The academic year has begun with us reflecting on yet another successful set of A and AS Level results in August (see our recent Press Release also in this section for more details) and a very busy enrolment for our new Year 12 students. They in turn hit the ground running, taking part in a number of useful and important induction activities focussing on the skills required to be a successful Post-16 student and developing their leadership qualities in general. Our current Year 13 students have been focussing on making their UCAS applications or researching the various other options available to them after they leave us next year.
We also recently acknowledged the fantastic achievements our Year 12 students made in lower school, our Year 13 students made last year and welcomed back many of our exceptional ex Year 13 students from last year who received a number of important and prestigious awards at our recent Celebration Evening.
The first Sixth Form Council meeting of the year took place last week chaired by our new and very effective Sixth Form Chairpersons: Natalie Kitchin and Everth Paniagua Cruz. This focussed on preparing for the forthcoming Rag Week (30th September to the 4th October) and deciding which charities the money raised should go to. This year we have chosen the Rainbow Trust which supports terminally ill children and the Syria Appeal – both charities being close to the heart of several of our Sixth Form students. Every lunchtime during Rag Week is dedicated to a different money raising activity culminating in a Rag Week fair to be held on the school field with a range of stalls selling food or offering fairground style games and challenges and do see the Rag Week letter for more information on this superb event.
On the Friday evening of Rag Week we have the first of the major Sixth Form social events: the Freshers’ event which is being held this year at Esher Rugby Ground. The proceeds of this will again contribute to the Rag Week charities and hopefully we will reach our target of £2,500.
If you are the parent of or a student currently in Year 10 or 11 we would like to alert you to our Sixth Form Information Evening which is coming up on Thursday 10th October (see our poster and letter to Year 11 parents also in this section for more details). Our new prospectus and application form will also be available very soon on this website and please do contact me if you have any questions about joining our Sixth Form.
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