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Senior Deputy Head’s Blog – Prize-Giving Ceremonies

posted on July 5th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Are Prize-Giving ceremonies elitist and demotivating? The Guardian reported in July 2017 findings from a survey that 57% of parents with children in primary school said their sports day was ‘non-competitive’.  In 2015 The Telegraph ran an article on how at Eton years ago all boys were herded into the school hall and their exam

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Headmasters’ Blog – Anomie

posted on June 28th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Mental Health, Anomie and Schools.  In The Times recently there was an article which states that, “Family doctors say that they are the ‘new clergy’ and need to know what to do when patients come to them lacking meaning and purpose in life.’ This is a new one on me, and would appear to be

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Headmasters’ Blog – Co-Ed Debate

posted on June 21st 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Co-ed versus single-sex education: a debate without substance. Given that our Senior School has recently taken the decision to admit boys with effect from September 2019, it seems timely to put down my thoughts on the long-standing educational and social debate of whether co-ed or single sex schooling is preferable. When considering any question such

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Stars Align for Young Author

posted on June 15th 2018 in General News

Recently Year 11 pupil Maud joined four other hopeful shortlisted authors in attending the Leicester Writes, Leicester Book Prize award ceremony at The Exchange in Leicester. Maud wrote her book, Neon Sky, as a way of raising funds to support the Go MAD in Tanzania charity, which she is going out to visit later in

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posted on June 14th 2018 in General News

Loughborough Endowed Schools have been entrusted to deliver a first-class education to the country’s leading junior tennis aces, following a new partnership with Loughborough University and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Loughborough University has been announced as one of two National Academies for tennis, intended to nurture 14 to 18-year-olds who demonstrate the greatest future

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Headmaster Blog – Kids are not alright

posted on June 14th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

The kids are not alright, but that’s nothing to get worried about. I am occasionally baffled by the extent to which colleagues who have been working with teenagers for years are prone to express sudden and genuine outrage at the fact that a pupil has been particularly self-centred, aggressive, impulsive or moody. Mental health (or,

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Headmaster’s Blog – Honesty

posted on June 6th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

What teenagers need now is less inspiration and more honesty. I have become increasingly convinced that the mental health challenges the young face are, with the best of intentions, made worse by our constant desire to inspire and motivate them. The result can be endless assemblies about overcoming obstacles and challenging yourself to be the

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Radio Interview for Sixth Formers

posted on June 4th 2018 in General News

On Sunday morning, during the Jo Bostock show on BBC Radio Leicester, five pupils from Year 13 at the School were heard sharing their thoughts on the portrayal of women in the media. Broadcaster and past pupil Jo Bostock interviewed the girls on their thoughts following on from the news that the Walmart chain in

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Headmaster’s Blog – Internet

posted on May 24th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Why the internet is making us all sad, mad and bad…  I cannot imagine life without the internet, and I cannot honestly remember what life was like before it came along. I purchase books on Audible and keep a library of songs on my phone. I book holidays, plan journeys, download articles and, increasingly, watch

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CCF Review

posted on May 16th 2018 in General News

Combined Cadet Force 61st Annual Review – Saturday 5 May 2018 The CCF welcomed Wing Commander Sergeant back to the Walks as our Reviewing Officer for this year’s Annual Review. Wing Commander Sergeant joined the cadet forces as an officer in 1982, and spent his final decade at the school as Contingent Commander, so it was

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