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Oxford Schools Debating Competition

The St Gabriel's Sixth Form Debating Team had an exciting evening on Monday, 29 January when they joined 80 teams of students from across the region to debate in the Oxford Union Schools' Debating Competition, hosted by Magdalen College School, Oxford. Our three teams really enjoyed the opportunity to debate with students from a wide range of schools in two rounds of challenging debate motions; they rose to the challenge of competitive debating in Parliamentary style and were thrilled when one of the St Gabriel's teams, Charlotte Culley and Rowan Saltmarsh, was chosen to progress to the Oxford Schools' Finals' Day at the Oxford Union in March along with eight other teams including Eton, Aylesbury, and Magdalen College School. Charlotte and Rowan are preparing already by avidly debating topical motions at the St Gabriel's Debating Society. Congratulations on an excellent achievement!

Mrs N Archer, Debating Co-ordinator

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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