Hurst celebrates the opening by Sir Derek Day, old boy and 1952 Olympic Hockey medallist, of its second Astro turf and multi-use games area with exhibition matches and informal contests involving pupils, parents and staff.
Forty Seven Hurstpierpoint College Hockey players - both boys and girls aged between 14 and 17 - accompanied by Hurst staff have just returned from a packed round trip to South Africa covering some 15,000 miles in just 19 days...
"We are celebrating some really excellent GCSE results today, results that are the best we have ever achieved" commented Hurst's Headmaster, Tim Manly. "Good GCSE's in subjects that are valued by both universities and employers are such an important stepping stone to success ...
Hurst students are celebrating after learning their A level results. "I am particularly pleased” said Hurst’s Headmaster Tim Manly that - in a year when we are witnessing the most severe competition for University places ever - so many of our students have gained the grades they need to attend their first choice of University".
The audience was treated to a truly professional production of as spectacular a piece of musical theatre as they could wish to see as some extraordinarily talented youngsters showed exactly how it should be done ...
Here are the rushes from the 2011 Show as they came straight off the camera. Not great photographs, they have yet to be tweaked and cropped but they do give a raw sense of what was an astonishing, and very creative, piece of fun ...
Hurst once again showed its true spirit and, under the leadership of Director of Sport Rob Kift and Services Manager Dennis Levy, rallied to the support of Marathon providing 5 buses and drivers for the entire day, manning a lively and colourful water station and providing a musical backdrop that entertained both runners and spectators ...
Hurst’s U14s Boys' Hockey squad take on Eastbourne College for Sussex Cup title
Already West Sussex schools 2011 champions, Hurst played East Sussex champions, Eastbourne College, at the Southdown Club in Lewes for the Sussex title on Monday, 14th February. The U16s, also West Sussex Champions in 2011, will get their chance to compete for this in March.
Directed by Hurst Lower Sixth Formers, Amie Shouler and Hollie Trist
Lent Term 2010 - 11th-13th January
The play is a tragedy so must engage, for unless we care about the protagonist, Eddie Carbone, so ably played by George Greenstreet, no drama can be achieved. This production built up to the death of Eddie, killed by his own hand, skilfully; the ensemble actors relaxing into the domestic lighter scenes as resting places in their climb towards the awful summit. They were a terrific team.
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Hurst features on cover of the January 2011 edition of Sussex Life
'Hurst - A School for the 21st Century' introduces Sussex Life editor Simon Irwin's feature article on Hurst Headmaster, Tim Manly
Hurst leads all Independent schools in East and West Sussex - including Brighton & Hove - in the Government’s new ‘English Baccalaureate’ tables. It's a pleasing recognition of the quality of the work we do here day in, day out, says Tim Manly but what really matters most to me is that we enable our pupils to achieve their personal bests, not our position in a league table today or at any time in the future ....
The 2010 Hurstpierpoint College Schools' Team Show Jumping Competition
The 2010 Hurstpierpoint College Schools' Team Show Jumping Competition - as always brilliantly organised by Hurst Prep School teacher Sarah Miles in conjunction with Hickstead's Lizzie Bunn - was held on16th September, 2010 at the prestigious All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.
Hurst's Charity Day - contributing to the community
By 9 am this morning (1st July 2010) not a sound could be heard in the quads of Hurstpierpoint College. The entire community was already on its way to local and more distant sites to undertake work in the community.
Celebrating 150 years of service - marking the founding of Hurst's CCF
Hurstpierpoint College celebrated 150 years of service on Thursday 27th May when the anniversary of the founding of the college's Combined Cadet Force was marked with parades, displays, a chapel service and a formal dinner.
Hurst pupils honour 150+ year-old Ascension Day tradition
Every Ascension Day, since 1850, the pupils and staff of Hurstpierpoint College have climbed the Downs to the south of Hurstpierpoint village to the top of Wolstonbury Hill (known locally as ‘Danny’ because that is the name of the house that sits at its base) to hold a short communion service before the distribution to the choir and sacristans of "Lowe's Dole" by the Headmaster ...
Hurst students and staff have a fantastic time helping at the Brighton marathon ... and, in the words of Hurst Headmaster Tim Manly, "showed the whole of Brighton what the Hurst spirit is all about"...
and five members of staff complete the course - with Chris Thomson coming a magnificent third -
Icelandic journey - Hurst students benefit from watching Eyjafjöll erupt without experiencing any fall-out ...
Remove Geography student's March trip to Iceland Few would be happy to hear that their journey's destination was experiencing a volcanic eruption – but Hurst's Head of Geography, Robert Ashley, and his student party actually became rather excited.
"A wonderful and wonderfully produced entertainment"
West Side Story
Each year, the Lent term musical provides a measure of the health and vitality of the Drama and Music Departments. Recent successes include ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Sound of Music’ in 2009 and Godspell in 2008. This year's production - ‘West Side Story’ - was greeted each evening with quite extraordinary enthusiasm and punctuated by frequent and loud applause.
Demand up by 70% in the last 12 months reports Hurst's Services Manager, Dennis Levy. Hurstpierpoint College has recently taken delivery of a new fleet of Ford Transit ‘Trend’ Minibuses. Dennis Levy, Hurst’s Services Manager comments, “The new bus livery, in Hurst red, is readily identifiable and in the recent snow filled weeks the buses have performed superbly well under difficult conditions.”
Hurst’s Hockey U-16's are West Sussex Champions and reach the Regional quarter-finals
After four fine matches in freezing conditions on Tuesday, 19th January, Hurstpierpoint College’s U16 Hockey squad emerged as clear winners to take the West Sussex Championship and then surpassed all Hurst's hockey achievements by reaching the quarter finals of the Regional competition. read more
Extraordinary creativity and exceptional entertainment with added attitude - The Shell 'Recycled Fashion' Show
Hurst is getting greener by the day. Yet many of the activities that we routinely undertake (recycling etc) are 'invisible'. They really do help to make a difference, but don't make the impact of the 'Recycled Fashion Show' mounted by the Shell. read more
Hurst girls selected for England U-18 Ladies Schools’ team
Hurst’s Grace Couchman and Lucy Kings travelled to Reading last Sunday (24th January, 2010) for one of the regular training sessions undertaken by the elite U-18 Girls Schools’ Squad.
By the close of play, both had been invited to join the Independent Schools Football Association's England team for their International against the Australian U-18 Girls Schools’ team this coming Saturday. read more
Hurst Schools' Challenge team move on to the second round after victory over Brighton
Schools' Challenge, the general knowledge competition for schools in the United Kingdom has been running since 1979. The competition is very similar in style and structure to television’s University Challenge.
This year’s first round of the Senior School competition are currently taking place throughout the country and Hurst hosted the first of their Senior School matches having been drawn against a local school, Brighton College.
College's Service of Remembrance and work for Help for Heroes charity
As Hurstpierpoint College Headmaster, Tim Manly read out the name of every Hurst pupil who fell in WWI, a Sixth Former rose to stand. When Mr Manly finished the list today, and looked up, 112 Sixth Formers were standing, providing everyone present in the College Chapel with a powerful image of the impact of war, not just upon the Hurst community but also upon so many communities up and down the land.
The cast, crew and Directors have been rewarded for their extraordinary dedication and commitment during the months preceding this week's production (the longest run of any stage production at Hurst in recent years) by the extraordinary excitement that their performances have provoked.
As part of Hurstpierpoint College’s ‘Eco Hurst’ Green Initiative, Hurst’s Art Department led by Tiffany Farrell, launched an ambitious fashion project for all Year 9 pupils during the Michaelmas term and brought it to a conclusion with an extraordinary fashion show just weeks into the Lent term.
Hurst's 'Olympic hopefuls' awarded their National Caps
Three Hurst Girls are making their mark in the world of football and this week received news that their contribution has been recognised by the Independent Schools Football Association Girls (ISFAG) ...
note: since this report was filed, Hurst and Caterham School have met in a superb match in which Caterham proved the more powerful team and deservedly now go through into the quarter-finals. Every good wish from Hurst goes to their outstanding squad as they prepare for the next round ...
Charlie Matthews gets the call from England
Hurst Head Boy, Captain of the College’s 1st XV rugby team and a member of the Harlequins Academy Elite, Charlie Matthews received two pieces of good news this week.
Well, this cast and this production certainly cut the mustard. Cai Jones’ Henry Higgins was a wonderfully self obsessed control freak with a tendency towards petulance and bloody mindedness when under pressure. Rebecca Kerr played Doolittle, in all her guises, as to the manner born...
Hurst's drama troupe enjoy wonderful success with 'Lear' in China
“Our tour party have been great ambassadors” commented Hurst Headmaster, Tim Manly “and you can see immediately that every student has returned with a heightened sense of personal confidence; each has achieved much and learned much".