Success and Value

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value” (Albert Einstein) For me, one of the highlights in our run-up to Christmas has been the School Choir.  Those of you who joined us for our Christmas Carol Service at St Thomas’ Church on Sunday will know how… Read full article

Follow Your Star

There are many occasions when I stop and reflect how lucky I am that fate brought me to AKS.  One such moment was on Tuesday evening watching the Junior School Nativity.  I arrived just in time to be given a cup of tea and a warm mince pie before sitting down to enjoy the show. … Read full article

International Connectivity

Having spent nearly a decade as a head teacher overseas, and been an inspector of schools in a dozen countries, it is no surprise that I see the value of young people gaining an international and multi-cultural perspective for the future.  I am therefore pleased to see international connectivity at AKS and look forward to… Read full article

Into the Nursery

I often tell our students that they can learn best at the edge of their comfort zone.  This can apply in the classroom and of course in the many extra-curricular activities that they can take part in.  The Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh trips, sports teams, drama productions, music performances, public speaking, working in… Read full article


Last Sunday I felt very proud of our students.  I attended the Remembrance Service at Lytham War Memorial where they played an active role in the ceremony.  Our choir also sang and some members of the public close to me commented that they sounded like angels.  Our students were also active at the ceremony at St… Read full article

University Choices

When I talk to our current 6th Form students, I am always interested to hear of their ambitions beyond school.  Frequently, this leads to discussions about university, a big choice for any young person.  There can be many factors that affect what and where they wish to study.  35 years ago, as an eager Geographer,… Read full article