Our A Level students started arriving as soon as the doors opened at 8 am valuing the opportunity to come into school to meet friends they may not have seen for a few months and to talk to staff, on hand to give advice and support.
Today is an important part of school life for our young people, a rite of passage and a moment of normality in extraordinary circumstances. They have shown great courage and strength in dealing with the unpredictable circumstances they face, choosing to take the next step into the future with confidence.
“It’s clear to me that our students are embodying our core values, especially in the courage they’ve shown,” said Mrs Theay, Head of Post 16
George our Head Boy is off to Sussex University to study philosophy and history. “I feel relieved for myself and those around me,” he said, “as for the future after uni, I will keep my options open, especially right now.”
At this time support is more important than ever and we will be continuing that into the future for our former students. Today is about destinations and the numbers opting for deferrals is low. Our students are deciding to take firm steps into their futures and going forward.
Our Principal, Miss Hughes-Williams described our students as behaving with grace and dignity as they reflected on the experiences of the past five months: “ they are a credit to their families and in turn our school and embody the spirit of the culture we all value so highly. They should be as proud of themselves as we are of them!”