Super Summer Exam Results

Stoneygate School’s pupils have recently had a super crop of music exam results. The summer entries were numerous and full of incredibly pleasing marks. If I could pick out one result for special mention, it would have to be Mrs Murphy’s grade 5 singing with distinction. She was given an enormous cheer when she was presented with her certificate in assembly; all the staff and pupils recognised this fantastic achievement. I should probably mention my own grade 2 distinction for plectrum guitar. I am delighted with this mark and it has spurred me on to start learning my grade 3 pieces for an exam in the winter.

Well done to everyone:

  • Emily M, grade 1 clarinet
  • Maddie S-C, grade 1 singing
  • Will Mc, grade 1 singing
  • Max W, grade 1 singing with distinction
  • Ivana P, grade 1 singing with distinction
  • Bertie L, grade 2 singing
  • Clemmie P, grade 2 singing
  • Harry Mc, grade 2 singing
  • Harriet G, grade 2 singing
  • Liana B, grade 2 singing with merit
  • Bea R, grade 2 singing with merit
  • Jessica S, grade 2 singing with merit
  • Hattie T, grade 2 singing with merit
  • George A, grade 2 electric guitar with merit
  • Mrs Ashwin, grade 2 plectrum guitar with distinction
  • Ivana P, grade 3 violin
  • Eleanor B, grade 3 flute
  • Gracie F, grade 3 singing with merit
  • Annabelle L, grade 3 singing with merit
  • Caitlin M, grade 3 singing with merit
  • Siddharth B, grade 3 singing with distinction
  • Gracie F, grade 4 flute
  • Fran J, grade 4 singing with merit
  • Charlotte W, grade 4 singing with distinction
  • Ella-Rose I, grade 5 singing
  • Pip J, grade 5 singing
  • Annie R, grade 5 singing
  • Freya A, grade 5 piano with merit
  • Lara P, grade 5 singing with distinction
  • Will J, grade 5 singing with distinction
  • Mrs Murphy, grade 5 singing with distinction

Well done to all for taking the exams and huge thanks to the teachers for preparing everyone so well. Thank you, parents, for encouraging your children to practise and listening to them throughout the process!

Please make sure that everyone continues to play and/or sing throughout the long summer break. It is an ideal time to take time to revisit some old music, go to music shops and discover new music (improving sight-reading in the process) and enjoy playing/singing without the time pressure of term-time.

Mrs Ashwin

Stoneygate Equestrian Team


Stoneygate School entered an Inter-Schools Show Jumping Event on Sunday at Arena UK, Grantham. A team consists of four team members, under the age of 19 years, with the best three scores counting. We had entered three classes, 70cm, 80cm and 90cm.

We all met to walk both the 70cm and 90cm courses early on Sunday morning. These were run in different rings, both classes commencing at 9am. Unfortunately Harry McEuen’s pony had been taken lame the day previous so he was unable to join us. Our starting times were around 9.40 in the 70cm with around 30 entrants. All three girls jumped beautifully getting clear rounds. Louise and Izzy put in a fantastic times and were placed 2nd and 4th individually. This gave Team Stoneygate overall 2nd place. A great achievement!

We then prepared for the 90cm which was a much larger class with over 100 entrants! All three went for good times, but unfortunately both Charlotte and Louise had one pole down each. Izzy put in another great round jumping clear. Unfortunately with a total of 8 faults the team was not placed.

Then we had a wait until after lunch for the 80cm class, which was the largest with over 130 entrants! Louise was the first to go for Stoneygate and had set her mind on a good time. She flew round the course cutting every corner, where possible, and still putting in a clear round. Next was Charlotte who jumped beautifully putting a good time and clear. Last was Izzy and she really went for it. Her time was again really fast, but unfortunately having taken the risk had a pole down. With 4 faults we were just outside the placings, however Louise’s time was the fastest and she was placed 1st individually.
Although it was a long day it was a great day with the girls and ponies doing Stoneygate proud. Congratulations to all three!

Summer Fete

The Summer Fete was held today on the Junior Lawn and the weather was very kind to us.

With a Brazilian theme there was lots of green and yellow on show and the children ran their stalls with great gusto and enthusiasm.
Many thanks go to all the parents who supported the event and to all the staff who contributed to the organisation.
One of the highlights was the Stoneygate Samba Squad who you can see below.


The profits from the event will be shared between ‘Hope Against Cancer’ (our Charity of the Year) and equipment for the school.



Year 2

    On Friday 27th June we visited Cadbury World. we ate chocolate, enjoyed learning about the Cadbury family and how chocolate is made in the factory. we really enjoyed the new 4D show at the end of the day!!


What a nail biting High Jump Competition!!

Everyone jumped so well, it was amazing!!!

Well done to all the winners, especially George who jumped 105cm!!!!

UKMT Maths Challenge Success

In assembly on Tuesday Mr Morris presented certificates to those children who gained awards in the recent UKMT Maths Challenge.

Bronze Awards went to Caitlin, Kesia, Fran (7TA) and Seb (7MH), for coming in the top 40% of all entrants.
Silver Awards went to Charlotte and Miles (7TA), putting them in the top 19%.
Our top students, who gained the Gold Award, were Oliver and Sam. A. This recognised that they were amongst the top 6% of all entrants.

This was the first year that we have entered students for the individual and team maths challenges and it proved to be most successful. We plan to develop this further in the next school year.

Mr Palmer


Fund-raising for Music Therapy

The Summer Sequence Concert on 12 June raised a total of £253.56 – a fantastic amount. I was very happy to send a cheque to the Nordoff-Robbins charity for £80. This charity does super work with adults and children, helping them through music therapy.

If you want to know more about this charity, please visit their website and see what music therapy is all about: 

Mrs Ashwin