Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Sims, retired at Christmas after 19 years at St Bart’s. Mrs Sims has contributed much to the leadership of the school and the House system, which we celebrated 100 years of last year. She says this will be one of her fondest memories of a school which, like most educational establishments, has seen much change. Mrs Sims was teaching at St Bart’s when we moved to our current building in 2010.
Mrs Sims was also instrumental in the success of the school’s 2007 polo team being the first state school to win the Schools and Universities Polo Association Cup. The story of the team captured the imagination of the nation’s press with much national coverage following thereafter and even a screenplay penned by Julian Fellows.