The Royal School will be closed to ‘Day Pupils’ on Monday 11 December due to the heavy snow that has fallen on Sunday, 10 December, and the Met Office forecasting very low temperatures overnight and into Monday. Many pupils come from a great distance and roads are treacherous in remote areas and also closer to the city transport is likely to be difficult. This is not a step the School takes lightly, but safety of pupils, parents, carers and staff is paramount. Boarding pupils remain in school and will be ably looked after by staff and can perhaps further improve their snow structures built today!
With improving weather and clearance of roads being likely during Monday we hope to open on Tuesday, 12 December and be able to enjoy the performance of Macbeth in the Theatre in the evening.
We will of course update parents and carers during Monday regarding arrangements for Tuesday through Schoolcomms, the School website and social media channels.
The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!