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Dear Parents 

It is a pleasure to welcome everyone back. We hope that you all enjoyed some rest and relaxation last week during the half term break and feel refreshed and ready as we begin the second half of this academic term.

As the snowdrops are starting to blossom around Heath Mount, and the mornings and evenings become lighter, we look forward to another full half term as we say goodbye to February and hello to March – “March, when days are getting long, let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.”

We approach March with a bang as Heath Mount is buzzing with plotting and planning for World Book Day, which takes place next Friday. Our theme is ‘Journeys to Fantastical Worlds’ and in classrooms and the staff room we have spent the week discussing the many glorious books that are set in fantasy lands. We have a fun-filled day planned to celebrate World Book Day; students in Years 3-8 will start their day with a special assembly, complete with fashion parade and a quest-themed House Challenge. Children in Years 3 and 4 will welcome the author Lissy Clark, whilst students in Years 5-8 will have the opportunity to visit a Tolkien-themed grotto, courtesy of own very own wizard, Mr Pay. Throughout the day, we will be sharing the stories behind our costumes and introducing our friends to some of our favourite tales as well as continuing their quest with a treasure hunt around the school grounds. We look forward to telling you all about our adventures in next week’s newsletter!

This week, our Newsletter contains updates on:

  • Drop Off
  • World Book Day – Friday 2nd March
  • Swimming Gala v Bedford Prep – Tuesday 27th February
  • Visit by England U16 Rugby Team’s Doctor – Thursday 8th March
  • Uppingham School Prep Schools’ Orchestral Day 2018
  • Maths Challenge
  • Student Feedback to the Science Department
  • Ultimate Activity Camps
  • Sports Results & Fixtures


Tuesday 27th February – 5.30pm – Tuesday Boarders’ “The Cube” in the Sports Hall
Friday 2nd March – World Book Day
Tuesday 6th March – 4.45pm – Rush Hour Concert in the Chapel
Wednesday 7th March – 5.30pm – Wednesday Boarders’ Italian Night
Thursday 7th March – 5.30pm – Talk by Dr Ademola Adejuwon in the PAC
Monday 12th March – 6.00pm – Year 4 Parents’ Evening (1 of 2)
Tuesday 13th March – 9.00am – Year 7 Outdoor Education Trip departs
Wednesday 14th March – 6.00pm – Year 4 Parents’ Evening (2 of 2)
Thursday 15th March – Curriculum Day
Friday 16th March – Year 7 Outdoor Education Trip returns
Tuesday 20th March – ABRSM Exams
Wednesday 21st March – ABRSM Exams
Wednesday 21st March – 5.30pm – Wednesday Boarders’ Quiz Night
Thursday 22nd March – 8.30am – Middle School Celebratory Assembly in Chapel
Thursday 22nd March – 6.00pm – ‘Parents Survival Guide for Screens & Teens’ (a talk by Marilyn Hawes for pupils and parents Years 5-8) in the Chapel
Friday 23rd March – 8.30am – Upper School Celebratory Assembly in the Chapel
Saturday 24th March – 7.00pm – Du Maurier Quiz Night in Sports Hall
Monday 26th March – 2.00pm & 7.00pm – Year 6 & 7 Production in PAC
Tuesday 27th March – PM – Awards/India Assembly and Cross Country
Tuesday 27th March – 7.00pm – Year 6 & 7 Production in PAC
Wednesday 28th March – 11.00am – Easter Service in the PAC (parents welcome)
Wednesday 28th March – 12.00pm – Easter Bonnet Parade
Wednesday 28th March – 12.30pm – Term Ends

Our full Newsletter can be found here.

We hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

Dawn Nightingale | Mike Naylor | Jonathan Brown
Heads of Year