Open (Every) Day
A word of sincere appreciation to all the parents, primary school pupils and cross-country skiers who managed to reach our winter wonderland last Friday. We are confident that your frosty journey was not in vain. It was a great opportunity for all in attendance to
get a taste of, and, perhaps, acquire a taste for, Academy life. A big thank you to all our chilled-out junior and Sixth Form students who so gracefully guided and expertly facilitated our guests throughout the day. And, indeed, to our in-house catering and ancillary staff for their habitual excellence in meeting every need. Our biggest thank you, however, goes to the many P6 and P7 students who assisted so eagerly, enthusiastically (and playfully!) with the vast range of
activities and workshops we had on offer. We hope that we managed to meet, and perhaps even, surpass, their sky-high expectations. Not easy! We look forward to welcoming a great many of these young enthusiasts back again in September 2018, but this time as part of an amazing new journey. A bright brand new day and a bright brand new school. A £27m theme park for thinkers, writers, designers, creators, performers, adventurers and mischief-makers of every description.
And our exceptionally privileged new intake will be the first Year 8 group to enliven its corridors, re-design its boundaries and, no doubt, stress test to near destruction its fledging WiFi. History, indeed! We can only marvel at their sense of timing. There will be opportunities galore and facilities galore for every opportunity. They will not be disappointed. But not everything will be new. Our values, our standards, our traditions and our ethos will remain the same. Achieving. Excellence. Together. We will unwrap their talents, discover their strengths, nurture their ambitions
and warmly welcome them into a great learning community. If it sounds exciting, it is. We’re nothing, if not open. And exciting.