Today I welcome 70 pupils from 20 different countries into The Mount, Mill Hill International. Collectively, they have travelled over 200,000 miles to come and study in the UK. I am humbled at not just the distance our pupils journey but that they do so coming to a school they have, for many, not yet seen. What faith they must have in us! It makes me feel honoured and at the same time resolutely determined to ensure their experience is worthy of the investment.
The vast majority of our pupils are new to the School and we have prepared a rich induction programme to help them settle in and become quickly integrated into life at Mill Hill. One of the great advantages of having so many new pupils to the school is that it keeps us fresh; we are enriched by the diverse cultures our pupils bring with them and I can’t wait to get to know them over the coming weeks.