his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

Apparently only 13% of adults enjoy going to work.  I am in that lucky 13 percent.  I love working at Stoneygate for a variety of reasons; one reason being that there are never two days the same; in fact at Stoneygate you will be lucky to get two hours that are the same!  This week we’ve had numerous sports fixtures, several trips, musical events and a visit from a policeman…

One of the highlights of my week was listening to the vocal concert on Tuesday evening.  As I mentioned to the pupils that evening sometimes we need to be brave in life, whether it’s putting in a big tackle on the rugby pitch or attempting a difficult Maths paper…and standing in front of friends and parents and singing a solo is not easy.  Our pupils showed both courage and incredible talent that evening.  Well done all.  Keeping with music, I was fortunate enough to take some of our musicians to Oundle today and they certainly enjoyed participating in both the brass and woodwind sections.  Thank you to Mrs Ashwin for organising this trip.

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Stoneygate & other brass players..


Some of the Stoneygate woodwind section.

It’s been another busy week with sport too.  Congratulations to our Squash team (defeating Oakham) and well done to our rugby and hockey teams against Leicester Grammar Junior School.  (Do read Mr Stocks’ blog).  Thanks to Mr Palmer and Mr Ryan for taking our U11’s rugby squad to Warwick school today – the boys performed admirably.


Our boys training hard at Warwick today…

Thank you to the Reception staff (Mrs Balchin, Mrs Stretton & Mrs Smith) for taking our youngest pupils ‘On a bear Hunt’ at the Attenborough Arboretum.  Thanks also to Mrs Jelly (and Mr Walters) for taking our Year 7 pupils on a Geography field trip to Stibbington.  Thanks to Mr Stocks for organising our ‘E-safety’ evening with PC Finn- as a community we need to be aware of rapidly changing social patterns.

Finally, thank you to all those pupils who have been helping stuff ‘the Guy’ before Bonfire Night…


Stars of the Week:

Year 2- Catherine, Ophelia & Rosie

Year 1- Junayd

Please do note two dates for your diary:

Thursday 17th November- ‘”Quiz and Curry Night” (7-9.30pm).

Friday 9th December- Santa Fun Run

Have a wonderful half term,

Mr J F Dobson

Colts U11 Rugby v Leicester Grammar

On Wednesday the boys made the short trip to Leicester Grammar and they played a close and exciting match.

We only had seven boys available, but every one of them made a contribution. We had five different scorers: James K (3), Harry, Harris, Ed and Freddie. Arush was strong in defence and Dylan impressed again. 

Our seven tries were countered by six from Leicester Grammar to give us a win by the narrowest of margins.

Great credit goes to both teams for producing an excellent match that was fun to watch. Many thanks go to Leicester Grammar for hosting us so well and to all the parents for their support.


The reception children have had a very busy and action packed first half term at school.  They have settled well into school life and have had great fun joining in various activities, getting to know each other, the staff and school routines.  Have a look at the things we have been up to.

We have enjoyed being taught P.E. by Mrs Fielding and have learnt a few ball skills already.

We visited the school library and enjoyed looking at the books there.


Had fun on the computers, creating pictures, playing mouse control games.


We went on a shape hunt around the school and found lots of different shapes and created shape pictures.


We had fun making and decorating musical instruments out of junk boxes and playing them in our class orchestra along to the 1812 overture by Tchaikovsky.

We have looked at the signs of autumn during our autumn walk in the school grounds.  We collected lots of leaves and conkers and had a well-deserved hot chocolate and biscuit under the Horse Chestnut tree.  We also harvested some cooking apples from the trees and made delicious apple and blackberry crumble to take home.


We created some funky glasses to display in our Opticians.

We took part in the Harvest Festival where we sang a song beautifully to the parents.


Year 2 visit Great Glen Library

Year 2 enjoyed our visit to Great Glen library. We marched down London Road at a great speed and everyone crossed the roads carefully and sensibly. When we reached the library we spent some time talking about the facilities, resources and information available to us. Some of us were surprised to learn how useful the library can be!

We then looked at different books and relaxed in the quiet atmosphere, before hot footing it back to school for break time.

Year 2

We are so proud of two girls in Year 2 for their wonderful achievements at the weekend.
Imagine being a Champion Lead Rein show pony of the year finalist in the world famous Horse of The Year Show, getting through to the top ten in the UK. Or achieving your Twinkle Graduation on the cello and receiving a wonderful trophy.
Congratulations both of you!!