Headmaster’s Headlines – 12th November 2021

Senior School
12 Nov 21

‘We will remember them’

It has been a particularly humbling week at School in light of the Remembrance events and activities that have taken place here. Chapel on Monday was moving with a mix of perfect silence and beautiful music, the gathering around Prefects’ Lawn on Thursday with all of the Poppy wreaths around the perimeter was a dignified and reflective way to bring the community together, and on Sunday we will unite with friends in the local area to pay our respects to the fallen in a Remembrance Parade.

There are a number of charity initiatives taking place at the moment – you can see information about them in this and last week’s newsletter items – and it was lovely to see our Juniors planting their daffodils outside Westminster House in aid of Sepsis Research FEAT, while our older gentlemen experiment with facial hair for their Movember-style challenge, where we are raising money for our partner school in Nepal through United World Schools.

Thank you to those parents who came to the School wrapped up on the touchlines for this week’s sporting fixtures and those who came in for the Fifth Form Drama performance last night. We have another full Open Day for prospective parents tomorrow and we look forward to welcoming families so that they can experience a glimpse of our special School too.

You might have seen on my Twitter feed the glorious sunset here on Thursday evening; it was a lovely moment to share with some students and colleagues and reflect once more on our beautiful site and surrounding area. Sometimes a pause can do us all the world of good!

Best wishes

James Thomas