Concord utilises aerial photography ahead of dynamic virtual school tourFriday September 13, 2019
Concord has undergone two exciting drone photography projects this summer, which the college hopes will aid the admissions process through dynamic and more accessible technology. Sky Revolutions, an accredited drone photography and video company, visited Concord over the course of two days to capture shots of the busy campus and picturesque surroundings. The first project was aimed at capturing aerial footage and images to support Concord’s annual Summer School and University Preparation courses. The second shoot was focussed on the promotion of Main Term education,
New Head Boy and Girl urge society to follow the principles of ConcordThursday September 12, 2019
The Head Boy at Concord has urged society today to follow the principles at the college which he says would make the world a ‘much greater place.’ Speaking in assembly, Oak told returners and newcomers to Concord College that what made it one of the best schools in the country – if not the world – were the values which made students, teachers and staff ‘human.’ “Empathy, kindness, community and the ability to see through the eyes of our peers are the values that Concord teaches us which are more important than our grades,” said Oak.
Support our Fun Dog Show to raise money for Guide DogsWednesday September 11, 2019
Concord’s student led Outreach Society is organising a public Fun Dog Show to raise £2,500 this year for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The Outreach team, which over the years has raised many thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities and causes, will be staging the Fun Dog Show on September 22. The event will be held at Concord between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm with an entrance fee of £1.50 per person, £5 for a family of four and a dog show entrance of £1 for each of a number of categories.
Concord student’s letter shared with audience of 1.1 million onlineTuesday September 10, 2019
A 2019 Concord leaver has had a letter submission posted online to over 1.1 million people by national newspaper, The Star, in Malaysia. Ian, who left Concord this summer to pursue a degree in Medicine at St George, University of London said he ‘felt responsible’ as a global citizen and medical enthusiast, to increase public awareness on medical errors and their effects. The letter, which was submitted to the newspaper and later published on Facebook to a vast audience,
Concord’s 70th Birthday reunion ‘a night to remember’Friday September 6, 2019
Last Saturday saw over 230 guests arrive at the college for Concord’s eagerly anticipated 70th birthday – a celebration of Concord’s founding in 1949 following World War 2. The event comprised members of the alumni network, past and current staff, parents, trustees and the wider Concord community and brought Concordians from all around the world together. The evening provided celebrations as well as a fundraising auction for the Anthony Morris Foundation, with the aim of enabling young people to attend Concord whose families might not otherwise be able to afford the fees.
A Message from the Chairman of TrusteesThursday September 5, 2019
It was announced by the The Board of Trustees in January that Mr Hawkins would be stepping down from his post as Principal on 31st August 2020 to become Global Principal of Concord College International (CCIL) with responsibility for developing further partner schools overseas which will be of direct benefit to Concord College, Acton Burnell. The Board of Trustees has gone through an extensive process to seek his successor and I am pleased to announce that we have chosen Dr Michael Truss to fill the post of Principal.
Newsflash! Concord ranked in top 10 in GSCE league tablesTuesday September 3, 2019
Concord has been ranked highly in national league tables published at the weekend, being sixth co-ed school in The Times and 35th in The Telegraph. In recent years Concord has seen an upward trend in its GCSE league table rankings. This is Concord’s second best position in The Times and third best in The Telegraph has been described by Principal Neil Hawkins as ‘good news.’ He said today: “I am truly delighted to see the success of Concord’s wonderful Form 5 students reflected in league table success.
Newsflash! Concord in Top 3 for A LevelsSaturday August 24, 2019
Concord has been ranked in the top 3 independent schools for A level according to the latest data provided by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) and published today in The Times. Concord was placed 5th overall in the rankings including schools taking other equivalent qualifications (including IB and Pre-U). Schools are ranked according to the percentage of A*/A awarded at A level (or equivalent). This year’s A level exam results have revealed that 17.2% of entries from independent schools achieved an A* which is more than twice the national average of 7.8%.
Newsflash! ‘Stunning’ GCSE results at ConcordThursday August 22, 2019
Students at Concord have achieved stunning GCSE results with over four times the national average for GCSE grades 7-9 and 10 times the national average for grade 9. Principal Mr Neil Hawkins has described as ‘quite stunning’ the statistics that include 47% of grades awarded were 9’s or equivalent which is a record; 69% were grade 8 or higher; 85% were grade 7 or higher (A*/A equivalent) and 32 students out of 80 achieved six or more grade 9s.
An ‘active veterinary’ class at Concord’s Summer SchoolTuesday August 20, 2019
Five dogs, a hedgehog and two snails all gave authenticity to an ‘Active Science’ lesson at Concord’s Summer School last week. It was the first time the Summer School had offered active science with a veterinary lecture involving pets, and students of many different nationalities communicated in a single language – English. Lecturer Ryan Harley, a former Church Stretton School pupil who is now studying Veterinary Science at Nottingham University, tested the students on animal health.