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Full use of the senior school music facilities by a 50-strong junior orchestra and 65 per cent of the school in the junior choir, winning their category in the recent Harrogate Festival.  Recent addition all-weather Astroturf raising the profile of hockey in the list of traditional team sports available. Use of professional coaching raising standards demonstrated by recent success as national school competition finalists in swimming and cricket. Hot on manners and respect, ‘instilling values and standards which are often overlooked in the 21st century’...

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Since 2014, Simon Bailey (40s), previously deputy head at Taunton Prep. Has also been head of juniors at Colet Court and taught at Dulwich Prep. BA in primary education and PE from Edge Hill College, Lancaster University. He teaches a wide range of subjects, including geography, English, RE, IT, PSHE, PE and games. Proficient triathlete, plays golf and cricket and is an ardent rugby fan. Married to Janine; they have two young children.

Head of pre-prep: since 2008, Carol Berrie (50s), formerly deputy for six years after teaching at primary school, Lady Elizabeth Hastings, Thorp Arch near Wetherby. Warm, capable and welcoming, sets high standards for both staff and pupils. Believes in the importance of listening skills in learning. Brimming with enthusiasm, she has great rapport with her pupils. Delightful to...

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