Miss Sylvia Tai and Mrs Maria Pace, the headteachers of Bromet Primary School and Watford Grammar Schools for Girls, are celebrating the success of a unique partnership between their two schools.

With a firm commitment to getting their Year 6 students back into the classroom for the projected return of June 1st, Bromet Primary School, given the particular configuration of classrooms and the school site, was having difficulty in meeting government guidelines regarding social distancing and bubbles of pupils. This was all resolved however by a short telephone conversation between Mrs Pace and Sylvia Tai, the headmistress of Watford Grammar School for Girls, who immediately offered the use of the school’s north site on Lady’s Close.

On Monday June 8th, the 30 Year 6 students made the short journey between Oxhey and the centre of Watford where they will be until the end of the summer term on July 17th, working alongside the staff of Watford Grammar School for Girls and their Year 10 and 12 students, a superb example of the way in which the education community can come together to meet the needs of young people. Mrs Pace expressed her relief at being able to reengage with the Year 6 students, adding that she ‘would like to thank Miss Tai and the WGGS staff for giving Year 6 such a wonderful transition experience’.