Views from the Headmistress’ study – Start of Summer Term


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families and friends. It was lovely to open the door on Thursday to sunny weather and lots of smiles.

I was lucky enough to go on the ski trip to America where we had a fabulous time. We spent most of the week skiing in Sugarloaf, Maine and then there was no way that the girls were going to let us come home without some serious shopping and sightseeing in New York City. We had so many comments from people about how well behaved and polite the girls were and how supportive they were of each other. Miss Minto writes ‘The week was a wholly enjoyable experience; I cannot express enough how delightful all the girls were. There were so many smiles, laughs and unforgettable memories made. Well done everyone, you all excelled yourselves.

A special well done to:

Every beginner skier who picked herself up after a fall and carried on with enthusiasm and commitment.

All the award winners, especially Alex who was crowned Ski Tripper of the week.

All the ‘Wally’s of the Week’ who wore the silly hat with pride and good spirit.

The senior students who made a massive effort to support the younger students throughout the week.

The supporting teachers who were, as ever, reliable, dependable and enthusiastic at all times and ensured maximum safety and happiness of all students throughout the week.’

I know that Miss Minto is already booking next year’s trip!

(Click on the images below to see the full gallery)


In the courtyard at lunch time today we took the House photographs. This is always a lovely reminder for the present House Captains, who are in the Upper 6th and are about to go off on study leave.

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Next week all will be back to normal and just a reminder that there is a Parents’ Association meeting at 6.30pm on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Amanda Leach


The weeks ahead

Monday 20th April Year 10 Geography Field Trip6.30pm: Parents Association Meeting
Tuesday 21st April Year 10 Geography Field Trip
Wednesday 22nd April Year 10 Geography Field Trip
Thursday 23rd April Year 8 Classics trip to Roman Baths
Monday 27th April Year 10 Classics and Latin trip to Roman Baths


Prayer of the week from our Prayer Book:

Lord God, give us the wisdom and the strength to be worthy followers of your Son who conquered sin and death.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen

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