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Shiplake College - Weekly Bulletin

Dear Parents

Please see below this week's notices from the College.

Saturday Arrangements

Please click here for this Saturday's arrangements.

Year 9 Internal Assessments

The programme of Year 9 internal assessments will run from Wednesday 17 May – Thursday 25 May. All assessments will take place during lessons and pupils will already have been informed about these assessments. Please find the timetable here and please note that not all subjects are holding an assessment at this time; it is more appropriate for some subjects to assess practical or project work throughout the term.

Mr Paul Jones
Assistant Head, Academic Studies

School and House Photographs

The photographs that were taken at the start of term have now been processed and are available to order. You son or daughter should have brought proofs home which contain the details needed to order online. If you have not yet seen these and are interested in purchasing one, please ask them to get the forms from House staff.

Mr Nick Brown
Deputy Head Pastoral

Shiplake Sleepout

On Thursday 25 May 2017, Shiplake College is organising a student sleepout; Years 9 and 10 are invited to experience a little of what it might be like to be homeless whilst raising funds and awareness of youth homelessness.

Students that sign up will be asked to leave technology at home (or in house!) and instead bring along a sleeping bag, pillow and some non-technology based entertainment (such as a guitar or sketch pad) whilst braving the elements and spending the night under the stars. A soup kitchen will offer hot food later in the evening (students may enjoy dinner as usual in Skipwith House before the event begins) and breakfast will be provided the following morning, as well as showering facilities (which, for day boys, will open early in Orchard House).

Monies raised will be donated equally to Centre Point and the Reading Drop-in Centre. We request that all participants agree to raise at least £30.00 each.

To register your interest and to enable your son to participate in this opportunity please complete the following form here. For further information, please email

Mr Darius Bluck
Charities Coordinator

Leavers' Service

The annual Leavers’ Service will take place in the Parish Church on Wednesday 28 June at 8.30am. Parents of leavers (from any year group) are very welcome to join us and are invited for refreshments beforehand from 8.00am in the OVR. The service will finish about 9.30am.

Rev'd Stephen Cousins

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

We are very pleased to be offering new sport sponsorship opportunities, and have teamed up with local company Sponsure to promote these. You can see the sponsorship packages currently available here. Please do get in touch through Sponsure if any of these opportunities would be of interest to you, either personally or for a business.

Mrs Katherine Green
Director of Marketing and External Relations

Rowing Camps – 24 July and 31 July 2017

Shiplake College offers summer training camps for novice and improving rowers. Utilising the College’s excellent facilities, the week-long courses offer expert coaching and comprehensive tuition to ensure that all participants are able to significantly develop their skills and technique.  

The (non-residential) camps are open to boys and girls aged 13 to 18 (i.e. those due to be in Years 9 to 13 from September 2017). Each week costs £255.00 (including lunch), with 3 or 4 day options available. The dates for summer 2017 are as follows:

  • Camp 1: Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July 2017
  • Camp 2: Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August 2017

Please click here for further information and a booking form.

Mr David Currie
Director of Rowing

Parent Afternoon Tea

We are looking forward to welcoming parents for Afternoon Tea on the Terrace tomorrow, between 3.30pm to 5.30pm! OVR if wet!

Shiplake College Parents' Association

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