Headmaster’s Newsletter – 27 May 2016

Dear Parents,

It has been a very busy first half of term and this past week has been no exception. Along side the normal academic programme there have been trips to the British Library, Box Hill and two visits to the Canalside Centre; Nine sports fixtures of Cricket, Tennis and Rounders; the Upper Sixth Water Polo inter-house competition. The cricket 1st XI are having an exceptional season so far, sweeping all before them. We hope their form continues for the rest of term.

Wednesday and Thursday evenings saw the girls in Upper Transitus give two performances of Dazzle in Founders’ Hall. Both evenings were a great success and a fine tribute to all the hard work put in by the girls and their teachers over the last weeks. To see the clear enjoyment in the faces of those taking part and watching was a wonderful thing. Thank you to the Drama, Art and Music departments for their collaboration, and to the staff in Hans Place and Cadogan Gardens for their support in facilitating the extra rehearsals. Thank you too to all the parents who helped with the costumes. Many congratulations to all involved.

In the last week you should have received order forms for the year group photographs that were taken earlier this term. The photographs are on display in the relevant buildings for you to see. If you have not received an order form and would like one, please ask your Senior Tutor or Head of House.

After a long wait the new summer raincoats have finally arrived at Billings and Edmonds. They will be available to purchase in the Chiswick store from this Saturday 4 June. If you have pre-ordered one and asked for it to be delivered to school it will be available on the Tuesday after Half Term.

Finally, we wish all those taking their Common Entrance Examination after Half Term the very best of luck. All the hard work over the last weeks, months and years will surely pay off with a string of great successes. Results are announced on Thursday 16 June and we will publish the full list the following day.

With best wishes,

Richard Townend