School News


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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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 nearby 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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