Friday 22nd June 2018

Dear Parents

The Year 8 boys have delivered on a set of truly exceptional Common Entrance and Scholarship results. All passed, as is usual, but with such aplomb:  92% with A & B grades, with 67% A* or A grades. These boys are set for life. Some hard work here, with all these boys building upon their ‘personal best’ over the last few years. I taught many of this group Maths when they were in Year 5 and that was hard work indeed…but look at these boys now; they could take the class themselves! Thanks to the talented staff and committed parents for getting these boys to a gold standard.

Meanwhile we’ve enjoyed a hat-trick of Sports Days, with inclusive fun for all the boys. On the sporting front the Parents’ Association, helped by the Sports Department, celebrated the England game on our big screen in the Hall. As a relief from the Brexit drone, we embraced the continental spirit and our commitment to language teaching with another successful ‘French Day’. Thanks especially to Madame Delhalle and to parents supporting with such wonderful costumes. Très Bien!

In terms of enrichment, four trips worthy of note: Year 7 studying Classics in Bath, Year 2 on a Mathematics based study at Gatton Park, Year 1 to the Tudor delights of Hever Castle and the Nursery Classes to Ladyland Farm. 

On that note our own little farm of six ‘rescue chickens’ is doing well and after being cared for by the boys; we now have daily free range and organic eggs from happy chucks.

For Senior Department parents, we are again celebrating Speech Day at St Paul’s Church, Cheam on Friday 6th July and the Senior Concert at Trinity Church, St Nicholas Way, Sutton on Wednesday 4th July.  

On a final, more cautious note, we had another ‘near miss’ with parents sending in snacks or ‘birthday treats’ to share that were not just unhealthy but proved really rather dangerous as we have many boys with serious allergies.  Although I appreciate the kindness behind such gestures, I have asked teachers to send any such gifts home at the end of the day, so that you as parents can make the call on what your boys are eating.  In the meantime, sensible advice please - think healthy.

Enjoy the weekend,

John Towers


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