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King’s Hall Welcomes New Scholars

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We are delighted to be welcoming new scholars into Year 7 in September this year.

Amongst them are Mudia Eribo from Parkfield Primary School, Bea Kirk from St George’s School and Ruby Beresford-Knight from Creech St Michael School. Along with a number of other children, these three sat scholarship exams in January hoping to gain entry into this local prep school.

All three pupils demonstrated exceptional potential in their chosen subjects, and as such were awarded scholarships in music, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and sport.

Deputy Head Jane Brazier met with the pupils during our STEM workshops.

Commenting on their results, Jane said: “Ruby impressed us from the outset by her inquiring mind and ability to solve practical problems; she was instrumental in her team winning our first Tomato Challenge for an exceptional design.
Mudia was an enthusiastic team member during our STEM challenge and was able to apply his mathematical understanding to engineering situations; impressive for one so young.
Bea oozed charm and intelligence during our STEM challenge and was gone on, during our Saturday morning STEM club to demonstrate her keenness and love of chemistry.”

Jane is hoping to visit Parkfield, St George’s and Creech St Michael schools to deliver assemblies, and warmly welcome Ruby, Mudia and Bea to King’s Hall.

Along with their parents, the three pupils were delighted with the results and are excited at the prospect of joining the school.

When asked about why they chose King’s Hall, Ruby, said:

“I like the fact at King’s Hall there are specific classrooms for each of the subjects such as English and maths.” Ruby likes the fact that at King’s you are able to use lots of different specialist equipment for each of the subjects and can make full use the school’s amazing facilities.

Bea’s preferred subject is music and she currently plays the piano. Her favourite sport is netball.

When asked why she chose to go to King’s Hall, Bea said: “I like the teachers and the children, they’re all really friendly and the lessons are very exciting!”

Mudia’s parents added that he loves sport and his favourites are football and hockey so he is looking forward to exploring the wide range of sports on offer.

Commenting on the school and the pupils’ successes, Headmaster at King’s Hall, Justin Chippendale said: “The school benefits from a two-site model with our senior school King’s College just a short distance away. At a crucial developmental stage of their lives, this system enables children to grow as individuals, benefitting from age appropriate attitudes and using age appropriate facilities, before transitioning to the next exciting phase at 13+. As senior members of the prep school, Year 7 and 8 pupils are entrusted with real responsibility, learn invaluable skills of leadership and leave us thoroughly comfortable with who they are empowered to embrace the further opportunities ahead.

Ruby, Bea and Mudia have all impressed us with their enthusiasm, talent, personality and strong desire to explore their full potential at every turn. We are excited to have them join what is already a dynamic year group.”

King’s Hall is holding an Open day on Friday 27th April from 10am-12pm. For details please contact: 01823 285925/ or visit

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