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Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School Announces New Head

Following a rigorous, two-day recruitment process, I am pleased to announce that Kate Martin has been appointed as the Head of Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School, from 1st January 2025.  Kate has been...
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What is Kindness and Why It Matters

Kindness is a compassionate and positive virtue that involves treating others with empathy, understanding, and consideration – without expecting anything in return. We say that kindness is the most important...
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Tips for Getting Children Back Into School Mode!

This summer, has your child got used to extended screen time, fun holiday excursions and sleep-ins? They’re not alone. Heading back to school can be a big shock to a...
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Year 4 Reading Champions Hit 5 Million Words 

At the start of the academic year, Mrs Follett set Year 4 a target to collectively read 3 million words through the Accelerated Reader programme used across the School.   The...
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Pre-Prep Look to the Skies in Science

Not far from Casterton there is a wonderful nature reserve of woodland, ponds, wetlands and reedbeds, home to a wide array of wild birds, plants and unique natural habitats. Bitterns...
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Inspired Geography in a Natural Classroom

Our aim in geography is to engage and inspire our pupils to want to learn about the world around them and we are very lucky to be able to do...
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Saturday Design School at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School

Are you looking for a fun Saturday activity during these wet and cold weeks after Christmas? Is your child in Years 4, 5 or 6? Then look no further! Future...
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A Short History of Casterton School

Mr Newman has been touching on some of Casterton School's history in his weekly newsletter, which we have reproduced below, as we look towards celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2023....
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Ukraine Appeal as Winter Approaches

A full report from Jozef, following his recent trip to Lviv in Ukraine with Dan Harrison, Headmaster and Stuart Oliver, Housemaster and Director of Sport, can be read by clicking...
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New Prep School Campus Developments

We are pleased to announce updates to several campus developments at the Prep School, all of which will further increase pupil opportunities across different curriculum areas. The Sports Hall started...
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Computer Build Club Launch School Flight Simulator

Let us introduce you to Core i5, the Year 7 and 8 computer build club at the Prep School. The members are all passionate about understanding computers and meet during...
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Sedbergh Prep Chronicle: Have you got your copy?

Over the summer we have had lots of fun putting together the first event 'Sedbergh Prep Chronicle', a twice yearly newspaper roundup of life at the Prep School. Featuring pupil...