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Extraordinary Times

It is a very long time since I last posted a blog and no one could even have begun to imagine how our lives would have changed over the past four months. None of us will have lived through anything like this before and inevitably we have all had to make significant...

Swimming the Channel!

This term we are going to raise money for Operation Orphan by swimming the channel!  I should stress that this will take place in the school pool and in order to achieve this we will have to cover at least 1,408 lengths.  The children will be playing their part in...

GB Hockey Player to Open Astro

On Wednesday 18th December, current GB international and Olympic gold medal winner Shona McCallin will be opening our new Astroturf pitch. Shona has over 50 caps for Great Britain and is almost certain to retain her place in the squad for the Tokyo Olympics next year,...

Operation Orphan

Last Friday we held our first fundraising day of the term for “Operation Orphan”. This is a charity that was very close to the heart of our much loved deputy head, Helen Griffith who died earlier this term and it is the charity that we are supporting over the course...

Remembering Helen Griffith

The news of Helen Griffith’s death has dominated our thoughts over the past week. To lose someone who has been a colleague and a friend for so long is particularly difficult and it has been very moving to see how everyone has come together and supported one another...

The Dark Web

Yesterday I attended an internet safety course run by two policemen providing information about the Dark Web. This accounts for the 80% of the internet that is uncategorised and which most of us are probably only vaguely aware of, if at all. Originally it was set up...

The Pleasure of the Performance!

It seems a very long time since I last posted a blog. My accident and subsequent recovery has been a very frustrating time for me and I have been playing catch up since returning to work just after half term. It really is great to be back and I cannot thank the staff...

Remembering when the Guns fell Silent

After Eucharist on Friday, the Pre-prep joined the Main Prep and a large number of parents, grandparents and guests to celebrate Armistice and the centenary of the end of the First World War. This remains one of the single most important acts that we perform over the...

Saving the Galapagos Islands

Many of you will have seen the “My Family and the Galapagos” series on Channel 4 over the holidays. Monty Halls, the man who took his family to live on the islands for six weeks and make a television series out of it, also created the Leaderbox activities which Years...