Welcome


Alton Convent School is a leading independent Catholic day school, located on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire, welcoming pupils of all faiths and those of none. In January 2010 we opened the Garden House Nursery which offers year round care for babies from six months. The prep school educates boys and girls up to the age of 11, with the selective senior school providing a broadly based academic education for girls from 11 to 18. We aim to prepare all those entrusted to our care to realise their full academic, spiritual, personal, creative and physical potential, to live by Christian principles, and to contribute as valued members of their communities to the benefit of their world.

 

Open Day Events

Open Mornings 2010-2011

Friday 18th March Open Morning 9:30 to 12:00noon

Saturday 14th May Open Morning 10:00 to 1:00pm

 

 

Prep School Netball Tournament

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On Thursday 3rd March Alton Convent School hosted the Annual Netball Tournament. Joining Alton Convent where Churchers Junior School, Lavant House, Mayville School, Frensham Heights, and Princesmead School.

Excitement and tension increased as Alton progressed throughout the tournament. Our U/11 A team won all their matches, except against Churchers Junior School who won by two goals. They became the Tournament winners whilst we were the Runners-ups! Our B-team came 6th overall and also played very well.

Geography Field Trip

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Slapton Ley, Devon; the location for the Fourth Year GCSE Geography Field Trip. Energy levels were high as students and staff met early on Friday morning for the journey down to Slapton Ley Field Studies Centre. The aim: to collection data for their GCSE Controlled Assessment about Coastal Management. The primary research undertaken will be used in the ‘Researching Geography’ Unit which accounts for 25% of the students GCSE course.

With wellies and waterproofs packed away in bags we made the journey down to the coast. On our arrival the girls met their tutor for the weekend and without hesitation were back in the mini bus and off to our first location, Slapton Sands. Students learnt about the processes impacting on this particular stretch of coastline and understood the social, economic and environmental impacts these have. Understanding the location of the study is essential when carrying out research, and the girls took a vast amount if information on board very quickly.

UKMT Mathematics Team Challenge

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On 14th February 2011, two girls from Year 8 and two from Year 9 went to Lord Wandsworth College to compete in the regional finals of the UKMT Mathematics Team Challenge.  Twenty-one teams took part and there were four rounds.  They varied in difficulty but by far the hardest was the cross-number (a crossword with numbers).  Out of the twenty-one teams the four Alton Convent girls came 9th, a very respectable placing.  We managed to better our previous placing of 11th as well.

It was a very enjoyable day and hopefully the school will be able to compete again next year.

Prep School Netball Results

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U/11 NETBALL VS DITCHAM PARK 9TH FEBRUARY

They did it again!! Our U11 netball team has proved that they can work as a team having beaten Ditcham Park 15-12. Following a shaky start the team kept on improving throughout the first half, making good use of the court with some well-timed dodges although.

Special mention goes to Emily who had a marvellous game as goal attack where she worked well in the circle with Lucy Rawlings, shooting some excellent goals. She was quick to jump for the rebounds and feed Lucy, who once she got her ‘eye in’ scored consistently. Lucy O played well in the defence circle with Eleanor and Serena making plenty of interceptions. Laura, Gabzy and Kiera all worked well in the centre court trying hard to stick to their banding and not playing one another’s positions. Well done, a great result and keep up this unbeaten record. You are all stars!!

Latest Senior School Sports Results

U15 Indoor Hockey V Ditcham
Score Alton Convent 9 Ditcham Park 2
Man of the Match Rebecca Humphrey
A hard fought and very energetic match with Alton making a caution start getting use to the indoor arena. However once Alton had started scoring the goals just flew in. Well done.

U12 A&B 7-a-side Hockey V Perins
Score A team won 3-2
Man of the match Lauren Tupper
B team won 5-1
Man of the match Lottie Fellows
A close encounter for both teams and with the emphasis on controlled passing and strong tackling both teams really improved their performance throughout the match. The B team proved too strong for the team from Perins School and the A team just held on to their lead as Perins School was making a come back.

Prep School History Week

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Katie, Jessica and Emily as Tudor Ladies

The History week at Alton Convent School proved to be a fun filled event with every year group focussing on a different aspect of history. The younger children looked at Toys Old and New and Castles, whilst the older children studied periods of time ranging from the Anglo Saxons through to the Fifties and Sixties. Many year groups walked into Alton and had a wonderful time at the Allen gallery and Curtis Museum where luckily the Alton Buckle was on display.

Year 5 walked around the town with Alton Town Guides who showed them the evidence of the Civil War in St Lawrence church and delighted them with the story of Fanny Adams. Farnham museum came to school and talked to the children about food in history and loaned every year group a box of artefacts which they then used to create their own museum in their classroom. The week was filled with creative projects, such as making Tudor quills, constructing an Anglo Saxon village and holding a party to celebrate Queen Victoria’s jubilee. On the final day the children dressed up in period costume and their parents came to be guided around the museums.

Glorious Gloria!

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The abundance of musical talent was once again demonstrated at Alton Convent School’s spring time concert. The first half opened with the senior orchestra followed by solos on piano, clarinet, flute, descant recorder and euphonium. The audience was also enthralled by past pupil Olivia Martin’s rendition of Deh vieni by Mozart.

The second half consisted of a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria. The senior and chamber choirs were joined by a number of talented past pupils and staff and ably accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The performance clearly delighted the capacity audience who also contributed generously towards the sixth form’s annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in aid of the Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust raising over a thousand pounds through ticket sales and raffle proceeds.

ISA Regional Cross-Country

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For the second year in a row pupils from Alton Convent School have been victorious in the Regional Cross-Country Championships. A combined team from Year 7 and 8 produced the best combined score in the team event. An outstanding run by Eleanor Noble finished the course in style with a full blown sprint finish rewarding her with a silver medal and a place in the national finals at Rugby later in the month.

Charlotte Wright was the next to finish and completed the course in fourth place with Joanna Tomlinson the third member of the winning team coming seventh. Charlotte and Joanna have also qualified for the national finals taking place in Rugby. Abigail Matthews came 10th and as the top ten qualify she will be joing the rest of the team travelling to Rugby.