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“This is a good school for the creative variety of subjects.” Year 6 parent

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Splendid torch

10 May 2016

‘This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege - my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.’

George Bernard Shaw


“I have seen a professional performance of the Cats musical and I can truly say that your school's amateur production was every bit as good.” Grandparent