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Izzy and her dad, Stuart on set

Current pupil M5’s Izzy Barr HC does battle for Channel 4 LEGO MASTERS

Izzy Barr HC M5 flies the flag for all girls who play with the iconic bricks!

Posted on: 7 Nov 2018

Jenny Forsythe (Martin) ED 1983 second from the left third row down

Jenny Forsythe (Martin) ED 1983 brings her passion for maths back to school

Jenny Forsythe (Martin) ED 1983 returned to visit the maths department at school after 35 years to share her passion for maths and revisit her school boarding houses, Earlsdown and Finlay.

Posted on: 9 Oct 2018

Image by George Power

Powers' Productivity Piece - Blog 4 - What a year

Mr Stephen Powers reflects on a year of productivity newsletters as we sail through the last days of summer term 2018

Posted on: 10 Jul 2018

Sally Keogh V 2004 and Dawn Airton inspire

Old Girl helps celebrate current pupils sporting achievements

An inspirational celebratory evening of St Swithun's sporting prowess!

Posted on: 24 May 2018

Mr Kendall, head of modern languages, gets a grilling!

SWITHRADIO launches!

Old Girls' Association funded towards Swithradio! And they are looking for Old Girls to interview!

Posted on: 24 May 2018

Image by George Power

Power’s Productivity Piece – Blog 3 – Collegiality

Mr Stephen Power reflects on how collegiality can boost productivity for any organisation by using examples from the St Swithun’s staff room.

Posted on: 16 May 2018

Image by George Power

Power’s Productivity Piece – Blog 2 – Being nice

Mr Stephen Power explores how the way we are treated can affect our personal productivity and the productivity of others.

Posted on: 11 Apr 2018

Current pupils reading previous editions of The Vibe

Calling all Swithunites who love their house!

If you have any personal advice or exciting memories of your experiences within your house, send them in for a chance to be featured in this year’s school magazine!

Posted on: 6 Mar 2018

100 St Swithun's

her story - heard then, here now

On International Women's Day 2018 St Swithun's launch her story - a programme of events and activities celebrating and exploring women’s emancipation and empowerment

Posted on: 1 Mar 2018

Photograph by George Power

Power’s Productivity Piece – Blog 1 – Saying NO

Mr Stephen Power starts his blog to the Old Girl community by saying NO!

Posted on: 27 Feb 2018

Mr Stephen Power

Power’s Productivity Piece – The Prologue

Mr Stephen Power, our Head of Mathematics, introduces his regular blog to the OG community.

Posted on: 27 Feb 2018

Writing to an Old Girl

Make festive days brighter with a letter

Writing at Christmas is not just reserved for letters to Santa.

Posted on: 20 Dec 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 at St Swithun's

The importance of school as a family

Thanksgiving 2017 celebrated the importance of the school as a worldwide, family community.

Posted on: 24 Nov 2017

Met Office image of red sky

Autumn half-term – a time for reflection and crackling leaves

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky during morning tea, we turn to poetry.

Posted on: 19 Oct 2017

Laura Bates at St Swithun's on International Day of the Girl

Everyday Sexism

How many more “old dinosaur[s are still] learning the new ways”?* St Swithun’s has been considering what we can all do to tackle everyday sexism.

Posted on: 13 Oct 2017

St Swithun's first lacrosse match of the season

Your memories of your first lax season?

"Let's face it, in real life, when someone runs at you with a big stick and a ball, you run away, don't you?" (FG, CG, 1986)

Posted on: 21 Sep 2017

story image for Summer Courses

Summer Courses

Join us for art courses this summer at St Swithun's - Old Girls will receive a 10% discount

Posted on: 8 Feb 2017

Sir Ranulph Fiennes with members of the school

Adventurer Inspires Girls

A packed Harvey Hall welcomed adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes as he gave a gripping and inspiring talk to current and former pupils, staff and members of the local community.

Posted on: 24 Oct 2016