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500 Words!

Monday, 24th April 2017

Two Orwell Park Pupils have had their stories selected by the judges to go through to the next round of Chris Evan’s Radio 2 500 Words competition.  Zara Uthwatt Bouverie (Year 5) and Kate McCallum’s (Year 7) stories were chosen out of more than 171,000 first round entries.  Congratulations to both girls, their stories can Read more…

Facing the World Ambassdor

Monday, 24th April 2017

We were privileged to be visited this morning by Robert Portal, Ambassador for one of our chosen charities this term, Facing the World. Robert, who is perhaps better known as an actor who has appeared in The King’s Speech, My Week with Marilyn, and The Iron Lady, is an advocate for this inspirational charity which Read more…

National Tennis Champion

Monday, 24th April 2017

Many congratulations to Maddie McLoughlin, Year 8, who competed in the LTA U16 national tennis tournament over the Easter holidays.  She enjoyed considerable success in the tournament winning the U14 singles grade 3, U14 doubles grade 3, U18 doubles grade 3 and was runner-up in the U14 doubles grade 3 which she played with her sister Read more…

UK Accordion Championships

Monday, 24th April 2017

Many congratulations to Darcey Boddice who was awarded first place by a panel of adjudicators at the UK Accordion Championships in Liverpool after playing a six-minute programme of four differently styled pieces.  Darcey, a pupil in Year 6, is now the UK11 Years and Under Solo Champion! The Colchester Preparatory Band with Darcey as their lead Read more…

Laila Hollis star of Annie

Friday, 21st April 2017

Many congratulations to Laila Hollis who took the starring role in a production of Annie on the 12th and 13th of April at Dance East studios, under the direction of Bridie Rowe of The Children’s Theatre Company. Laila shared the role with Bonnie Evans with both girls performing on two of the four nights.

Old Orwellian News

Friday, 21st April 2017

Many congratulations to Will O’Brien (2002-11) who has been awarded a Choral Scholarship to St John’s College, Cambridge. Congratulations also to William Cooper (2009-12) who has been made Guardian (Headboy) at Gordonstoun.

Open Morning 6 May 2017

Friday, 21st April 2017

Do join us at our next whole school Open Morning on Saturday 6 May 2017 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Following coffee and a brief talk from the Headmaster, tours of the Prep and Pre-Prep will be conducted by pupils. For more information please call our Registrar, Bernadette Ross-Smith on 01473 653224 or email

Orwell Park at the races

Thursday, 20th April 2017

We were delighted to sponsor the children’s races at the Higham Point to Point this year. The day was a super opportunity to catch up with both current and former pupils and their families.   Headmaster, Adrian Brown, was pleased to present the prizes to the winners, and all entrants went away with an Easter Read more…

Trailblazing former pupil Hector Barr

Thursday, 20th April 2017

Hector Barr has become the first ever Type 1 Diabetic to be granted a horse racing license.  This is a groundbreaking development and took Hector, and his mother Emma, over a year to achieve.  Hector has been racing this season with the latest event being the Higham Point to Point on the 15 April. Racing has Read more…

Cricket Coaching Camps 2017

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

We will be holding cricket coaching camps during the Easter holiday and in the May half term.  These camps are open to both pupils of Orwell Park and pupils from other schools.  For more information or to book a place please email Matthew Elmakahleh, Head of Cricket on The dates of the camps are Read more…

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