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Expect long days. ‘My child is worn out by Sunday,’ said one more than one parent (a good or bad thing, depending on your outlook). From 4-5.15pm daily, there are timetabled activities. For year 9s, these could be anything from writing CVs to Bromsgrove Badge (feeds into CCF, which is compulsory from year 10), music, sport and drama. Or why not choose from one of the 350+ clubs, which also run before school and at lunchtimes? You could build and race an electric car, do beekeeping, gardening, debating, play golf, go horse riding or join (or set up) an academic society, to name a few. Academically, breadth, flexibility and support are the stars of the show. Impressively, A level, IB and BTEC all on offer in sixth form, and students rave about how they can…

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Since 2022, Michael Punt MSc PGCE, previously head of Chigwell School and before that, academic deputy at The Perse. An Essex boy, he was educated at Brentwood School, did his physics degree at Oxford and has a master’s in semiconductor science from Imperial, which led to an initial career in the electronics materials industry. Finally gave in to his ‘calling’ in 1993 at St Dunstan's in London, which he combined with an on-the-job PGCE. He is an ISI inspector and vice-chair of the HMC pastoral committee.

As we sit and chat on the Chesterfields in his large, immaculate office, he radiates Labrador-like enthusiasm about the school: ‘It’s just such an exciting place!’ There’s a kindness, soft edge and sociability that pupils feel has lightened the mood. They particularly appreciate that...

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