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He believes that the breadth of education offered by his school ‘unlocks ability’ and enables children to flourish. The school is his home and visitors are welcomed into his house – all adds to the cosy family atmosphere. Accelerated reading programme known as the Millionaire Club has been a great success for keen and reluctant readers alike. Children have to choose a book and do a quiz, and then their name is put on a board.  Cooking offered from nursery upwards and by the time they leave some pupils are quite proficient – we watched the construction of some beautiful gingerbread houses...

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Our aim is to promote self-reliance, responsibility, compassion and boldness and also to foster a sense of teamwork, the intellectual freedom to be creative, the confidence and enterprise to initiate and the resilience to cope with adversity. We achieve this and much more by being adventurous.

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Since 2001 Mr Richard Yeates (50s). Joined the senior school as deputy head in 2000 and became headmaster of the prep a year later. Educated at Exeter University and The Royal College of Music. Previously director of music at King’s Hall, Taunton and housemaster at King’s College, Taunton as well as being master in charge of the 1st XI cricket. He is also an ISI inspector. His wife is head of the nursery at Ashford, and they have three children who attended the senior school and are now at university or beyond. Mr Yeates is a good communicator and is popular and highly respected by parents and children alike. He believes that the breadth of education offered by his school ‘unlocks ability’ and enables children to flourish. The school is his home and visitors...

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