On 14th July 2017, year three and four set off to visit St Catherine’s boarding school, Surrey to take part in a special Sports Day event where the school invite children from many surrounding inner city schools.
St Catherine’s is an academically selective Church of England School with a strong focus on roundedness. It offers all its pupils access to a first rate education in the broadest sense. There are 900 pupils, aged 4 – 18, including some 260 in the Preparatory School, 160 boarders in the Senior School (from 11+) and 170 in the Sixth Form.
Founded in 1885 as a girls’ school for day and boarding pupils, the School’s traditions are well established.
The first hundred years of its history reflect the School’s steady evolution into a forward-looking educational establishment for young women which still retains the best values of the past whilst embracing new educational approaches and committing to preparing young women for their ongoing education and lives beyond School. In September 2010 the School celebrated its 125th Anniversary: proud of its past and optimistic for its future.
The children always enjoy this event as they get to challenge themselves against other schools in their area and beyond.