Headmaster’s Newsletter – 7 October 2016

Dear Parents,

The past week has been a busy week for sports fixtures with no less than eight football teams turning out during the week. On Tuesday we also sent runners to the borough’s Mini Marathon trials. Final results are yet to be confirmed but it looks like we will have a strong showing at the London Youth Games. The former Prime Minister, David Cameron, was also present and posed for some pictures with our pupils. Next Friday it is the Inter House Athletics for Lower and Middle School.

This coming weekend English Heritage are marking 950 years since King Harold’s epic march from Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire to Hastings. This Saturday a group of re-enactors will be setting up camp near Aspley House in Hyde Park having marched 242 miles to display their weapons, games and living arrangements. They will also have a camp kitchen where you can taste their wares. It will be possible to try smithing and weaving willow too. It starts at 10.00 and runs all day. If you would like to bring your children along Mrs. Proctor will be there between 10.00-12.00. On Sunday they will be marching out through Westminster. It is sure to be a fine spectacle.

Next Wednesday is our Harvest Assembly. Once again we will be collecting for The Upper Room. Details of how and what to donate will be given out next week. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

A reminder that the Phonics Presentation for parents in Small School and Lower School is this coming Thursday, 13 October at 6.00pm in Founders’ Hall. Mrs. Greger will be giving advice on how to best support your child in their reading and writing and how phonics plays a vital role in these areas (details were emailed to parents of those year groups earlier this afternoon).

The Main School Book Fair will run for a week from Wednesday. This will be for Lower School and all of Main School. Again, further details will be sent out next week.

There are two uniform events next week. The monthly secondhand sale will be in Cadogan Gardens on Tuesday. See the flyer attached to this letter. We are always in need of good quality donations. I am pleased to say that we will be making a donation of £1,250 to the St. Nicholas Fund at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital as a result of the last couple of sales.

On Saturday 15 October Billings & Edmonds will be setting up their pop-up shop in Founders’ Hall between 10.30am and 1.30pm. They will have a full range of uniform available to purchase. See the flyer attached to this letter.

The school takes out personal accident insurance including dental injury for all pupils while at school. The “Scheme details and Key facts” are included in this email for your information.

Richard Townend

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