Last night I attended the farewell reception and concert given in honour of Mrs Marsha Elms, the retiring Headteacher. The School has done well during her twenty years as its Head, and there was a warm feeling as pupils past and present, staff members and wellwishers celebrated her achievements.
It was an opportunity for me to talk to the incoming new Head, who has been promoted from within and is well placed to lead the School from here. The Kendrick catchment includes my constituency, and the school is a most welcome addition to the choices Wokingham parents and pupils share.
Both my mother and my daughter were educated there, so I feel I know it well from their reports. I would like to say a big thank you to all the performers, who did a great job entertaining us with a wide range of music, from Bach to the Beatles.