With the new school year just days away, our refurbished and extended Medical Centre has opened. What a transformation! State of the art accommodation to go with the very best care. Well done to the Bursar and her team.
The last night of term saw another terrific Jazz Concert featuring the Big Band led by Tom Gardner (pictured above), the Jazz Band and Junior Impro Group. It was an emotional evening for those jazz students leaving, and we also said goodbye to Head of Jazz Simon Colam and Saxophone tutor Carlos Lopez-Real, with cakes baked by grateful parents.
Term is now over - this blog will return in September. Have a great summer.
Chamber Choir rehearsing last night for this evening's concert at St Albans. Wonderful to have such a generous acoustic to play with.
There's still time to get tickets!
(Photo: Mr James Harding)
This year's Upper Sixth Leavers held their annual dinner at the Metropolitan Police Club last night. Despite the refusal of the Headmaster to dance, everyone enjoyed themselves - may be a little too much in some cases? Here are some of this year's leavers (and staff) dancing to ... Abba's 'Dancing Queen'.
The second violins discussing bowings during a rehearsal of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Come and hear it at St Albans Cathedral on Wednesday 2nd July.
Head of Wind, Brass (and everything else) Kevin Hathway taking Junior Assembly this morning, complete with Roman outfit. A week spent playing the live soundtrack to 'Gladiator' at the Albert Hall with the Philharmonia clearly had a worrying effect on him.
It's been a whirlwind 24 hours since Martin won BBCYM - my In-box has not stopped pinging with emails of congratulation for Martin and for the school. Here is a (very unofficial) picture taken on stage immediately after his performance, with fellow finalists Elliott and Sophie. (Photo: Mr. J. Harding)
Sadly, the lovely silver maple in front of the main Reception had to be cut back hard today, in an attempt to save it. Luckily, we found a man with a head for heights.