Bulletin 11| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 1 July 1.30pm


My thanks to the boys, staff and parents who worked so hard to make the Fete a success, rain of biblical amounts did not dampen the event (although new slides were made) and I know STEM will be able to repair their Go Kart.

As always we are extremely busy at this time of year, the boys performed extremely well in their Music Concert and my thanks to the performers who impressed at the New Boys Evening.

I was honoured to be in the Launch to watch our first ever Eight race in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, we lost to Westminster but the boys gave a good account of themselves, the Quadruple Scull beat Westminster in the Fawley Cup and race Abingdon today (17.50 to be shown on BT Sport and Youtube). Good luck to them.

I look forward to the Year 7 and 8 Drama Evenings next week and hope to see those parents there.

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat. Jean-Paul Sartre

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Monday 4 July - Year 7 University Challenge

Year 7 Drama Festival 6.30pm - 8.00pm light refreshments served from 6.00pm

Tuesday 5 July - U14/15 Cricket Tour Initial Information Evening to St Lucia (Invited Cricketers only)

Thursday 7 July - Year 8 Drama Festival 6.30pm - 8.00pm light refreshments served from 6.00pm

Friday 8 July - Nearly New Uniform Sale from 5.00pm in the Senior Boys Dining Room

Monday 11 July - Junior Outdoor Pursuits Activity Week for Years 7, 8 & 9. Year 10 Enrichment & Community Week.

Tuesday 12 July - Sixth Form Induction morning 9.00am - 2.30pm. New Year 12 Parent Evening 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Wednesday 13 July - Year 10 Community Presentations 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Thursday 14 July - Years 7, 8 & 9 BBQ from 1.00pm at Phoenix & Claires Court Sports Ground SL6 0NS

Friday 15 July - Full reports for Years 7, 8, 9 & 10. End of Term Buses Depart 12.35pm

Biology Controlled Assessments

Year 10 set 1 - Monday 4 July during normal lesson time

Year 10 set 2 - Thursday 8 July during normal lesson time


Sovereignty v the Economy


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

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


Years 5 - 13 - Ski Trip - La Thuile, Italy - 1 to 9 April 2017 Waiting list in operation.



Instrumental Lessons September 2016

Mr Roach is presuming that all pupils will continue instrumental lessons in September unless he receives written confirmation from parents before the end of the term. Can I thank all the parents who have supported the Music Department over the year. Many thanks Adrian Roach

Lost Property

We are searching for a Kindle in a black case that was left in the picnic area last week – it is named, please check in case it has been scooped up with books by accident, we are anxious to return this to the owner.

Cricket Photographs

We have received the proofs of the U12 and U13 Cricket Team photographs and the Athletics Team photograph – these are available to order – Order forms available from the office.

Found Property

We have a selection of wristwatches, specs and two mobile phones in the office that have been found but never claimed. If you have lost any items – please do come and ask at the office. Unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of term (mobile phones , specs and wristwatches to charity recycling in aid of MacMillan Support).

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).

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Summer holiday - Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

There will be 7 themed weeks based on different book genres for the Mini, Mid and Kool groups. Xtra activities for older Kool children will include themed Science, Textiles, Cookery and Crafts. Sport Xtra offer days of Golf, Cricket, Olympic Sports and Rugby, as well as Swim, Bike and Run.

Three days of Golf – Tri, Street & Fun Day (Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 August)

Children in current years 3 to 7 can join for three days of Golf visit to Huntswood Golf Club on Wednesday 3 August. click here for more information

>> BOOK NOW for the Fun Day or for all three!

>> click for more of What’s On and To Book on our new booking system.

>> Claires Court parents will need to wait a minimum of 24 hours after registering to allow the booking system to be updated, which will then trigger any available discounts.

Well Done

Accelerated Readers

Congratulations to these year 7 pupils who join the Word Millionaire's .

Aidan Rhodes, John Getley, Travis Allan, Joel Boden and Neels Tjebbes - they have been awarded Reader Badges.

Mathematicians of the Week -
Year 7 - Jake Bennett, Year 8 - Louis Turner, Year 9 - Henry Wheeler and Year 10 - Donald Holliday.