Bulletin 8| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 11 November 2016 at 4.00pm


Well done to all the boys who travelled across to the continent over half term, all the reports I have had talk of well behaved groups who were great company and who worked hard. It was also pleasing to get the feedback from the Rowing and Sailing groups who again were focused and hardworking.

A huge thank you to all the boys who helped make our Open Evening a great success, our visitors as one spoke of how helpful, polite and informative they were.

Good luck to the cast of 'A Night at the Movies' that is showing at Norden Farm today and tomorrow and to the athletes competing over the weekend against Reading Blue Coat School and on the river at the Fours Head and Pangbourne Head.

"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Confucius


Friday 11 & Saturday 12 November - Schools Production at Norden Farm 'A Night at the Movies'.

Monday 14 November - Year 7 Art Trip to National Gallery

Year 11 Careers Meetings (selected boys)

Tuesday 15 November - Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.16pm

Thursday 17 November - U12's Berkshire Rugby Festival at Reading Blue Coat School

Year 11 Kudos sessions

Saturday 19 November - St Lucia Cricket Tour Curry Night from 7.00pm at Senior Boys - Information available from Reception.

Monday 21 November - Year 11 Careers Meeting (selected boys)

Thursday 24 November - Sixth Form Open Evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm

PTA Events - Save The Date

Saturday 13 May - Annual Ball


“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”. Leonard Cohen

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

Meet the cast

Scholarship Applications Last Call

Please note the closing dates for scholarship applications for this round are imminent:

SIXTH FORM - Friday 11 November 2016 (today)

YEAR 7, 8 & 9 - Monday 14 November 2016


Year 7 Art Trip - National Gallery - Monday 14 November - Departing from school at 9.00am and returning for 4.00pm (traffic dependent). Full school uniform to be worn, Packed lunch (nut free please), sketchbook, drawing materials and small amount of money for souvenirs.


Year 11 German Controlled Assessment (Speaking) on Monday 14 November (p.5+6) and Thursday 17 March (p.8+9) in the library and the Language/English office.

Individual Photographs Years 8 -11

The individual photographs ordered by parents of boys in year 8 -11 have been delivered to school, and were sent home by ‘boy post’ on Monday 7 November. If you have any queries please contact Mrs Adams at Reception, thank you.


Scientist of the Week

Ethan Brooks 10B and Ed Bennett 10C for the high quality of work they produced in science revision lessons this week.

MFL linguist of the week

Spanish - Georg Keylock (9D) and Rhys Haywood (10C).

Half-Term Sailing Fun

This year’s October sailing trip saw two groups combining top quality sailing coaching >>>