By Will Morgan, Principal

When you receive this magazine at the beginning of June, we will be entering the final half term of this academic year.

At The Cotswold School, dates and milestones have passed but we have been unable to mark them in the usual way. Not least of these significant events is the public examinations. Our Year 11 students, for example, would now be taking their GCSEs. Our Year 13s would have completed their A Levels.

At this point in the school calendar, a variety of trips and excursions, sports matches and open days would normally be under way.

Year 6 children, who are taking up a place at The Cotswold School in September as our new Year 7s, are very much in our minds. Their last months of primary school have been subject to much upheaval and they have spent many weeks separated from their friends.

We are adapting our transition and induction activities so that we can still provide an open and warm welcome for them to our school and will be in touch with their families over the coming weeks.

In these unusual times, there are currently a few spaces available at The Cotswold School for Year 7 entry. We have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in our last four inspections, so if any family is still considering school places, I would be delighted to have a conversation with them. Please get in touch by emailing admin@thecotswoldschool.co.uk or visit our website https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/ for more information