alexander Winnifrith, who recently won a place in the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) following a very competitive audition process. 


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1st Jan, 2019

Stephen Darlington MBE

Stephen Darlington has been awarded an MBE for services to music.


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14th Dec, 2018

CCCS Prefect Partners Prince in the Sport of Kings

When Ambrose Garson took up Real Tennis two years ago he knew it was the Sport of Kings but he didn’t expect to find himself partnering a Prince.


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13th Dec, 2018

Gordon the Form 1 dog, completes the Santa Run

Congratulations to Gordon the cockerpoo (reindeer) for completing the Santa Run on Sunday.


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