Month: July 2023

Sponge the Teacher

31st July 2023

On Friday 16 June, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and eighteen intrepid members of staff “volunteered” to be sponged by students, organised by our Junior Charity Committee. The teachers took their sponging with good humour, including Mr Pressley when there were chants of “get the beard” and he ended up with the…

Rhythm and Poetry Event at The London Library

31st July 2023

In preparation for their study later this year of Samuel Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners, an iconic chronicle of post-war Caribbean migration to Britain, and to mark National Windrush Day, the Lower Sixth A Level English Literature students attended a rhythm and poetry event at The London Library in St James’s Square. Hosted in conjunction with…

OGs Cricket

31st July 2023

22 OGs from the Class of 2016 headed to Bradstone Brook, where they played alongside the Headmaster’s XI match against the OG XI. Organised by Alex Goodchild (OG’16), they had an absolutely brilliant time – the cricket was very enjoyable, varied, sometimes at a leisurely pace and the laughter from the pitch was wonderful to…

Inspire Day

31st July 2023

This year’s Inspire Day marked, in many ways, the culmination of three year’s work: research, supported by UCL Master’s and PhD programmes; discussions with staff, among staff, and between staff and providers; and continuous consultation with pupils and reflection on their feedback, all within the parameters of grounded theory and design theory. This year’s Inspire…

200 Seconds Competition

7th July 2023

The 200 Seconds competition, part of our Scholarship for All programme, gives our First and Second Form students the chance to showcase their presentation skills in 200 Seconds. The inspiration for this year’s competition was the famous David Attenborough quote: “Nature is our biggest ally and our greatest inspiration”. Following a first round in tutor…