ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW HEAD AT FINTON HOUSE
Welcome from Acting Head Karol-An Kirkman
Thank you for visiting Finton House's website. I hope you will spend some time exploring its pages in order to find out more about the education we provide, and to glimpse some of the special features that make Finton House stand out.
Finton House is independent co-education from 4 to 11 the way that it should be. It is an exceptional school that benefits enormously from a clear purpose and commitment of everyone involved. At Finton House, learning is synonymous with a sense of adventure and fun. In the classroom, on the sports field, or in the playground, the smiles on the faces of the staff and children are not staged - they are always there, born of trust and genuine excitement about learning and discovery.
As a mother of three, I believe school should offer children the same sense of happiness and security they feel at home. Finton children are encouraged to be themselves. By nurturing each child's sense of self and by modelling strong family values: respect, good manners, tolerance, generosity and a sense of pride, we allow children to grow and learn with confidence, and it is this coupled with outstanding teaching that enables them to achieve excellent results. I am very proud that so many of our leavers win scholarships and awards to their senior schools. The experience we provide enables Finton pupils to step out of our doors with confidence and self-esteem, and a set of values which will benefit them all their lives.
It is an honour to be associated with Finton House, and I hope that you will come and see for yourself the Finton magic in action. Please go to the Admissions page for further details of open events during the year. We look forward to seeing you.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SWIMMING SQUAD - winners of the South of the River Swimming Gala! Also to the Rugby team for their victory over Newton Prep.
Year One really enjoyed their trip to Windsor Castle and they are ready to take over if the guardsmen get tired!
Next week is Poetry Week! We are looking forward to welcoming Valerie Bloom to Finton on Monday. Valerie has published nine poetry collections including her latest collection, 'The World is Sweet', and her poems have been included in over one hundred adult and children's anthologies, the Poems on the Underground and The Independent.
Year 6 visited the Living Rainforest. There are more photos for parents in the gallery on the Parent Gateway.
A huge well done to our swimming team for their victory on Wednesday evening at Alleyn's School. Everyone swam brilliantly and as a result, Finton House has been crowned the London League 'B' Champions. Naturally, we are all very proud!
- Year 3 enjoyed their Science lesson at the Natural History Museum.
- It is just the weather for eating Cornish pasties. Thank Goodness Cookery Club now know how to make them. Form an orderly queue please...
- We are delighted to announce that Finton House has a new Headmaster. Ben Freeman, currently Head at Windermere Prep, will join Finton House at the start of the Summer Term 2016. Please follow the link on the Home Page to read the letter from the Board of Governors.