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While it may not boast the gloss and grandeur of nearby Rugby School, the boys’ pride in their school is clearly undimmed. Students must follow strict uniform rules: ‘a smart uniform makes a smart person’, says one year 10, pointing...

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While it may not boast the gloss and grandeur of nearby Rugby School, the boys’ pride in their school is clearly undimmed. Students must follow strict uniform rules: ‘a smart uniform makes a smart person’, says one year 10, pointing out that staff often refer to the boys as ‘gentlemen’. ‘So it’s important that we feel like one’, he explains...

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Dr Peter Kent (50s), joined in 1997 as deputy head and has been head since 1999. Originally from Liverpool, studied English Lit at Sheffield and then to Leicester to complete an MBA in educational leadership and a PhD in school culture. Title of thesis: ‘Can you shape a school’s culture?’ Conclusion: ‘Yes, but only in partnership with the students and parents.’

Previously head of English at Liverpool College, found himself comfortably ensconced in the independent system...

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