October, 2018 
eNews for Alumni
Upcoming Events
We are keen for you to connect with each other, the Hill, and our pupils. Please feel welcome to join us at any of the events we have planned for this year,  or just come by for a visit. Contact Nanci on 01608 731 880 for more information or to make arrangements.
 
Saturday, 8 December - 11 am
Hillian Hockey match v KHS
'Old Girl's hockey match versus the  KSH 1st Eleven team at  Kingham. Join us for lunch after the big match.  (The match will be played on the astro). 
 
Tuesday, 5 February - 11 am
CCF Bi-Annual Inspection
Remember those old days of marching and trips?  Join us for the inspection of our troops and lunch at School.  
 
Saturday, 23 March
Founders Day Lunch and Hillian AGM
The annual reunion and lunch to remember our Founder and to gather as Hillians for the annual AGM.
 
Chill on the Hill, 1 June
A summer party back at KHS.   Drive your classic car or bike, bring the family and enjoy at day with old friends.
 
New Sports Hall
We're building a new Sports Hall.  After a years delay and careful financial planning we broke ground on this project in early September.   Target completion for is November, 2019.  The location for the site is near Sheffield and across from Swansea House. Thanks to Mel James (1955-1961) for taking this aerial shot during the digging phase a few weeks ago.
 
For a steady update on the progress of the build, check out our online updates from: Sports Hall Blog
 
Donor Report
Thanks to those who have supported us with your gifts.   Our donor report outlining the projects that this support has helped us with is available at:
 
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Social Media Links 
 
Facebook
Both the school and the Hillians have an active social media presence.  For the latest Hillian news, please 'like' our page on Facebook at Hillians Facebook News
 
Please also join the closed group for general banter and networking between alumni Hillian Private Facebook Group
 
LinkedIn 
Not on Facebook but connected on LinkedIn?  Join our private group there at Hillian LinkedIn
 
School General Updates
Find current school updates on Twitter @kinghamhillsch and and like us at Kingham Hill School page to keep up to date with all the current school news.
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Hello and greetings from your old School.  We have a lot to be thankful for; record numbers, record results and a new building project. Our community is buzzing and we are happy that you are a part of it.  Please be in touch.
 
Nanci Austin
Development and Alumni Relations
01608 731 880
n.austin@kinghamhill.org 
 
Record Numbers on the Hill
This year we have a record number of pupils on the Hill with close to a 10% increase over last year (the School role in 2017 was 307).  Current statistics are:
  • 340 pupils
  • 58% boarding. 42% day pupils
  • 61% boys, 39% girls
  • 109 in Sixth Form - making up 32% of the School
Our boarding houses are completely full and we've had to add an additional senior day boys house to accomodate numbers. Now named Woodstock, it houses 30 boys.  The day boy houses are situated in the old science block (to the right of Top School).  While we're on it, the names for all of the 12 houses are as follows:
  • Boarding for girls:   Greenwich, Durham, The Lodge, Severn
  • Boarding for boys:  Plymouth, Norwich, Sheffield, Bradford
  • Day house for girls:  Latimer
  • Day houses for boys:   Clyde, Havelock, Woodstock 
 
Record Results for A-Levels and GCSEs
Over the summer KHS celebrated record academic results. For A Levels, nearly half of our pupils received an A* or A, with a 98% pass rate. For GCSEs, we had our best-ever results with a 96% pass rate and 85% of pupils receiving a A* or A in English.  Headmaster Nick Seward commented, "Despite media reports of tougher exams and tumbling pass rates, our pupils have got their heads down, worked hard, and exceeded expectations. Once again, I'm grateful to the most talented group of teachers I've worked with for helping girls and boys here fulfil their ambitions."
 
Autumn Reunion
In September a group of alumni mainly from the late 1950's joined us for a service and lunch to remember old friends.  Here's a picture in front of the Veritas Science and Maths building.  Thanks to MIke Mallorie, Ken Wingfield, Mike Kent, Clive Chivers, Mark Foley, Tony Peters, Stephen Greeves, Andrew Greeves, Colin Berwick, Simon Briggs, Alex Sandru, Nim Anderson and Matt Huber for being with us.  
 
 
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Can you help?
Do you have time to help plan with upcoming events?  Hoping  to have more news for Alumni?  Interested in helping with the KHS Archives?   We need your help!  If you have time, please get in touch with the Development Office  Any of your time or support would be enthusiastically received. Please email Nanci on  n.austin@kinghamhill.org
 
Alumni help Sixth Form
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Our Lower Sixth pupils (Y12) spent a Saturday in early October learning about how to write their CVs and also how to interview for a job,  Thanks to Paul Burgess (1985-89) and MIke Kent (1951-59) for spending the day guiding pupils with this.   Mike wrote a handbook on the topic and each pupil was given this as part of the workshop.  Thanks also to Nick Holmes (1969-77) for his support behind the scenes and to Simon Briggs (1945-55) and Ken Wingfield (1958-62) for supporting the project.   
 
RAC London drinks reception
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A group of 50 Hillians of all ages met at the RAC Club in London for a drinks reception on the evening of October 11.  Headmaster Nick Seward gave an update on the School's progress and shared his commitment to Founder's Pupils and raising money for bursary support as CEB Young intended.   For more pictures of the evening, please visit our events page on our website.   
 

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