Growing up together at Colfe’s

Peter, Josh, Arthur, Emma, and Will (left to right) all met at Colfe’s Nursery and completed their A-levels at the Senior School this summer. As he reached the end of Year 13, Josh reflected on the 15 years he spent at the school – more than 80% of his life! – and the friends he made along the way.

“15 years and counting. 

It seems like a distant memory, taking my first steps in Colfe’s as a carefree little boy excited for the adventures that lay ahead at nursery. Little did I know, entering the white gated fences – and riding the famous yellow tricycles in the playground – that was I about to meet my  friends, Emma, Will, Arthur and Peter, with whom I am now ending my Colfe’s journey 15 years later. 

Moving to Year 3 was an exciting time as our cohort got bigger, classrooms became larger and new people joined the school. It seemed like opportunities and new experiences were endless. One of my fondest memories from my time in the Junior School is the theatre productions we used to put on every year, experiencing acting and ‘moon-walking’ off the stage for the first time. Once the school bell rang for summer at the end of Year 6 we all flew out of the school gates with excitement, knowing our next adventure at Colfe’s would be the Senior School. 

Everybody was excited and I can say Senior School didn’t disappoint. More independence, greater breadth of subjects to learn, more variety of sports to discover and the outdoor pursuit trips were just a few things which made our time at senior school so enjoyable. However, my Colfe’s experience wouldn’t be anything without the people – friends and teachers I have met along the way. It truly is a great learning environment to be part of, with its family orientated nature. I really feel I have made some friends for life.  

For all Year 13 students – for whom like me, the final chapter of their Colfe’s journey will close in June after final exams – I wish you all lots of success in the future.”

All five students took up places at Russell Group universities after receiving their A-levels results in August:

  • Josh achieved A*A A in Business, Economics and Maths and will be reading Economics at the University of Birmingham
  • William achieved A*A*A in Economics, Geography and Maths and will be reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Manchester
  • Emma achieved A*A*AA in Maths, Further Maths, Latin and Physics and will be reading Physics at University College London
  • Peter achieved AAB in Art, Geography and Spanish and will be reading Geography at the University of Exeter
  • Arthur achieved A*A*A*A in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Philosophy and will be reading Natural Sciences at Durham University


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