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The IB group loves the small, but growing, tightly knit IB community and tells us that they get all the very best teachers – but the other groups said the same. Teaching staff come from a range of educational backgrounds – Oxbridge as well as the old polys – and this gives a sense that the school is grounded in the realities of life. It certainly brings home the rugby silverware, winning the last two national finals, but then the girls’ netball team are national champions too...

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Since 2014, Peter Clague, following a glittering career in New Zealand that embraced the state and independent sectors. Attracted by the school's sense of heritage and purpose, Peter says it was Bromsgrove’s challenge to the traditional public school image that clinched the deal for him. He is a huge supporter of IB and believes that its genuinely international spirit suffuses the whole school, bringing with it a progressive liberalism and excitement about modern educational developments. He has introduced more flexibility in the timetable, with longer lunch breaks for pupils to pursue co-curricular interests, and aligned the prep and senior school more closely, but perhaps the biggest changes are in the importance he is giving to the arts. There is more music and drama than ever before and a huge investment in the building of...

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