It is lovely to have the sun shining for our first week back from the spring holidays. Thank you for for all the postcards that I have received from the children – it is lovely to know that you have all had a good holiday!

Mrs Jones and I (as well as Mr Ansboro, Mr Glaysher, Miss Jones and Mrs Coppin) had a great ski trip with 45 of our Prep children. They were all brilliant – and we all came home with lovely memories to keep forever. I hope you enjoyed the updates and pictures. A disc will be sent home next week to all the skiing families with all the photos on it.

The children have already had a busy week. A royal invitation has been delivered by two knights of the realm for the entire school to join them for a royal banquet on Friday, 18 May to celebrate the marriage of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. The Pre-Prep Department and Nursery have become “Copthorne Castle” in preparation for the big event! You are more than welcome to have a look.

The Prep School have been busy preparing for their sports fixtures which start next week – rounders, cricket and athletics. I am really pleased with the feedback regarding the new sports page on the website and the sports app. Don’t forget the login details for the teamsheets are found in my beginning of term letter. Match reports will also be found in the new sports sections and will no longer appear in the weekly newsletters.

Enjoy a sunny weekend!