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  • A great community day at Hungerford Primary School July 4

    Friday, 26 June 2015.

    A truly great day for the whole community is coming up on 4th July when Hungerford Primary School holds its annual Summer Fete at Fairview Road, Hungerford RG17 0BT from 12-4.30pm. The fete will be op...

    JoG 6th form future

    Tuesday, 04 November 2014.

    The future of John O’Gaunt’s sixth form will be discussed in an informal open meeting at the school on Monday, November 10th at 6.00pm. Says school head Sarah Brinkley, “It is short notice but ...

    JOG those memories to be a mentor

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

    Are you a former pupil of John O’Gaunt? If so, you can help make today’s pupils make the most of the best days of their lives by sharing your experiences from after your school days with them. ...

    The grand JoG auction – lots of lots!

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

    Auction lots including a personal pamper session, a ‘Santa Cruise’ on the Rose of Hungerford and even a garden design consultation and riding or squash lessons will go under the hammer at a gala auction night at...

    Hungerford’s new primary bank?

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014.

    After spending a training day with Newbury Building Society, a group of year 6 pupils from Hungerford Primary School are setting up their own branch in school. On their training day the group learned ...

    John O’Gaunt pupils say we will remember them.

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014.

    Pupils and staff from John O’Gaunt’s history department will be remembering those who fell in the Great War when they visit the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. The trip will include vi...

    Have your say about school

    Thursday, 11 September 2014.

    John O Gaunt school is encouraging parents to have their say about how the school could improve through ‘Parent View’ , a service which gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your ...

    What can I do over the summer hols?

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

    The summer hols make a welcome break from school but those long, lazy days can become a bit too long and lazy without something new to do. For loads of ideas and activities in our area, Berkshire...

    Students’ German adventure

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

    Some 55 of Hungerford’s young people left the town during July to go adventuring and exploring in Germany. With a team of staff led by head of year 7, Kathryn Volkelt-Igoe, the famous 55 mana...

    Scaling the heights of big school!

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

    The move up from primary to secondary school can seem like a mountain to climb to young students, so John O’Gaunt school recently held a Primary Project to give primary school pupils a taste of what...
    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Your business, new horizons in 2018
    The biggest threat to any business is inertia, if you’re not moving forward then you’re at risk of slipping back and in today’s competitive markets that just isn’t an option.

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    Writers wanted
    Do you have the writing bug? We’re looking for writers able to create informative and engaging content for our locally based websites, to include both commercial and community pieces.

    The Three Swans head chef wins top prize
    Adrian Carolea was beaming from ear-to-ear as we interviewed him about his success at the Coaching Inn awards, where he was presented with “Head Chef of the year” at the 2018 ceremony.

    Spring workshops at Martin and the Magpie
    Martin and the Magpie have become a treasured asset to Hungerford town since they graced our high street some 8 years ago.

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    Blissed-out at Inglewood
    You know when your trusted hairdresser of ten years tells you he’s found a good spa that you need to sit up and take notice.

    Your library is about so much more than books
    Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.

    Why live in Hungerford?
    Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

    Townsite Goes to Marlborough
    After a year in the planning, Townsite Marlborough has just gone live! The success of the Hungerford Townsite prompted Marlborough residents and businesses to ask us when we could do the same for their gorgeous and quintessentially English market town.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside