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The Kings of Wessex Academy

Station Road Cheddar Somerset BS27 3AQ

“s one of the leading schools in the South West, The Kings of Wessex Academy strives to provide a first class education for all. We have high expectations of our students and work hard to provide the opportunities and support needed to enable them to reach their full potential. In 2014, 88% of students in Year 11 achieved five or more A*-C grades, which compares very favourably with the national average of 68%. In addition, the percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths was 72%. 2014 also saw an A Level pass rate of 99.4%, and over a third of all the A Level grades awarded were the top grades of A and A*.”

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Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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Redruth School

Tolgus Vean Redruth Cornwall TR15 1TA

“Redruth School is first and foremost a local school, taking pupils from its surrounding primary schools and from all of its communities – nurturing them, showing them what they can achieve and giving them the tools to go out and take on the world. Every year our students do just that – some go on to higher education and some go into employment, some stay in Cornwall and others go away – but whatever path they choose, we hope that the school has helped them to develop their talents to the full and that they’ll leave with good memories of their time here.”

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Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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UCAS

Rosehill New Barn Lane Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ

“We are the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Our services date back to 1961. To meet increasing demand, UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) was formed, providing a centralised application service for prospective undergraduates – effectively streamlining the process. UCCA formally merged with its partner organisations PCAS (Polytechnics Central Admissions System) and SCUE (Standing Conference on University Entrance) in 1993 to create one independent service.”

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Bradley Stoke Community School

Fiddlers Wood Lane Bradley Stoke South Gloucestershire BS32 9BS

“We are proud of our innovative teaching methods and dynamic curriculum which are designed to meet the needs and reflect the individual aspirations of our students.  We aspire to maintain our forward-thinking approach to learning, complemented by a sense of tradition and academic rigour.  We strive to balance this energetic approach to developing life-long learners with consistently high expectations about behaviour, appearance, mutual and self-respect”

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Bentham Main Lecture Theatre University College London

Bentham House 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens London WC1H 0EG

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Alleyn’s School

Townley Road London SE22 8SU

“Alleyn’s is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational day schools, committed to achieving academic excellence within an ethos of strong pastoral care and a vibrant co-curriculum. This fully holistic approach to education aims to support and nurture every individual pupil, enabling each to fulfil his or her own potential while making lasting friendships and enjoying life to the full.”

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Sir William Perkin’s School

Guildford Road Chertsey Surrey KT16 9BN

“Our Vision here at Sir William Perkins’s School is to build confidence, integrity and excellence in a caring, innovative and happy community so that each girl leaves having been given the best possible chance of achieving her full potential, taking with her sound values, a breadth of skills and knowledge, and ready to take on the world!”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

DEBATE: Libraries

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Farringtons School

Perry Street Chislehurst Kent BR7 6LR

“One of Kent’s leading independent co-educational day and boarding schools, Farringtons offers high standards of academic teaching, a wide variety of extra-curricular pursuits and excellent pastoral care within a caring and supportive Christian environment. The School provides a balanced academic, sporting and social curriculum that encourages each pupil to fulfil his or her own potential and become a confident, responsible and successful member of society. We recognise that each child is an individual and we aim to promote the development of all-round talents, whether academic, creative or sporting, so that our pupils leave us well-equipped to deal with the challenges of higher education and beyond.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Kensington & Chelsea 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Kensington & Chelsea 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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Harris Academy Beckenham

Manor Way Beckenham BR3 3SJ

“We are now in our fourth year of conversion to a sponsored academy, and we are going from strength to strength! As you can see from our website, our ethos of Scientific Enterprise is having a significant impact on the learning experiences our students are being introduced to and is contributing to the enrichment curriculum within and beyond the classroom>”

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King’s College London Mathematics School

80 Kennington Road London SE11 6NJ

“King’s College London Mathematics School has just opened its doors to its first cohort of students. We are proud that the Secretary of State for Education, Nicola Morgan MP, officially opened the school on 22 September 2014. We aim to increase substantially the pool of high attaining and well trained young mathematicians in this country. We will do this first by recruiting intensively among young people with mathematical curiosity who currently have limited access to high quality sixth form provision, and second by providing them with a curriculum which will offer challenge, creativity and excitement.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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David Game College

69 Notting Hill Gate London W11 3JS

“Established in 1974, David Game is an independent college that aims to promote the joy of knowledge and learning while simultaneously maintaining the sharpest possible focus on the demands of the public examinations.  Our founder David Game insists on the teaching of traditional skills and on students understanding the importance of giving attention to detail.  We have an excellent track record of turning around previously under performing students who benefit from the small classes, close monitoring system and exam-focused approach.  The College closely tracks the examination board specifications to ensure that tutors are following the current model and options and to see that all aspects of the syllabus are covered.  Homework is set regularly and students improve their examination technique through regular timed tests.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

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Salesian College Farnborough

119 Reading Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6PA

“As an independent Catholic grammar school for boys aged from 11 to 16 years with a Co-educational Sixth Form, our aim is to send a young person out into the world who is confident, comfortable with themselves and all those round them, a good Christian, an honest citizen, a decent person and well-equipped to take their place in and make a significant contribution to society. Students from other denominations and faiths are welcomed and play a full part in the life of the College.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Camden 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Qualifying Round: Camden 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

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Boston College

Skirbeck Road Boston Lincolnshire PE21 6JF

“Every year, the College welcomes some 8,000 students through its doors. About 1,500 of these study with us full-time, up to 200 are International students from across the globe and 200 more are studying at a Higher Education level.  Our part-time students vary from school leavers and apprentices to adult learners and degree students. You can study courses with us during the day or evening, in Boston or Spalding or even in your workplace.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Cambridgeshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Qualifying Round: Cambridgeshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

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ARK 6th Form

The Ridge St. Leonards-on-Sea East Sussex TN37 7PS

“ARK 6th Form East Sussex is a joint 6th form for students from ARK William Parker and Helenswood Academies, with students joining from other local schools. ARK 6th Form East Sussex has a long and proud tradition of achieving A level success for students from across Hastings and Rother. In the summer of 2014 students at ARK 6th Form East Sussex achieved a 98.4% pass rate – this follows their 98% pass rate in both 2013 and 2012. Best of all, the proportion of students achieving the sought-after A* grade rose to 45.5%, up from 30% last year.”

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The Crest Academies

Crest Road London NW2 7SN

“We believe that good schools bring out the best in every individual child in their care. We aim to work with every child as an individual, to address their unique needs, to nurture their talents and to develop their personal ambitions. We ensure that every student is known, valued and understood. We have many responsibilities for the young people in our care, the greatest of which is ensuring that each student graduating from The Crest Academies has opportunities and choices for their own future. We offer unique provision. Parents who have both boys and girls can send their children to us, knowing that they will receive the same quality of teaching and be exposed to the same values. Nevertheless, boys and girls are educated separately. Research shows that schools that provide single-sex education have some powerful advantages over those that have mixed-gender teaching. In addition, we know that our local community supports single-sex education and we aim to be a school at the heart of our local area.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Hounslow 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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King Solomon Academy

Penfold Street London NW1 6RX

“Our goal is to provide all pupils who attend KSA with the choice at 18 years of age to go on to university and begin a successful career. We are creating not only a school, but a community of pupils, parents and teachers brought together by their shared dedication to doing whatever it takes to achieve success.”

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Evelyn Grace Academy

255 Shakespeare Road London SE24 0QN

“We opened in 2008 and moved into our award-winning building on Shakespeare Road in 2010. The academy offers a rigorous curriculum and a broad enrichment programme and our staff work tirelessly to support and nurture our students’ talents. We believe that all our students can achieve excellence and that they deserve the very best teachers and resources to reach their potential. Our caring environment values achievement and we insist on tolerance and mutual respect.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: ARK Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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ARK Globe Academy

Harper Road London SE1 6AG

“Academies are publicly funded, independently governed schools. Each academy has a sponsor, in this case ARK Schools, which has a master funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.  Each of ARK’s academies also has an individual supplementary funding agreement. Globe Academy is operated by ARK Schools”.

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: ARK North 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: ARK North 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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ARK Elvin Academy

Cecil Avenue London HA9 7DU

“Our school motto is magna aude which means dare for greatness. We believe that all of our pupils, staff and all members of the school community should be provided with the opportunities they require to achieve greatness and realise their ambitions. We do this by embodying our four core values: integrity, courage, community and mastery.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: ARK Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School

Fenham Hall Drive Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne & Wear NE4 9YH

“When our foundress, St Madeleine Sophie Barat was nearing the end of her mission to educate girls in 1800, she said that she would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart ‘for the sake of one child’ and in many ways this simple message still encapsulates our school today. We see each and every girl as a unique individual with talents and gifts we must nurture and develop in the years she spends as part of our community.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

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The King Edward VI School

Cottingwood Lane Morpeth Northumberland NE61 1DN

“We are a high school situated in the town of Morpeth in Northumberland. We serve both the town itself and the areas of Coquet and Wansbeck Valleys. We provide for over 1400 students from years 9-13 and have a thriving Sixth Form of around 500 students. We are one of the top ranking schools in the North East of England for academic achievement. With specialist Arts, Technology and Leading Edge status, we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive and truly comprehensive school built on traditional principles and high standards. Amongst our educational accolades we hold Arts Mark, International School, Healthy Schools and Investors in People Awards.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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Durham School

Quarry Heads Lane Durham DH1 4SZ

“Durham School is committed to providing a first-class all-round education for all its girls and boys, regardless of background, gender, religion or culture, in a friendly and supportive community in which all our pupils are able to develop their talents (both academic and non-academic) to the full. We believe that girls and boys who are encouraged to work hard, to play hard, to take advantage of all the School has to offer and to look after each other will be in a good position to face the next stage of their lives with quiet confidence.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Harris Academy South Norwood

Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE

“Our Academy is an active part of the community. We have a strong commitment to seeking and valuing the views of parents and carers who have formed an active parent council to share in the development of the school. I believe we can further develop the work of the Academy together, as a beacon of excellence for girls and boys at the very heart of its community.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Lewisham & Southwark 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

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Braes High School

Newlands Road Reddingmuirhead Falkirk FK2 0DA

“Braes High School is a non-denominational, fully comprehensive six year school situated in the Reddingmuirhead area, which is approximately 4 miles from Falkirk. We receive pupils from Avonbridge Primary School, California Primary School, Drumbowie Primary School, Maddiston Primary School, Shieldhill Primary School and Wallacestone Primary School.”

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The Lakes School

Troutbeck Bridge Windermere Cumbria LA23 1HW

“The Lakes school is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive community school. We are situated in a corner of the UK which is unparalleled for its beauty, cultural opportunities and quality of life. The campus itself is set in close proximity to Lake Windermere and is surrounded by the Cumbrian fells. At The Lakes we see ourselves as a school community, committed to excellence through our caring, learning environment.  We encourage our students to participate fully in all aspects of school life, knowing this will enrich their education and allow them to become successful students. We believe that these elements combined have made The Lakes School one of the most successful schools in the county.”

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Newcastle School for Boys

30 West Avenue Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE3 4ES

“Newcastle School for Boys is the north east region’s only independent school providing education for boys only aged 3 to 18.  We are situated in Gosforth, a leafy suburb just north of the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. When it comes to learning, there is a set of characteristics that boys display.  And as a boys school, we tailor that learning experience in small classes to meet the needs of boys. A small school of around 400 boys, we know each boy well both as an individual and as a learner.  We use these factors to ensure each boy makes the most academic progress possible and achieves as highly as he can. An excellent education is not just about exam results as important though they are.  We also develop boys and young men of excellent character who leave us with a set of skills and qualities to support their continued success and happiness in life beyond school.  This emphasis on personal development is supported by a rich sporting and co-curricular programme full of opportunities.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Addey & Stanhope School

72 New Cross Road London SE14 6TJ

“Addey and Stanhope is a school with high standards where all children can learn and where staff are committed to developing children as individuals. The children call it ”their second family”. Addeys is a small, caring, inclusive school where all students are known as individuals and where their particular skills and talents can be developed to the full. We offer a rich curriculum both in school and through extra-curricular activities, drawing on resources in the local community and further afield. Addeys is a school where education is valued and all achievement is celebrated and built upon.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Greenwich 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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Wood Green Academy

Wood Green Road Wednesbury West Midlands WS10 9QU

“Wood Green Academy is an oversubscribed, co-educational Comprehensive School and Specialist College of Sport for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. It is 10 form entry with a yearly intake of some 250 pupils from local primary schools. Currently we have approximately 1460 pupils in the school with over 220 pupils in the Sixth Form (Years 12/13) which attracts students from this and other secondary schools in the area. There are over 100 members of teaching staff.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Warwickshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

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Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School

Glen Road Waterfoot Rossendale Lancashire BB4 7BJ

“We can trace our history back to Newchurch Grammar School founded in 1703. The core of their staff formed BRGS on our current site in 1913.  With 100 years of serving families in Rossendale and beyond, we are proud of our heritage and celebrate our school traditions, but alongside this, we seek to embrace positive change and innovation. “

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

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King Edward VI Grammar School

Edward Street Louth Lincolnshire LN11 9LL

“King Edward’s is one of the oldest schools in the country, older than Harrow or Eton and many of the other famous Independent Schools.  Alfred Lord Tennyson the famous poet and author was one of our many distinguished former pupils but our list of Alumni includes many other famous adventurers, explorers and captains of industry like Chris Wright founder of Chrysalis Records which give birth to famous bands such as Ultravox and Spandau Ballet. Today King Edward’s still enjoys a central position located at the heart of the Wolds and attracts children from Louth and its villages to Market Rasen in the West, Grimsby and Cleethorpes to the North and Mablethorpe to the East: over a third of our school is made up from pupils who travel to us from these areas.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: East Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

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John Leggott College

West Common Lane Scunthorpe Lincolnshire DN17 1DS

“John Leggott College is one of the best colleges for students aged 16-19 in the region and not just because of the fantastic results, superb facilities and amazing teachers! Also because of the outstanding experience offered to students who choose to come to JLC. In 2013 we had an A Level pass rate of 99%, with 50% of grades at A*, A and B. We also celebrated a 100% pass rate in BTEC courses.”

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Qualifying Round: East Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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Wyke College

Bricknell Avenue Hull East Yorkshire HU5 4NT

“Wyke Sixth Form College opened in 1988 and was originally intended for 16 – 19 year olds in the western part of Hull, but it very quickly gained a wider reputation beyond the city. Today many young people at schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire decide to come to us after they finish their GCSE examinations. The reputation of Wyke Sixth Form College now reaches beyond. Quite apart from international links that the College has developed, there is a growing number of young people coming to study at Wyke from all around the world.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: East Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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Bede’s Senior School

Upper Dicker Camberlot Road Hailsham East Sussex BN27 3QH

“Bede’s inspires young people to achieve in every facet of their educational experience. To do this, we place the individual and their passions at the heart of what we do. Our philosophy of breadth and excellence in the academic curriculum as well as our range of cultural, aesthetic, intellectual and sporting activities outside the classroom serves our pupils’ uniqueness very well.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Brighton & Hove 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Brighton & Hove 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

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Lawnswood School

Ring Road West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5AG

“Lawnswood School is a state comprehensive school in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Lawnswood School is a specialist Mathematics and Computing College, which teaches approximately 1500 male and female pupils, aged 11–18”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

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Didcot Sixth Form College

Manor Crescent Didcot Oxfordshire OX11 7AJ

“Didcot Sixth Form College (DSFC) is one of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in Oxfordshire. We are a unique partnership between two specialist schools, Didcot Girls’ School (Languages and Enterprise) and St Birinus (Languages and Technology), creating a vibrant mixed Sixth Form”

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“The Public Affairs Group is a specialist sector group of the CIPR. It aims to represent the membership of the group, to facilitate networking and to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and best practice.”

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“The Corporate and Financial Group is one of the sector groups within the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Its principal objectives are to improve the understanding of the role and value of corporate and financial public relations, to promote the highest standards of professional practice, and to provide opportunities for our members to hear from and debate with senior management and media involved in our industry.”

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Plymouth University’s Cognition Institute brings together researchers from a broad range of disciplines including experimental psychology, cognitive science, cognitive robotics, computational modelling, biology, cognitive and social neuroscience, bio-medicine, the humanities, brain imaging and the creative arts. It is rapidly becoming a leading centre for trans-disciplinary research into human cognition.

The Institute is involved in many ground-breaking international research projects as diverse as studies of bilingualism in child development, an automated visual system for fish species recognition and the investigation and development of advanced robotic therapies for children with autism. The Institute is also home to a new multi-million € doctoral training programme, CogNovo, funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University to foster research training in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation

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The Literary and Scientific Society

Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast BT7 1NN

“The Literary & Scientific Society, known as the Literific, is the debating society at the Queen’s University of Belfast. The Literific was founded by E.L. Godkin in 1850, making it the oldest and first student society at Queen’s. Today it remains the paragon of free speech in Northern Ireland. Weekly debates are held on Thursday evenings during term-time and there are special debates and social events throughout the year. Check our our term card and calendar for more information. Full society membership is open to all students and staff of the university.”

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Teesside University (Centuria Building)

HO. 01 Centuria Building Middlesbrough Tees Valley TS1 3BA

“Providing opportunities, driving enterprise, delivering excellence. Working in partnership to enable individuals and organisations to achieve their potential through high quality learning, research and knowledge transfer.”

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QE Academy Trust

Western Road Crediton Devon EX17 3LU

“We have been serving the people of Devon for over four hundred and sixty years, originally as a Grammar School, then as a boarding Grammar for Boys and Girls, now as the only state boarding school in Devon.  Since April 2011 we have also become an academy, which means we are an independent state school directly funded by Government and in control of our own destiny. We are rightly proud of our history, but we also have a strong sense of our future as an innovatory and ground breaking school.  We are dedicated to enabling all our young people to become happy, well rounded and successful adults in the world we find ourselves in today, with all its many challenges and opportunities. We are a large school with around fourteen hundred students, nearly three hundred of whom are in our excellent Sixth Form.  We stand at the heart of a thriving educational community that includes thirteen partner primary schools spread across hundreds of square miles of rolling Devon countryside.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Devon 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

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Qualifying Round: Devon 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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Park View School

Church Chare Chester-le-Street Co .Durham DH3 3QA

“We have been at the heart of Chester-le-Street since 1911, first as the town’s grammar school and latterly as its largest Academy. Our roots in the community are long-established and inform all that we do: thus, although we are innovative and offer children a 21st Century education of real worth, we cherish and foster traditional values. We passionately believe that all young people can achieve if challenged to do so, that each has in them special qualities, talents and strengths which it is the duty of true educators to develop. It is this moral imperative which drives us, providing an unflinching focus upon the continued improvement necessary for us to realise our ambition: to be an outstanding school which provides the very best educational experience for all in our care.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Durham 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

Qualifying Round: Durham 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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St. Mary’s School

Packhorse Road Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire SL9 8JQ

“Girls at St. Marys enjoy a rich and varied education designed to identify and develop each girl’s talents and potential.  As a school catering for pupils from age 3 to 18, we offer all the benefits of a through education,  carefully designed to reflect the needs of the various age groups at the different stages of their development.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Hallcross Academy

Thorne Road Doncaster South Yorkshire DN1 2HY

“Hall Cross Sixth Form is one of the largest in the country and draws on a tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1350. Our mix of traditional academic values, caring pastoral support and a forward-looking response to the modern world combine to provide an educational experience that will help our students to progress towards fulfilled and successful lives. Relationships forged in school, shared experiences and academic achievement all help to mould your future.
We would want young people to make the most of their opportunities and share in our proud reputation.”

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Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

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Dereham Sixth Form College

Crown Road Dereham Norfolk NR20 4AG

“Welcome to Dereham Sixth Form College, a vibrant learning community where we constantly strive to offer students the highest possible standards of teaching and learning alongside a rich and varied extracurricular experience. Once again we have expanded our curriculum offering and made additions this year to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our community. We aim to continue to provide a rich and varied curriculum to students in mid-Norfolk.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Norfolk 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

Qualifying Round: Norfolk 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Colfe’s School

Horn Park Lane London SE12 8AW

“For 350 years we have educated the children of south-east London, changing to suit modern needs. We educate girls and boys from 3 to 18, and we are academically selective. Our new ‘tougher minds’ programme helps GCSE pupils to think and work more effectively.  Intensive new tutoring arrangements allow us to guide and care for each child more individually.  New and closer relations with business help us to prepare pupils for a career beyond school and university. To grow – intellectually, personally, spiritually, physically– children must embrace new experiences.  Every day is rich and varied.  If they pause, we show confidence in them.  We say, “Go for it.”  Abraham Colfe founded a school for the future.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Greenwich 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

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Dane Court Grammar School

Broadstairs Road Broadstairs Kent CT10 2RT

“We are a mixed, selective secondary school, with about 1,200 students and we are also a Teaching School. Dane Court is a lovely place to learn and work. The spacious site is near the centre of Broadstairs, a picturesque town on the East Kent coast. The recently completed £20 million rebuilding programme means the school has state of the art facilities which are truly suited to learning in the 21st Century. We seek to develop the academic potential of every student, through excellent teaching and rigorous support. We aim for every student to leave the school after seven years with the best possible qualifications, in order to enter a top university, prior to a fulfilling career. We also aim to ensure that every student develops the integrity and the confidence to be effective and happy adults.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: East Kent 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

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Leighton Park School

Shinfield Road Reading Berkshire RG2 7ED

“Leighton Park School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school in Reading, for ages 11-18. Founded in 1890 on Quaker values and set in 65 acres of beautiful parkland, Leighton Park provides a unique and inspirational learning environment, where students flourish academically and as individuals.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Brinsworth Comprehensive School

Brinsworth Road Brinsworth Rotherham South Yorkshire S60 5EJ

“Brinsworth Comprehensive is a vibrant, forward-looking and confident comprehensive school which aims to meet the future needs of our young people and the world they inhabit. Students come to the school from various parts of Rotherham, and from Sheffield, often as a result of parental preference. We have students from a variety of backgrounds and we feel that this diversity reflects the local community and provides one of the strengths of the school.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

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Tudor Grange Academy Solihull

Dingle Lane Solihull West Midlands B91 3PD

“As an academy we have a strong commitment to traditional values and a focus on continuous improvement and development. Our ambition is to deliver a world class education and allow our students to become highly successful and qualified people, with a strong sense of moral purpose.”

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Qualifying Round: Warwickshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

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Alsager School

Hassall Road Alsager Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST7 2HR

“Our school is a place where pupils and staff excel in all aspects of school life. Among our achievements we include excellent performance by pupils in examinations, high expectations are coupled with a motivated and well qualified staff playing a significant part in allowing pupils to thrive and succeed.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

SCHOOLS

Highsted Grammar School

Highsted Road Sittingbourne Kent ME10 4PT

“Highsted Grammar School, a school considered ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has always strived for excellence. Whether this is through academic, sporting or artistic achievement, we encourage and nurture our students throughout their transition from young girls, to mature and strong young women.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

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Colchester County High School for Girls

Norman Way Colchester Essex CO3 3US

“The School’s aims are to enable students to: learn in an orderly, disciplined atmosphere, with equality of opportunity, in order to achieve excellence; discover a love of learning and so develop lively, creative, enquiring minds and the capacity for independent thought and problem solving; be able to communicate ideas effectively, both in English and at least one modern foreign language; acquire and develop both a body of knowledge and a range of learning and technological skills which will equip them for adult life in a rapidly changing world; become effective citizens through gaining an understanding of the economic and political environment in which they live, and appreciating its relationship with the international community; gain an understanding of, and a respect for, social, moral and spiritual values in a multi-cultural society; develop an appreciation of, and respect for, the environment, and understanding of its formation and characteristics, and the impact of man’s activities on it; have opportunities to take part in cultural activities within the school and in society; become caring individuals who are considerate of the needs of others, self-disciplined and socially adept.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Suffolk 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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Southend High School for Boys

Prittlewell Chase Southend-on-Sea Essex SSO ORG

“In February 2009, inspectors praised Southend High School for Boys for being ‘an outstanding school. The school has maintained its exceptional performance over the years, and has demonstrated an outstanding capacity to improve further.  Students relish rising to the challenges set for them’.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Hertfordshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

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Immanuel College

Elstree Road Bushey Hertfordshire WD23 4EB

“Immanuel College is a selective HMC co-educational Jewish day school for pupils aged 4-18. The school’s Preparatory Department opened in September 2011.  Immanuel College is a school characterised by academic excellence, expert pastoral care and inspiring Jewish education. Immanuel College is one of the top 3% of secondary schools in the UK measured by the proportion of pupils gaining places at the nation’s 13 most successful universities and the great majority of Immanuel College Sixth Form pupils proceed to their first choice of university.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Harrow 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

SCHOOLS

Emanuel School

Battersea Rise London SW11 1HS

Emanuel is a co-educational, independent school committed to:a broad-based education enabling all pupils to discover their strengths and to develop their individual talents; promoting independent thought and curiosity for learning; the pursuit of academic and co-curricular excellence; providing supportive pastoral care that nurtures health and well-being, emotional maturity and spiritual richness; engendering respect, tolerance and an understanding of the importance of caring for others and the environment.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Wandsworth 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Wandsworth 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

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Francis Holland School

39 Graham Terrace London SW1W 8JF

“Francis Holland School is a leading London independent day school for girls aged 4-18.  Excellent academic standards are achieved through the provision of a challenging academic curriculum and talented staff who encourage an enthusiasm for learning, intellectual curiosity and creativity.  This allows our girls to thrive in a relaxed and happy environment where they are respected as individuals and able to fulfil their unique potential.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Kensington & Chelsea 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Kensington & Chelsea 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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Richmond upon Thames College

Egerton Road Twickenham Middlesex TW2 7SJ

“We have a long and successful heritage and over the years thousands of people have chosen to study with us at our campus in Twickenham. We offer a wide range of courses and subjects for 16-18 year olds including the International Baccalaureate Diploma, A levels and an extensive choice of vocational qualifications from entry level through to level 3 including BTECs, NVQs and apprenticeships. We also offer a number of higher education courses, as well as courses for adults, aimed at developing skills and enhancing employment opportunities. We are proud of our diverse student community and our mission is to support and enable all our students to achieve their maximum potential.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Merton 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

SCHOOLS

Thornton Grammar School

Leaventhorpe Lane Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 3BH

“Thornton Grammar School is a popular and successful 11-18 Trust School enjoying triple specialist status in Sport, Science and Applied Learning. Our mission is to help all the young people in our care to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

SCHOOLS

Forest Hill School

Dacres Road London SE23 2XN

“Forest Hill School is a thriving comprehensive boys’ school. We have an enormous amount of experience in teaching boys and our highly professional, committed staff provide opportunities for our students to flourish across the whole curriculum. We are proud to combine traditional values with innovative teaching methods and state of the art facilities to ensure that our students develop both academically and personally, and to allow them to continue to realise their potential in our co-educational Sixth Form, SFH6.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Lewisham & Southwark 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

SCHOOLS

The Rodillian Academy

Longthorpe Lane Lofthouse Wakefield West Yorkshire WF3 3PS

“The Rodillian Academy is a mixed secondary School and sixth form with academy status located in Lofthouse, West Yorkshire. The school has 1,337 pupils aged between 11 and 18. The school also has Specialist Arts College status.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

SCHOOLS

Kelso High School

Bowmont Street Kelso TD5 7EG

“Kelso is a small market town in the beautiful border country of Scotland. Kelso High School provides secondary education for the pupils of the town and the surrounding countryside. The school badge is based on the Coat of Arms of Douglas of Springwood, an estate just across the river Tweed from Kelso. The badge records an incident that occurred during the Scottish Wars of Independence, 1280 - 1320.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Edinburgh 2014/15

DEBATE: Three Parent Babies

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Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

Shottery Manor Shottery Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 9HA

“We firmly believe that when you enjoy, you excel - and our overriding aim is to offer each of our students the opportunity to do both.  At Stratford Girls’ Grammar every student has access to a full and varied extra-curricular timetable along with an exciting choice of subjects to add to those studied as part of the core curriculum. It’s no secret that our students achieve outstanding results academically. Year on year students are breaking school records with their outstanding A-level and GCSE results and the school is ranked as one of the best in the country in national league tables. OFSTED rated us as outstanding and the school is recognised nationally as a centre of academic excellence – something our students and staff take great pride in.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Warwickshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

SCHOOLS

Chapeltown Academy

Butterthwaite House Jumble Lane Sheffield S35 9XJ

“Our vision has four key pillars. We will Increase aspirations to attend the world’s best universities, and boost attainment at A-Level through the provision of high-quality academic courses taught by passionate and enthusiastic teachers; deliver a first-class yet diverse programme of extra-curricular opportunities so that students are able to realise their potential outside of the classroom as well as within it; prepare students to be professionals by equipping them with an advanced set of ‘soft skills’ which are highly sought after by leading employers and will enable success in the world of work; provide a close-knit, considered pastoral support network within the framework of the Academy to assist and support the transition from GCSE to A-Level, and then from A-Level to their destinations beyond.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: South Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

SCHOOLS

Suffolk ONE

Scrivener Drive Ipswich Suffolk IP8 3SU

“One is an inclusive Sixth Form College located in Ipswich, Suffolk. We offer an extensive range of Post-16 courses including: A Levels, BTEC Diplomas, GCSE re-sits and courses in Foundation Learning. The college has received an excellent Ofsted Report, followed by outstanding examination results for our first two cohorts.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Qualifying Round: Suffolk 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

SCHOOLS

SGS Filton

Stratford Road Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 4AH

“South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is the new college formed by the merger between Stroud College and Filton College. These two successful colleges merged in February 2012, to give our students more choice, greater opportunities and a wider range of facilities from a single, larger college. At SGS, we have three main campuses – Stroud, Filton and WISE – as well as many local community venues, and we welcome around 15,500 full-time and part-time students of all ages every year. We also have centres in the centre of Bristol, at the West of England Academy of Art and at the Bristol Zoo & Gardens.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

SCHOOLS

Chosen Hill School

Brookfield Road Churchdown Gloucester GL3 2PL

“Since opening in 1959, Chosen Hill School has enjoyed a strong reputation. We provide a safe, caring environment working in partnership with parents and the local community. The school has a tradition of high academic expectation, nurtured by a culture which values achievement in all activities and supports fully the development of each student. In 2011, Chosen Hill School became an Academy Trust. The school facilities have been developed year on year and we now have superb new facilities for Sport, Languages, Humanities and the Sixth Form.  This year new Inclusion facilities and Design Arts Suites will be completed.  The Specialist School designation received for Technology in 1997 and Modern Lanugages in 2008 are still an important feature of the life and work of the school.  We are extremely proud to be a lead partner in the Global Language Immersion Centre (GLIC), a specialist exemplar provision in Gloucester for language learning.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

SCHOOLS

The John Lyon School

Middle Road Harrow on the Hill Middlesex HA2 0HN

“Our record of strong academic success is combined with a great reputation for pastoral care. Unlike in very large schools, at JLS it is possible for staff to get to know all the boys. We can, therefore, genuinely treat each child as an individual, with individual talents to be nurtured and individual challenges to be met.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Harrow 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

SCHOOLS

The Mary Erskine School

Ravelston Edinburgh EH4 3NT

“Here your daughter will flourish in an environment of academic excellence. She will work at a pace that suits her development. She will experience unrivalled opportunities to challenge and express herself. She will emerge a happy and confident young woman, ready to play a positive role in society.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Edinburgh 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

SCHOOLS

Birkenhead High School Academy

86 Devonshire Place Prenton Merseyside CH43 1TY

“We offer girls from the age of 3 to 19 years the opportunity to develop into confident, articulate, aspiring and responsible young women equipped to tackle cheerfully whatever life throws at them and to forge an exciting and fulfilling future for themselves. BHSA is sponsored by the Girls’ Day School Trust and maintains the shared goal of excellence in girls’ education.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

SCHOOLS

Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Ashby Road Tamworth Staffordshire B79 8AA

“Our students, their learning and their achievement are our priority. Our high expectations, coupled with your high aspirations, will be underpinned by strong personal support and guidance. Together they will provide the firm foundation for you to succeed. At Tamworth Sixth Form you will be challenged in an atmosphere which is geared to your achievement and you will have outstanding opportunities that enable you to develop your character, interests, abilities, aptitudes and, most of all, to realise your potential.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Staffordshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

SCHOOLS

Northgate High School

Sidegate Lane Ipswich Suffolk IP4 3DL

“Northgate’s traditions go back to the early part of last century and we still place great emphasis on traditional values such as good behaviour, hard work, adherence to the uniform, high expectations and respect for others. We believe that these basics, mixed with stimulating teaching and learning, a strong pastoral support system and extensive extra-curricular opportunities, provide an environment in which our pupils and students can thrive.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Coming soon:

Qualifying Round: Suffolk 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

SCHOOLS

Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Brinkburn Blakelock Road Hartlepool Teeside TS25 5PF

“Hartlepool Sixth Form College is a leading provider of high quality educational opportunities for the community enabling individuals to enjoy and challenge themselves academically, recreationally and socially. The College exists to develop and enhance their abilities and skills so that students can fulfil their potential in a secure, caring, supportive and stimulating environment.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Middlesbrough 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

SCHOOLS

Royal Grammar School Worcester

Upper Tything Worcester WR1 1HP

“The aim of RGS Worcester is to provide an excellent all-round education for children, supporting them in their passage to adulthood by developing character, intellect, physical wellbeing and aesthetic sense within a scholarly community. The School and its staff aim to cultivate an ethos in which each individual is cared for and valued equally.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

SCHOOLS

Cheltenham Bournside School & Sixth Form Centre

Warden Hill Road Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL51 3EF

“Bournside is an oversubscribed 11–18 Academy promoting the development and progress of over 1700 young people. We believe that the school has a vital role to play in helping young people prepare themselves for the future. We are committed to high standards of work, conduct and appearance. We provide first-class facilities and the kind of atmosphere that allows young people to develop fully. We encourage and celebrate all forms of personal achievement and excellence. We want our students to feel that this is their school and that it exists to serve their best interests. Bournside is an exciting and rewarding place in which to learn and to teach. Our vision statement describes the school’s ambition for the future and informs all we do. We hope you will come and visit us and see the school in action on a normal working day.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Cheltenham 2014/15

DEBATE: Security Vs Privacy

SCHOOLS

Hyndland Secondary School

9 Lauderdale Gardens Hyndland Glasgow G12 9RQ

“Hyndland Secondary School is a non-denominational state comprehensive. The school provides secondary education for children from the local area, although there are many children from other areas of the city. The school is part of the Hyndland New Learning Community, which consists of the school, its feeder primaries and other local children’s services”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Glasgow 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

SCHOOLS

Oakgrove Integrated College

Stradreagh Gransha Park Clooney Road Londonderry BT47 6TG

“Founded in the midst of conflict in our community, Oakgrove Integrated College cherishes the values of courage, imagination and determination which our founders showed. We commit ourselves to nurturing those values in all our students and developing their ability to speak the truth with confidence. Founded as a place of learning, we strive to enable all to achieve the highest academic standards whilst fostering courage and willingness to take risks accepting what might not be.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Northern Ireland North 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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The Times was first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register (it became The Times on 1 January 1788). The Times and its sister paper, The Sunday Times, (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK.

Enjoy all your favourite sections from The Times & The Sunday Times including the latest news, sport and lifestyle features from our award winning journalists. There is something for everyone in our weekend supplements - from music reviews and exclusive interviews in Culture to all things fashion with Sunday Times Style.

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Royal Opera House

Bow Street London WC2E 9DD

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers. Some of the world’s most famous singers have performed with the Company, including Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Jonas Kaufmann, Rolando Villazón and Juan Diego Flórez, as well as the late Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland.

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season is an affordable and convenient way to experience opera and ballet in your local cinema. Enjoy the best view in the House, live via satellite, in over 350 cinemas across the UK. Exclusive interval features allow you to take a look behind the scenes and hear from directors and performers backstage.

To find your nearest cinema, view trailers and sign up to receive our monthly cinema newsletter visit www.roh.org.uk/cinema

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Kirkwall Grammar School

The Meadows Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1QN

“Kirkwall Grammar school serves the town of Kirkwall, the east mainland of Orkney and the North and South isles excluding the island of Graemsay”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

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Gordon’s School

West End Woking Surrey GU24 9PT

“Officially listed as one of Britain’s outstanding schools by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Gordon’s is a unique non-selective state boarding school that recognises that a good education is not just about outstanding examination results but a thorough preparation for life; it is about developing character and confidence through great teaching and abundant opportunities to strive, do, make, perform and learn.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

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BT

BT Centre 81 Newgate Street London EC1A 7AJ

“BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. Our main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services. In the UK we are a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector. We also sell wholesale products and services to communications providers in the UK and around the world. Globally, we supply managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organisations.”

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Chartered Institute of Public Relations

52-53 Russell Square London WC1B 4HP

“The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the advocate and voice of the public relations profession, a champion of our professional interests, a respected partner to the broader communications community and a body that works in the public interest. We enhance the reputation and understanding of the public relations profession and the professionalism of our members through the provision of world-class structures for the practice of public relations. We do this by providing education, knowledge building and sharing, research, excellent governance, conduct and ethics.”

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Turnaround

Unit 3 Olympia Trading Estate London N22 6TZ

Turnaround proudly represents a diverse range of some of the most exciting and innovative publishers in the UK, Europe and the United States. From small, award-winning independent houses to America’s largest publishing corporations, our publishers are among the very best in the world.

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The British Library

96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million items representing every age of written civilisation. It includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. We receive a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland and 3 million new items are added every year.

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Lloyds Scholars is a unique social mobility programme run by Lloyds Banking Group. Partnering with leading universities across the UK, we offer students from lower income households a complete package of financial support, paid internships, a business mentor and the opportunity to develop their employability skills.

Cumberland Lodge

The Great Park Windsor Berkshire SL4 2HP

Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park is a space for thinking, reflection and discussion. Since 1947, this former royal residence has been the home of an education charity which works to promote the ‘betterment of society’ through residential meetings.

Each year, around 3,000 students from universities across the UK visit Cumberland Lodge for study retreats. The Lodge also runs its own programme of conferences on important societal and ethical issues which bring together students, senior academics and people in public life. Current areas of interest include public health; law and policing; religion and society; and science, technology and society. The Lodge also welcomes others to use its high class residential facilities, and regular visitors include the Government, the National Health Service, the Inns of Court, and a number of charities.

Further information about Cumberland Lodge can be found at www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk

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York College

Sim Balk Lane York North Yorkshire YO23 2BB

“York College has a £60 million building with first-class resources designed with post-16 students in mind. This, combined with the highest standards for individual student achievement, provides an outstanding environment for teaching and learning.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Qualifying Round: North Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

SCHOOLS

Ysgol David Hughes

Ffordd Pentraeth Porthaethwy Ynys Môn LL59 5SS

“This is a bilingual comprehensive school with approximately 1098 pupils aged between 11-18 and approximately 83 teachers and 37 support staff. We aim to provide our pupils with a broad education which includes elements of communication, literacy, numeracy, science, humanities, expressive arts, practical skills and technology. Many subjects use aspects of information technology and we have made considerable investments in this field over recent years.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

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Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Potters Green Road Coventry CV2 2AJ

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School is a comprehensive school with Language College status situated in Potters Green, Coventry, England

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

High School Yards Edinburgh EH1 1LT

ECCI is a hub for the knowledge, innovation and skills required to create a low carbon economy. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s political centre and capital city, and building upon the best ideas from around the world, the ECCI provides the place and space for ‘low carbon leaders’ and networks from business, finance and the public sector to work together to deliver a low carbon future. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University, the Edinburgh Centre creates a unique platform for supporting Government policy implementation; enhancing business enterprise and innovation; and delivering professional skills training.

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Leeds Beckett University

Rose Bowl Portland Crescent Leeds LS1 3HB

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The Maelor School

Penley Wrexham LL13 0LU

“The Maelor School is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. The Maelor School is one of very few secondary schools in the area that offer pupils the opportunity to continue their study to A level in the sixth form. The school was established in the heart of the Maelor in the small village of Penley in 1957 to serve the needs of this extensive rural area. The school is located in extensive grounds in a very pleasant rural situation.”

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Harvard Lecture Theatre, 6th Floor, Main Building, Aston University

Harvard Lecture Theatre 6th Floor Main Building Birmingham B4 7ET

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links with industry, government and commerce. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is consistently ranked in the UK’s top ten for graduate employability (2012-2013 Sunday Times University Guide) with over 85% of our employed graduates finding graduate level jobs in 2011-12 against a UK average of less than 70%. Allied to this, 70% of eligible Aston students study for degrees involving a sandwich placement year or year abroad, giving them valuable experience relevant to their degree.

Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham. Birmingham is home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities. Aston’s friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for its 10,000 students including a first year accommodation guarantee. Aston University is committed to supporting school and college students through a range of Schools Liaison and Outreach initiatives, helping them to make the right decisions for their higher education future.  To find out more visit www.aston.ac.uk/schliaison

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Charles Thorp Comprehensive School

Main Road Ryton Gateshead Tyne and Wear NE40 3AH

“We aim to be an excellent community school for our students with a strong focus on improving teaching and learning. There is a great deal of change and uncertainty in the world of education at present and that needs a strong set of principles”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

DEBATE: Green Energy

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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Burlington Danes Academy

Wood Lane London W12 0HR

“Dedicated teachers deliver rigorous lessons while frequent assessment creates a spirit of healthy competition and achievement. Our Christian ethos helps to ensure that all students from our diverse community receive the support and motivation to be the best they can.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: ARK Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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Walworth Academy

Shorncliffe Road London SE1 5UJ

“We expect every one of our pupils to be the best that they can be. We help pupils to develop self-discipline, self-worth, independent thought, motivation and confidence in a learning environment that ensures every child fulfils his or her potential.!

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: ARK 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: ARK 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: ARK North 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: ARK North 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

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ARK Putney Academy

Pullman Gardens London SW15 3DG

“As an ARK academy we share the ARK vision of creating outstanding schools for local children that deliver high achievement for all their students. We embrace the six principles used by all ARK schools and we believe that this consistent, committed approach will provide the foundations for exceptional student achievement.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: ARK 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: ARK 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Regional Final: London North 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Regional Final: London North 2013/14

DEBATE: Unpaid Internships

Qualifying Round: ARK Inner 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

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