6 Jul 2018


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​Beech Court: parent visits

The new building was handed over last Friday, and staff have begun moving in.  The building contains a sixth form centre, a Library, four art studios and a sixth form art studio.  During September many parents will be coming into School for various events, so Beech Court will be open as follows for parental visits.  Later in the year, some staff will be based in Beech Court for yeargroup parents' evenings.  Pictures will also be shown on the website and in other publications.


As you will be aware the School is not printing a hard-copy calendar so parents should refer to the online calendar which is kept regularly up to date. Any amendments to Michaelmas Term 2018 events made after today will be indicated clearly. Parents may wish to consult the online calendar and the term dates page now to remind themselves of the beginnings and ends of each half-term.

Summer Reading Challenges

The English department's 'Summer Reading Challenge 2018' is here! We encourage you to read either a book a week or a book a fortnight over the summer holidays. Don't forget to hand in your completed forms in the first week back in September to claim your prize.

An Introduction to Woodwork Skills

Come and learn new skills and enjoy the practical experience of making your own products from the tactile, natural material of wood. Learn how to use marking out tools and understand the properties of timbers and how to cut and make joints.  The aim is to progress to designing and making beautiful wooden products take home and cherish.

  • This course is for beginners and anyone that wants to enjoy learning new skills with the lovely, natural material of wood.
  • Cost: £120 for 10-weeks. Minimum age: 16 years old.
  • Next available course date:  Tuesday 11 September – Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7pm-9pm. *Break for half term. 

Click here to download the full information. To register, please follow this link to the online booking form

Reminder – Foundation photo

The photographs can be viewed / ordered via the photographer's website www.gillmanandsoame.co.uk.  Details of the login were sent to you on Thursday 17 May under the title: Foundation and Team Photo.  If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Gillman & Soame directly at [email protected] or on 01869 328200.

The Summer Term in pictures

If you have a few minutes to spare you may want to take a look at the summer term in pictures

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Please view the Michaelmas Term opening times for the Second Hand Uniform Shop.

Box Office

We have a variety of events taking place in the Amey Theatre during the Summer break, including: RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (Encore) – 7pm, Wednesday 8 August.  For more information on all our events and to book tickets, please visit our Box Office website

Next Weekly Mailing

The next Weekly Mailing will be on Friday 31 August.  We look forward to school beginning for all boys on Tuesday 4 September.  Best wishes for the holiday.