The Costello School Annual Presentation Evening (17/11/17)

The annual prize giving event at The Costello School held on 19 October 2017 was a fitting celebration of the exceptional effort and achievement by students at GCSE this year and the continued high standards of achievement across the whole school. Students, from Year 8 to those who have just left, came to look back on the School’s successful year and to receive prizes and awards for their achievements. Almost 90 prizes were handed out across this special evening recognising both the hard work and dedication of our students.

Staff and students were delighted to welcome our guest this year, Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around the UK, to raise more than £250,000 for anti-bullying charities Stonewall and Kidscape.

Ben tours the country giving talks to schools, colleges, universities, charities and corporates along with a few government organisations. Along-side this he manages a charitable foundation called ‘The 401 Foundation’ which is supported by an events business putting on sporting events throughout the UK. The foundation is aimed at providing grants to individuals or grass root projects that build confidence and self-esteem, along with tackling mental health issues and self-development problems. Ben has won many awards including, The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award 2016. The award is given for, ‘outstanding achievement in the face of adversity’, selected by BBC Sport.

We would like to acknowledge with thanks prizes or donations to the Prize Fund from the Costello Educational Foundation. The Costello Educational Foundation was established in 1954 and is a Trust that manages donations to the school, given for the specific purpose of funding annual prizes to students. Over the years monies have been donated to the Trust by various people including Miss Costello and Miss Everest, both ex-Headmistresses.

SEND Information Evening for Parents and Carers (14/11/17)

Tuesday 28th November 6-7pm in The Costello School Library

This is an opportunity to meet representatives from local agencies and charities who support young people with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as school staff and other parents.

Thought for the Week (14/11/17)











Inset Days Reminder (9/11/17)

Please remember INSET DAYS – Thursday 16 & Friday 17 November. School will be closed to students.

Calling all residents of Black Dam, Cranbourne and Viables (8/11/17)

Sovereign housing has funding for a project over the next 3 years to involve residents in these 3 areas. See flyer click here. To participate the residents do not have to be Sovereign tenants. The project will be community led and the aim for the working group is to look at what the residents feel they need and together improve the community. If you are a resident in Black Dam, Cranbourne or Viables could you please complete the survey (click here) and return to

Thought for the Week (7/11/17)











EBYDS National Finals 2017 at Melton Mowbray IBC Sunday October 22 (6/11/17)

Year 7 student Zach Miller was one of five young bowlers to be awarded a place at the National Finals of the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme, School of Excellence – Invitation Singles 2017.

He was competing against the best in England – 32 in all, and was not to be disappointed with his performance. Zach (from Loddon Vale) reached the semi-finals in the singles as the 2nd top scorer. Unfortunately Zach lost to the 3rd top scorer 2 – 6.

Zach came away with the trophy for top Junior on competitive points. All in all he helped put Hampshire on the map! Not only did we see some wonderful bowling, but his etiquette and good manners were a credit to his club and county. It was both a pleasure and a privilege to be there to support him.

All credit to the Coaches of Loddon Vale too who have a junior section, and who are nurturing the future bowlers of Hampshire.

Suzanne Miller