Astra Learning Alliance

DCGS is the lead school of the Astra Learning Alliance, providing outstanding opportunities for all staff through training, support and action research across a range of secondary and primary schools in Buckinghamshire.

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Exploring Namibia

30th July 2015: At the end of this year a small group of Year 12 students were given the amazing opportunity to spend two weeks in Namibia....

Getting our sea legs at UKSA

24th July 2015: The end of the year saw its annual summer visit to the UK Sailing Academy (UKSA) on the Isle of Wight, with many enthusiastic participants. As...

Clash of the titans in House Debating

13th July 2015: This year saw Challoner’s first ever House Debating Competition, where 32 pairs from Years 9 and 10 battled hard to attain the prestigious...

Hidden - a Jekyll and Hyde for our times

11th July 2015: As the end of term approached, so did the run of one of Challoners’ major productions: the Summer Play. This year’s play was called Hidden...

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I Need a Dollar (Aloe Blacc): Year 10 Pop Song

2nd July 2015: Performed in July 2015, the Junior Concert showcases musical talent from Years 7 to 10, across a range of disciplines.

A spectacular end to a year of culture

9th July 2015: The final trip of the Culture Club calendar had been hotly anticipated for a while, since we discovered that as part of it we would be seeing...

Poetry in motion with Ash Dickinson

8th July 2015: On Wednesday, Year 10 English students had the privilege of working with and listening to poet, writer, stand-up comedian, actor and performer...

A posse of problem solvers

8th July 2015: Behind the scenes - or rather, inside the walls of the tower block - a group of inconspicuous mathematicians in Years 7 and 8 have, over the...

Battling to victory once more

7th July 2015: Bouyed up from our successes last year, DCGS entered the Warhammer School League again this year and again fought through to a place in the national...

Colliding with physics in Geneva

5th July 2015: Over the weekend, some Year 12 Physics students were given the opportunity to visit Geneva. On the day of our arrival we went to an exhibition...

All together now

3rd July 2015: Since the decision in 1962 was made to have two separate Challoner’s schools for boys and girls, it has been a struggle to think of methods...