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Avila Student Retreat

The Avila retreat for Year 12 students from both St Philomena’s and Ursuline High School was held on Monday 15th October. Students from year 12 service programmes across both schools attended. All students took part in morning sessions outlining what Catholic Social Teaching is and why its relevant to our lives. The afternoon took more of a reflective theme concentrating on different prayer techniques from adoration, mediation and creative prayer. Read More

Sixth Form Open Evening 2019

Many thanks to all parents, carers and students who attended our Sixth Form Open Evening 2019. The turn out was fantastic, we hope you all enjoyed finding out more about the Ursuline High School and Wimbledon College Sixth Form and the vast array of opportunities it has to offer. Read More

ASGS Conference

"I liked Jenny Langley's talk on perfectionism and her understanding of what motivates students academically and how to have a growth mindset". Emily, Year 12 Read More

UHS Oxford Sucess!

Vanesa joined us here at Ursuline High School Sixth Form in September 2016 from Raynes Park (which she joined when she was in Year 9). She studied German, English Lit and History at A level. Read More

Year 13 Celebrations Evening

We were delighted to welcome Priscilla Li Head of Applied Digital Innovation at Capgemini to speak to the current Year 13 at their celebration evening for all they achieved last year in Year 12. She is an Innovative Leader who reframes the problem and how to approach it. She inspires curiosity and initiative and is passionate about harnessing creativity in the technology world. Read More

'No-Deal' Brexit Is A 'No-Go'!

Year 12 Business and Economics students had a insightful visit from Stephen Hammond (Conservative MP for Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Morden and Motspur Park) this morning. Read More

University Applications After Exam Results?

We were delighted to welcome the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Angela Rayner and Jackie Schneider, Labour Candidate for Wimbledon, alongside film crews from BBC, Sky and Channel 4 into our school yesterday. In light of A Level Results Day and students nervously awaiting confirmation of University places, students from Year 11 and 12 were interviewed regarding their opinion on Labour's proposed policy of applying to university after you have received your exam results. Read More

Year 10 Taster Day

“It is important for students to be given the opportunity to sample lessons in Year 10, so they can be confident that they make the right subject choices in Sixth Form, which will in turn, support their career pathways.” Ben Barton, Assistant Headteacher Read More

"Make The Coffee And Learn.."

It was a pleasure to hear from Denise Parkinson, Chief Global Entertainment Officer at *The Telegraph*, who kindly hosted a Creative Industry Insight Talk on 'Starting out in the Media and Creative Industry' during Year 12's extended assembly on Tuesday 12th June. Read More

Volunteering Is Priceless

Ursuline Links is a volunteer programme which is run by the Ursuline Sisters. Its main aim is to give students and adults opportunities to be of service in the UK and abroad. Read More

Career Advice!

Year 12 students were given an opportunity to really think about their next steps during *Career Pathway Day* on Tuesday 21st May. Read More

Oxbridge Options!

"I found it very useful.. as it helped me realise that Oxford is a university that I can see myself at." Year 12 Student Read More

Sent Off In Style!

“What a journey this has been, I am so proud to have been your Head of Year! The world is better and brighter because of you.. this is not goodbye or an end, but just the beginning, I wish you all the very best!” *Ms Fernandes, Head of Year 13* Read More

Eucharistic Ministers!

On Wednesday 13th February, Ursuline High School and Wimbledon College celebrated the commissioning of Year 12 students (and several UHS staff) as Eucharistic Ministers. The service was held by Bishop Paul Hendricks at Sacred Heart Church (Edge Hill). Read More

St Angela Feast Day Celebrations

We had a fantastic 2019 St Angela celebration on the theme of building community. Within our Masses we reflected on how we serve others in our community to live out Serviam and learnt about the global Ursuline community we are part of. This will link to our Lent them where we will be supporting the Ursuline school in the Congo. At each of the Masses, the students were presented with a wristband that said be ‘strong and courageous’ as a special gift for the Feast Day. We would like to say a special thank you to Father Michael, Father Hycathn, Cannon John and Father Joe for celebration these Masses for Us. Read More

Head Girl Team 2019

Congratulations to our new Head Girl Team; Lillie, Alice & Renoshni! We are sure you will all do a fantastic job in your new leadership roles! Read More

A Good Time To Be A Girl?

"Take it one step at a time, build confidence, find a work culture that suits you, get some allies, ASK for an opportunity- don't expect people will just see that you want that pay rise, promotion or new opportunity- it's not pushy- don't be afraid!" Dame Helena Morrisey Read More

Stepping into STEM!

According to World Economic Forum (as of Feb 2018) In countries with higher gender equality, women are (still) less likely to get STEM degrees. It says.. Read More

Christmas Carol Service

It was lovely to come together with *Wimbledon College* for our annual *Christmas Carol Service* last night at* Sacred Heart Church*. Choirs from both schools gave amazing performances and the classics such as ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O’ Little Town of Bethlehem’ were sung with much enthusiasm and greatly enjoyed by all those in attendance. Thank you to all staff, students and parents for taking the time to celebrate the season of Advent together and anticipate the joy of Christmas. Read More

Sweet Treats ForJimmy

Sixth formers putting those Serviam values into practice with a cake and sweet stall to raise funds for the charity ForJimmy. Fantastic work! Read More

Careers in Law!

Insightful *Career Talk* this week on the 'Legal Sector' by Hannah Blake (Solicitor from Fishfield LLP)! Hannah focused on the different career paths in Law alongside her personal journey and hints and tips of how to progress and be successful in a Legal career! Read More

Computer Science in Action

Year 12 Computer Science students attended an inspirational day of KS5 computer science at the TTP's (The Training Partnership) *Computer Science in Action* event this month. Read More

WoF Ambassadors Reception

We were very pleased to have been invited to take 5 of our Year 12 students to the *Women of the Future Ambassadors Reception* at the *Lloyds Banking Group*. Read More

Adoremus Youth Congress

Niamh and I went to the Adoremus youth congress where we gained a deeper insight on religion and how religion is important for the younger generation. Read More

Symposium in Rome

Young Catholic women from the *Ursuline High School*, Wimbledon asked for a full and active role within their Church at a* Symposium in Rome* on 1st October 2018. Read More

All Souls Day

Staff and students visited the Chapel to light a candle and say a prayer for loved ones who are no longer with us on All Souls Day. Read More

A-Level Success

Congratulations to Ursuline students who sustained their outstanding progress from GCSE to A Level achieving the highest standards at ‘A’ level and all post 16 qualifications. 64% achieved A*-B, 90% A*-C, 100% A*-E. Read More

Social Mobility Conference

Led by experts in the field, Year 12 students from the Ursuline and Wimbledon College explored the extent, and causes of inequality and lack of social mobility in the UK today and the part that our Education System has to play in promoting social mobility. Read More

Year 13 Prom

Year 13 certainly dressed for the occasion at their joint Prom with Wimbledon College on Friday 29th June. Read More

Year 13 Celebrate!

Year 13 students, their families, friends and staff attended a *Celebration Mass* and *Prize Giving *held at *Sacred Heart Church* and reception which was held at *Ursuline Sixth Form Centre* on Friday 18th May. Read More