Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 13/09/19 by Natalie Hunt

    We're all in this together

    I often think that a school is a bit ‘soulless’ during the holiday, as it is the people, especially our pupils, who lend it life! So, what a joy it has been to see so many smiling faces and to experience the buzz and excitement of renewed activity over the last week.
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  • Published on 28/06/19 by Natalie Hunt

    The Power of Language

    “Teenagers are gonna wanna do their v best in exams but gotta be thinkin about not using too much slang.” So began one of the articles in the Times on Wednesday. According to an online tutoring agency, ‘slanglish’ is partially to blame for teenagers failing their Engli...
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  • Published on 21/06/19 by Mhairi Thornton


    We have welcomed some of you to parents’ evenings this week, and I hope that they have proved helpful and encouraging. Our Year 7s have just begun their LGS journey, whilst our Year 12s should be giving earnest consideration to their next destination – whether it be university, an appren...
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  • Published on 14/06/19 by Natalie Hunt

    Images of Peace

    We have looked this week at some powerful images in assemblies – all of which we can interpret in our own ways. That is, of course, the wonder of art, which, like music, drama and literature, allows us to discover meaning which is relevant to our own lives. This creative and sometimes ‘s...
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  • Published on 07/06/19 by Natalie Hunt


    I stressed on Wednesday afternoon to parents of new pupils how very important and special our partnership was as their children embarked on the adventure of secondary education. In fact, we are, as teachers and parents, co-educators as we aim to give our children the best possible preparation for th...
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  • Published on 24/05/19 by Natalie Hunt

    A fire to be ignited...

    I have enjoyed a very full and exciting first four weeks at Leicester Grammar and it’s hard to believe that half-term is now upon us! We have already begun to look towards the next academic year, and welcomed the new Prep pupils and their parents to the school on Tuesday; we were delighted to...
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  • Published on 17/05/19 by Natalie Hunt

    A positive balance

    At a time when thousands of sixteen-year-olds are sitting their GCSE examinations, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. Policy-makers have been acutely aware of the increase in mental health concerns amongst adolescents, but that did not stop them raising the stakes through the creation of the...
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  • Published on 10/05/19 by Natalie Hunt

    A happy medium?

    Some of you will have read earlier this week about the findings of an Oxford University study into ‘screen time’ amongst teenagers. Scientists examined data on 12,000 British children aged ten to fifteen who were questioned over several years to assess the impact of changes in their soci...
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  • Published on 03/05/19 by Natalie Hunt

    Excellence, Scholarship and Courtesy

    I am truly delighted to 'assume the reins' and feel very privileged to lead and serve the Trust. It has been an action-packed week and my learning-curve has been very steep! I have given briefings to both teaching and support staff in all three schools and know how committed they are to prov...
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