Bulletin 7| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 27 May 4.30pm

Important Notices


While we appreciate that there is limited parking, please could we ask that parents and students respect our neighbours when parking at and around all our school sites and treat them as you would like to be treated. Thank you.

Nurses Note

Please ensure you use the 48 hour rule, of being clear of any sickness or diarrhoea, before returning to school. Good and frequent hand washing is really good practice.


A huge sigh of relief has been around the site as the boys finish their Summer Examination (not there yet for Year 11) and they can look forward to a well deserved break. The weather promises to be good for the boys on Cricket Tour to North Devon and the competitors at the National Schools Regatta (for the first time being held at Dorney). Good luck to all.

At the end of Half Term we have the challenge of the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition so I hope the conditions remain pleasant for this event. Next term we will have the results of our academic assessments to share with parents and the boys have the ISA Regional Athletics meeting in the first week back. We remain a very busy school.

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." Denis Waitley


Friday 27 May - U13 North Devon Cricket Tour Departs

Exams Finish for Year 10

National Schools Regatta at Dorney

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May - National Schools Regatta - Dorney

Monday 30 May - U13 North Devon Cricket Tour Returns

Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June - Half Term Week

Friday 3 & Saturday 4 June - Year 10 DofE Bronze Group 2 Assessment

Monday 6 June - Normal School Day

Tuesday 7 June - Open Morning 9.30am - 11.30am

Wednesday 8 June - ISA London West Athletics at Thames Valley Athletics Centre - Will not connect with buses approximate return to school 6.30pm/6.45pm

Art Exhibition in reception - Do come and view the Boys GCSE work (until 14 June)

Thursday 9 June - Athletics - RBWM League

Saturday 11 June - BSDRA Southerns Sailing

Monday 13 June - Healthy Eating Week

Year 8 University Challenge

Looking Ahead

The last Music Concert of the term will take place on 27 June at 6.00pm at Senior Boys. As usual there will be a variety of musical items from across the years. During the evening we will be holding the Inter House Music Competition. More details to follow after Half Term


From ‘Au revoir les enfants’ to ‘Reservoir dogs’

PTA - Summer Fete

Summer Fete on Saturday 25 June

This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address.

If you pay online then please remember to send in your prize draw entry to the school office and it also assists us with how many tickets you require. Please click here for the ticket order form.


Years 7 to 13 - Pre-Season Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 1 & 2 September 2016

Full details have been emailed home.

Years 7 to 13 - Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 23 to 29 October 2016

Full details of this trip have been emailed home.

Years 5 - 13 - Ski Trip - La Thuile, Italy - 1 to 9 April 2017

Details have been emailed home, hard copy available from the information rack in Reception.



Fees Refund Scheme

A reminder to complete the online form if you wish to opt-in to the Fees Refund Scheme, for your child from September. Responses required by 4 June 2016. Further information available on the website.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The next Second Hand Uniform & Sports Kit Sale is scheduled for Friday 8 July at 5.00pm. If you have any items for the sale please bring these into the office. Items must be labelled (these are available from Reception).


We have been trying to track down a kindle that was left on Hughenden/High Wycombe bus last week. The bus company have searched – but no luck, if it has been picked up by accident by accident, please do hand it in to the office. Thank you

Found Property

We have an assortment of wristwatches that have been handed in to the office, found in school over the past term. Please come and check with the office if you have lost a watch, it would be great to return these to their owners.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – May half-term holiday Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June

‘World of Sport’ week this coming holiday!

Older children can still take part in Sport Xtra Cricket as well as Kool Xtra Cookery, Crafts and Textiles.

For more details please visit or 01628 678440