Eco Ed update

Our Eco Education scheme (click here to read about it) has gone from strength to strength.
Each week, a small cohort from each year explores the benefits of connecting with nature. This is generally offsite in the many beautiful environments we have on our doorstep, including Epsom Common, Ashtead Common, Oxshott Heath and Epsom Downs. Each session ends with a campfire in our newly refurbished forest school area.
Activities have included tree climbing, den building, discussing ecology and exploring our senses. This all raises awareness of how important being outdoors is for our mental health and wellbeing. We’ve had positive feedback from students, all eager for more!

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report


Firefighters Careers Visit

As part of our Careers curriculum, pupils in Year 10, had a great session with the fire brigade. White Watch from Surbiton Station brought the fire engine into school and spoke to the three classes about careers in the fire …

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Police Dogs Visit

We were excited to welcome a visit by Police Dog Handlers on 22nd February. Pupils particularly enjoyed their demonstration of how the dogs follow a scent to find a potential suspect and other ways the dogs are utilized by the …

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Citizen Zoo

Pupils at St Philip’s love learning about wildlife so we were delighted to welcome Elliot and Nick from Citizen Zoo to lead an assembly on the wildlife around and about in Kingston. Elliot talked about the green spaces available in …

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Good Ofsted Report

We are delighted to announce that Ofsted have graded St Philip’s School as Good overall and Outstanding in the area of Personal Development, following their inspection which took place on 17 &18th January this year. Principal Ben Walsh said, “The …

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