Head's Newsletter 5 May 2017

It is also fantastic to see the start of the cricket season, and we hope it will also signal the arrival of summer weather. We had some excellent first games on Saturday; it was particularly pleasing to see the U12 sides doing so well. In addition to the cricket report you will also see reports on cross country, and of rowing and fencing successes. Over the Easter holidays, many boys were lucky enough to go on what was another brilliant Classics trip, this time to Sicily. All boys had a great time and our thanks go to the staff, especially Mrs O’Connell, for leading the trip. On the Music front, the choir have again taken part in the most incredible opportunities, appearing at the Royal Festival Halls at the start of the Easter holiday, and at Westminster Abbey at the end of last term. We also had our concert at the Parish Church in which all Year 7 participated. We congratulate the Music Department on their achievements, including national recognition for the high number of students studying Music at GCSE. I hope for a very productive half term and especially pass on best wishes to Year 11 who go on study leave today. Yours,

Dear Parents I do hope that boys and their families had a restful and enjoyable Easter break. This is a very short half term but an extremely busy one, particularly with the start of public exams, and with internal exams for all the other years. We especially wish all those students taking the GCSE and A Level exams all the best, and I hope the revision programme is going well. Much to report since the last newsletter. Following the recent announcement, the Politics Department have flown into action with the calling of a snap mock election! Candidates have been selected, posters designed, adverts broadcast, and hustings held as the school moves into election fever. It is great to see so many boys enthusiastically participating in politics. The new building now seems to be making very fast progress (see below) and you can see the framework of it quite clearly as you drive in the one-way system.

M D Gascoigne Headteacher

IMPORTANT DATES

Y12 Study Leave commences Y13 Study Leave commences

Friday 12 May Friday 19 May Friday 26 May 29 May—2 June

Professional Development Day—no boys in school

Half term

Boys return to school after half term Twilight PDD—school finishes at 2 pm

Monday 5 June

Wednesday 14 June

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