the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
EHS Says Farewell to Year 13
22 May 2015
This has been Year 13's last week in school before they begin their study leave and start revising in earnest.We have been celebrating this important rite of passage with some exciting events.
On Tuesday evening, the girls enjoyed a dinner with staff and this was followed by a Reception for parents where the girls provided the entertainment; we were treated to several beautiful violin performances by Jody Smith and Zoe Ager as well as the Leadership Team Band. Mr Proctor presented the third annual Year 13 awards with Lydia Harrold gaining the much coveted "Next Headmistress of EHS" award. The girls also presented gifts to Sixth Form staff and there were some particularly touching tributes to their form teachers.
It has become a tradition that the girls have themed fancy dress in their last week and the whole school was thoroughly impressed by their creativity and inventiveness. On the very last day they nostalgically dressed in their old school uniform, some even managing to squeeze into their old Prep dresses. They were also treated to a special breakfast with staff in the dining room.
Their final assembly was many weeks in the planning and eagerly anticipated by all. The leavers' video was both original and hilarious, and particular thanks must go to the Leadership Team for this.
We are sad to see them go but we wish all of Year 13 success in their forthcoming examinations and look forward to celebrating their results with them in August.
Head of Sixth Form