Woodcote House

Dry January?

Sadly the weather has been anything but dry recently - let us hope for more normal weather patterns in February. That said, the rain has not affected what has been an excellent start to the year: We began the term with a good number of senior boys (and some less...

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Run, Run – as fast as you can….

There has been so much packed into the second half of this term, it is only now, as I wait for the first of my two Christmas Lunches today, that I can take stock of it all.... The first weekend back after half term revolved around our Bonfire night; the boys chose, as...

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Back in the swing….

Back in the swing….

Apologies for the late arrival of the first HM's 'blog of the new academic year. It has been an extraordinarily busy start to the term. Only the arrival of the Exeat weekend has allowed me to stop and take stock of all that has happened over the last three weeks. We...

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Ascot Week

Ascot Week

Royal Ascot Week: The home stretch….?   So we return for the final push towards the Summer holidays – now only three weeks away. This academic year has passed in a blur but I am so pleased to be able to report that the boys at the top of the school have remained...

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Summer is here….almost.

Summer is here….almost.

  As I look out of my study window, across the Front Field and 1st XI cricket square, the rain has just started to fall. This is the first rain for a good few weeks and must therefore signal the onset of the cricket season. Our first match against Pilgrims’ is due to...

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Mrs. Mark tries the off-road approach to Chapel!

Mrs. Mark tries the off-road approach to Chapel!

 Dry January?   Shamed again by the first line of my last post – I do hope you all had a Happy Christmas and that the New Year has begun in prosperous fashion, without the need for a 5:2 diet or a juicer?   We have made a great start to the Lent term and the school is...

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Winter Sunrise over Dominies

Winter Sunrise over Dominies

  Happy Christmas! The close of the Michaelmas term each year is signalled by the arrival of Advent. I cannot believe that we are ‘coming towards’ the end of term already, let alone Christmas, but what a term it has been.   Since my last post (Remembrance...

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The Inspector Calls…

Apologies again for the relative infrequency of the HM’s blog. I had made the foolish mistake of lulling myself into a false sense of security, convincing myself that the Michaelmas term was going to be a cake walk….and then the inspectors called. This has been my...

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Red Lane

Red Lane

I’ve been meaning to ‘blog for a while now but there always seems to be something that takes precedence. I’m afraid to say that I have been shamed into it by the launch of the ‘new’ website, which splashes the last ‘blog all over the front page and it embarrasses me...

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London to Brighton…

London to Brighton…

Well, we made it. Just. Yesterday 8 members of staff were among 28,000 cyclists who completed the 54 mile London to Brighton bike ride. The preparation amongst the 'Woodcote Wheelers' had been sketchy at best - some had put in the hard yards, whilst others (notably...

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