History and hindsight will have a great deal to say about the Covid-19 period. For decades, we at College have taken for granted that we can gather together as a school community, for large formal events down to chats with a friend on a sofa over a cup of tea and a biscuit.
The impact of this time will no doubt be considerable and affect each of us in a multitude of different ways. However, we now know what it means to lose this freedom to be together for extended periods of time. We have adapted, both as a community and as individuals. Over the past 2 years, College has continued to educate hundreds of students across Gloucestershire, the UK and the world, through a combination of in-person, online and hybrid teaching. On a minor level, House meetings became virtual meetings; chats with friends went online; staff and students worked from their bedrooms, dining tables and gardens; we watched films together on opposite sides of the world; hosted virtual music events and "radio" dramas; and we supported each other in ways we couldn't have imagined a few years ago.
We are delighted that we have now returned to College as an in-person community. However, we will take with us the lessons of resilience, strength and compassion which we have learnt through our separation and will look to the future without taking for granted the joy we feel when we come together as a community.
Visits are taking place in-person, subject to current Covid-19 protocols and guidance. All visits must be booked in advance: Book a visit
For those who are unable to visit in person, our virtual tour and virtual private visits still continue.