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  • From the desk of the Head Master, 23 June 2017

    Published 23/06/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    Mindfulness
    It is good, although not always easy, to practice what we preach. Following the exertion of some (justified) pressure from Mr Callan, I have been part of a group that has met on Tuesdays this term to work through some mindful practices, echoing the experience that boys in the Middle Fifth now have and that a couple of groups of parents have also had this term.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 26 May 2017

    Published 26/05/17, by Alison Hartin

    The strength of community.... 
    It has been a desperately sad week, with all our thoughts focused on Manchester, the families of the victims and a community in shock and grief, following a truly terrible crime against innocent people. The stories about how the city has responded have been inspiring and moving – a community pulling together to help and comfort each other through a dark time.  

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  • From the desk of the Head Master, 12 May 2017

    Published 12/05/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    Triumphs and challenges:  There have been some terrific moments in the last fortnight.
    The EPQ presentation event was the best I have been to and conversations about space elevators, how to write screenplays and Enoch Powell’s career will last a long time in my memory.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 28 April 2017

    Published 28/04/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    The Tuck Shop...

    Welcome back to the new term, brighter days, cricket and tennis, Bank Holidays, examinations and so on. And, of course, life after the old Tuck Shop.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 24 March 2017

    Published 23/03/17, by Alison Hartin

    A special place....
    Assembly this week was a seemingly unending celebration of success: the Green Team’s ongoing and ever-increasing activity; the passage of our U12 Hockey A Team to the Midlands finals in April (presaging a great Hockey presentation evening on Thursday with Lily Owsley – Rio gold medal winner and goal scorer in the final); victory for our Clay Pigeon Shooting Team in The Schools Challenge at the Oxford Gun Company; the Golf Team’s route to the regional finals; and the latest rugby victory to set up a double-header at Twickenham next Wednesday and an impassioned exhortation from our Head Boy to support with both gusto and respect.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 10 March 2017

    Published 10/03/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    Thoughts from the Head Master!

    Just when we all thought we had heard the last from former Education Secretary, Michael Gove, I was irritated to see, in The Times last month, his stinging attack on independent schools and the exemptions from VAT that we enjoy.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 17 February 2017

    Published 08/03/17, by Lizzie Mallery

    School Sport: Last Saturday we hosted the 48th annual Warwick Sevens Tournament.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 3 February 2017

    Published 03/02/17, by e4 education

    From the Archive: Magic Lantern Slides

    Today we are sending out offer letters to the next generation of Warwick School boys. It is an exciting time both for them and for the school.

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 20 January 2017

    Published 20/01/17, by e4 education

    Epiphany

    Term seems to have started well, with trial examinations, the 11+ Entrance Exam and lots of hard work. It was like we were never away… Last Sunday we marked Epiphany in Chapel and this is the sermon I delivered – it may not be to all tastes but I hope there will be something of interest here. 

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  • From the Desk of the Head Master, 9 December 2016

    Published 09/12/16, by e4 education

    It is that time again. The PISA rankings, courtesy of the OECD, have been published and have reminded us that 15-year-olds in Britain are lagging behind their counterparts across the world.

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  • From the desk of the Head Master, 25 November 2016

    Published 25/11/16, by e4 education

    We have enjoyed some new, or fairly new, initiatives and opportunities in the last few weeks. We have taken some risks. Some of them have worked and others, mercifully, have not.

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  • From the desk of the Head Master, 11 November 2016

    Published 11/11/16, by e4 education

    I had to re-write much of this week’s assembly, removing all the celebration stuff about the first female President of the United States, and talking instead about uncertain futures and paths not taken…

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