Bulletin 2 | Summer Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 1 May 2.00pm


Smart Watches - As these are phones, normal mobile phone rules apply.


James Wilding led the school assembly last Monday bringing together a number of ideas, especially the importance of 'kindness', a very clear message for the boys.

We have seen the artists complete their GCSE Art Exam and I was very pleased with the standard of the work produced. Year 10 have completed their Prefect interviews and we move on to the next stage. We will be announcing the new prefects next week. On Wednesday we were very lucky to complete the school photograph in dry conditions and I await the final result. We also held a very positive meeting with Year 8 Parents last night.

I look forward to the Year 11 Final assembly next Friday and the Boat Club Dinner on Saturday (a great start to the season at Hammersmith Regatta, well done to all the competitors).

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse


Monday 4 May - May Bank Holiday

Wednesday 6 May - Year 11 GCSE Business Communication Practical Exam

Year 10 Spanish Speaking Controlled Assessment

Year 8 RS Trip - Neasden

Thursday 7 May - Year 11 GCSE Business Communication Practical Exam

Year 10 Spanish Speaking Controlled Assessment

Friday 8 May - Year 11 Final Assembly from 5.30pm

Saturday 9 May - Boat Club Dinner - It's not too late to book please see below

Monday 11 May- Year 11 Study Leave Commences

Spanish GCSE Clinica Thursday lunchtimes in Room H20



This will be held at the Senior Boys site in the Sports Hall from 7.00pm. A 3-course dinner, Guest Speaker and special Auction, prices are £30 per pupil, £35 per adult or £110 per family (2 x adults & 2 x children) Tickets on sale now. Information sheet has been distributed, more copies available from Reception. For those of you who have purchased tickets these have been sent out.


Saturday 13 June -The Arabian Night Summer Ball is now only 6 weeks away. We have released our last three tables for sale and are happy to take bookings of 10/12 guests or pairs or smaller groups. Tickets are £65pp, contact us via email to book.

In addition to this we are looking for some creative volunteers to help dress the marquee and tables on Friday 12 June all day (during school hours) at the Ridgeway site.If you can help, please email Gill Towell. It will be a fun day with lunch and drinks provided ! Please do get involved if you can.

Gill Towell


Year 8 RS Trip to Neasden - Wednesday 6 May - Departing at 9.00am and returning 4.00pm to 4.30pm and this trip will connect with evening buses. Full school uniform must be worn and a (nut-free) packed lunch packed.

U13 North Devon Cricket Tour - 22 to 25 May - Final payment letter, rule and medical forms will be coming home next week.

MFL Trips - to Munich, Normandy or Salamanca - October Half Term - Details of these trips have been emailed home to the appropriate year and language groups invited.


Lost Kit Bag - Do you use the High Wycombe bus? If so , pease check you have the correct sports kit bag. We think James Byerley's bag was accidentally picked up from the bus by someone else this week. If found please hand in to school office - thank you.

Holiday and Sports Club

** SUMMER SPECIAL PRICING** at Holiday Club and Sports Club…. now from £25 per day! Be part of the ‘Holiday Club Go Green’ theme week this May half-term from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May at the College Avenue site. Now from just £25 per day – see Pricing & Booking for more details. Join Sports Club at the Thicket site for two days Athletics Skills Development on Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 May, and two days Cricket Skills Development on Thursday 28 & Friday 29 May. See programme and booking form for more details.

Visit our website for calendars, programmes and booking for both clubs.


Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 Robert Byerley, Year 8 Matthew Allen, Year 9 Harry Turner, Year 10 Lyall Mould and Year 11 Owen Agnew.