Bulletin 6| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 14 October 2016 at 4.00pm

Important Notices

Saturday 15 October - Fireworks & Halloween Spectacular 5.30pm - 9.00pm

PARKING - please enter the large field from the driveway and follow directions of the parking assistants to park you car. Please remember that it is dark when you leave, so please bring a torch and take extra care when leaving the car park field.

TICKETS (wristbands) - If you have paid for your tickets via the parent payment portal, please collect your ticket (wristband) at the entrance gate, where we will have 6 ticket stations to hand over tickets. The payment portal closes at 5pm tonight, Friday evening, so further tickets (wristbands) may be bought by cash on the entrance gate (Adult £8, Child £5). Wristbands are exchanged for the BBQ food. If we sell out 1200 tickets, then entry is still available, but there will not necessarily be food available, except after all with wristbands have exchanged.


Congratulations to the Rowing Club for a successful Sponsored Row and Boat Naming Ceremony, I hope to see the 'Felipe Foy' leading the field at Regattas and Heads next season. The Year 8 parents Evening proved to be a very useful event and my thanks to Mr Miller for his presentation, the feedback I had from parents was very positive.

David Hyner talking to the Year 11 boys again proved to be a very motivating influence on the year, please talk to your son about his message. The weather for Saturday evening promises to be dry and mild perfect for a Firework display, I hope to see a good turnout.

Finally I look forward to seeing the Year 10 parents on Thursday to talk through their son's progress. With Halloween on us and the fact that clowns have such bad press I have passed on links from Thames Police on safety.


Saturday 15 October - Halloween & Fireworks Spectacular at our Junior Boys site (SL6 4QQ)

Tuesday 18 October - Senior Girls Open Afternoon 3.30pm to 5.00pm Head's Talk at 3.45pm

Thursday 20 October - Year 10 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Sunday 23 October - MFL & Portland Sailors depart

Monday 24 October to Friday 4 November - Half Term

Monday 7 November - School Returns

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End of Life Policy - a modern parable

A Night at The Movies

A Night at the Movies - presented by Claires Court

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at Norden Farm

This year’s show is filled with song, dance, performance and music, from some of the world’s most famous and favourite cinema soundtracks. The programme includes The Great Escape, Pirates of the Caribbean, What a Wonderful World, Ghostbusters, Moon River and Stand By Me. Get your tickets now, from the Norden Farm online box office


The Scholarship programme for pupils entering Years 7, 8 , 9 or Sixth Form in September 2017 is now available. You can request a scholarship application pack from the school office, or download one from the website. Please note, there was an error in the printed leaflet, please refer to the website for the correct qualifying ages.

To aid parents with the planning of their child’s education and the high demand for places we have two Scholarship application rounds for 2016-17. Candidates can only take part in one round. Dates for round one are as follows:

YEAR 7, 8 & 9

CLOSING DATE: Monday 14 November 2016


ART/SPORT Friday 25 November 2016

ACADEMIC Saturday 26 November 2016

CHORAL/DRAMA/ART Saturday 26 November 2016


CLOSING DATE: Friday 11 November 2016

INTERVIEWS: From Monday 14 November 2016


Language Trips - French/German & Spanish

Final information, medical, rule and passport forms/requests have been emailed home.

Rowing Trips to Wimbleball & Longridge

Final information and requests for information have been handed out.

It is most helpful if the information requested is returned in a timely manner to the office.


Wrist watch Found

A parent has kindly picked up a watch that was found at Maidenhead Rugby Club after the Year 7 match against John Hampden yesterday (Thursday 13 October). If this could be yours, please ask at the office and we can re unite you.

Individual Photographs

Years 8-11 will have brought home their order forms this week for their new school photograph. If you would like to order prints , would you be kind enough to return your order form to the office by Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Year 7 – These photographs have now been received at school and will come home via ‘Boy post’ on Monday 17 October. Any queries please contact Mrs Adams at reception, thank you.

Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities for October half-term now available to book online............ Click here


Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Oliver McMillan, Year 8 - Felix Stevens, Year 89 - Ben Permane, Year 10 - Sam Pembroke and Year 11 - Sam Street

MFL linguist of the week

German - Year 7 - Matthew Creaser and Year 10 - Max Keller