School News


12th Feb, 2021

CCCS Carol Competition

I was delighted to be able to spend the first part of Lockdown #3 poring over compositions submitted by boys for our Carol Competition. Entrants were invited to create their own entirely new carols, or to make an alternative setting of an existing carol. It was particularly heartening to receive submissions from such a wide age-range.


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5th Feb, 2021

If You Go Down To The Woods Today…

The Nursery children of Christ Church Cathedral School certainly got a surprise when they visited their Woodland School to find they had a Woodland Lake!


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29th Jan, 2021

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Since January, Reception have had the challenge of adapting to online learning and I am so proud of their achievements in such unusual circumstances.


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22nd Jan, 2021

Nursery’s Sound of the Week

The wet weather did not stop play in the Nursery this week. With boots, hats and coats we ventured to the Woodland School for a 'Soup and Sausage Sizzle'.  We read the story of Stick Man and Searched for our own Stick men, who were hiding on the Meadow whilst our Sausages cooked.


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12th Jan, 2021

CCCS Old Boy, Toby Jones, Receives OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List

The School was delighted to learn that the actor and CCCS Old Boy, Toby Jones (CCCS, 1971 – 1979) was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List. 


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6th Jan, 2021

Full Curriculum Resumes (Online) at CCCS

On the first day back of this term, other than Nursery, which functioned as normal, we met for online school as many of us did last spring.


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10th Dec, 2020

Two CCCS Brothers Cycle over 1000km for Environmental Charity

Two Christ Church Cathedral School boys spent the Summer riding almost 500km each in aid of the School’s charity, A Rocha.


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6th Dec, 2020

Former Christ Church Cathedral School Chorister Crowned BBC Young Chorister of the Year

Former Christ Church Cathedral Chorister, Alexander, was this week crowned BBC Young Chorister of the Year and hailed as the voice of hope for 2020.


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30th Nov, 2020

CCCS launches films about the School where "Boys can be themselves"

CCCS launched three short films this week – one about the Prep School, one about the Pre-Prep and Nursery, and one about the Cathedral Choristers – with the common theme that the School is a place where “Boys can be themselves”.


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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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