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22/06/24

Get ready for Guildford County school Charity Week!Tuesday, join us for a week of fun activities! Guess the number of sweets in our jar and send your guess to the sixth form team for a chance to win!Donate with cash or card. Stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks! pic.twitter.com/vDyyDanNic— Guildford County Sch () June 22, 2024

21/06/24

Olympians inspire us with their stories of determination and triumph. As educators, you inspire our students every day, helping them discover their potential and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Your influence...read more https://t.co/29S0b08Dwy pic.twitter.com/MmN01lowbm

21/06/24

What have you fitted in before midday today? pic.twitter.com/LwVKIV26ye— Northmead Junior School () June 21, 2024

21/06/24

Year 3 have arrived for a glorious day at Butser and are enjoying hearing about the Stone Age differences already. pic.twitter.com/Hf7es2cnGd— Northmead Junior School () June 21, 2024

21/06/24

Our DofE Silver adventurers have arrived in the Peak District and are raring to go! They'll be honing their skills and getting prepped for their exciting expeditions ahead. ☀️ So far, the weather's on their side! pic.twitter.com/xg7VqWBgvJ— Guildford County Sch () June 21, 2024

20/06/24

What an incredible day in London at the Yoto Carnegie Awards! Our County Shadows loved the vibrant atmosphere and joyous celebration of literature. Meeting the librarian from Matilda was magical, and we even picked the winner! pic.twitter.com/i5KN45TSCQ— Guildford County Sch () June 20, 2024

20/06/24

Our DofE Silver adventurers have arrived in the Lake District and are raring to go! They'll be honing their skills and getting prepped for their exciting expeditions ahead. ☀️ So far, the weather's on their side! pic.twitter.com/12uiEPNzUo— Guildford County Sch () June 20, 2024

20/06/24

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20/06/24

Our 25 County Shadows are excited to attend the Yoto Carnegie Awards at the Cambridge Theatre, home of Matilda the Musical! We’ll join over 50 shadowing groups to celebrate a fantastic day of children’s literature and find out the winners! pic.twitter.com/WgC1qGmspi— Guildford County Sch () June 20, 2024

19/06/24

It's National Thank a Teacher Day. We salute and celebrate our teaching community every day. Their importance and relevance in our young people's lives cannot be underestimated. pic.twitter.com/mTKzlTmC7R

18/06/24

It was brilliant to see so many come together for our coffee morning—an engaging session on learning strategies and building connections. Huge thanks to everyone who made it valuable! and our Home Link. pic.twitter.com/YbDJJ4OcI3— Guildford County Sch () June 18, 2024

17/06/24

These superstars are our year 5 & 6 girls cricket team who recently came 2nd in the Godalming Open Dynamos cricket competition. They play superbly and did the school proud. Well done team Loseley! 🦸‍♂️⭐️#Cricket pic.twitter.com/JGGwGyub1i— Loseley Fields () June 17, 2024

17/06/24

Congratulation to our amazing Year 11s for completing their GCSE today - and exam season is DONE for Team Music! 🙌🙌— George Abbot Music () June 17, 2024

17/06/24

AUDITIONS ARE TOMORROW EVERYONE! We are excited..... pic.twitter.com/cdkgCOxIDy— Tormead Drama () June 17, 2024

15/06/24

Wow!! What absolutely fantastic swimming in the final! 2nd place 🥈 as well as winners of the Presidents Award for the highest placed state school. Well done Calder, Ethan, Finley and Max we are so proud of you🌟 A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported the boys. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/JtZVoNFDO1— Boxgrove School () June 15, 2024

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Fullbrook's U16 Girls Football Team: A Journey of Dedication and Triumph!

24th May 2024

Earlier this month, the U16 girls football team from Fullbrook Secondary School achieved a remarkable feat by reaching the England Schools Football Association (ESFA) Girls U16 Arnold Clark Schools’ Cup finals. This accomplishment highlights their perseverance, skill, and unwavering dedication over the past four years of being a team.

The team experienced playing at Stoke City’s Bet 365 Stadium in the final against St Bede’s RC School & Byron College, East Durham, emphasising their huge achievement. The game started well for them, scoring at 9 minutes, however the opposition equalised just before half time.  The second half saw St Bede’s scoring early on, and as a response, Fullbrook U16 girls played with passion and determination, almost equalising several times from opportunities of a free kick, corner and open play.  It was an exciting and tense game which went into 4 minutes of stoppage time.  They unfortunately lost 2-1 to St Bede’s, but it was a very close and hard-fought match.

The team, which has largely remained unchanged since its inception have shown immense resilience and determination. Last year, as Year 9 and 10 students, they made it to the quarter-finals, setting the stage for this year's incredible run to the finals, despite many injuries suffered by key players.

Training once a week for an hour, within the whole-school football club, the team’s commitment is evident. Fullbrook's training sessions welcome all students, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. For the team members to play at such an impressive standard, all except one, who is an international dancer, play for clubs outside of school, showcasing their passion for the sport. The team regularly competes against other schools in the district, maintaining their competitive edge.

Surrey is renowned for having a strong participation and following in girls' football, and Fullbrook Secondary School has seen great success in the district championships over the past five years. The team boasts several standout players, including one member who plays for the Chelsea Academy, Amelia Fahey. Captain Ellie Freullet, who has led the team since Year 7, has shown great characteristics of leadership and dedication which has propelled the team to success.

Sport is an important part of Fullbrook School, which offers a wide array of after-school sports clubs, and as well as football, there is a particular strength in athletics and cross country.  Many after-school clubs are offered including netball, rugby, tennis and dance.  The school’s sixth-form centre, Fullbrook 6 is part of the Cricket Scholar Programme.  Being part of this programme enables them to offer students the opportunity to complete their sixth-form academic studies alongside access to high-quality cricket coaching, and strength and condition training.  In addition, it offers access to the Surrey Cricket employability workshops.

Mrs C Smith, the Head of PE and Creative Arts Faculty and the girls' U16 football team coach, has been pivotal in their journey. Despite being on maternity leave, she has coached at every match throughout the competition, starting when her baby Otto was just two weeks old. Her dedication and passion for the sport have inspired the team to reach new heights.

Jack Mayhew, CEO of Learning Partners Academy Trust, to which Fullbrook belongs, praised the team, stating, "They are a very talented and dedicated team who have worked together and supported each other to arrive at such a great accomplishment. We are so proud of their amazing achievement, a direct result of their hard work."

Mrs C Smith reflected on the team's journey, saying, "Despite narrowly missing out on lifting the trophy, our Fullbrook girls can be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved. Being the second-best team in the entire country is truly sensational. This is the greatest sporting achievement Fullbrook has ever had, and their success will be talked about for years to come."

Mr R Smith, Head of Year 11 at Fullbrook, who drove the team minibus and is also husband to the team’s coach said “I count myself as very fortunate to be involved with this team, both through Mrs Smith and as the Head of Year 11 for some of them!  The final stages of the National Cup will stay with me for many years to come; the journey up to Stoke, the evening before and the day itself. All of it was a brilliant experience and I hope the girls feel as proud of their achievements as we are as a school"

The Fullbrook community rallied together to support the team ensuring that the whole experience will remain in the hearts, minds, and memories of all involved. Colleagues organised transportation, drove minibuses, and offered unwavering support from the sidelines, some following every single game. 

The head of school, Anna Wallis, attended the final and documented the day with photos and videos and took part in the teams’ celebrations.  Ms Wallis said “Throughout the course of our visit to Stoke, I felt completely inspired by the hard work and determination of the girls, and their unwavering commitment to the match but also to each other.”  

Mr and Mrs Smith’s baby, Otto, accompanied his parents to the matches from just two weeks old and had reached the grand old age of 11 weeks for the final which he slept through, allowing mum and dad to support the team!

The Fullbrook U16 girls football team’s journey to the national final included victories over:

- Round 1: 5-0 vs. Winston Churchill (Woking)

- Round 2: 5-2 vs. George Abbot (Guildford)

- Round 3: 4-2 vs. St Crispin's (East Berkshire)

- Round 4: 1-0 vs. Vyners School (Hillingdon)

- Round 5: 2-0 vs. Varndean School (Brighton)

- Round 6: 3-0 vs. Esher High (Esher)

- Quarter-Final: 4-0 vs. Herne Bay (Canterbury)

- Semi-Final: 4-1 vs. Redbourne Upper School (Bedford)

- Final: 1-2 vs. St Bede’s RC School & Byron College (East Durham)

Scoring 29 goals and conceding only 7, the team’s remarkable record includes five clean sheets. Key players Megan Higgins (10 goals) and Amelia Fahey (7 goals) led the team’s offensive efforts, supported by contributions from Ellie Freullet, Naomi Aherne, Eliza Andrews, Hope Palmer-Cowlard, Poppy Way, and Florence Milne.

This extraordinary team’s success is a testament to their hard work, talent, and the supportive community at Fullbrook Secondary School. Their journey, filled with challenges and triumphs, has created memories that will last a lifetime and set a new standard for sporting excellence at the school.

The team line up:

Caitlin Burnett

Charlotte Wass

Sophie Wass

Ava Mantell

Florence Milne

Amelia Fahey

Ellie Freullet

Hope Palmer-Cowlard

Poppy Way

Yassmin Kelly

Naomi Aherne

Megan Higgins

Eliza Andrews

Jessica Flindall

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