Welcome from the Head Student
My six years at this school have been the best by far, allowing me to become the person that I am capable of being. Whilst schooling must have some emphasis on exams and their results, my time here has shown me that this school truly cares about making decent, thoughtful, well rounded, polite young men and women to go out into the world; this is something that the school, my team and I will strive to continue to encourage. Whilst I study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, I completely understand that each individual has their own strengths, and this school is fantastic at promoting and capitalizing on each student’s abilities. Outside the classroom too, I know there is something for everyone here, having been part of various activities throughout my school career myself, including debate society, the rugby and basketball teams and Duke of Edinburgh. Whether it is a love of a particular sport, a passion for the sciences or any other extra-curricular activity that comes to mind, this school can accommodate. However, by far my favourite part of the school is the people in it. The staff are friendly, approachable and have great enthusiasiasm for their subjects, which leads to a great learning experience. Pupils here are, on the whole, easy to talk to, considerate and hard working.
I am delighted to say I have a large team this year, consisting of Sam Mortimer, Max Tymczyszyn, Tom Bell, Oli Hill, Tom Sammons-Jones and Daniel Urban-Parker as my Deputies, a Senior Prefect and a House Captain Team. In the new year, for the first time, we will have not one, but two charities. The first, as usual will be a local charity, helping local people. The other will be an International Charity, so we can help people less fortunate than ourselves abroad. The other unique thing about this year is that they will not be “Head Student’s Charities”, but “Senior Prefect Charities”, decided on with a vote.
As a team, our aim is to promote the school’s values, supporting pupils through their studies and leading a movement for change where it is needed. We want to make each and every student’s experience as good as our own, in a school we are all proud to represent.
George Rutt, Head Student 2017-2018