Welcome letter from Mr Paul Toomer, Head of Secondary

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to all new and returning students and parents/guardians to the 2017-2018 academic year at The Sultan’s School. It is very exciting to start my second year here and be part of the school’s 40th Birthday Celebrations.  I would like to start by congratulating our class of 2017 who graduated with an IB Diploma pass rate very close to 95%.

Joining our secondary school this year is Angus Shilitoe and Iain Henderson who will be teaching Mathematics; Carla Faulder who is teaching Biology; Jos Pike who is teaching Chemistry; Rob French who is teaching Physics;  Carl Morris who is teaching English; Zobia Arif who is teaching English and Drama; Cherry Atkinson who is teaching Individual and Societies and our Secondary Librarian; Bill Cordner is teaching Geography and Nerina Cordner who is teaching English.  Mr Bill and Mrs Nerina are also the new Boarding Parents.  Unfortunately Ms Amina will not be returning to The Sultan’s School; we have found a very experienced replacement, who will be joining us shortly.

The Sultan’s School Secondary Team look forward to the continued support from parents and guardians as we all work together to encourage and support our students in their pursuit of excellence and success.  We strive for success in Academics, the Arts, Sports and as good citizens of their own community and the larger global community.

Please note that we have updated our Code of Conduct, this is available on the app and website.  We ask that you read through this with son and daughter and to ensure the contents are fully understood.

Parents/Guardians and students are also reminded to keep up to date through our many forms of electronic communication – the app and the new MIS portal, once this is up and running. As a school community concerned about the environment, electronic format will be the main method of communication as we move forward.

Please note some important dates below;

12th September Year 7 4pm-5pm; Meet the Homeroom Teachers, Coordinators & Head of Secondary in the Library.

19th September 4pm-5pm; Years 10 & 12 Meet the Homeroom Teachers, Coordinators & Head of Secondary in the Library.

26th September 4pm-5pm; Years 8 & 9 Meet the Homeroom Teachers, Coordinators & Head of Secondary in the Library.

16th October 6pm-8pm;  Years 10 & 11 Parent Teacher Conferences in the Auditorium.

18th October 6pm-8pm;  Years 12 & 13 Parent Teacher Conferences in the Auditorium.

23rd  October 6pm-8pm; Years 7, 8 & 9 Parent Teacher Conferences in the Auditorium.

I have an open door policy and if you ever have a quick question relating to your son, daughter or the school, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you wish to discuss something in more detail please contact Zahida Al-Zadjaly to make an appointment.



Paul Toomer
Head of Secondary School