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Ella Statham - Head Girl 2017/18

Hello and welcome to Esher High School.  My name is Ella Statham and I am the current head girl at Esher High School. I have been attending Esher High School since Year 7 and have loved it since the day I joined. The teachers and staff are so supportive of students, making the classrooms a desirable place to learn as well as encouraging us to develop into mature young adults. My teachers have never stopped encouraging me to try new things, so when I decided to take my Latin GCSE early, I was supported with my decision which has since helped develop my passion for languages.

When I joined Esher High School, I was very excited but nervous as most of my friends were going to other schools and I was worried about fitting in.  From the moment I met my tutor, he did everything possible to ensure that his tutees had a smooth transition from KS2 to KS3. One of the things I love about Esher High School is that we are a community which has never ceased to be welcoming and friendly.

Esher High School offers an incredible range of extra-curricular activities for all students, ranging from debating and Latin clubs to football and dance.  Our PE department offers its exceptional facilities to students during lunchtime and after school and with more than 4 clubs a day it’s often difficult to choose which to attend. As well as PE, the performing arts department hosts numerous clubs as well as offering elite sections into which students must audition. All the clubs provided to the students teach the importance of teamwork and help develop their growth mindset.

Overall, Esher High School has provided me with not only incredible friends and a love of learning but memorable experiences which I hope to develop in my final year.

Oscar Roberts - Head Boy 2017/18

Starting at Esher High School was both a daunting but exciting experience; however the staff, students and general atmosphere soon put me at ease and helped me to settle in and make new friends who I’m still friends with today.

Esher High School has presented me with many fantastic opportunities and challenges which have helped me to excel both academically and I the things I love. One of my passions is Art and Design and both Art and Design and Technology departments have given me lots of opportunities to pursue my passion.  I take both Fine Art and Graphic Design at GCSE level and will definitely pursue at least one of these subjects at A Level. My other passion is Sport, in particular rowing, at which I compete at a national level out of school. The PE Department is incredibly supportive and encouraging in enabling me to achieve my ambitions even out of school.

There is a wide variety of subjects that can be taken at GCSE and these are supported by many UK and International trips which immerse students in learning. These include a trip to Italy for Performing Arts students, New York for Art and Photography students, Iceland for Geography students and Moscow for History students. During the Summer of 2017 I will be travelling to Zambia and Botswana for a Charity trip to undertake community projects in schools and orphanages, while teaching the school children how to play tag rugby.

I have learnt so much at Esher High School as well as developed invaluable life skills and I credit this to the amazing staff, the excellent facilities and the wonderful friends I have made here. I am excited and privileged to be Head Boy for my final year and hope I can rise to the challenge of the responsibility of the role.