New pupils’ knotty behaviour

Tie presentation ceremony for the new Year 7 pupils at Heyford Park Free School. With their new ties are pupils, from left, Millie Wilson of Lindh house, Haytham Al-Ani of McGuire house, and Lewis Sullivan of Bader house, all aged 11

Tie presentation ceremony for the new Year 7 pupils at Heyford Park Free School. With their new ties are pupils, from left, Millie Wilson of Lindh house, Haytham Al-Ani of McGuire house, and Lewis Sullivan of Bader house, all aged 11

First published in News

NEW pupils received a lesson in tying their ties yesterday as they were welcomed to Heyford Park Free School.

Headmaster David Castles welcomed 60 students in an inaugural assembly yesterday morning, the first day of term.

Each child was presented with a tie in the colours of their school house.

Mr Castles said: “It was a really good event and we think it is a great way to make pupils feel welcome to the school.

“We hold the event every year and we also ask parents to come along as a way of including them in the school.

“We had a few tie-tying lessons for those who struggled but it was part of the fun of the day.”

The free school has 180 pupils and is built on the former American Air Force base at Heyford Park.

He added: “We also unveiled the newly refurbished west wing of the school, which is a converted officers’ mess building, so we had the dual excitement of seeing what the building looked like.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.



Our top stories

Video special report: Banbury sex gang victim speaks + police and arrest interviews of defendants

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Sunday 19th April 2015

ONE of the victims in the Banbury sex abuse case has said she'd like to help others going through the same as she did.

Sewage flows down the street as drains back up

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

SEWAGE overflowing at a block of flats in Barton has sparked anger from residents.

Reward to find cancer victim's missing dog

Oxford Mail:

12:58pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A CANCER sufferer has offered a “substantial financial reward” for anyone who can find her missing dog.

And they're off! More than 100 classic cars leave the Mini plant in Cowley for Longbridge Rally

Oxford Mail:

11:09am Saturday 18th April 2015

A CONVOY of more than 100 Minis, Morris Minors and other classic cars left the BMW plant in Cowley this morning to parade through Oxford.

Video: Sport for dogs is a bit of a Rhum-do

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

YOU may not have heard of Flyball – the team sport for dogs.

It's just not bon: Raymond Blanc joins campaign against chilled hospital food

Oxford Mail: Raymond Blanc is quite the fan of Mary Berry

9:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

RAYMOND Blanc has backed a campaign to halt the closure of community hospital kitchens in Oxfordshire.

 

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:06am Thu 4 Sep 14

WitneyGreen says...

How many of them can tie their shoelaces?
How many of them can tie their shoelaces? WitneyGreen
  • Score: -1

9:37am Thu 4 Sep 14

snert says...

WitneyGreen wrote:
How many of them can tie their shoelaces?
Or read, write and spell correctly? We won't mention grammar at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]WitneyGreen[/bold] wrote: How many of them can tie their shoelaces?[/p][/quote]Or read, write and spell correctly? We won't mention grammar at the moment. snert
  • Score: -1

1:32pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Myron Blatz says...

Maybe an even bigger question - how many of the teachers wear ties or shoes? According to my Uncle Daniel (who also went to an approved school before borstalls were closed-down) he told me "most of these free schools are closing-down faster than they can open" which I suppose means that they aren't quite as successful as all the hype would have us believe. Maybe they should re-invent secondary-moderns and tech colleges?
Maybe an even bigger question - how many of the teachers wear ties or shoes? According to my Uncle Daniel (who also went to an approved school before borstalls were closed-down) he told me "most of these free schools are closing-down faster than they can open" which I suppose means that they aren't quite as successful as all the hype would have us believe. Maybe they should re-invent secondary-moderns and tech colleges? Myron Blatz
  • Score: -1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree