Today we have had the pleasure of giving out the results of the Common Entrance Examinations for the boys in their final year. The results have been outstanding. This year the boys sat for fifteen different schools. I can now give you a few highlights. Westminster awarded 11 Distinctions; St. Paul’s and King’s Wimbledon have given 14 A* or A grades; City of London have given 29 A* or A grades. Over the whole cohort we have 44 A* or A grades. In Maths and Science we have 40 A* or A grades. The grade of A*or A represents a mark in excess of 85%. We also had the top candidate to Lancing College.
When these results are combined with the excellent results the girls achieved earlier in the year and the boys who sat for schools with January exams, such as Dulwich, it is clear that we have had a vintage year. Congratulations to all our pupils for their hard work and also to all our staff whose tireless effort, support and encouragement has been rewarded with these magnificent results.
On Wednesday the Drama Club gave a performance of The Tempest to a full Founders’ Hall and were enthusiastically applauded. There is more drama in the next couple of weeks with the Upper Kappa showcase on Wednesday 20 June and Upper Delta on Monday 25 June. Music Showcases have taken up the other evenings in Founders’ Hall. Next week the Brass are on Monday, Violins on Tuesday and the Choral Scholars will go off on their summer tour to Switzerland on Friday.
Practise for Field Day is now underway throughout the school, in particular the Marching Band and trials for the Gun Run.
I have had an update from the St. Nicholas Fund at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with how the money we raised for them is being used. They have received a request from the Burns Unit for some musical mobiles for the cots and a buggy for patients who are unable to walk because of their burns. “Your recent donation will be used to pay for this, and we and the young burns patients are very grateful!”