The Union Jack flew above the Cloisters as the School celebrated the King’s Coronation. Pupils were let out of lessons early to gather on Chapel Lawns where the Catering team welcomed them with a dazzling banquet of themed cakes, biscuits and trifles, truly fit for royalty. Over 2000 small cakes were baked and decorated in their kitchens, including fruit topped Union Jack cakes that were given to Houses to be enjoyed.

The CCF Marching Band and Pipers were resplendent in their uniforms, performing a classic repertoire of stirring music before the entire School. The morning concluded with God Save the King, and the rain held off until everyone was safely settled in their Houses to watch the televised ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The Coronation coincided with Field Weekend, and pupils in CCF headed out to attend camp exercises, pupils in The Berrystead and Scott Houses went to outdoor adventure centres, while on Sunday, Community Action pupils hosted Have a Go Day with a huge variety of fun activities. On the Coronation weekend’s Big Help Out day, CA hosted a morning of community sports, offering opportunities for primary school pupils to try out a range of new sports activities.