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  • 05/07/24
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    BALCARRAS ACTS AS BELLWETHER AGAIN AS JACK BEE-STEPHENS STORMS TO VICTORY IN SCHOOL GENERAL ELECTION

      On Thursday Jack Bee-Stephens representing the Liberal Democrats surged to a landslide victory in the Balcarras General Election. Balcarras often acts as a bellwether indicating the direction of travel in Cheltenham. For example the Conservatives took the school seat in 2015. Once again th...
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  • 01/07/24
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    SCINTILATING RUN TO THE NATIONAL FINALS SEES BALCARRAS EMERGE AS TOP RANKED STATE SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY

    After an unbeaten regional campaign, the U18 boys tennis squad travelled to Nottingham for the National Tennis Championship Finals. The finals consisted of the 16 best schools from each region of England and Scotland. In our first match we lost to the eventual winners; Reeds School team. A brilli...
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  • 30/06/24
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    Staff football success

    Balcarras staff win North Gloucestershire football tournament.
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  • 28/06/24
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    Author Visit

    On Friday 28th June, we were delighted to welcome author Ben Davis to Balcarras. Ben is the author of The Soup Movement, one of the books on the Balcarras Canon. Years 7 and 8 enjoyed hearing about Ben's books and writing process and listening to extracts. In the Q&A session, students a...
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  • 27/06/24
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    The 'pitch' competition

    Balcarras pupils create an advertising campaign in a national competition
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  • 27/06/24
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    Year 9 visits to GCHQ

    As part of STEM pupils got to go to GCHQ to learn a bit more about careers in programming
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  • 27/06/24
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    BALCARRAS WIN AGAIN!

    Tuesday afternoon saw yet more sporting success for Balcarras as the Year 7 Girls Rounders Team were crowned District Champions on home turf at Balcarras. The girls played brilliantly throughout the tournament and emerged successful against Pittville in the final. Well done to everyone who compet...
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  • 26/06/24
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    House Dance results

    Ottewell dominate house dance
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  • 26/06/24
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    Yr 10 Geographers take on Snowdonia

    The geography Dept took Year 10 pupils for a weekend of adventure and Geography in Snowdonia or Eryri National Park
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  • 24/06/24
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    BALCARRAS ON TENTERHOOKS AS NATIONAL FINALS AWAIT OUR SPORTING TEAMS

    Over the next three weeks Balcarras will compete in two National Finals. The first occurs this week when our Under 18 Boys Tennis Team compete in the National Schools Tennis Finals in Nottingham. We wish our team all the very best as they take on 14 private schools and 1 state school at the National...
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  • 24/06/24
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    BRILLIANT BALCARRAS DOMINATE 2024 DISTRICT ATHLETICS

    It has been an absolutely superb Athletics season for Balcarras. After our stunning performance in 2023 hopes were high that we could dominate again. Well, our teams did not disappoint. We won 4 of the 6 events and came runners up in the remaining two. Here are the results: Year 7 Girls...
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  • 19/06/24
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    Year 7 Fundraising

    This week Year 7 took a couple of lessons to fund raise for a national charity
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  • 18/06/24
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    NEW HOUSE CAPTAINS OFFICALLY UNVEILED

    On Wednesday 5th June the school officially appointed the 2024-25 House Captains in a ceremony presided over by Mr Burke. All of the House Captains were present alongside their parents and members of the senior staff, the House staff and the School Dog Buddy! Mr Burke gave a short speech...
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  • 17/06/24
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    Balcarras U18 Tennis team make the National Finals

    The U18 Boys Tennis team have won their final group match 12-0 against Chew Valley School to qualify for the National Schools Tennis Finals @ Nottingham Tennis Centre from Tuesday 25th-28th June. Balcarras will compete alongside the following 15 schools in a 4 day compass competition to battle...
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  • 17/06/24
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    Apprenticeship opportunities

    There are a number of Apprenticeship opportunities available for pupils post school
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