School Traditions

The school has maintained a number of annual events since its founding in the Autumn Term of 1931 these include Awards afternoons and evenings, Sports Day, concerts and productions, and the celebrated school magazine The Chronicle.

Prize-giving Events

At our Junior and Senior Speech Days students are presented awards for their exceptional performance in academia as nominated by school staff.   

During the school year there are many ways in which students can earn themselves coveted rewards and achievement points, these may be awarded throughout the school day.  Students in Years 7-9 with the highest achievement points are recognised at Keystage 3 Afternoon (formerly Junior Speech Day).  Exceptional endeavour is also recognised at our prize-giving events for Keystage 4 and 5.

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Sports Day

Held in July, our Sports Day comprises 75 different events.  Certificates and trophies are presented by the Headteacher.  

The Year 7 Long jump record remains unbeaten since 1941 and the latest event record was set in 2021, for the Year 10 Shotput distance.

Points are awarded for the House Championship, 5 points for 1st place, 4 points for 2nd place, 3 points for 3rd place, 2 points for 4th place and 1 point for 5th place.

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Concerts and Productions

Please find information on our Concerts and Productions at:

/beyond-the-classroom/concerts-and-productions and click for Music concerts, Dance Showcase and Drama Productions


The Chronicle

Please find information on The Chronicle at:



Year 11 Leavers' Assembly, Shirt signing and Thames Cruise

Together with the obligatory shirt signing ritual on the final school day for Year 11, the school offers an annual Riverboat Cruise.  This event is organised for the students to mark the end of their GCSE examinations and brings to an end their time in Key Stages 3 and 4.

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Year 13 Leavers' Assembly and Evening Ball

The end of Sixth Form is celebrated with an assembly led by the students to review their time at the school.  There is also an annual Sixth Form Leavers’ Ball which is organised by The CSGS Ball Committee at an external venue.  Year 13 also utilise their creative talents to plan and film their own leaving video.

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