Monday 4th January 2010
VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY AND COLLEGE EXCHANGE
Links between Duke of York’s Royal Military School and Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMA&C) near Philadelphia USA continue to flourish.
Nicholas Amalfitano left shortly before Christmas having spent the whole of the Autumn term with us. He has thrown himself with real enthusiasm... Read more »
Saturday 10th October 2009
Adding to our successful exchange programme with schools in France, Germany and the USA, the Duke of York’s Royal Military School is for the first year in partnership with a Spanish School. The Colegio Menor Nuestra Seňora de Loreto in Madrid is a secondary School funded by the Spanish Air Force. Pupils from the School (see photograph) have recently... Read more »
Wednesday 24th June 2009
In September, Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, becomes new Chairman of the Boarding Schools’ Association.
Melvyn has held senior positions in two independent boarding schools before becoming Head of Old Swinford Hospital School and then Principal at Wymondham in September 2007.
Melvyn is particularly keen in his year as Chairman... Read more »
Wednesday 10th June 2009
The 2009 AGM of the SBSA will be held on Monday 15 June at St George’s VA School, Harpenden in Hertfordshire, by kind permission of Headmaster Norman Hoare OBE and the governors of the school.
The Meeting will be enlivened by addresses from Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk and current Chairman of BSA on admissions and from Denise Eacher,... Read more »
Tuesday 2nd June 2009
Malcolm Lloyd, Headmaster of Brymore School in Somerset, took over as Chairman of SBSA at the AGM in June.
Taking up post for two years, Malcolm thanked out-going Chairman, Paul Spencer Ellis (Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey) for his outstanding contribution to SBSA and his energetic and enthusiastic leadership of the Association for the past two years.
Malcolm... Read more »
Wednesday 20th May 2009
2008 – 9 has seen the first Head of an SBSA school Chairing the BSA for the first time in a decade.
Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, the biggest state boarding school, has spent his year seeing something of boarding elsewhere, attending the annual conference of The American Boarding Schools association in Baltimore in December, and also... Read more »
Monday 2nd February 2009
The SBSA Annual Conference was held at Brymore School in Somerset in mid-January – perfect for wellington boots all round and delayed helicopters delivering Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal to give a brief address, tour the school and open the brand new boarding and classroom accommodation.
Brymore certainly had a buzz: government money put to excellent... Read more »
Monday 5th January 2009
The new sixth form boarding facilities at Wymondham College in Norfolk was finalists in the 2009 Creative East Awards for ‘Best Architecture project in the UK by Architects of the Eastern Region’ (March 2007 – December 2008).
Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham and current BSA Chairman, said, ‘Our new accommodation takes sixth form boarding... Read more »