Friday, 6 October 2017

Headmaster's Weekly Notes - 6 October 2017

During this week’s Sixth Form and Lower School assemblies, we reflected on the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas last weekend and prayed for the victims and their loved ones. We said that immediate action must be taken by leaders to address the archaic gun laws in the US before more innocent people lose their lives. It is of course a topic that generates much debate and I am pleased to see our students embrace the opportunity to do so.

On Tuesday this week we had our 6th Form Open Evening for prospective students and their parents and were happy that once again, there was standing room only in the Main Hall. Our 6th Form helpers were a real credit to their parents and to the school and our speakers articulated their thoughts on their experiences with great passion - not an easy task addressing over 200 people in the Hall, but they did it. We have an outstanding 6th Form (the results at A-level speak for themselves – 41% A*-A as compared to the national results of 26%) and a dedicated team who go above and beyond the call of duty. If any of our Y11 parents didn’t get a chance to come in on the evening or would like to visit again, then please do get in touch with Mrs Stallion who will be only too happy to organise a personal visit for you. Speaking of the 6th form, a reminder that our Lower 6th (Year 12) ‘Meet the Tutor’ event takes place on Monday, 9th October at 4pm in the Sixth Form Centre.

Despite the colder weather, our Hockey and Rugby matches continued apace this week, with fixtures against Nailsea School, Beechen Cliff, Wells Cathedral School, Bruton School for Girls, and Milton Abbey. Planning sessions for the upcoming trip to Nepal have also been held this week and we are all getting very excited as the trip takes shape. More details to come soon.

I look forward to seeing you at the many school events organised over the coming months at Sexey’s (especially those Year 11 parents who will be here for Parents’ Evening tonight) and, of course, it’s Speech Day in a couple of weeks’ time which also signals the end of this half term. Where has the time gone?

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