November, 2021 | Finton House School
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Month: November 2021

Finton Hosts Annual Y6 Netball Tournament

12th November 21

On Friday 12 November, Finton House welcomed 10 schools to its annual Y6 Netball Tournament at Tooting Hard Courts.

After a rainy start, the sun came out and the courts dried with perfect conditions for a cracking afternoon of netball!

Finton were drawn in Group 2. With 2 wins, and a 4-5 nail biting game against Newton Prep, we finished 3rd in our group and 6th overall. Many congratulations to Kensington Prep who beat Hornsby House 6-3 in the fantastic final.

All girls played brilliantly with focus and determination, improving all areas of their game throughout the afternoon. Our MVP was Priya L for her spirit and strong and consistent defending.

A huge thank you goes to Mr Steve for scoring and timing, to Mr Ian for coaching and umpiring and, of course, to Miss Emma S for coaching our girls and organising such a wonderful event.

School Reporters Interview Mr Ben

9th November 21

Our School Reporters for 2021/22 sat down to interview Mr Ben, our Headmaster, about his time at Finton so far and looking towards the future…

Alex, Leo and Florence (Year 6 School Reporters)

What was your favourite subject when you were at school?

DT was the only exciting subject, but I did also like English. I hated Latin because we used to have to recite verbs and if we got it wrong, we used to get hit over the head with a Greek Mythology book!

Did you always want to become a Headmaster?

No I didn’t – I always wanted to do something creative or adventurous. I wish I had been brave enough to do something like swim the channel or walk across the world! I ended up doing a degree in DT which included teaching and it all went from there.

When you’ve finished your time at Finton, what would you like the School to look like?

On the leading edge of education over the next 50 years; particularly regarding pastoral care and helping pupils to lead a healthy life and preparing them to go forwards in life.

What’s your favourite School lunch?

Deli day – because there is so much choice! I usually get carried away and choose too much, though…


The School Reporters also conducted a pitchside interview with Mr Anthony, Head of Games, which can be watched on our Instagram account.

Finton Hosts First Football Tournament Post-Lockdown

5th November 21

On Tuesday 2nd November, Finton House hosted its annual U8 Football Tournament on Trinity Fields.

The sun was shining down on Trinity Fields as Finton House prepared to face The Roche School, Rutherford House, Eaton House The Manor, Chepstow House and Broomwood Hall in a series of 6-a-side football matches. The tournament, organised by Mr Anthony Dalton (Head of Games), is the first football tournament Finton has hosted since before lockdown. Mr Anthony has been at Finton for 24 years and, during that time, has organised around 100 of these tournaments; you can watch a mid-match interview with him conducted by our School Reporters on our Instagram here.

Mr Anthony said, “The A team met Rutherford House in a nail-biting thriller of a final, with both teams undefeated until that point. At the last moment, Rutherford snatched the victory as they scored three goals in as many minutes. It was a great afternoon filled with friendly competition and a wonderful atmosphere.”

Finton House is looking forward to hosting its next football tournament on Monday 22nd November, which will see Year 4 compete against ten other schools on Trinity Fields.

Year 1 Meet ‘Oreo and Friends’

5th November 21

Year 1 had a visit from a range of exotic animals on Thursday, including boa constrictors, an armadillo and a five month old skunk!

The workshop, which forms part of the Year 1 science topic on living things, was tremendously popular with both pupils and staff alike. Oreo and Friends is an organisation that aims to raise awareness about exotic animals, and Year 1 met some rescues and were able to stroke or hold them. They met a number of different animals, including a tenrec (looks like a hedgehog but is native to Madagascar), an armadillo, a tarantula called Charlotte and a five month old skunk.

To see some more photos, visit our Instagram page.