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Headmaster’s Blog

As the final week of term draws to a close, and as – oh so typically – the rain sets in, I thought that this week’s HM’s Blog could focus less on words and more on numbers. Here, then, is a stats-based review of (a handful of moments from) the Lent term 2019.

14,167: House points won

4,000: pounds raised for Farms for City Children

769: nights boarded

274: costumes worn for World Book Day

118: sports fixtures played

81: percentage of Year 8s (a new record for the 3rd year in a row) who have won a scholarship/exhibition/award to their chosen Senior School

72: Evensongs sung

49: staff briefings/meetings/training sessions enjoyed

17: HM’s coffee mornings offered

16: countries represented at ECS International Day 2019 (to ‘qualify’, a pupil needed to have genuine ancestral links with a country – or to have lived there).

12: weeks conquered

12: Parents’ evenings, open classrooms, wellbeing talks, information evenings attended

11: musical ensembles heard in the Charity Concert

11: choristers installed

11: prefects/school council/food committee/boarding council meetings held

5: Fire and Safe Inside drills carried out

5: Governors’ meetings minuted

5: School services held

2: swimming galas swum

2: Gap Tutors welcomed

2: Prayer Space Days offered

1: Headmasters pushed into swimming pools

For all of these numbers – and so much more – well done to everyone. Have a wonderful holiday, a very Happy Easter, and I will see you all on Wednesday 24th April for day 1 of the Trinity term.

6 April 2019
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