Third Year Blog

We’re nearly there folks! Five School days to go until the Christmas Holidays. Third Years are busy completing their end of term tests in several subjects. Good luck with those and then you can look forward to a well-deserved rest over the holidays.

Well done to all the musicians who are involved in ensemble performances during the Christmas Concerts last night and this evening.


Ollie P and Jack E (3C) hugely enjoyed the General Quiz they competed in at LEH last Tuesday – they reached the semi-final. Mr Studt is already looking forward to a repeat stellar performance by 3C in the Wills Trophy Inter-Form General Knowledge Quiz in the Summer Term!

On Monday, Ollie P, Jack E and Fred D (all 3C) won the Geography Quiz hosted by Hampton for Year Groups 1-4. They defeated strong opposition from Kingston Grammar School and Lady Eleanor Holles, making the most of their excellent knowledge of global capital cities in the final picture round to recover from a weaker showing on the US map to take home the trophy.

Roman F (saxophone) and Edward F (clarinet) (both 3E) are both excited to be performing in the Christmas Concert at Hampton.

Four Third Year boys have been invited to take part in a Model United Nations taster event at LEH this afternoon. We hope Jude G, Finlo C, Sandy Mand Xavier M (all 3A) enjoy some productive debates on global issues.

Arts Award:

Several Third Year boys have been to some impressive events as part of their Arts Awards and they have written detailed reviews of them, which can be read here: .

Please read these reviews and leave comments/questions (there is an ‘add comment’ button on the left at the bottom). It would be great to celebrate what these boys have been doing independently and for them to get some peer feedback.

Inter-Form Volleyball:

Mr Bolton reports on an excellent tournament played in a great spirit with over 60 Third Year boys taking part. Mr Bolton was rather disappointed with the efforts of the 3E team, who appeared to lose focus, due to some ESFA Cup match or something…

Anyway, final positions as follows (Wills’ Cup points awarded accordingly):

1: 3H

2: 3E

3: 3J

4: 3D

5: 3A

6: 3F

7: 3C

8: 3G

9: 3B

Match Reports:

“On Thursday, the U14B football team had their ESFA round three match. After a long minibus journey right across London to St Bonaventure’s, on the coldest day of the year so far with an arctic wind, there were difficult conditions aplenty. We took the lead, with a goal from Rohan and an assist from Billy. St Bonaventure’s had a period of pressure which led to their equaliser before half-time. In a competitive second-half, both teams had a number of chances and we managed to defend strongly. It was 1-1 at full-time. Extra-time beckoned! We were stronger, and kept pressing until Rohan scored the winner five minutes from time. It was a really committed team performance and we were justly rewarded with a 2-1 victory, and a place in the next round. Thank you to Mr Burke and Mr Mills, as well as the group of dedicated supporters. It can only get warmer!”

The U14D football team played in a very close game, away at Bradfield College. Five goals (!) from Alessandro R won the game for the D Team. The match ended 5-4, after a well-deserved win.