Surrey Schools' Baking Challenge 2020

Over 80 budding bakers participated in this year’s Surrey Schools’ Baking Challenge heats with 18 children reaching the grand final hosted by Claremont Fan Court School on Tuesday 3 March.

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4th March 2020 — Over 80 budding bakers participated in this year’s Surrey Schools’ Baking Challenge heats with 18 children reaching the grand final hosted by Claremont Fan Court School on Tuesday 3 March. This year the final was held in the brand new Sir Sydney Camm science and technology building inside a state of the art food and nutrition room - the perfect space to inspire beautiful bakes!

Finalists had just two hours to bake and decorate their wonderful spring-themed cakes for guest judges Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Mary Sheldon and her consort John Sheldon and owners of Afternoon Crumbs in Claygate, Nicole and Lauren Dodds. The cakes were judged on their overall appearance, creativity, skill level and of course, taste! The standard was extraordinarily high and the judges were incredibly impressed with each of the entries, making the decision to pick winners very difficult.

After much deliberation, congratulations go to:

  • Junior winner – Megan T, Ashley Primary School, Spring Carnival
  • Junior runner-up – Lucy J, Claremont Fan Court Prep School, Turquoise Blossom Tier
  • Senior winner – Amelia S, Manor House School Two Colour Spring Victoria Sandwich Cake
  • Senior runner-up – Isabella C, Manor House School, Spring Garden Chocolate Cake

Huge thanks to Manor House School, Rokeby Prep School, St Andrew’s Primary School, Esher Church School, Surbiton Prep School, Holy Cross Prep School and Ashley Primary School for participating in this fantastic event, with enormous thanks also to Mrs Wells, Mrs Nendick and Mrs Roberts who guided the bakers throughout the morning.

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About Claremont Fan Court School

We are a gently selective co-educational independent school for children aged from 2 1/2 to 18 years, situated in Esher, Surrey.

At Claremont, there is a space for every kind of individual to find their niche and thrive within it. We invest in pupils' character, so Claremont students can unlock potential they didn’t even know they had, and achieve what seemed impossible. Staff and pupils are enabled to support and extend the atmosphere of respect, courtesy, love of learning and the value of friendship held dear at our school.

We have 100 acres of historic landscaped grounds to offer a wide range of fully co-ed sports, a brand new science and technology building with outstanding facilities and a broad curriculum of arts, alongside over 60 co-curricular activities including dissection, dragon's den, yoga and Lego clubs. 

Our teaching philosophy is to link academic rigour and the value of good character. The academic programme ensures that pupils attain the highest qualifications of which they are capable. The pastoral curriculum includes three weekly assemblies, discussing the importance of contributing positively to school and home and weekly PSHE lessons. Behavioural standards are high and pupils develop and value respect for peers, teachers, the school and greater society.


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