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School’s raison d’etre is to supply the cathedral with its choristers and although this absolutely pervades the school we didn’t get the feeling that it defines it; one parent commented that it runs almost like ‘two parallel schools’. Pupils fall into one of three camps: cathedral choristers, a minority group of up to 20 boys in years 4 to 8; Worcester choristers: day boys selected to be part of the Worcester College choir (approximately another 20, viewed by many to have ‘the best of both worlds’), and the remaining cohort of around 110 boys who have varying degrees of...

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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

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Headmaster

Since 2014, Richard Murray BA MA PGCE. Educated at Bradfield College – a ‘profoundly inspiring’ experience which sparked his realisation that teaching was ‘one of the most important things a person could do’ – and Durham (English, history and philosophy). PGCE from Magdalene College Cambridge. Arrived at Christ Church after a 14-year stint at Teddies (10 as housemaster) to find a school with a ‘lovely, warm atmosphere’ – a palpable feeling that he has grasped and built upon. Staff and parents agree that ‘kindness has come to the fore and filtered down the school’ under his leadership. Has raised school’s profile, as well as the aspirations of the senior pupils, and built academic focus and rigour to create ‘a serious prep school’. Describes himself as a ‘choral music junkie’, just one of his cultural...

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Special Education Needs

We have a SENCO and staff qualified to deal with any problems as they arise as boys move through the school. We view sympathetically requests for boys' entry with some mild dyslexia, dyspraxia or physical or visual problems.

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