The academic year of 2016-17 is now drawing to a close at Bromsgrove and what a year it has been! It has been a fun filled and exciting year in the Secondary section of the school with numerous events, some being now true Bromsgrove traditions as well as some new additions to the school. The Trashion Show and Lip Sync once again proved very popular with students and staff alike and a recent survey showed that the majority of students and staff want to see these items again next year as part of the House Competition Calendar. Our new House Drama competition which was to produce a ‘songologue’, a song performed as a spoken monologue, was fantastic and really showcased our students’ dramatic talents. There have been excellent achievements in the academic enrichment sphere as well with a group of senior students leading our first ever servICE week at school as well as some outstanding mathematicians taking part in events both in school and overseas. I also would like to wish a final good luck to the students who took external exams this year; we are eagerly anticipating your results in August! I cannot possibly name all the events that took place this year as this is a short update, but thank you to each and every teacher, administrator and student who made this year such a vibrant and positive one at school. I wish everyone a restful and relaxing summer break and look forward to seeing you all in August.