Head's Newsletter 18 May 2018

Dear Parents I'm delighted to formally announce some great news: we have been successful in our bid for funding for another building project! We will now be spending just over £2 million building a two storey extension to our sports centre. This will considerably improve our changing facilities at school, as well as provide for a completely new fitness suite and weights room and two further fitness studios. It will be a wonderful addition to our facilities, allowing us to significantly improve the sporting provision for the boys. We hope that construction work will begin in 2019, and we will once again be running a campaign to raise donations for the fitting out of this building. In the meantime, work will begin on Monday converting the three rooms of the 'West Wing' into a new sixth form centre. This project should be completed over the next couple of months so it will therefore be ready for the start of the new academic year. It will significantly improve the sixth form facilities and is another exciting development for the School. This week the public exams have begun, and both the year 11 and year 13 are now on study leave. We obviously wish them all the best in their studies and hope they do well, but also that they maintain a balance and perspective at what can be a stressful time. Likewise for those students doing internal exams in the other years. Please

note that there are slightly different arrangements for next week, which have been emailed separately to each year group. This week’s newsletter is once again packed with the activities of the boys. There is a particular focus on some of the academic competitions in which boys have been involved. In addition there are reports on the John Muir expeditions, the recent fantastic dance performances, and the excellent concert held at All Saints’ Church. On the sports front it's great to see so much enthusiasm for the cricket. The boys are truly fortunate to be able to play at our beautiful grounds, and I'm very pleased that we have seen considerable success, particularly in the younger years' matches. Do come along to watch and support. We have also seen successes in athletics and some great performances by our rowers at the Chiswick regatta. Finally I would urge you, if you haven't done so already, to ensure you are following us on Twitter @Tiffin_School. News is put out on an almost daily occurrence, and we will also use Twitter to quickly highlight late changes to daily arrangements. Please feel free to retweet any of our posts to your friends, families and followers! Yours, M D Gascoigne, Headteacher

IMPORTANT DATES

Early finish for Years 7, 8 and 9 at 12:40 pm

Thursday 24 May

Professional Development Day—no boys in school

Friday 25 May

Half term

28 May—1 June

First day back for Years 7-10

Monday 4 June

Wednesday 27 June (moved from 13 June)

Twilight Professional Development—school finishes at 1 pm

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