Headmaster’s Blog

Last weekend was another very busy one for our young sportsmen and women.  It was super to see so many students taking part in a variety of sports as well as such a large number of parents lending their support. 

Saturday was a tremendous day for our rugby teams with seven wins out of 11 games and an impressive score of 52-0 achieved by our U14B team. I was particularly delighted for the 1st XV who could not have been more determined in their nail-biting match against St Columba’s College which they won by just one point. The final score of 27-26 was very well deserved indeed.

Meanwhile, on the hockey pitches, our girls faced some tough opposition home and away with congratulations due to the U15A team for their win against Brentwood School. The 1st XI, following their 4-2 victory against Ratcliffe College, now progress to the third round of the U18 Plate Competition on 28 November.

On Sunday, down at the boathouse, BMS Rowing Club had another successful day at the Star Club Head of the River with several impressive wins.  For sixth formers Jess Read and Joe Walker this followed their participation in the Great Britain early identification trials in Boston, Lincolnshire the day before.  All Jess’s hard work more than paid off as she was placed 15 out of 99 scullers; an outstanding achievement. Although sculling is not his preference, Joe still put in a great performance against some strong competition and came 128th.  He’ll have the chance to perform in a pair for the next set of trials.

Also last week, the U16 boys’ table tennis team claimed second place at the Bedfordshire County Table Tennis finals held at Lincroft School and were swiftly followed by the U13 boys who also took home silver.  Excellent work.

Finally, I must mention the talented cast of Year 9 and 10 students who gave a powerful and though-provoking performance in 1918: We Will Remember Them. That such young actors were able to manage the emotional content so expertly was quite remarkable.  It was a very special evening and a most fitting tribute to all those who served their country in whatever capacity during the First World War.


Alex Tate