Headmaster’s Newsletter – 29 March 2019

Dear Parents,

The Spring Quarter is always a very busy and concentrated term of which this last one has been no exception. It started with the entrance exams for girls’ senior schools and some boys’ senior schools. We have had six ski courses in Glion for boys and girls in Lower Transitus and Upper Senior School. Every week has been filled with sports fixtures and Founders’ Hall has been full with music and drama most nights. Those nights without music or drama have been filled with Parents’ Evenings.

The Lower Sixth musical double bill of The Lion King and Madagascar was an excellent way to round off the term as the many of you who were able to be in Founders’ Hall will attest. This was a true collaboration between all the creative arts departments and its success was a direct result of the effort and commitment not only of the boys but also the staff who spent so much time making the show the triumph it was. The Arts are a crucial part of a genuinely broad education and to see the large number of boys being given the opportunity to flourish in a new way is wonderful.

Although Easter comes at the very end of the holidays this year we have had lots of Easter events this week. Lower School were magnificent parading in and out of Assembly this week and earlier today Middle School exhibited their creations on the streets surrounding Cadogan Gardens.

The French department have been busy this week too with a Spelling Bee in Founders’ Hall today for children in Main School, more on this after the holidays, and Un Marché Françaisorganised by the girls in Upper Transitus and boys in Upper Senior School. As Madame Fauré says, the pupils “sold French specialities using a wide range of French vocabulary. Teachers and children were delighted to pop in and buy crêpes, tartelettes au caramel, éclairs au chocolat and much more and to spend some Euros. I would like to thank the parents for supplying and making French specialities and the children for their amazing part in the role play.”

Renewal emails for Friday Clubs will be sent out during the holidays. Friday clubs will recommence on Friday 3 May.

The Fees for the Academic Year September 2019 to July 2020 have now been set and from September we will be offering the opportunity to pay either annually, termly or monthly (subject to application and agreement).

Please see the download of this newsletter for the table of Fees.

With best wishes for a splendid Easter holiday, 

Richard Townend