Since the first blog, events have been moving along at breakneck pace. We have held our Open sessions for next year's Year 7 and the response has been amazing. We have had more parents visit over the open mornings and evening than we have had in the last ten years! As our senior students gathered feedback it became apparent that it is the growing reputation of the school that has attracted increasing numbers and this is often by word of mouth. Our new videos, which can be viewed on this website, were a great success.
Filming is becoming more common place for us and we have just said goodbye to a Dutch Film crew who were in filming for a current affairs programme focusing on the computing curriculum in the UK. This reflects our international reputation having recently hosted the Ministry of Education from Malaysia who were also looking at our computing curriculum. Additionally we have had filming for the Schools Direct programme which is the teacher training initiative we are part of and we are currently filming a video for our sixth form open evening on the 13th November. This will be an opportunity for our year 11 to consider which subjects they wish to pursue with us and for students from other schools to learn the advantages of joining such a remarkable school.
Our new building is now really beginning to take shape and I have included a photograph with this blog. We are on schedule to complete before the end of the Spring term although we still need to raise funds to ensure we can properly equip the facility. Thank you to all the parents who submitted voluntary fund contributions. The voluntary fund makes a real difference to the opportunities and facilities we can provide. If you haven't yet done so please return your contribution and enable us to continue to provide an outstanding educational experience.