Today was Woolly Hat Day, supporting Off The Fence, our local homeless charity.

The news has been dominated by education this week and I am delighted that all has been so positive. Indeed, as daffodils begin to flower and the early signs of approaching spring are with us, there is a chink of light in what has in so many ways been a grey February. That said, your children continue to commit wholeheartedly to lessons and to work done at home, as the long list of Commendations within shows.

I would like to congratulate Vinsson in 8H on his award of a Music Scholarship to Harrow, Saffron in 8L on her award of Sport and Music Scholarships to Roedean, and Massi in 8L on her award of Drama and Music Scholarships to Bede’s. They join Alice in 8H, who won an Art Scholarship to Brighton College, and Max in 8H, who won a Music Scholarship to Brighton College. Sports Scholarships, All-Rounder, and Academic Scholarships are yet to come, no doubt, with assessments and exams over the coming weeks and months.
We are very proud to achieve such a good spread of awards in the performing and creative arts.

My colleagues and I are thoroughly looking forward to Monday 8th March and to seeing the pupils in person again. There is also the strong indication that as we move in to the Summer Term, restrictions will be lifted further and we can look forward to a gradual return to the normality we so crave. Open Mornings will continue to operate remotely, however. Those of you who are local to the school might see that The Hovarian has an insert about our forthcoming Open Morning on Saturday 13th March. I would be grateful if you could share this information with anyone you think might be interested in our school.


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