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Friday 9th December, 2022


Dear Parents 

The events are coming thick and fast as we approach the end of the term. Monday this week saw a wonderfully festive poetry reading in the Long Gallery, with mince pies made by our students, mulled wine and a roaring log fire. Thank you to Zoe Richardson and some of her Year 11 students for pulling this all together. Last night saw a vibrant, energetic and rousing Christmas Music and Dance Extravaganza in the Aldridge Theatre. It was fantastic to showcase the talent in the school; from Year 2 right through to Year 13, this truly was a whole-school experience. Well done to all of the amazing performers on such a superb show. 

On Wednesday we held a Year 6 to 7 transition meeting for parents in Year 6, mapping out for them what they and their children can expect from the next few months as they prepare to move into the Senior School. We have been working hard with the Parent Voice group to ensure that we manage key transition points in the school as well as we can, but we always welcome feedback on how we might do this better. Do let us know if you have any views on this. 

The final week of the term promises to be just as jam-packed with festive treats, from Senior School dinner dances to the Junior School Christmas shows. I hope your children have a wonderful final week. 

Best wishes 



Dear Parents,

Christmas has fully arrived at Frensham and it has been a wonderful week full of Christmas jumpers, music, tinsel, Super Sprouts and a lovely festive buzz. It has been great to have the energy of the FoF Team outside of the office every morning, collecting gifts and plotting and planning the events of the final week. There really are some great Christmas adventures ahead for the children in the final week.

This week has seen Years 4-6 perform some of their Christmas Play songs to the Middle and Senior School in their Morning Talk and has also seen Year 1 making amazing ‘ice window’s . The Early Years have been completing some outdoor maths challenges and Years 2 and 3 have had a proper adventure day at Hobbledown Farm where the temperatures were far outweighed by the fun! Next week sees numerous festive events and experiences happening over the last four days. Please see a reminder below:

Monday 12th December

FoF Festive Fun begins in the JS Learning Spaces

Years N-3 watching the 4-6 Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday 13th December

FoF Festive Activities

Yr 4-6 Christmas Play – 6pm start in the Aldridge Theatre

Wednesday 14th December

FoF Festive Activities

Yr N-3 Christmas Play – 2pm start in the Aldridge Theatre

Yr 4-6 Christmas Rave – 4-6 Playground – 4-5.30pm (£2 a ticket for charity)

Thursday 15th December

It’s the last day and we encourage children to dress with some Christmas Snazz for the final hurrah!

Major FoF organised fun and adventure

Christmas Lunch(voted for by JS children with a little Christmas surprise!)

Afternoon Christmas Cinema / Christmas Creative sessions

I wanted to take this opportunity to also remind you of a couple of important pieces of information for the final week:

  • ECAs end this week so there will be no ECAs next week.

  • The new ECA list (which is looking rather good) will be out next week for you to engage with and book on. You should have already received an email from Liv and Andy about this.

  • JS After School Care on the last day – Thursday 15th December will close at 4.10pm for years N-3 and 4-6.

It has been an exciting and fast-moving Autumn Term and I hope your children and yourselves have enjoyed it as much as we have. The Spring Term holds many more learning adventures and experiences for your children and I will share a list of the key dates for this term on everyone’s return to school in the New Year. The Spring Term also sees a number of new children and families joining the school so 2023 is going to be a new chapter for all.

Have a lovely weekend and get ready to buckle up tight for the final week. It’s going to be a Christmas Cracker!

Take care and have fun everyone.

Nick O-T and JS Staff




Please see Nick's message above for details of the last week in the Junior School. Here's a snapshot of the last week in the Senior School:

Monday 12th

Christmas Movie | 1:00-1:45pm

Years 7-9 Dinner Dance | Ballroom | 6:30pm

MH/RH Boarders Bowling Trip

Wednesday 14th

Christmas Movie | Tutor Time 1:45pm

Years 10-13 Dinner Dance | Ballroom | 6:30pm

HH Boarder Bowling Trip

Thursday 15th

Report reflections and Tutor base fun | 2-3pm

Rick’s End of Term Message | 3pm

Yrs7-13 Day Ends at 3:30pm | Library open until 5:30pm


We have received parent queries regarding the lateness of the nasal flu date for senior school students. The date for the nasal flu immunisations for Years 7 - 9 and medically vulnerable students in Years 10 and 11 is a decision made by the Government who instruct the NHS to administer the immunisations. Initially, the Government instructed the NHS to administer the nasal flu immunisation for the 2022-23 flu season to Reception to Year 6 age groups. However, later this term they instructed the NHS to also administer nasal flu to Years 7 to 9 and vulnerable Years 10 & 11. The date of immunisations is given to the school by the NHS immunisation team and is beyond the school's control.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please do feel free to contact the NHS immunisation team directly.
Children and Family Health Surrey | Tel: 01483 794887 | Email:


Autumn Term ECAs finished this week (with the odd exception of a couple of paid ECAs). Spring term ECAs have been sent out by email and students will be able to sign up for Spring Term ECAs next week. Please take some time to look over the choices with your child this weekend.

Click here for Spring Term Junior School ECAs

Click here for Spring Term Senior School ECAs


This week we sent out a communication to Years 7 & 8 parents about an increase in the use of Tiktok and Snapchat amongst the children. We thought this may be beneficial to other parents as well so please click here for the communication and advice. 


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and cheerful person to join our small Reception team - this is a part-time, term time only role. Please click here for more information and to apply. 


Timetables for the first half of the Spring Term will be prepared during the Christmas Holidays, and will be available on your child’s Real Time Timetable (via the Parent Portal). Timetables for the Junior School should be accessed using the aforementioned please.  Timetables for students in Years 7 and above will be available to them on Teams – where I will pop a note to let them know when they are available!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, and please do check timetables before we return in January 😊 Thank you so much. - Sally


We are now at the end of winter season! Thank you to all students for getting involved this Winter season and making their way to Division 1. 

Looking forward to the Spring season:

All winter teams will progress into Spring automatically.

Any new teams can join at this point - Entering a Swiss qualifying stage to determine their division.

We will also be hosting a series of "in house" tournaments for each year group at lunchtime. Students who would like to take part, compete, coach or spectate should message Tim Tester via Teams to register their interest. A sign up sheet will be distributed to all tutor groups in the new year.

For see more information on the British Esports Student Champs tournaments our team results here:

British Esports Student Champs · Student Champs 22-23


Linus and Olli (Year 8) are selling eco friendly firelighters this winter will all proceeds going to Dementia UK. £5 for 6, collection will be available from Reception from 5th - 14th December. click here for more information. 


Last year we ran a brilliant and successful set of mock job interviews with Year 10 as part of a full day of careers’ skills and workshops. This year we're already planning similar, but need to run two sessions – if you like the sound of putting our Year 10 or Year 11 students through their paces in a mock job interview, please get in touch with Lyall 

They’re a while away yet, but it’s always good to start planning and booking things into diaries!

Dates and timing:

Year 11 on Tuesday, 21st March

Six interviewers required between 10.40am and 12.45pm (lunch can be provided). This is for the students’ coursework for their BTEC in Business qualification.

Year 10 on Monday, 15th May

A dozen or more interviewers required! Between 10.40am and 12.45pm (lunch can be provided). This is part of their careers’ day workshop.


Springbox Gymnastics are running a camp on 5th January 2023 at Frensham Heights. Please click here for more information.


Surrey Music Academy will be running an orchestra workshop at Frensham Heights over on 13-14th February 2023. Please click here for more information.


SCL will be running a holiday club at Frensham Heights over the Christmas holiday period. Please click here for more information.


Got something amazing to shout about? Click the logo to use our Parent Voice Frensham Heights positive feedback link.

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No One Wraps Up Like An Elf - Years 4 to 6
13th December | 6pm - 7:30pm
A Bundle Of Joy - Nursery to Year 3
14th December | 2pm - 3pm   

Our wonderful annual Junior School Christmas Productions are coming up.

Monday 23th January | 7pm
Rowledge Village Hall

Come along for a fun evening to raise funds for Malawi Schools Trust.
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The music and dance concert on last night was a fabulous opportunity to see students from Years 2 to 13 performing to a packed Aldridge Theatre audience. It is always such a pleasure for parents and staff to see the students perform. The eclectic range of talent and performance speak to our ethos of championing all and trying every creative door. Students from Year 8 performing with Year 12s shows how beautifully a school without a culture of deference and hierarchy can lead students to flourish and become confident in a way that sets them on a road to be positive global change makers. A huge amount of congratulations goes to the dedicated staff involved supporting the students without whom these events would rarely happen. We could all witness the sense of vocation that staff have when they give with head, heart and hand at such events. The Sixth Formers semi-professional performances blended entertainment, fun and inspiration. Watching the show unfold is always both heart warming and slightly envious, as one wonders could I do what they do? From Soloists to Ensemble; well done to one and all.

Please find photos from rehearsals and performance night below.


On Monday 5th December, a lucky audience were treated to an evening on festive readings by Rowan Suart, an accomplished actress. Students from Zoe’s tutor group had been busy making jam tarts and mince pies at lunch time in readiness for the event. Many hands make light work and soon there were plates of pies and tarts ready.

Frensham is a beautiful place, especially for Christmas. The Long Gallery was decorated with candles and tinsel, the fire was lit, and the Christmas tree twinkled brightly in the corner. The scent of mulled wine filled the air, and the students made their way around, serving the delicacies.

Rowan has a lovely speaking voice, and she performed a varied set of readings: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Jerome K Jerome and many more, old and new. She shared little stories with the audience , including an account written by her brother from when he boarded at Frensham Heights!

The evening was rounded off by several musical numbers, including Aurora, Will, Finn and Lynne. One attendee said afterwards ”An enchanting Christmas evening listening to a beautiful reader and some amazing young musicians in lovely festive surroundings.”


Year 9 rose to the challenge and produced an excellent range of trench models. Some were made out of cardboard, some clay, some cake and some digitally. There was very imaginative use of materials to make a historically accurate first world war Trench, Well done to 9ABM!


Students in 7ROJ and 7MBC tutor groups have created some beautiful flower models in Science.


Students have been learning how to make churros and chocolate in their Spanish lessons. Here are the resources you'd like to try it at home:

our supporting video and easy recipe


This week in Year 4 in English the children have been learning about ‘Instructions.’ We set the children the challenge of following a set of instructions with no title to see if they could work out what the instructions were for. They worked really well in teams!


A group of students and staff headed up to London last Friday on an enrichment trip to see the musical Hex. Their behavior as a mixed age group, whilst traveling, watching the performance, and recognising the need to stay together in a busy venue; made us so very proud of them and helped make the evening the success that it was. 

The show was an advertised  ‘preview night’ and a fault mid-performance caused the show to stop for a few moments in the second half. An unexpected advantage as this meant our students got to see what happens to “professionals” when things go wrong/ don’t go to plan!  The cast and crew were amazing; a calm announcement, actors off stage, repairs quickly made, and then all back on picking up where they left off as if nothing had happened!  If that doesn’t show resilience and the value of rehearsals, what does!

It was a fabulous show it was - a classic story done in a unique musical format (almost panto-like at times) with mesmerising staging, great energy from the actors and in a stunning/classic venue.


While Rick was out of the office one day this week, Becks and some Year 11s made themselves comfortable in his office with hot chocolate and mince pies and left him a few quacky surprises.


FOF would like to say a huge thank you to Paula from Floral Alchemy for her enthusiasm, patience and expertise on Tuesday at the parents/staff wreath-making workshop. Not to mention a massive thank you to those parents and staff that attended and made it so successful. It was a fun afternoon with much laughter and excellent creative ideas resulting in some amazing wreaths.

Many thanks from the FOF team


Year 10 Business Studies students headed to Cadbury World in Bournville to attend a marketing lecture focusing on the value and importance of market research and its use in the marketing mix. 

Acknowledging it was a long drive up there, the trip was a great success with students hearing first hand, from those in the industry, how important research is and the role it plays in keeping the right confectionary on the (right) shelves. In addition to the marketing lecture, there was also an opportunity to do a tour of the site, looking at the history of Bournville and the Cadbury brand along with a cheeky little bit of fun in the 4D cinema and the obligatory stop at the Cadburys shop!

If your child went on the trip; their behaviour was fantastic – they were a credit to the school and to you as parents.  If your child is thinking of doing Business Studies as a BTEC – then they may get to do this trip (or something similar) in the future!



Under 10s Football

Two games this week to finish off the season for the Under 10s. First up on Monday evening under floodlights was a local derby against More House School. The team got off to a great start and started linking some passes together and creating a few chances. The More House goalkeeper made a few good saves. Louis scored a great goal to give Frensham the lead with a cool close range finish, he scored a second shortly afterwards which was a superb long range strike that left the goalkeeper with no chance. In the second half More House got themselves back in the game and pulled one goal back. Ethan in goal was fantastic and was keeping Frensham ahead with several great saves. Frensham extended their lead through Luca to give the team some much needed protection. More House didn’t stop and scored their second goal which created a nervous final few minutes. Frensham managed to hold on and take a 3-2 victory.

The second game of the week was an away trip to Bedales. It was an end to end game but Bedales managed to take a lot more of their chances winning the game 11-4. The scoreline was a harsh reflection on the performance as the teamwork, physicality and ability to keep fighting was the best it has been all season. Ruby was excellent going forward, Louis scored two more goals, Cassia was strong in defence, Ethan made some great saves, Nathanial was physical when tackling, Amos worked his socks off throughout the game and Luca was great running with the ball and scored a fantastic goal into the bottom corner. A good week for the Under 10s to close out the season of football.

U14 Football v Boundary Oak

This was a very one sided affair and we dominated from the first whistle to the last. We played some excellent football throughout the game. Harry B scored an excellent first half hatrick and Leo also scored a hatrick second half. We had many other goal scorers and it was a great end to our season.

U13 Football v Dunhurst

We played a very strong Dunhurst team this week and found the going tough in the first half. Their physicality was overpowering at times and we conceded 3 goals first half.  We managed to score a good breakaway goal through Ben.  The second half was a completely different game as we upped our effort levels and as a result started to pass the ball far faster. We played some excellent football and Otto and Ben were a constant threat up front.  Will and Harry started to dominate the midfield and they linked up well with Matilda on the left and Richie on the right to create many opportunities.  Ben scored another good goal after a great passing move.  We then equalised after a great pass from Harry found Ben again who rounded off an excellent performance with a hattrick. We then hit the woodwork twice from Otto and Fraser.  Special mention for our defenders and goalkeeper in the second half who kept a clean sheet which showed an amazing improvement. Well done to Alfie, Harry, Theo, Nell, Elijah, Loic and Harrison.

U16 Girls Football v Gordon’s

On the coldest night of the year so far we had our first girls football match at Frensham.  The team worked really hard throughout the game against a much older opposition.  We settled into the game and started to pass the ball well and a dominant run by Milly resulted in a goal for Laura.  Gordon’s then had a period of pressure and Jamie pulled off some really good saves, but Gordon’s scored a couple of good goals. We soon responded with two quick goals of our own one great strike from Milly and another well taken goal by Laura.  Second half we continued our good play with some great passing by Matilda, Nell and Jess but we were unable to get another goal.  Gordon’s extra strength and power eventually told and they scored to more goals.  I was so delighted with this first fixture and the girls commitment this half term and I hope we have many more fixtures next term.

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U15 Football v Boundary Oak

On Tuesday afternoon the U15 football team made the journey down the South coast to Fareham to play Boundary Oak, in the reverse of the previous week's fixture. That game ended 2-1 to the visitors in an incredibly close affair and so the students were keen to exact some revenge and come away with a win. Frensham started the game stronger and pressured the opposition back into their own half and created dangerous chances but were unable to make these count. Boundary Oak, against the run of play, took the lead with an unstoppable strike from 30 yards out into the top corner. Frensham didn't let their heads drop and shortly after Arlo carried the ball into the box and after a deflection the opposition were penalised for a high foot and a penalty awarded. Freddie smashed the ball hard and low into the corner to make it 1-1 at the interval. In the second half it was all Frensham, a second penalty was awarded shortly after the restart for a challenge inside the box and up stepped Freddie with the same result to make it 2-1 Frensham. George topped off a great performance with a tidy finish following a rebound in the box and Frensham won the game 3-1. All 11 players could have been given the man of the match award and this was easily the best performance of the season in the last game of the term. Well done to all on a very enjoyable term of football. 

U11 Football v More House and Bedales

The U11 football team finished off their football season with a double header this week, firstly taking on More House on Monday afternoon on the Astro and then travelling to Bedales on Wednesday. The first game was an absolute cracker ending 5-4 with end-to-end action. More House ran away with an early lead, and this quickly became 3-0 before Frensham dug in and started to convert their chances, including a brilliant half volley from Rudy leaving the keeper with no chance and a couple of tidy goals from Jack. In the dying seconds Frensham gave it everything they had but unfortunately couldn't find the equaliser and More House took the victory. In the second game we came up against tough opposition with a couple of tricky skilful players who liked to run with the ball and cause our defence problems. This led to Bedales taking the lead and more goals soon followed. However, like Monday evening Frensham dug in and started to take their chances, including another two goals from Jack. The game ended 8-5 to the hosts in another high scoring affair. The team have made big improvements over the course of the season and should be proud of their efforts throughout. 

U9 Football v The Royal

The U9 football team were extremely excited to play in their first away fixture on Thursday afternoon, making the short journey to The Royal. Despite the freezing weather, the team put in full effort and worked hard for the whole match. The opposition had a couple of players who had powerful shots and the team had to work hard to close these down and block their efforts, along with Mack in goal who was kept busy all afternoon and made some great saves. Clark scored for Frensham with a good finish one on one with the keeper after some brilliant play on the wing by Remi and a nice through ball. The opposition won the game convincingly on the day. From the first game of the season to yesterday there has been a massive increase in the standard of football and every individual in the team is making massive improvements, we look forward to continuing this during the next football season. Well done all.

U18 Netball vs Alton 

It was the U18's first match for a while and it was against Alton which we knew were going to be strong and it could be a tough game. Frensham started off well with some great movement up and down the court. Alton showed to be really strong in their attacking end with some lovely passing from the Centre third into their shooters. Our defence read the ball well which put pressure on their shooters. There were some great interceptions made but unfortunately Alton took the win with the final score being 44-11. Well done to Sophie Mason for getting player of the match. 

U15/14 Netball vs Royal  

This week’s game was a mixture of U13 and U12's.  Both teams started off strong and showed some great movement up and down the court. The defence worked well and applied some great pressure to the opposition’s attackers. There were some lovely passes made between the team. Both teams have shown great progress this term and are playing some lovely Netball. Well done to everyone that played. 

U13/12 Netball vs Royal  

This week’s game was a mixture of U13 and U12's.  Both teams started off strong and showed some great movement up and down the court. The defence worked well and applied some great pressure to the opposition’s attackers. There were some lovely passes made between the team. Both teams have shown great progress this term and are playing some lovely Netball. Well done to everyone that played. 

U12s Netball vs Ditcham Park  

This week me and my year 7 team played a match against Ditcham Park School on Wednesday. We were a bit worried about this match seeing as we had lots of players missing due to illness.  Despite this the whole team stayed strong and came away with a 16-1 victory. A special mention to a few players. First of all, Lily (playing in WA) who played amazingly with her strong drives and was always in space ready to receive a ball. Secondly Maria (playing in GK and GD) did some amazing interceptions and fabulous passes. Then finally an extra special mention to our players of the match Mia and Ivy for their good work. I am very proud of the whole team, they all worked very hard, and we couldn’t have won without any one of them. I would also like to say thank you very much to Chrissy who did some amazing umpiring and coaching.

Report from Dulcie (Year 7)

Under 13s Netball v Ditcham Park  

The Year 8 netballers also had a relatively easy victory against Ditcham park. With numbers a bit lower than usual it was a chance to try out a few combinations. As special mention to Maddie at GK who turned over lots of ball. The final score was 25-5 (win) and attacking player of the match went to Georgia for some excellent shooting. Defending player of the match went to Clara who controlled the defensive end and made lots of clean intelligent interceptions. 




Monday 12 December

FoF Festive Fun begins in the JS Learning Spaces 

Years N-3 watch the 4-6 Dress Rehearsal
13.00 - Christmas Movie (Part 1) (Aldridge Theatre) 

18.30 - Year 7 to Year 9 Dinner Dance (Ballroom) 

19.00 - Boarders (Years 10-13) Christmas Bowling at Guildford Spectrum 

Tuesday 13 December

Year 11 Mocks

9.30 – 11.45 - Year 12 & Year 13 to Watts Gallery in Guildford 

18.00 - Year 4 to Year 6 Christmas Show (Aldridge Theatre) 


Wednesday 14 December

Year 11 Mocks

13.00 - Christmas Movie (Part 2) (Aldridge Theatre) 

14.00 - Nursery to Year 3 Christmas play (Aldridge Theatre) 

14.00 - Year 10 PRE Trip to St. James’ Church (Rowledge)  

16.00 – 17.30 - Junior School Pop Up Christmas Rave Years 4 to 6 (4-6 Playground) 

18.30 - Year 10 to Year 13 Dinner Dance  

19.00 - Boarders (Years 7- 9) Christmas Bowling at Guildford Spectrum 

Thursday 15 December

Christmas Dress Up Day 

FOF Holiday Celebration in Junior School 

10.00 - FOF (Junior School Parents) Present Wrapping 

11.45 - Junior School Christmas Lunch  

13.15 – 13.45 - Year 7 to Year 13 Students & any Staff welcome, Come and Sing Carols (Long Gallery) 

15.00 - Year 7-13 End of Term farewell message from Rick (Aldridge) 

15.30 - End of Term 

Friday 16 December

Staff Conference Day 

10.00 - Boarding Houses Close 


You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We also have several Twitter accounts around the school where you can find resources and school info:

Main School account - @FrenshamHeights

Rick - @rickclarke72

Becks - @becksscullion


Business/Economics - @getontheeconbus

Careers - @FrenshamCareers

Creative Arts - @ArtsFrensham

Charity, Outreach and Community - @FrenshamCharity

Design & Technology - @FrenshamDT

Junior School - @FrenshamJuniors

Geography - @FrenshamGeog

Maths - @Frensham_Maths

Modern Foreign Languages - @Frensham_MFL

Music - @FHMusicSchool

Outdoor Ed - @Frensham_OE

PE & Sport - @Frensham_PE

PRE -  @FrenshamPRE


Science = @FrenshamScience

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