Head’s Blog

Prep Head’s Blog: 21 June 2019

June 21, 2019

Anyone fortunate enough to read the bestselling book ‘Wonder’ will have encountered Mr Browne’s...

Headmaster’s Blog: 5 June 2019

June 5, 2019

With our 5th Year and Upper Sixth students on study leave and in the midst of public exams, and the rest of the school gearing up for end of year internal assessments next week, the school was eerily quiet yesterday as I showed around a visiting headteacher. Plenty of studious activity as we popped our heads into various...

Prep Head’s Blog: 16 May 2019

May 16, 2019

Our Starfish Club pledges are now on full view for all to see, so please do come and have a look at our ‘pledges tree’ that is located just inside the front doors at the entrance to the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 22 March 2019

March 22, 2019

Last time I wrote, I reported on an initiative started by one of our Year 6 boys – The Starfish Club – based on the story where a young boy taught an older man a lesson that every small action counts and can lead to change. The starfish pledges involved every child from Nursery to Year 6; they all committed to doing at least one thing to help our...

Headmaster’s Blog: 18 March 2019

March 18, 2019

It was a rare treat to attend the recital of nationally renowned bass baritone Darren Jeffery which took place in the chapel on Thursday evening. Darren was with us to give a masterclass to some of our students, and to bring our school Singing Week to a memorable...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 February 2019

February 13, 2019

Three Year 6 boys took our assembly on Monday morning in Prep and Thursday afternoon in Pre-Prep, sharing with the rest of the school their ideas about the problems we face and some possible solutions....

Headmaster’s Blog: 25 January 2019

January 25, 2019

Despite the infamous line from one of our senior politicians that “people in this country have had enough of experts”, it was a real pleasure to host a visit from Mike Nicholson last...

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 January 2019

January 15, 2019

The wellbeing of the girls and boys in our care is underpinned by the notion of balance.  Among other things, this means that the educational experiences we offer must protect them from the grip of exam...

Prep Head’s Blog: 26 November 2018

November 26, 2018

We had a moving act of remembrance last week where all children from Years 1-6 paid their respects during the one-minute’s silence in front of our memorial....

Headmaster’s Blog: 19 November 2018

November 19, 2018

New York City, the setting for the original West Side Story musical, has picked up various nicknames over the years....

Headmaster’s Blog: 10 November 2018

November 10, 2018

Our school Remembrance service on Friday was a thoughtful, dignified and moving tribute to all men and women who have given their lives to defend...

Prep Head’s Blog: 18 October 2018

October 18, 2018

Monday’s assembly was devoted to celebrating the harvest and the Rev spoke to us about having a harvest attitude....

Prep Head’s Blog: 12 October 2018

October 12, 2018

Year 5 children have started their John Muir Award work, dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places, with a visit to Bodmin Moor last Thursday....

Headmaster’s Blog: 2 October 2018

October 2, 2018

In my Headmaster’s assembly on Friday, I spoke to our pupils about an alarming article I recently read about the UK drugs trade....

Prep Head’s Blog: 20 September 2018

September 20, 2018

As we come to the end of our second full week of the new academic year, it is safe to say that we are in 'full swing' in every...

Headmaster’s Blog: 17 September 2018

September 17, 2018

On Friday we had our first Headmaster's assembly of the...

Headmaster’s Blog: 17 August 2018

August 17, 2018

A Level results day is always somewhat of an emotional rollercoaster; even the most resilient are a little nervous, and this applies to students, their parents and their teachers alike....

Going Green for Grenfell

June 15, 2018

Friday 15 June saw the whole Prep School going green for...

Prep Head’s Blog: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018

We had a wonderful afternoon last Friday when our new classrooms and assembly hall/music studio were officially opened by Mrs Jane Grassby and Mr Matthew Lovett....

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 April 2018

April 27, 2018

The Truro School orchestra treated Prep School pupils from Years 1-6 to a live performance on Wednesday morning. Mr Churcher, the conductor, introduced us to the different members of the orchestra, pointing out the importance of the unique synergy created by the brass, woodwind, strings and percussion sections....