So, GCSE exams have now started in earnest and it has been fantastic to see so many purposeful and calm Year 11 students taking these exams in their stride. They are a credit to their teachers, who have prepared them so well, and to their parents and carers who support them so well at home. So THANK YOU parents!
I was delighted this week to interview and help to choose our Year 10 Head Students, Deputy-Head Students and Student Prefects. The Year 10 leadership team, Mr Boden and I were overwhelmed by the passion, commitment and caritas demonstrated by these students and we wish them every success in their new roles.
We’ve also had some fantastic sporting success over the last week:
– Year 8 Cricket victory against Downlands
– Year 9 Cricket victory against Varndean
– Year 9 Boys Football won the County Cup Final against Stringer 3-1
– Year 7 Girls Football won the Football Champions Final against Varndean where Newman won on penalties 5-4
– Year 8+9 Girls Football won the Football Champions Final against Varndean 4-0
– A number of students took part in the first round of the English Schools Athletics Competition at the K2 Leisure Centre where we won a number of events including 100m, 200m, 800m and the hurdles
We still have some more Football Finals to go over the next week so good luck to the teams playing in these.
As ever, it is a busy time in school and it is wonderful to see all year groups working hard, looking out for each other and striving to do their best.