Apologies for the lateness of this latest blog. The end of term has rather caught up with me as I sit in my study furiously trying to write Headmaster’s reports before the end of term Carol Services.

Much has happened since I last wrote: The Junior Play passed off without major incident. I thought the House Music competition showcased some pretty impressive talent and it was great that every boy in the school was on stage at some point on the Sunday afternoon, either in the play or House Shout. That the Reds won the competition is still the subject of tremendous debate!

The excitement of that weekend was swiftly dampened by the impending school exams which began the following week, but I am pleased to say that the results were pretty positive and it was a stroke of genius to have them a week earlier than normal, the boys being less tired and also allowing us an extra week to hand them back and iron out any snags.

A short Exeat followed for R&R before the onslaught of the final ten days. Bingo on Friday night was followed by Cinema trips to ‘Arthur Christmas’ and ‘Hugo’ (both highly recommended) and Ice Skating for the choir. We have dormitory charades tonight and then Prize Giving on Wednesday followed by Christmas Lunch and the first of our two Carol Services. There is then the Christmas (Break-Up) Supper – that’ll be two turkeys for me in one day – and finally the second Carol Service on Thursday morning, before the end of term.

Sorry – no pictures today as they take too long to upload and I must get back to my reports. The DVD of the play and House Music are available though. Let me know if you’d like a copy.

That is all.