It hardly seems possible that we are at the end of this academic year and what an eventful one it has been! Yet, despite the interruptions and the challenges, the highs and lows, the children have embraced everything they have encountered with their characteristic determination, resilience, enthusiasm and good humour.  Laughter has certainly resonated throughout the school grounds, particularly over these final weeks of the term, reflecting the happiness that the children find with all that they are doing here.

I am particularly thankful to you as parents for all the support given to the school over the course of this year and for your patience and understanding with the many decisions that have had to be made in order to meet Government guidelines during this rather challenging period for our country. Thank you for getting your child to the right place at the right time (whether virtually or in person!), wearing the right costume, playing the right instrument or holding the right racquet or bat. Thank you for logging on and watching our Zoom and recorded productions, for meeting our staff virtually for parents’ meetings, for cheering Lambrook on in cricket matches, joining us for match tea when we were able, for helping to raise thousands of pounds for charity and for our Lambrook Foundation, and of course, for entrusting us with your inspirational children each day.

It has been an absolute joy to be able to celebrate with all the year groups, and our parents on the big screen, over these past few days after what has been a very successful year for the school, academically, on the sports field, the stage and many other areas too.  There is no doubt that our pupils here are achieving great things and will continue to do so in the future; however, we have also been keen to emphasise and celebrate the importance of character and how one’s character must be valued highly both inside and outside school.

The end of a year is very much one for reflection, but also a time to look forward. I do hope that Government guidance will allow things to start to look like a normal Lambrook Michaelmas Term in September – our calendar is already bursting full of concerts, plays, sports fixtures, a Christmas Fair, an Eton Carol Service, parent events, to name but a few.

We are anticipating that 2021/2022 will be a very exciting new academic year, but until then, I wish you all a very happy and restful holiday.

Jonathan Perry  

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