Photoshoot April 2016 (784)

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Friends, It does not seem that long ago that the Summer Term started, and yet today I find myself saying goodbye to our students as they travel home for their summer break. Indeed this term has gone by incredibly quickly because it has been so busy. For many, there is… Read More


Studland Biology Trip (7)

Year 12 Biology students visited Studland in Dorset for a day of practical Ecology work related to their syllabus.   On arrival at Studland, there was an  initial short lecture by the National Trust Officer in the purpose built Education Centre, regarding the local site and sustainable management and conservation. The students then undertook an ecological survey… Read More


St Luke's Trust Visit (26)

Padworth’s Student Fundraising Club welcomed Stuart and Brian who live at the St Luke’s Trust Residence in Aldermaston Wharf for afternoon tea.  They were treated to performances by students, Jerry (Jiahao) and Nguyen, who played piano and mouth organ,  and then took part in a fundraising raffle organised by the students.  This term the Club… Read More


Nuffield Place Trip (7)

Students enjoyed visiting the home of Lord and Lady Nuffield in Oxfordshire.  Lord Nuffield (William Morris) is famous for manufacturing cars and also as a philanthropist who lived modestly but donated most of his money to good causes. The students enjoyed looking at the billiard room,  Lord Nuffield’s tool cupboard in his bedroom, the tapestries… Read More


Desert Island Books (3)

On Tuesday afternoon, Padworth College staff and students got together to sit in The Orchard and discuss their Desert Island Books.  Everybody involved heard about new genres and titles and enjoyed the literary discussion.  The catering staff added a great deal to the occasion by providing some exotic fruit as well as a delicious Victoria… Read More