Thinking Day

February 12 2020

Thought is power. You can Google information, but you cannot Google thought, or a new idea. Knowledge is a very fluid concept, but essentially boils down to facts, information and skills which are learned through experience or teaching. Students across the world go to school in the pursuit of knowledge – a wide and pervasive….

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Dear Parents, This has been a superb term in so many ways and despite it being day 90 (who’s counting!) morale is high and your remarkable daughters’ energy seemingly knows no bounds. They have worked hard over the past few months, both in and out of the classroom, and we are very proud of the….

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Dear Parents, After what has been an incredibly busy, successful and enjoyable autumn Term, the Christmas holidays have finally arrived and a well-earned rest is definitely the order of the day. There has been so much positive energy in school over the last 14 weeks and there has been no let-up in this last week….

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Curriculum Matters

November 29 2019

Imagine a day at school that consisted of five periods of Chemistry… every day. A school where the same lunch was served, day in, day out and the only extra-curricular activity was cross-country running. What if the only creative subject offered was music and the only piece taught was ‘Lord of all Hopefulness’… on the….

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Choosing the right Senior school for your child’s secondary education is a hugely important decision and with school open day season upon us, we thought it would be helpful to share some general advice on how to make the most of these visits. Shropshire and the surrounding area is blessed with many a good school,….

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What is our school for?

September 13 2019

Today, most of us in this room have in our pockets or handbags a computer that is many times more powerful than the one used to land Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Our smart phone. Most young people across the globe arrive to their secondary schools every day with this powerful computer….

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Two girls popped by to see me recently. Or at least I thought they had come to see me. It transpired very quickly that they had really come to see Bodie, the High School dog. I was delighted because when I made the decision to bring Bodie to school I did so because I am….

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