Dear Parents

Thank you for supporting our summer events thus far. I know not all of you can make it during the school day but, when you can, it certainly adds to the atmosphere for the children.  I have my fingers crossed that the weather will allow us to run the events which remain.

Bugsy Malone

Thank you to those who have already booked their tickets. Saturday is almost full and the other evenings are filling up too. If you haven’t booked your tickets, please email  This event is also open to parents whose children are not performing and friends and family.

Summer Fete – tomorrow

Please come along and support this event.  A lot of effort has gone into organising a fun, family day and I hope the weather is kind.  Your family and friends are also welcome – do let them know and introduce them to our warm, friendly community.

Should you wish to order items for September, please email Ann on  Ann will be available during the summer to process orders. However, the uniform shop will be moving to facilitate the creation of our new Music School and, therefore, there may be a little disruption to service; booking early is advised.

Nitrous Oxide Abuse

I thought I would mention one of the latest, dangerous issues affecting teenagers. Nitrous oxide canisters are being found around the region, including Norton Green (the Gazette Live article can be found here.)  Inhaling this gas is incredibly dangerous and we should all be alert to the dangers of using it. There is nothing to suggest out pupils are involved but forewarned is forearmed.  Further information can be found here.

Community Feedback

Yesterday was our senior school sports day at Middlesbrough Sports Village.  As a teacher I’m always a little nervous to be ‘out and about’ in the community with all the children.  We love to encourage exuberance in the stands, as the children support their friends and houses, but we also want to maintain our high standards of behaviour; I had nothing to worry about.  Last night I received an email from a member of the public who said “As a teacher myself, I was in utter awe of how impeccably behaved each and every student was.”  Different pupils, on a number of occasions, helped the lady navigate life with her 1 year old twins.  Sometimes, as the ultimate voice of authority in school, I lose sight of how exemplary the behaviour is of our pupils is (most of the time!); this was a timely reminder.

I hope to see many of you tomorrow.

With best wishes

Ken James


Senior School

Junior School

< Back to Headmaster's Blog