24 Jun 2022

Senior High Notes 24th June 2022

Senior High Notes 24th June 2022

We had a very successful L6 parents evening last night, where parents, students and teachers had the opportunity to discuss university choices and apprenticeship options along with academic progress. This is the stage in their school career when students begin to really focus on plans for the future.

It has been wonderful to be able to welcome parents once again to attend our Senior School Sports Day today. It was great to see all the students excited and enthusiastic, both when competing and when supporting their Houses. There were some excellent individual performances, testament to our growing focus on sports and the impressive breadth and depth of talent that is emerging.  Well done to St David who were the winning House.  More photographs and a full report will be shared next week.



Lastly, I would like to thank all those parents who have already completed the Parental Survey; if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so, there is still time with the deadline of Monday 27th June at 4pm. Please click on this link:


I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our Senior Showcase evening next Tuesday.

Best wishes,

House Carousel Activity Day

A final reminder about House Carousel Activity Day next Wednesday (29th) - please come in comfortable clothing (PE Kit is ideal) including your House top.  I will do a final briefing in assembly early next week but we're all set for a brilliant day - come along willing to try some new activities and show some House spirit!

Mr. Lee




Reading for Pleasure 

The summer break offers an excellent opportunity for your child to read for pleasure.  Below are a few suggestions, inspired by an article in The Guardian, of ways to support your child with reading: 

  • A parent, guardian or older sibling is often a good role model for reading.  Perhaps talk about your own reading with your child and sit down to read together.  Perhaps make time as a family for quiet time with no other distractions. 
  • Take time to talk with your child about their interests as a way of inspiring their own reading choices. 
  • Explain that improving your child’s reading is like sports training or playing an instrument: they acknowledge the effort that needs to go into these kinds of activities; knowing the brain is like a muscle that can be trained can often help. 

We are launching a summer reading challenge.  We are keen for students to share their experiences of reading for pleasure.  Please email Mrs Webster with any comments or pictures of ‘extreme reading’ (e.g. the strangest place to read a book or the most wonderful thing to do whilst reading a book).   There will be a prize for the best entry. 

Mrs Huskisson has compiled a list of summer reading suggestions, which can be accessed using the following link: 


Congratulations, Sophie

Well done to Sophie D in L41 and her pony Jack, for coming 2nd in the Working Hunter Trail last weekend at Holme Farm Equestrian Centre. Fantastic!

Monday 27th June at 4pm - Parent Survey deadline. Please see the High Post sent for further information, We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6J57C9B

Tuesday 28th June – Non uniform day

Tuesday 28th June – Senior Showcase Evening

Parent Toolkit from Family Mental Wealth

Family Mental Wealth was set up by a family whose daughter had experienced a serious eating disorder and struggled to navigate through how best to support her through this difficult time. In response, they have set up the Parent Toolkit, which can be downloaded here. It is a series of training videos on a variety of different techniques and issues and covers all child mental health, not just eating disorders. It has a wealth of information and is really worth a look. When you log in, it does give the option of subscribing, but Part 1 of the training (which is very thorough indeed) is absolutely free. Do check it out here: 


Panorama: A social media murder

Panorama on Monday night was an investigation into the tragic story of Olly, who was murdered after online social media interactions. It is a real warning about how dangerous social media really can be

Here is a link to the show, and an article with the overview.


BBC iPlayer - Panorama - A Social Media Murder: Ollys Story