We are very much looking forward to the Open Morning in two weeks time on Saturday 30th September and are pleased to see that a good number of enquiries are coming in. We are advertising locally in the press as well as on line and leaflets are going out to local businesses too. If any parents would be happy to take a few to pass on to friends or through their businesses, please do let Mrs Wheeler know. We would greatly appreciate your help and support.

In the meantime school life has settled into a routine very quickly. The boarders had a lot of fun in Thetford Forest on Saturday mountain-biking and at least one of our new boarders from overseas has discovered what nettles are. I have promised to show her what a dock leaf looks like too so that she will be better prepared next time!

Our new Sixth Form study centre is now in action and it is very good to see that it is being well used. It is rare not to find someone in there, even in the late evening, working hard on their home work. Our Sixth Formers have made a very positive start and have embraced the challenge of their new courses.

Last week we held our Parent Teacher Association AGM and were delighted to see a number of new parents come along. The meeting was buzzing with ideas and we are looking forward to building on the hard work of last year’s committee as the new team, led by Mrs Sophia Parker, set to work on this year’s events.

This week we are looking forward to meeting parents on Wednesday evening at the Parent Tutor meetings. This is an important meeting allowing parents to get to know their child’s tutor as they act as the first point of contact for all pastoral and academic matters. Now that we are two weeks into term it is a good moment to review how well your child is settling in to the new academic year and to raise any questions you might have face-to-face. However, if you cannot make the evening, do feel free to contact your child’s tutor at any time.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.