Friday 22nd January 2016
Back in December Year 7 achieved remarkable success in raising more than £4,600 for their various charities through the Christmas Mileathon. Mr Turner’s tutor group, 7B1, raised just under £900 alone for Great Ormond Street Hospital. It takes a lot to surprise me but I have been really touched and impressed to hear of such commitment and achievement by the youngest members of our school community. We treated 7B1 to a Head’s breakfast this morning and I promised that I would praise them in my newsletter introduction.
At the other end of the school it has been terrific to hear of university offers trickling in for our Sixth Form. I have spoken to a great many Sixth Formers this week about their plans for the future and the offers that they hold. I can see why they are so excited about the prospects ahead. At the risk of singling out a few, I would like to congratulate Dan Edwards and Cecilie Anderson on their offers from Magdalen College Oxford to read Archaeology and Mathematics respectively. I am also delighted to hear about some of our students’ success in achieving the most competitive Higher Apprenticeships. Jordan Orchard in Year 13 heard during the week of his offer of a place in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers scheme after a great many interviews and rounds of selection. He deserves to be very proud of his achievement.
In sport and the arts our students are very busy at present. Preparations have now reached the Saturday rehearsal stage for Romeo and Juliet. On the sports field our girls have had a terrific week with our U13 footballers progressing into the quarter finals of the English Schools’ Cup. The Year 9 netball team qualified for the South West finals at UWE next month. As our PE faculty tweeted #these girls can.