September, 2014:


Rehearsals will take place every Tuesday during term time from 4th November at 7:30pm in the Britten Hall.  There will be two performances  over the next few months with the choir joining the OBH Carol Service in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral and the final concert of the Subscription Concert series on 5th March.

Come along for a glass of wine on 4th November to find out more!


Equestrian News

Congratulations to Daisy Minter who competed at the weekend at the Topthorn Equestrian Centre and won two rosettes, 1st and 2nd place:

On Sunday 21st September I went to Topthorn equestrian centre to try some show jumping on my new pony, Bunny. I did three classes, the first one being the height of 1’9’’ to 2 feet, the second was 2’ 3’’ and the one last was 2’ 6’’. In all of the classes there were about 7 or 8 competitors. In the first class I jumped a clear round which brought me through to the jump off which included 5 jumps from the course. This time the jump off was timed, so I needed to be as fast as possible to do well. This class I won by only one second! The second class was exactly the same course, with the jumps 3 inches higher. I also jumped a clear round which once again brought me to the jump off. This time I needed to be a tiny bit quicker, as I came second by one third of a second. In the last class (2 ‘6’’) the course was slightly different, but I had 4 refusals which eliminated me from this class. At the end of the day I ended up with two rosettes for my 1st and 2nd place.


Pool Party & BBQ and Ready Steady Cook Goes Wild

A fantastic first weekend back at OBH!
Saturday night kicked off with a BBQ followed by a Year 7 v Year 8 water balloon catapult fight and a late evening swim.
After church on Sunday a group of children went black-berry picking and came back to school and made a crumble that was demolished at lunch time! During the afternoon the children enjoyed having a dip in the pool, riding their bikes, playing tennis and Doc arranged a football competition which, of course, was very popular.
Before the day came to a close the children went down to the out-door classroom to cook their own supper. The children were divided into groups and all successfully made their own spaghetti bolognaise using just one pot over a
portable stove.

Race night with mocktails and nibbles in the OBH enclosure and Fun Day

Saturday night the double classrooms were turned into a member’s enclosure for the race night. The children welcomed the refreshments half way through as it was getting very competitive and rather lively watching the races! Theo Kaberry was the winner of the race night with a staggering win of £1855 OBH money.

Various activities took place for the children to participate in on the Fun Day Sunday ending up with apple bobbing and hunting for marshmallows in flour followed by a 40/ 40 game and a campfire.


Subscription Concert

Individual School Photographs

Please can all Day children in Years 3—8 come in to school wearing their Sunday Best on Friday 19th September for the individual  photographs.  Pre-Prep children to wear their normal school uniform.


Syllabus Open Evening

We hope many of you will join us for this evening where you get the chance to chat with your child’s form teacher about the year ahead.  In order to help with transport on this evening, day children may be collected at 4.20pm with their prep.


ABRSM Music Exam results

Congratulations to:

Primrose Ackroyd-Cooper Piano Grade 1 Pass
Emily Banks Singing Grade 1 Merit
Harry Bidwell Piano Grade 1 Pass
Sofia Chopra Flute Grade 1 Pass
Marina Crawshay Violin Grade 1 Merit
Oliver de Alwis Singing Grade 5 Pass
Freddie de la Rue Piano Grade 1 Merit
Jamie Dilnot Trumpet Grade 3 Merit
Freddie Garfoot Piano Grade 3 Pass
Fergus Grant Clarinet Grade 1 Pass
Marcus Hall Singing Grade 1 Merit
Claudia Harrison Piano Grade 3 Pass
Frederick Harrison Piano Grade 1 Pass
Evalina Hills Violin Grade 1 Pass
Evalina Hills Piano Grade 1 Pass
Elle Jeffery Singing Grade 2 Pass
Fenella Jewers Violin Grade 1 Merit
Scarlett Morris Viola Grade 1 Pass
Sam Ponty Piano Grade 4 Merit
Sam Ponty Singing Grade 5 Pass
Freddie Raymond Clarinet Grade 1 Merit
Freddie Raymond Singing Grade 3 Merit
Oliver Raymond Jazz Piano Grade 2 Distinction
Scarlett Simmonds Violin Grade 1 Merit
Scarlett Simmonds Piano Pre
Scarlett Simmonds Singing Grade 1 Merit
Francis Topham-Smith Piano Pre
Maisy Webster Singing Grade 3 Pass
Molly Webster Violin Grade 6 Pass

Pre-Prep Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Pre-Prep would like to invite parents to join us for our Macmillan coffee afternoon. The children will rustle up some tasty treats for you to enjoy with your coffee. Please come along and support us in the Pre-Prep foyer.

The Friends of OBH Cocktail Party

We would love to see you all there, and for those of you who are coming and haven’t yet replied to Caroline Wheeler, PLEASE PLEASE do so – we need to know numbers for catering purposes
It promises to be a fun evening and a good chance to catch up with everyone after the long summer holiday. Delicious cocktails and excellent canapés, so do come along!
£15 per person payable by cheque made out to Friends of OBH and you can leave them in the office for attention of Caroline Wheeler.
Look forward to seeing you all on the 19th September…..
Friends of OBH Committee:
Bumble Gambier, Lizzie Flower, Susannah Marsh, Sophie Stanton, Caroline Wheeler, Anna Hills, Clare Brett, Sonia Jewers & Kate Allen.