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Grace Dieu Achieves Platinum Award!

Grace Dieu has just received the highest accolade possible in the Woodland Trust’s Green Trees School Award: the Platinum Award! After reaching the Gold Award in March 2018, Grace Dieu was spurred on to complete even more environmental activities to gain the Platinum Award. The children had to complete two projects: Wild Trails and a […]

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Grace Dieu pupils receive John Muir Awards!

As part of their Outdoor Learning programme, Year 6 achieved their John Muir Award – a national environmental award that encourages people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places.  We celebrated this wonderful achievement with our very first John Muir Award Ceremony when our pupils were all awarded their certificates. “The John Muir […]

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Introducing our new Deputy Head!

We are delighted to introduce our new Deputy Head, Victoria Darby, who joins Grace Dieu in September. Currently, Victoria is the Assistant Head at Christ the King Catholic Primary in Leicester, where she has also been acting Head of School. “Victoria joins us with a wealth of experience in teaching and in leadership and management […]

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Diocesan inspection celebration!

Grace Dieu is celebrating after receiving a ‘Good’ Diocesan Canonical Inspection Report. “I am delighted that Grace Dieu has been rated, overall, a ‘Good’ Catholic school in this inspection,” says Headmistress, Margaret Kewell. “It certainly has been a busy year for inspections for the School – having already passed our Compliance inspection and been awarded […]

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#AllGraceDieu video launches!

What better way to celebrate All that is amazing about Grace Dieu than to have a series of six videos that encapsulate All that we offer our families?! Having initially launched the videos on Facebook, parents can now watch all six videos here on our website. ·      Our first video shows how Grace Dieu offers […]

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Another Eco Award for Grace Dieu!

Pupils from Grace Dieu Manor School in Thringstone are delighted to have been awarded their second Eco School flag – the Silver Award! Impressively, this second award has been awarded just six months after the pupils were awarded their Bronze Award – proving just how hard working the School’s Eco Committee are! This internationally recognised […]

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A Gold ‘Green Tree School Award’ for Grace Dieu!

Grace Dieu is delighted to have been awarded a Gold ‘Green Tree School Award’ from the Woodland Trust! This fantastic scheme rewards schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning.  Whilst Grace Dieu only began taking part in the scheme in January, within a matter of just a few weeks the School has impressively […]

It’s official – the Grace Dieu Nursery is Outstanding!

Grace Dieu Manor School and Nursery are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ inspection! The quality and standards of Grace Dieu’s Early Years provision in the Nursery was rated as “Outstanding” in every category in the Inspection, undertaken by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. “To be awarded ‘Outstanding’ across all areas of our Early Years provision, given […]

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First Headmistress’ first term at Grace Dieu!

The start of the Spring Term was the start of Mrs Margaret Kewell’s first term as Headmistress at Grace Dieu Manor School. Appointed as Acting Headmistress in the Autumn Term, Mrs Kewell officially took up the role of Headmistress this week. Having previously held the position of Deputy Head for three years, Mrs Kewell’s appointment […]

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First Female Head at Grace Dieu!

For the first time in its 84-year history, Grace Dieu Manor School has a female Head. Mrs Margaret Kewell officially took up the role at the beginning of term, having previously held the position of Deputy Head for three years. It is certainly an exciting week of ‘1sts’ for Grace Dieu,” says Mrs Kewell. “I’m […]

3M Challenge Success!

Well done to all of the pupils who took part in the 3M challenge! We had a record number of pupils taking part in three different challenges: The Echo challenge, where pupils had to make a musical instrument out of recycled material. They also had to be able to play a tune on it – […]

A successful 500 words for Laya!
A successful 500 words for Layla!

Layla successfully made it through to the first round of the BBC’s renowned 500 words competition!   Layla’s success is particularly impressive given that her entry was selected from 131,798 entries. Her piece, entitled ‘Ooops – I’m off!’ was one of the 5,000 entries selected to go to the Reading Agency for the second round […]

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100% success rate for Grace Dieu pupils!

Year 6 pupils at Grace Dieu Manor School are celebrating after they were all offered their first choice of secondary school! We are absolutely delighted that every single one of our Year 6 pupils who took entrance exams were offered a place to their first choice secondary school We are particularly thrilled that two pupils, […]