It was an emotional day on Friday as we marked the Upper Sixth’s last day in school. This year group has had a sixth form experience like no other; from remote exams in the Lower Sixth to working in bubbles and changes to A Level assessments, they deserved a day to remember!
Starting the celebrations with a Leaver’s Assembly and formal photos to mark the occasion, the students then changed and prepared for the fun to begin! The highlight of the afternoon’s inter-house games was the traditional Tug of War, and the students ended the day with a barbecue and ice cream van.
Head of Sixth Form, Josh Carter recognised the unusual year that these students have had and took the opportunity to wish them all the best for the future: “This wonderful year group has had a huge amount thrown at them and a lot of things that they expected to happen, taken away. They could have, quite understandably, been hugely frustrated, disappointed and this could have resulted in inertia.
“But the atmosphere, camaraderie and academic focus in spite of all this has been, at times, extraordinary. We really hope that the Leavers celebrations two weeks ago on the final day, today when we formally say goodbye and then the final celebrations on 8 July reflects just how highly we, as a school, regard this group.”
We wish each and every one of our Upper Sixth the best of luck for results day on 10th August!