his-master-voice   Headmaster’s voice

“Over…but certainly not out!”

Today we said ‘goodbye’ to Mr Bob Gunn.  He has served Stoneygate School for 18 years performing a variety of tasks, some seen (from keeping children safe in the car park to umpiring cricket matches) , but many unseen – with Bob undertaking many roles in the up keep of the school. In a special assembly Bob thanked the children and staff and asked the children “to be proud of Stoneygate”.  All the pupils then formed a guard of honour and applauded Bob as he walked through.  We hope Bob will continue to umpire and expect to hear the words ‘Over!’….but he’s certainly not out when it comes to his links with school.


Bob’s leaving assembly.

This week in assemblies we have looked at ‘  Inspirational People’ from athletes such as Eric Liddell and Usain Bolt and also Malala Yousafzai.  Well done to Year 3 for performing their rendition of the classic tale, ‘The Emperor’s new clothes’- which again had some important messages for our pupils.  And finally congratulations to Y1 for their assembly on inventions- they looked amazing!

Malala  Yousafzai   Y3 assembly

Malala and some Y3 pupils…

For many pupils this week has been about assessments.  Well done to all pupils (and parents!) for getting through this week- but in particular to all those Y8 pupils.  As I’m writing this blog, they are returning from Coventry after a well-deserved ‘treat day’!  The exams might be over at Stoneygate, but the learning does not stop.  French trips, Sports days, First Aid courses are all valuable learning experiences.  Year 2 pupils described to me, with great enthusiasm, their trip to the theatre to watch “the Groovy Greeks”.  They spoke about a 3D minotaur and ‘Greek Gods with Talent’!

Stars of the week:

Congratulations to-

Alfie (Y2) for producing a wonderful scrapbook on chocolate!

Eva (Y1) for some lovely holiday writing on Spain.

Ophelia (Y1) for coming 2nd in the Rutland Show (& qualifying for the Royal International Horse show at Hickstead in July).

William (Rec) for improved behaviour and working hard in Maths.


Well done to all.  Enjoy the weekend,


Mr Dobson