Head of School
This week, our motto comes from Veritas House: “Embrace, don’t
resent, other opinions”. Helping children to engage with debates
around topics and issues or to take on board the point of views of others is
an important part of our ethos. This could easily be a motto for Amicus as it
has as much to do with respect as it does with honesty and reflecting.
After the better part of a full term working with the new house system, I
hope that you have enjoyed having the weekly mantras and that your child
continues to be excited about representing their house. Our Heads of Houses, Madagame Gill
Ms Lewis (Dedicas), continue to be
full of competitive spirit! Don’t forget, you’re able to fill out a house
quiz to find out which house you’d be in, too. Fill in the form (found here) and Ms Partridge will drop you
an email to let you know which House you are part of. I’m hopeful that we can
trigger some (friendly) family rivalries.
After a few months of discussions, we have now reached an agreement with the
contractors on the Homewood site. Please find a letter outlining the
agreement and the planned works here. Our paramount concern will always be
ensuring the safety and learning of the children and this has driven our
discussions over the past few months. I hope you will be confident that we
have taken this fully into account but if you do have concerns, do please get
I am delighted to be able to share our significant growth from last year has
continued; we have the highest level of enquiries we have ever had and the
most advanced sign-ups we have ever had, too. Whether we’re looking at
Reception, Year 3 or Year 7, the number of enquiries and pupils signed up to
join is really pushing our admissions team to keep up! I have no doubt that
much of this growth is down to the kind words you will share with friends and
colleagues about the experiences of your children – thank you very much!
If your child is in Year 10 or Year 11, don’t forget we will be holding our
Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 22nd November from 7pm. Do
come along to find out more about the provision we have on offer for pupils
in the Sixth Form. A digital copy of our Sixth Form Information Booklet can
be found here.
As the cold weather sets in, I hope that you have a lovely weekend to look
forward to. Disappointed as I was with the Australia result, I’m hopeful
Wales will be a little better this weekend.