Bulletin 8| Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 4 March 4.00pm


Signing In/Out

If you are collecting your son during the school day, it is your responsibility as a parent to sign your son out of school. Equally when he returns he must be signed back in.


A reminder to parents that we are unable to authorise an absence notified by email. If your son is unwell or going to be absent for any reason please do not email, we are required to speak directly to a parent or carer. Thank you


There has been a big sigh of relief from Year 11 as their Mocks are now completed, they will assess their performance (with the teaching staff ) and realise if changes in approach need to be made for the summer. A busy week for the younger years in our work for 3for3 charities with a good turnout yesterday for the Sponsored Walk. Today we have Year 9 rowing the Thames all be it on the Ergo's.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the House Cross Country on Saturday and the Music Concert on Monday. Good luck to the U16 and U14 Sevens Teams who will be competing in the National ISA tournaments next week.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best'. St. Jerome

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Friday 4 March - ISA Drama Festival at Hurst Lodge. Year 9 Sponsored Rowathon

Year 11 GCSE English Controlled Assessment

Saturday 5 March - House Cross Country at Phoenix - Years 7 & 8 race starts at 9.30am and Years 9, 10 & 11 race starts at 10.00am.

ISA Drama Festival - Year 13 Performance at 10.00am at Hurst Lodge SL5 9JU

Monday 7 March - Music Concert from 6.15pm

Tuesday 8 March - Open Morning 9.30am-11.30am

Years 7 & 8 Sports Photographs at lunch time - clean kit a must

Wednesday 9 March - ISA U16 Rugby 7's.

Year 8 Civil War Day at the Girl's site - departing from Senior Boys 9.00am and returning for 4.00pm

Year 11 English Controlled Assessment - Re-sit session

Friday 11 March - Art Scholarship Portfolio submission deadline

Year 11 English Controlled Assessment - Re-sit session

Senior Sports Photographs at 1.15pm - clean kit a must

Saturday 12 March - U14 ISA Rugby at Queen Ethelburga's School, York

Monday 14 March - Year 8 Skills Session

Year 11 University Challenge (lunch time)

Tuesday 15 March - Year 11 Academic intervention meetings - by invitation only

Senior Boys' Music Concert

Monday 7 March at 6.15pm As usual there will be a variety of musical items featuring solo and ensemble items from across the years.

Refreshments will be served at 5.55pm. It may be advisable to enter the school site to park, once the coaches have left, usually about 5.45pm.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event. It is expected that all performers stay for the whole of the concert so that they can support the other 'acts'.

Mr Roach


Evidence-based education – The performance of children in Independent Schools places them 2 years ahead of their state school peers.


GCSE MFL Revision

Open to all Year 11 linguists, the MFL staff continue to run lunchtime sessions. There is no need to book just turn up.

Monday Lunchtimes - Mrs Rubio, Ms Enders and Mrs Denton

Thursday Lunchtimes - Mrs Stratton

University Challenge

The 2016 university Challenge House academic Quiz season starts on Monday 7 March when the brains of Year 10 clash to get the first points on offer. Teams of 4 are being selected now from amongst the boys. In the next 3 weeks Year 11 and Year 9 will compete on a Monday lunchtime and the Year 7 and 8 teams meet in the Summer Term. Current champions (2015) are Ridgeway and St Lawrence who tied.

Year 8 Language Choice Forms

Please return these via Reception/The Office to Mrs Carr as soon as possible. Thank you.


Geography Field Trip - Year 10 - Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March - to Margam Park - Final payment of £115 is now due. Information sheet coming out shortly.

Hazewinkel Rowing Camp

Letters requesting balance payments and passports have been emailed home.

U13 North Devon Cricket Tour - Friday 27 to Monday 30 May - Information has gone out to invited cricketers.

Language Trips - Sunday 23 to Thursday 27 October - French & Spanish trips open to years 9 and 10. German trip open to years 8, 9 and 10. Initial letter and booking form have been emailed home.



Years 7 & 8 completed their Fancy Dress Sponsored walk along the Jubilee river on Thursday and Year 9 their sponsored rowathon. Please ensure that the sponsor money is given to Mrs Adams on reception. Look out for totals in next weeks news letter.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – Easter Holiday Tuesday 29 March to Friday 8 April

Holiday Club is journeying through space for the first week of the holiday with an exciting visiting astronomer, a chance to escape from the Death Star and join in 'Earth Hour' day. Our second week brings spring with seed planting, as well as a visit from a real Nature Detective! Xtra activities for older children include themed Cookery, Crafts, Science and Art. All available to extend from 8am to 6pm and a hot lunch option – based at the Junior/Senior Girls Site.

Sports Club - five days of activities for all boys and girls in Year 3 and above. Develop skills in batting, bowling and fielding with Cricket courses in the first week. Join in a range of sports, including track and field athletics in the second, with Olympic Sport days. Available to extend from 8am to 5pm – based at the Junior Boys site.

PTA Summer Ball

The 'Great Gatsby Ball' - 14 May 2016

We now have reservations for well over 400 people for the annual ball, quite amazing! If you have reserved a table you have until April 1 to pay. If you would still like a table please let us know and we can add you to the waiting list

PTA Easter Event - 19 March

Join us for our Annual Easter Event with activities including Easter Egg Hunt, competitions, face painting and much more… Tickets Order Form


Tennis News - Well done to pupil Seb Tong who won his first Junior ITF ranking points at the 'ITF Junior Alger Mehdi Bouras' tournament in Algeria. Read more here.

Mathematicians of the Week - Year 7 - Finley Gunning, Year 8 - Louis Turner, Year 9 - Kerem Bartlett, Year 10 - Seb Tong and Year 11 - Oliver Crawley.