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‘Little boys look up to their seniors, and the older ones set a good example and look after the younger ones.’ High fives abound throughout the school, and when out and about in Ealing, too. Traditional common entrance subjects are taught with rigour and old-fashioned values, fountain pen and ruler (for underlining, rest assured) at the ready. Male teachers in shirt and tie, addressed as Sir. Resilience is a necessary attribute, respect too, in a school community where 37 different languages are spoken at home. Tolerance and kindness are...

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Since 2020, Giles Entwisle, former head of Bede’s Prep School in Eastbourne. Mr Entwisle, or Giles, as he likes to be known, cut his teeth as a French and sports teacher at Cottesmore in Sussex (where he met his Spanish wife, Regina, also a language teacher), before being variously housemaster, head of foreign languages and head of year at other co-ed country prep schools. The move from the bracing sea air of the south coast to an academic boys’ prep school in a diverse west London suburb is, he says, ‘a dream’. His aim? ‘To deliver a relevant, modern, forward-looking curriculum to boys, to prepare them for life, not just the next stage of their education.’ ‘I want to challenge them and watch them reach for the stars.’ An additional lure was to oversee...

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