Headmaster's Blog | Friday 21 June

21 June 2019


Sports Day has begun as I prepare this missive and having written to you all yesterday, this passage will be modest in length.

At our whole school assembly on Thursday we reflected on the opportunities that we are offering over the next week and we spoke about that word ‘gratitude’ again. The next few days will certainly be exciting with, in particular, our 3rd Form Oppidan residential, our 4thForm Trial Boarding Week, our 5th Form Cornwall trip and our 6th Form trip to the Ardeche. Lucky boys!

Before our senior team get to Wednesday 3 July, a good number of staff are completing plans for September. To that end, I just want to make two points, if I may?

  • Firstly, please note that a letter about Tutors, Houses and other information will be sent to you all next week.
  • Secondly, on receipt of exam scores, it is tremendously logical if you want to meet with a teacher, maybe even Ma’am Naidoo or me, but this will not be possible next week I'm afraid (other than the meetings that are already scheduled) as we are working on plans for September. Our comprehensive reports will identify what has gone well, what needs to be worked on and a target to aim towards - so please read those first. As those reports will be sent in early July, should a meeting be needed, it may be possible to meet after that or in September.

This newsletter advertises a number of fantastic upcoming events and I would very much like to steer you to order your tickets for the Friends of Caldicott Summer Party on Saturday 29 June at 2000 (doors 1930). This year we will be celebrating the end of the academic year in true festival style with drinks, food and music on the Croquet Lawn at Caldicott. Tickets are £65 each (plus booking fee) and the dress code is Festival Glam. It’s going to be fantastic and I look to seeing many of you there.

Have a restful exeat weekend.

Jeremy Banks

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