It is brilliant to be back! This week saw the opening of our Sixth Form: the students are looking exceptionally smart. We had applications from 59 other schools as well as our own, and our Trailblazers continue to set the standards the rest of the school look up to. I know they have particularly enjoyed having a fully refurbished school, as they have seen us grow from a school on one corridor to a school of over 1,000 students and 150 colleagues. Our new Year 7s, our sixth intake, have had a really good start to the year and have certainly benefited from the week they spent with us in August in the summer school programme. As we are no longer in year group bubbles they know more about the school than some of our other year groups. This week, the talk of year 7 seems to be 7AY sharing news of their victory in the House Tug of War competition, and other Houses planning their comeback in the next House Event: origami. The ‘Brilliantly Black Project’, named by the students themselves, began for students in Year 11 with some inspiring success stories. There is plenty more to come in this, and all parts of Pinner High School. Exciting times!