Monthly Archives: September 2018

Autumn Trees

Hemel Hempstead is a New Town, built after the Second World War to house those people who had lost homes during the London Blitz. For many people a New Town doesn’t have a good reputation – houses too close together,...

U9 Football at Manor Lodge

For many of the boys playing in this fixture it was the first time they had played competitive football, unless they play for a local club. Considering that, the standard of football was really good, especially with the A teams....

String Orchestra

The new String Orchestra met for this first time this morning. They are about half the size they were last term as our old Year 8s have moved on to their new schools. No doubt new members will join over...

Exploring the Grounds

Today was the first Nature and the Environment lesson of the new school year and we thought we would explore the grounds. We started by sitting in our new log circle listening to what we could hear. Jonathan thought he...

Chessington World of Adventure

Our boarders enjoyed their Sunday at Chessington World of Adventure, which has become a firm favourite on the first Sunday of the autumn term. The best ride was “Cobra” which they went on several times and they really enjoyed their...

Boarders BBQ

The first weekend of the autumn term is always action packed for our boarders. They have a BBQ on the Saturday night where they can get to know their fellow boarders and also the live in staff.  After the BBQ...

Lunch Time at Lockers Park

At Lockers Park we stagger our lunches so we have 4 sittings. I couldn’t believe how calm and quiet the Pre Prep lunch was. The children were all enjoying their food and each others company. Of course it helps that...

Break time

It is interesting watching pupils new to the school adjust to our break times. First there is a mad rush to get changed, then they queue up for a drink and snack. Yesterday there was a slight hesitation – what...