Snow, MidYIS, Year 11 Reports, PTA BAll & Open Morning

  There was much excitement this morning with the arrival of a dusting of snow.  I know some of you were affected more than others but, thankfully, those who travelled from snow hit areas arrived safely this morning.  How wonderful it was to see the Nursery children outside today too; there are some wonderful, smilingRead More »

Pantomime, Reports, Sports Fixtures & Uniform

It has, once again, been a busy week.  Year 11 seem to be taking their mock examinations in their stride and I hope they are rewarded for their efforts.  The other children remain busy balancing their studies with rehearsals for the plethora of up-and-coming festive events.   Pantomime I had the ‘pleasure’ of witnessing myRead More »

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

It has been wonderful to see the country joining in the celebrations for the Queen’s 90th Birthday.  The School marked the special occasion by organising a whole host of fun activities and street party lunches.    To ensure the day was remembered for years to come all of the children were presented with a commemorative coinRead More »

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Our Year 10 pupils are busy preparing for their qualifying expedition later this term.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is something I encourage all children to participate in when they are old enough.  It is the expedition section that always gets the most notice, but the other three sections are just as important.  The perseveranceRead More »

Sports Day

School Sports Days are an important feature of this term.  Although we can’t predict the weather, one thing we can rely on is the fantastic atmosphere created by the pupils and parents.  Sports Days are often only perceived as a fun and exciting day, which indeed they are, but they also form valuable physical andRead More »

Dates for your diary

There are many events taking place over the last couple of weeks of term.  These include: Prep. & Senior Prize Giving at the Baptist Tabernacle 2:00 pm Wednesday 29 June Prep. & Senior Summer Concert 6.30 pm Thursday 30 June PTA Summer Fete, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday 2 July Nursery & Infant FestivalRead More »

Life outside the classroom!

The Easter holiday seems some time ago now, however, it would be remiss of me not to relay some of the many events that took place, whilst School was ‘closed’.  Senior pupils took part in the German and Spanish trips; those on the German trip visiting Berlin whilst those who went to Spain travelled toRead More »

Great Gatsby Ball

The PTA Great Gatsby Ball, held at Wynyard Hall, was a glittering affair.  Parents, with children from across the School, friends of the School and teachers, including my successor Ken James, enjoyed an evening filled with good food, good company and some excellent entertainment.  The Charleston and Lindy Bop exhibition dancing followed by a masterRead More »

Meet the new Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects

I am very pleased to announce the appointments of Sam Korsen as Head Boy and Kate Stohrer as Head Girl with Oliver Harrisskitt and Eleanor Wright acting as their deputies.  Sam and Kate will take over from Sam Chell and Megan Kavanagh who shortly depart on study leave.  Sam and Megan have done an excellentRead More »