Friday 29th March 2019
It’s been a purposeful Spring Term with some notable events for the boys, particularly around the breadth and depth of curriculum on offer, be it exciting investigations, competitions or educational visits. There has been so much strong achievement from the boys and so thank you for your sterling support.
On such, I must quickly mention the final round of the Townsend Warner History Competition where Vinicius (Year 7) ranked 7th in the UK: that’s indicative of a very good essay indeed! Yesterday, the Year 5 Maths team scored a resounding success coming first in the Epsom College Prep Schools’ Maths Team Challenge against a wide range of local schools. Well done, Prabodha, Zain, Rishabh and Dron.
A celebratory note to end the term saw year group concerts for Years 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Thanks for parent participation with all of that and encouraging the boys’ enthusiasm for all things musical.
It’s the time of year for senior school offers; as usual, we will put the finalised information up on the website as I’m sure it will be of great interest to parents. At the time of writing, we have 14 external scholarships awarded and 13+ offers in hand from Eton, Westminster, King’s College Wimbledon, Hampton, Royal Grammar School Guildford and St Paul’s amongst others, a real testament to the hard work of the boys and the deep commitment of skilled teaching staff.
Over the holiday we are due to hear from the council regarding our building plans, so I anticipate being able to update you on that when we return after the Easter break. What we do have in hand for next term is an improved wrap-around child care offer. We’ve been partnering with SuperCamps for some years to provide holiday child care cover on site; now we will grow this partnership with a new ‘SuperClubs’ absorbing and expanding upon our existing daily morning and afternoon ‘Superstars’ childcare.
It will be good to have a specialist provider to raise the bar on play provision here and also provide easy online bookings and reasonably priced child care. Please click this link to make a booking :- https://superclubs.magicbooking.co.uk/Account/Login.
It is worth taking note that ‘SuperClubs’ will be offering a 10% discount on all bookings made before the first day of each term. A flyer with all the details will be coming home with your son today. We currently offer 88 extra-curricular clubs over the week and we know this is one of the aspects of the school which the boys enjoy most, so we keep building here.
Enjoy the end of term break.