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Boys say the teachers (all subject specialists, a few currently shared with the prep) are ‘kind’, ‘engaging’ and ‘willing to explain things in three, four, five different ways – written, via a demo, with verbal instructions, whatever it takes’. Maths gets a special mention – ‘it’s really improved and very, very well taught,’ felt one boy. Progress is closely monitored – it was exam week when we visited, which boys reported as ‘going well’ but ‘it’s nice when another one is over’. One had gone to matron to get some Rescue Remedy – ‘they’re good at helping with anxiety’. Trips are synonymous with the prep and it’s looking set to be similar here – young historians were heading off to Bavaria a fortnight after our visit, while…


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Since 2022, Will Walker, previously second master at Bruern’s prep school, where he taught for eight years. Came here to oversee the opening of the school and lead it for its first two years, after which he’ll be working in a position across both schools. Prior to Bruern, he worked in a state boarding school in Lincolnshire. He studied French and German at Warwick, and has an MSc in learning and teaching from Oxford and an MEd in educational leadership from Buckingham. Mild-mannered and laid back, parents appreciate that he’s ‘very fatherly with the boys’, including being ‘direct when he needs to be – for example if they need a shower!’ Resides in small office with beautiful antique desk, just off the main hall. ‘Has a completely open-door policy’ and ‘answers emails even on...

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