On Thursday morning I had the very pleasing task of writing to every one of our Year 8 pupils to congratulate them on examination results, which showed terrific progress over the year and reflect the very strong academic foundations they will take with them to their senior schools.
Their final term at St Christopher’s is far from what they, their teachers, and I would have wanted or expected, but the fortitude they have shown makes us all very proud of them. So too with pupils in other years. Analysis of end of year assessments and of subject reports shows that they have made very good academic progress, and that many have developed skills as remote learners which will serve them extremely well moving forwards.
It is difficult, of course, to replicate the sunny and joyfully celebratory occasions which are features of the Summer Term but I hope that our pupils will all participate in the remote Sports’ Day, Sponsored Walk, and Donate-a-Day, about which you have received letters. Two of these days involve giving and it is no bad thing to focus on charity as a diversion from our own very natural frustrations and needs. Our four Houses will be raising money for Rockinghorse, Sussex Nightstop, Whoopsadaisy and Off the Fence.