Head's Newsletter 27 April 2018

possible without the donations of parents, alumni and others. I'm delighted to report that we have succeeded in hitting our target of raising £200,000 towards the building and I am very grateful to all parents who donated to this project, enabling its fulfilment. When you are next on site, or indeed when you're driving round Kingston, you will be able to see what a terrific building and space has been created. Later this term we will have an official opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project.

the sixth form from 2019. These comments were overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to pressing on with our preparations for this important change. In addition, as Key Stage 3 parents will already know, there are exciting changes for current Years 7 to 9 next year with the introduction of Chromebooks, and more information will be coming out shortly about this significant development. In this newsletter you can also read about some of the other exciting things which have occurred over the past few weeks. In particular, we thank Mrs O'Connell and the Classics Department for leading another superb Classics trip, this time to Rome. You can also read about individual successes, as well as sporting successes from the end of last season in Rugby and Cross Country. I'm delighted that the sun is shining for the start of the cricket season! Grist’s is looking fantastic and we are grateful to the work of the grounds team who got it into such condition. We warmly welcome parents to Grists to watch their sons playing cricket; bring your deckchair, and hopefully a sun hat, and enjoy the matches.

Damian Hinds with Head Boy, Nathan Langford, and DHBs George Neville-White and Narmathan Rajeswaran.

It was a great pleasure on the last day of the Easter Term to welcome the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, to Tiffin. We were able to show him the new building which was then nearing completion, as well as discuss with him future plans and other issues around education at the moment, in particular around funding. We are most grateful that he took the time to pay Tiffin a visit and to listen. (See photo right with Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council, and Simon Tupper of IID Architects.) Tiffin has many exciting plans for the future, in order to always continually improve further the overall educational provision that the School can offer. The Governors are grateful for the comments received from parents regarding the admission of girls to

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