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A school that clearly never stops evolving and which parents value for the breadth of sometimes unusual opportunities offered — eg steel band and allotments — and impressive facilities for a prep school this size. But as the head points out, ‘You may have the shiniest buildings but without the right culture and atmosphere, none of that matters.’ Happily those attributes are very much in place too. Splendid all weather pitches, fantastic play areas with tempting climbing structures, and multiple seating and shelter areas (enjoyed in summer outdoor classes and by waiting mums). Very strong academically, without feeling…

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Since September 2019, Christian Saenger (30s), previously deputy head (academic) at York House School in Herts. Began his (first) headship the very month the school’s brilliant new sports hall was completed. Ironically, of course, it was to be some time before either of them could experience ‘a normal Dumpton year’.

Mr Saenger was inspired to be an early adopter of the Teach First programme after reading English at UCL (where he captained the first XI hockey team and was an enthusiastic thespian) by a biology teacher who liked his intuitive way of explaining things and told him: ‘You’d make a really good teacher.’

What he imagined would be a toe in the water soon became a vocation as he ‘fell in love with teaching and working with children’....

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