Mrs Ilhan's reflections and welcome message for the new school year

Mrs Ilhan's reflections and welcome message for the new school year

Mrs Ilhan's reflections and welcome message for the new school year

PUBLISHED 29 August 2022

As we look forward to the start of the coming year and welcoming new joiners alongside our returning pupils, it is timely to celebrate our immense pride in the outcomes achieved by our pupils last year.

Over 94% of pupils were working beyond age related expectations in both reading and Mathematics by Year 6. After being finalists for the last two years in the National StorySLAM competition, we took pole position this year, with Kathryn in Year 6’s winning entry, a moving piece through a child’s vantage point of the Syrian War, complete with bone-chilling ending. 

Other achievements included becoming AJIS U11 Champions yet again for girls’ hockey; our 95% Distinction rate for LAMDA examinations in the May examinations; as well as the outstanding productions and musical performances: Year 3 and 4’s Pirates v Mermaids, Year 5 and 6’s Macbeth, in addition to our many concerts and of course, winning Best in Class for our float at Lytham Club Day with our Prep singers and Year 5 band, The Attic Monkeys. 

However, fun has not been confined to activity outside the classroom. We had an extraordinary number of events, guests and special occasions to enhance the curriculum and bring learning to life. These included the opening of our fantastic new inner-courtyard, with state-of-the-art experiential learning zones; dedicated Mathematics, English and Science days; talent competitions and charity fundraising days. We have also thoroughly enjoyed welcoming families and guests back into school, following the series of lockdowns which characterised the previous school year.

There's an electric energy at the start of the year, with staff, pupils and parents alike looking forward to getting back together again, making new friends and eagerly anticipating all that is to come. 


AUTHOR: Alex Brown
CATEGORIES: News, Prep School
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