Kings and Queens

Before the end of term we saw our very very special event called Christmas Kings and Queens. Thi...

Headteacher Award for Excellence

I’m very privileged every year to present 12 students in Years 7-10 with the Headteacher Award.  T...

The N5 Project

We were very excited to have been awarded a grant of £29,500 from The Savoy Education Trust allowi...

Art Exhibition

On Thursday 14th June (4.00pm – 6.00pm), the Art Department will open its doors to show the work o...

  • Careers Fair

  • Kings and Queens

  • Headteacher Award for Excellence

  • The N5 Project

  • Art Exhibition


Mrs Pickett had the unexpected honour of attending the Gold Award Presentation at St James’ Palace on Wednesday 25th March as the guest of Rory Kent (Head boy 2013 – 14).

The day dawned sunny and after arriving early enough for a photo stop outside Buckingham Palace (where’s my ‘selfie stick’) we were waiting to enter the Palace.  St James’ Palace Is not open to the general public, so it is a real privilege to be in the state rooms.  More and more award holders arrived, then two familiar faces, Liam Hosking and Nicholas Ashurst were collecting their awards too.

We were in the Queen Anne room and had the gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold as our guest speaker, she was inspirational as we waited for the Duke of Edinburgh to speak with the young people.

Prince Philip took his time as he met and spoke with the young people present, congratulating them on the effort required to achieve this prestigious award, before certificates were presented and we emerged back into the spring sunshine.


I am always in awe of the commitment and tenacity shown by young people who achieve the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and to be in a room full of award holders is a pleasure.  To have three of Therfield’s students present, who between then have totalled up over 400 hours of community service, physical endeavour and skill, not to mention the many kilometres of mountainous walking, blisters and rain, is a humbling experience.


Rory – thank you for giving me this opportunity, I am proud to have been a small part of your (and many other’s) D of E journey.