DS1 started at Tommies 10 days ago and is very happy so far. He seems to be talking to / making friends with boys from across the year, not just his form, which I think is a good thing. He's also enthusiastically joining in with various lunchtime / afterschool clubs - he's not always been the most confident of children, so I'm encouraged by this.
Couple of less good things. Firstly, it was discovered on the first day back that several lockers in his form did not have keys, so DS1 still does not have a locker. (Could they not have checked this during the summer?) This means that he has to lug all his books around all day plus PE kit once a week and rugby kit 3 times a week (he's doing extra rugby.) He hasn't complained about it yet, but some days as he walks off to the bus-stop, he looks totally swamped by it all.
Also, the new Y7s have had a couple of problems with the Y11s. One poor lad got a tooth inadvertently knocked out
. Another had his blazer pocket ripped off. Hope it calms down soon.
DS1 is going on an ice-breaker 3 day jaunt to Stratford with his form shortly and looking forward to that.