I hope you have all had a good week! The Autumn Term is in full swing and the activity around school has been incredible this week.


It has been an exciting week on the sporting front, with teams across the school taking part in a phenomenal 23 fixtures, with 19 of those being played on Wednesday! In both hockey and football, we achieved some fantastic results as we challenged St Joseph's College, The Dragon, Lord Wandsworth, Chandlings, Elstree, Cothill, Gillotts and Crowmarsh to some fiercely competitive matches.

The U14 Girls continued their rampaging start to this hockey season with a comfortable 11 - 0 victory over St Joseph's. A sterner test faced the U12 and U13 girls against the Dragon school, playing some solid hockey and embracing the skill of perseverance when the going got tough. Two U10 and U11 teams competed against Chandlings, with the home fixtures securing big wins for the wonderful crowd of parents. Our U18 team ended the hockey fixtures this week in style with a comprehensive 7 - 0 win at home to St Joseph's.

The boys took on Cothill in their first fixture of the week, with 3 different age groups taking part. There were great results from each age group, including two 6 - 0 wins and an incredibly entertaining 5 - 5 draw. The U14 boys played away at Lord Wandsworth and were able to control the game with some strong passages of play and plenty of desire to return with a 5 - 2 victory. They are back in action this evening when they are playing against Crowmarsh Boys, with Chef Paul in the opposition dug out! Well done to all our pupils for taking part in a great start to the season!

A Level Biology and Geography Trip

The A-Level Biologists and Geographers are spending an enjoyable few days in South Wales, practising sampling strategies at the Margam Field Study Centre. Exploring local streams and coastlines, they have carried out fieldwork techniques and collected data from sand dune, freshwater and rocky shore habitats for analysis to learn more about these ecosystems and the local geography. They have also been familiarising themselves with Porthcawl and Newton, to enable the Geography students to design an experiment and to collect data for their NEA coursework. We look forward to hearing more on their return to school next week.

6th Form Options Evening - Tuesday 4 October, 6:00pm Sixth Form Centre

As detailed in the welcome letters you will have received at the start of term, please make a note of our 6th Form Options Evening on Tuesday 4 October, open to all pupils in Senior School. This is a wonderful occasion where each A level subject on offer is showcased in rooms throughout the Sixth Form Centre, hosted by subject leaders and our passionate Sixth Form student ambassadors! Please do come along and have a chat to teachers and pupils about what each A level subject entails. We look forward to seeing you!

Senior School Experience Day

As a school, we continue to enjoy heavy levels of over-subscription for entry into Senior School, with over two applicants for every available place for entry in September 2023. On Wednesday, pupils from 6H were joined by prospective applicants from a host of local Primary and Preparatory schools for our first Senior School Experience day of the academic year. They had great fun exploring the broad curriculum and enjoying sessions in STEM, Performing Arts, Creative Arts and Sport! We look forward to hosting our next Experience Day in October for 6B and 6L and other visiting pupils.

Parent Teacher Association

Finally, thank you to our incredible PTA for the first PTA meeting of the year last night. It was wonderful to see so many parents attend and get involved. We are incredibly grateful to have such a supportive PTA, and their efforts really do enhance the school facilities for all our pupils. If you would like to be involved in supporting the PTA, please do get in touch by emailing

With best wishes

Dr James Raymond