Dear Class of 2020
For so many reasons it will be a year that we never forget.
The challenges that we have faced and the sacrifices that we have all made are difficult to put into words. New phrases entered our common vernacular: “social distancing”, “Furlough”, “Bubble”, “R-rate” and, yes, “Home-Schooling”. Your dining room table became the classroom and the garage became your gym. We all worked hard to make things work, and we came together on a Thursday evening to pay thanks to our courageous front line workers.
That said, we hope you take a moment to reflect on the countless events and occasions that define your time at The Philip Morant School. Remember with fondness your shared experiences and the deep friendships forged. By this, I do not mean those acquaintances you are connected to on social media, but the real people you connect with in school. The people who truly know and care for you. These friendships will hopefully last a lifetime and will become a tie to the past, as well as a road to the future.
We are sorry that we are not in a position to celebrate your time at Philip Morant with the usual traditions, such as the summer Prom and the traditional Results Day. The decision to cancel and reshape these events was extremely difficult; however, we have to ensure that we follow government guidance to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. We are also working with the supplier of the hoodie to get this to you as soon as possible.
We hope that you have very fond memories of your time spent at Philip Morant. And on behalf of the staff and governors, we wish you the very best in your future endeavours.
We will be writing to you again shortly to explain a little bit more about results day and what to do with your options for post-16 study. We will also keep you updated with any plans that we are considering for a leavers event to celebrate your time at The Philip Morant School & College. Alongside this we will also be providing you with an abridged version of the yearbook as a ‘keepsake.’
In the meantime, we wish you a restful and enjoyable summer.
Mr Holder Mrs Neill
Executive Head Teacher Head of School