Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 27/11/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Let's talk!

    Many of our Year 13 students have recently benefited from practice for forthcoming interviews: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) for medicine, with a range of medical professionals; and Oxbridge interviews, via an exchange process with other independent schools. These have all occurred remotely but ha...
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  • Published on 20/11/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Adjusting the viewfinder

    You will no doubt be aware that there is considerable discussion of next summer’s public exams currently. There is pressure on the Government from certain quarters to follow Wales, or at least Scotland, in cancelling GCSEs or A levels or both - especially as children’s education continue...
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  • Published on 13/11/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Shared remembrance

    On Wednesday, we held our Act of Remembrance, this year also remembering those who have tragically died or suffered loss during our global conflict with the pandemic. And we gave thanks for the hope offered by the discovery of a vaccine.
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  • Published on 06/11/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Shining brightly

    We have regrouped this week after the half-term holiday, and I am very pleased to see pupils and staff happily engaged in the life of the school. Some of you will have read in the news three weeks ago about Edmund O’Leary. He was feeling very depressed after a what he described as “a...
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  • Published on 16/10/20 by Natalie Hunt

    A brighter future

    It is really hard for all of us at the moment to focus on anything other than the ‘here and now’, so intense is our preoccupation with the daily news and how that affects our working and family lives. Whereas in the spring the weather was beautiful and there was a real sense that togethe...
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  • Published on 09/10/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Confronting challenges

    I am sure that all of us are facing challenges currently, both in work and at home, as we have continually to adapt to a situation which affects so many aspects of our lives. As the national picture deteriorates, I feel particularly for those of you who live in Leicester and who have been subject to...
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  • Published on 02/10/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Journeying Together

    We have this week concluded the third of our ‘Meet the Tutor’ evenings – which we have conducted remotely whilst being unable to invite large numbers of parents into school.
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  • Published on 25/09/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Relentless Optimism

    One of the great things about working in a school is that we’re constantly surrounded by the happy chatter and the good humour of children. It’s been a bit of a gloomy week on the news-front and it’s suddenly turned a bit colder and wetter – but the fun of the classroom conti...
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  • Published on 18/09/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Aspire

    We remain very pleased with the way in which our pupils have adapted to new circumstances; there is an orderly and purposeful atmosphere in school despite significant local and national challenges. We have been blessed this week with some beautiful weather, and it is great to see pupils increasingly...
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  • Published on 11/09/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Life Choices

    We have been very pleased to welcome children back to school, and we are all again enjoying smiling faces and the energetic dynamic of classroom teaching and learning. We have been very impressed by pupils’ ready cooperation with special arrangements and by their efforts to observe good hygien...
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  • Published on 19/06/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Leicester Grammar School Steps Up for Charity

    Today Leicester Grammar School Steps up for Charity, raising money for Pets as Therapy and Open Hands.
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  • Published on 12/06/20 by Natalie Hunt

    The Power of Community

    We all like to have a sense of belonging, sharing and being together. Since schools closed before Easter, staff and pupils, through various initiatives, have done their best to keep community alive and relevant even while we are apart. Some of those activities have featured in our special weekly new...
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