Third Year Blog

3rd Year Blog

Welcome back to the Third Year blog everyone and Happy 2018!

After a good rest over the Christmas Holidays it is noticeable that all the boys (and staff!) have recharged their batteries and are quickly back into the rhythm of School life.

We’re delighted to welcome back Mrs Reilly as a co-tutor for 3E after her time on maternity leave. All the boys in 3E are thrilled that she is back to protect them from Mr Bolton!


Mr Banerjee encourages all U14 cricketers to attend winter nets in the Sports Hall at 12:35pm on Monday lunchtimes this term – unless you are in the A team squad in which case training is 4-6pm on Tuesday.

Well done to Tom Stephens (3H) for his theatrical achievements over the Christmas period. He appeared in the Rose Theatre’s Christmas production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The show was a great success with reviews in The Times 2 magazine and seen by 24,000 people. The exciting yet gruelling month run ended on last Sunday.

Joshua Ross (3C) broke his thumb skiing in a spectacular crash reportedly “going very fast, hit a block of ice and after several flips, landed on the ski.” Fortunately not his writing hand…

Mr Barber was very grateful to the following boys for their help on Wednesday showing prep school teachers around the School: Joseph O’Pray (3E), Amar Midha (3H), Joe Towner (3H), James Radford (3H) and Mustafa Hussain (3J). They did a super job.

Miss Smith would like to extend her gratitude to the following boys who did an outstanding job assisting with the 12+ on Saturday: Dylen Singah and Suchir Joshi (3A), Arthur Hopley and Thomas Avant-Smith (3B), Luke Prisk, Noah Wood and Ben Le-Moign (3F), and Anish Baddam (3J). The Third Year boys who helped to show scholarship exam candidates around the School during this week also impressed Miss Smith.

U14B Football Match Report – ESFA Cup

On Thursday, the U14B football team had their round of 16 ESFA cup match. After an open game, it was 4-4 after normal time, with great goals from Rohan S, Fergus B and Theo B (2). Extra time ensued, a tight affair that produced no goals for either exhausted team. So came our first competitive penalty shootout, which we unfortunately lost 4-3 on the final penalty. We are naturally disappointed, but can be very proud of our efforts.