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  • From the desk of the Head Master 13 October 2017

    Published 13/10/17, by Alison Hartin

    Roman Relics
    Half-term is finally upon us and, from what I gather, will be much welcomed by boys and staff alike. The site will remain busy throughout, of course, with work progressing on Project One Campus (as well as Holiday Action, a Worcester Warriors Rugby course and various other activities).

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  • From the desk of the Head Master 29 September 2017

    Published 29/09/17, by Alison Hartin

    Under Fire
    I landed at Heathrow on Wednesday morning and got back to Warwick just in time for assembly, having spent just over a week in China and Hong Kong.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 15 September 2017

    Published 15/09/17, by Alison Hartin

    Everest Base Camp
    Term appears to have started well, with all the usual energy and excitement. Our new boys look more confident each day and our new staff are getting lost less frequently. I have been especially pleased with the new accommodation, albeit temporary, for Careers and Curriculum Support; the new portacabin feels like whatever the school equivalent of glamping is.

    Lower Fourths have been off on their bonding trip this week and will hopefully return home full of stories and challenges and fun. We were treated to a tale of real challenge and fun in assembly this week, as we listened to the report of the summer’s trip to Everest Base Camp – one of the most ambitious trips I can recall in my time. The photos were stunning too and speaking to the boys who underwent the adventure, it was the trip of a lifetime…


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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 23 June 2017

    Published 23/06/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    It is good, although not always easy, to practice what we preach. Following the exertion of some (justified) pressure from Mr Callan, I have been part of a group that has met on Tuesdays this term to work through some mindful practices, echoing the experience that boys in the Middle Fifth now have and that a couple of groups of parents have also had this term.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 26 May 2017

    Published 26/05/17, by Alison Hartin

    The strength of community.... 
    It has been a desperately sad week, with all our thoughts focused on Manchester, the families of the victims and a community in shock and grief, following a truly terrible crime against innocent people. The stories about how the city has responded have been inspiring and moving – a community pulling together to help and comfort each other through a dark time.  

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 12 May 2017

    Published 12/05/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    Triumphs and challenges:  There have been some terrific moments in the last fortnight.
    The EPQ presentation event was the best I have been to and conversations about space elevators, how to write screenplays and Enoch Powell’s career will last a long time in my memory.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 28 April 2017

    Published 28/04/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    The Tuck Shop...

    Welcome back to the new term, brighter days, cricket and tennis, Bank Holidays, examinations and so on. And, of course, life after the old Tuck Shop.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 24 March 2017

    Published 23/03/17, by Alison Hartin

    A special place....
    Assembly this week was a seemingly unending celebration of success: the Green Team’s ongoing and ever-increasing activity; the passage of our U12 Hockey A Team to the Midlands finals in April (presaging a great Hockey presentation evening on Thursday with Lily Owsley – Rio gold medal winner and goal scorer in the final); victory for our Clay Pigeon Shooting Team in The Schools Challenge at the Oxford Gun Company; the Golf Team’s route to the regional finals; and the latest rugby victory to set up a double-header at Twickenham next Wednesday and an impassioned exhortation from our Head Boy to support with both gusto and respect.

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