Head’s Round Up: Friday 3 July 2020

So we have come to the end of the most unusual term of my career – a term that has presented challenges for all of us and one that has ultimately seen so many girls shine in a situation that all of us have found difficult at times. This morning, at our virtual Awards Assembly, girls from […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 26 June 2020

Today is Prior’s Field Founder’s Day, normally one of our highlights of the year, when the whole school comes together for Founder’s Day Assembly, followed by Sports Day when we also welcome parents and guardians to join in the fun. This year, the fact that we cannot be together on this special day really highlights the reality of the current situation – today […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 19 June 2020

This week we have been delighted to see some Lower Sixth and Fourth Form girls in school. Everything suddenly feels a little more normal, which is appreciated by us all.   The First to Fourth Forms have been doing their assessments – a very different experience from usual and one which I hope will give the girls a […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 12 June 2020

#BlackLivesMatter continues to inspire the girls to take action and find out more.  I have been in communication with a number of girls of different ages this week and had an exciting discussion with the SPLT about how girls and staff can work together to make a difference. We have various plans as to how to support the cause and broaden understanding. We are looking at ways to enhance the curriculum and to review some school […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 5 June 2020

Welcome back after a fantastically sunny half term. I hope you were all able to soak up some vitamin D at some point. A special welcome back to Mrs Baines, who is back in the PE department and pastoral team after her maternity leave.   You will know that lockdown has been slightly eased in terms of gatherings outside the home. […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 22 May 2020

Today we clocked up another first, with our first virtual Meet the Head: an event for a number of prospective parents, normally held in the more intimate space that is our Recital Room. Given the current circumstances, however, our External Relations team put together a fabulous package of videos and images, showcasing just how special Prior’s Field […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 15 May 2020

The VE Day celebrations last Friday were unusual and, yet, it was somehow appropriate that we were celebrating in the context of our own currently constricted lives, whilst thinking of those who worked so hard to ensure our freedom. I do hope you saw the moving video produced by the Drama department, which can still be viewed […]

Head’s Round Up: Thursday 7 May 2020

In the UK, we are used to having a Friday public holiday every year, on Good Friday. We might also have one at Christmas, depending how the dates fall.  A Friday public holiday in May, though, is an anomaly which does not seem quite right. It is, of course, very right and appropriate. 75 years ago today, at 2.41pm, […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 1 May 2020

Today is May Day, celebrated in many communities throughout the UK with festivals and pageants drawing huge numbers of people. Those celebrations cannot, of course, take place this year. We can however continue to enjoy this wonderful spring season – the new green shoots and blossom in our gardens – symbols of hope and positivity.   There has been a huge amount to […]

Head’s Round Up: Friday 24 April 2020

It seems entirely normal to be sitting at my desk writing my Friday round up of school news and yet the situation we are in is far from normal. Despite the global crisis which has unfolded over recent weeks and months, however, the return to school this week and the start of the new term […]

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