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Here is a round up of our blog posts, keeping you informed about the life and times of Pinner High School.


July 2019

  • Celebrations

    Published 12/07/19, by Chris Woolf

    A brilliant week, combining all that is special about a Pinner High School education: community, charity, sports and the arts. Today is our student led Wear Yellow Day for Stutter Awareness, a non-uniform day to raise funds to support the Michael Palin Centre. Toby in year 8 had the idea, pitched it to me a few weeks ago, and has organised the whole event. Seeing the students arrive this morning in a bright sea of yellow is a great end to the week. Even more impressively, as a young person with a stutter, Toby delivered an assembly yesterday about the topic. Applause from students rang long and loud, and most members of staff needed tissues by the end. He talked about the Pinner High School Value of ‘Resilience’ and is a brilliant role model in this regard.


    Sports day earlier this week gave further opportunity for students to bring life to the Pinner Values. There were some great results and Personal Bests, as well as great support for all athletes taking part. I was particularly delighted to congratulate the Girls’ London Youth Games shot put gold medallist in Year 8. A phenomenal result! We celebrate our outstanding year of sport with our inaugural Sports Awards on Monday night.


    Yesterday was our biggest and best PinnFest yet, with music, drama, exhibition, barbecue; a brilliant celebration of the arts. We expanded to the Courtyard this year instead of the Quad, as our school continues to welcome new members to the family. Huge thanks to organisers and performers, and the fabulous PTA for the food.

    Term finishes on Friday 19th with our annual Prizegiving. More celebrations to come!

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  • Another award!

    Published 08/07/19, by Chris Woolf

    Another award this week! Congratulations to all involved in the application to the Eco Schools Award for recognition of the schools commitment to working towards a sustainable lifestyle. This has involved students, staff, parents and governors, and I am delighted to see such success is celebrated in this way.


    The week started with an induction day for all our new staff, joining us in September. As our fourth intake, we will number over 90 staff in September. I remember well when it was just one! I now they are going to make our team stronger still, and they are looking forward to getting to know our students. Our new students were here this week too, and we had a very positive induction day on Wednesday. There were 700 students here on Wednesday, enjoying a range of activities. Year 8 had a team building day with ‘Wise Up’ an organisation who highlight communication and collaborative skills for young people. The students rose to the challenges presented to them really well, with lots of positive comments from them and their team leaders.


    The last two weeks of term are busy ones. We look forward to Pinnfest on Thursday, our first Sports Awards on Monday 15th, and our celebratory family breakfast for all those students who have 100% attendance for the whole year. All are great occasions to celebrate the year at Pinner High School.


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