Bulletin 4| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 27 January 2017 at 4.00pm


Congratulations to the U14 Hockey side who braved the freezing conditions and reached the final (beating Ballard in the semi finals on penalties) but narrowly lost to St Edwards Cheltenham, a great effort.

Good luck to Year 11 who start their Mock exams on Monday.

I hope that Year 9 are looking forward to their Holocaust Day on Tuesday, always a thought provoking subject area.

Last night whilst checking the Study groups, there were a number of boys in the wrong groups and several who had not signed up for any activity, whilst we will always be flexible we do need to be informed of any changes to the options the boys signed up for, your help with this would be greatly appreciated.

After Mr Bretherton's assembly on Thursday

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Nicolas Chamfort


Homework Diaries - These important books are not just for the boys to put and organise their homework in but also a great tool for parents to use as a means of getting messages to and from school. Mr Bretherton - Deputy Head Pastoral
Emergency Closure Guidance

Whatever the weather…. As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.


Monday 30 January - Year 11 Mock Exam Week

Tuesday 31 January - Year 9 Holocaust Day

Wednesday 1 February - Open Morning 9.30am - 11.30am. All sites

Friday 3 February - ISA London West Cross Country at GEMS Sherfield

Monday 6 February - Year 11 Final day of Mock Exams

Year 10 University Challenge

Year 9 GCSE Information Evening for Parents - From 6.15pm with a short talk from Mr J Wilding. Full information and 2017 GCSE Handbooks were posted out on Thursday 26 January.

Tuesday 7 February - Year 10 - Study Skills - invited pupils

Year 11 Art Trip to Tate Modern

Wednesday 8 February - Year 10 Study Skills - invited pupils


YEAR 11 Art Trip - Tuesday 7 February. To tate Modern information has been emailed home.

St LUCIA CRICKET TOUR - 9 - 18 February. Departure for this really amazing trip is imminent, please ensure both the medical and rule forms are returned to the office by the very latest Friday 3 February.

Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March.
To Margam Park Field Studies Centre in Port Talbot, an essential study period for our GCSE Geography pupils please could we request the £150 deposit to the schools office by Friday 27 January. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.

ImagineNation – a call to arms



Missing - rowing leggings named and belonging to George Brockwell. Are they lurking with your son's kit? If found please return to the office. Many thanks.

Holiday Club

Running from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February - Half Term - Booking line is now open. Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities, experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!

Word of the Week


  1. optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation:
  2. blood-red.


Scientist of the Week

Freddie Hughes and Byron Ewing (Year 9) for their excellent work on covalent dot and cross diagrams.

English Department - Reader of the Week

Pavneet Batra and James Bradley both from 7A - read more than 400 pages each.

MFL - Linguist of the Week

Spanish - Ayshmit Sethi (7C) and Navkaran Basra (10A)

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Tommy Evans, Year 8 - Seb Walker, Year 9 - Ollie Cadinouche, Year 10 - Zac French and Year 11 - Alex Samber