Bulletin 7| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 21 October 2016 at 4.00pm


The Fireworks last Saturday proved to be a great success despite the rain in the middle of the event, my thanks to all the boys, staff and parents who helped on the day to entertain, feed and generally run the show. Well done.

The year 10 Parents Evening proved to be very useful and informative, it was good to see a very positive turn out.

Half term approaches, however we are as busy as ever with Sailing, Modern Foreign Language and Rowing trips all running, good luck to all involved.

The first week back sees our Open Evening event, my thanks to all the boys who will be helping us on the night, letters will be sent to the pupils concerned.

I hope you can attend the Sixth Form and Senior School production " A Night at the Movies" showing at Norden Farm - more details below.

I hope all have a peaceful and enjoyable break.


Sunday 23 October - MFL & Portland Sailors depart

Monday 24 October to Friday 4 November - Half Term

Thursday 27 October - MFL Trips return

Saturday 29 October - Portland Sailors return

Monday 31 October - Rowers depart for Longridge & Wimbleball

Friday 4 November - Rowers return

Monday 7 November - School Returns

Tuesday 8 November - PTA Main Board Meeting

Wednesday 9 November - Year 9 History Trip

Open Morning 9.30 - 11.30

Thursday 10 November - Senior Boys Open Evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm

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

PTA Events - Save The Date

Saturday 13 May - Annual Ball


“Should the last one out switch off the lights?”…another parable of modern times.

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


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


MFL Trips

Please note that you can follow the MFL trips via Facebook:

German Trip

Spanish Trip


Year 9 History Trip - Wednesday 9 November - Black Country Museum, Dudley - Full details of this trip have been emailed home or they can be found via the website. Please return completed slips to the office as soon as possible.


Individual Photographs

Year 7 – These photographs have now been received at school and should have been received via 'boy post'. 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


Music News

Harry Bennett of Year 8 took part in the Maidenhead Festival, the Woodwind Solo 11-15 Years section. I am proud to say that Harry won Gold!!

Well done Harry - Mr Roach

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - William Liddard, Year 8 - Ethan Johnson, Year 9 - Louis Plumley, Year 10 - Matthew Allen and Year 11 - Paul Bartkowiak.

Scientist of the Week

The new award of 'Scientist of the week' will go to a student who produces a piece of outstanding science work or makes an excellent contribution in science lessons. This week the award goes to William Mather (9C) for his superb model of an insulated house.

MFL linguist of the week

French - Year 7 - Connor Peters & William Chandler, Year 10 - Oli Hall.