News & Parents

Over £1300 Raised at CostelloFest! (18/7/18)

Thank you for supporting CostelloFest.  We raised over £1300!

Thank you to all house captains, staff members, stall holders, performers, friends and family – without you it wouldn’t have been such a success!  Look out for our article in the Basingstoke Gazette.  All money raised will go towards the House-School Improvement ideas.



Winner of Secondary School Teacher Award (16/7/18)

Congratulations to Costello’s Dr Kelly Underdown, Lead Practioner and Science Teacher, for being nominated and winning the Basingstoke Gazette Education Award for best secondary teacher!

Dr Underdown was nominated by a parent, she said “I feel very humbled”


Young Enterprise Journey Award at the National Finals in London (12/7/18)

On Friday 6 July, I was lucky enough to attend the Young Enterprise UK Company of the Year Awards (national finals) as a finalist for the Journey Award, after winning for the South East.

The Journey Award required me to make a short video about the challenges I faced during my YE journey and how I overcame them, supported by a nomination from my teacher and business advisor.  On the day, the journey award finalists got to have a tour of the Disney Offices in Hammersmith and a workshop on public speaking before the awards ceremony, which was held in the County Hall on Southbank, London.

During the ceremony, which was hosted by BBC business reporter Steph McGovern, and award winning young entrepreneur, Ben Towers, I had to give a short interview on stage before the winner was announced.  I am delighted to say that I ended the day by receiving runner-up, along with a heavy glass trophy and a framed certificate.  Rajashwi Bhandari

Join us for CostelloFest (3/7/18)

Costello’s very first summer festival on Wednesday 11 July 4.30pm – 6.30pm!

The house team bring you amazing talents, performances, games, stalls, food and prizes!  Bring along family and friends to have a picnic on the playing fields of Costello.  Please use the London Road field entrance for parking.  All money raised will go towards the House-School improvement ideas.  Please note all children under 11 will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

£2.50 for Adults    £1.50 for children (6-16)   Under 5’s free!

A Second hand uniform stall can be found at CostelloFest on Wednesday 11 July!

Uniform Order Deadlines (3/7/18)

The last day for ordering uniform items online from Price and Buckland for free delivery into school is Friday 6 July.  These will be delivered to us on Tuesday 17 July.  The last date for collecting uniform from the reprographics room is before mid-day on Friday 20 July.  If you miss this deadline – the first delivery date back into school will be Tuesday 4 September.  Please remind your child to collect recent orders as soon as possible. 

First Aquathlon Medals (2/7/18)

Costello sent five athletes to take part in the first Hampshire Aquathlon, representing Basingstoke. This event involves swimming and running and relies on good cardiovascular endurance, pacing strategies and quick transitions. Cameron Coveney, Ben Doe and Ivan Holt competed for the boys and Leah Oliver and Grace Cox competed for the girls. Cameron is an experienced athlete in multisport events and competes at National Standards and perhaps, as expected, showed the opposition a clean pair of heels to take the Hampshire title. Ben Doe in his first event of this kind ran a great race to pick up a bronze medal too.  Leah Oliver also performed really well picking up the Silver medal in the girls competition to complete a hat trick of medals for the Costello athletes. So for a first competition it was a fantastic achievement for all involved.

‘1 in 10 project’ in the Drama Studio (26/6/18)

All of this week Leigh Johnstone from Fluid Motion Theatre company is working alongside Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 to create a piece of theatre, based around mental health.  On Monday Year 7 were brilliant! All students worked diligently. They should be very proud of the work that they have produced.  The work produced from all years will be showcased to friends and family on Friday 29 June at 5.30pm in the Main Hall.  Everyone is welcome to come and support those students involved.