Junior School Head’s Blog

Our Sports’ Day ran very smoothly thanks to Mr Bucktin and all the Junior School/Sports staff.  The children excelled in all the events, with some very tight finishes on occasion, and the final scores were;

Kaye  1037           Liddle   945           Poole   757            Taylor  942

Last Wednesday saw our final class assembly for the year and 6KMH did us proud with their look back over the year and their time in the Junior School.  It was a very poignant assembly which reflected on all that they have done during their time, yet looking forward to what lies ahead in the Senior School.  Very well done, 6KMH!

We celebrated the successes of many of our cohort at Prizegiving on Thursday evening but I must say how pleased and impressed I have been whilst reading the reports of all the children in the Junior School at the end of their current year of study.  They are all doing so well.  These reports will be published via the Parent Portal this week.

Wednesday marks our final non-uniform day of the school year which is always planned to coincide with our annual Charities afternoon.  As a special dispensation, any child who has lost all their uniform points may attend school in mufti in exchange for a donation to charity.  This year our chosen charity is CHUMS which has been mentioned previously.  The children have decided how they want to raise money in their classes and they will, of course, need some pennies to spend on other class stalls – small denominations will make their spending easier.

On Thursday the children will have a special assembly with Olympic gymnast, Beth Tweddle who is visiting the school as Guest of Honour for the Sports Awards in the senior school.  I am sure that many of the children will be inspired by what she has done and what she has to say.

At the end of this week we say farewell to three members of staff – Mrs Hall, Miss Coyne and Mrs Kirby.  I would like to extend a huge thank you to them all as between them they have served the Junior School for 7 years.  Their dedication, involvement in the life of the school and care of the children will be missed and we wish them every good fortune for the next stage of their careers and lives.  In addition we say goodbye to Miss Lambert who stepped in for this term – we also wish her the very best of luck in the future.

And finally we reach the end of, what seems to have been, a very long school year. I wish everyone connected with the Junior School a long, warm and restful summer break. Keep safe, have fun and recharge those very rundown batteries!

Best wishes to you all and see you in September!