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 All female staff except for the head of music. The head describes them as ‘passionate and dynamic’, ‘incredibly impressed with their work ethic, the best I’ve seen at any school’ and ‘open-minded to new initiatives’. Classrooms are mostly spacious and all wonderfully bright, often with views of Victorian rooftops. The school seems to be perceived as very much ‘traditional’, but we’d add without being remotely stuffy. Mr Snowball can see why it has that reputation...

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What the school says...

The Headmaster Mr Oliver Snowball feels that an outstanding education prioritises the development of two qualities: a lifelong love of learning and a deep-rooted respect for people and places.

He wants the girls to have an ‘adventure at school’ and for each of them to feel they are known, nurtured and challenged. Thus, in the classroom, the girls flourish without the pressures of any gender stereotyping and are able to grab the opportunities presented to them.

Mr Snowball wants to be sure that staff are fully prepared for all pupils’ needs and that each girl is treated as a special and unique individual. The fact that 33 pupils were offered scholarships between 2017-2019, is a testament to the fact that this policy of kindness and individual nurturing works.The Headmaster and his staff really do make sure that all their pupils reach their full potential with a mixture of traditional values, contemporary teaching and fun.
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Since 2016, Oliver Snowball (early 40s). BA (in English literature), MA (in theatre studies) and PGCE. Previously a teacher of English and drama at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, then at various points head of drama and senior housemaster at Kent College Pembury. Most recently deputy head and interim head at Kent College Prep.

Energetic, immaculately turned out, friendly and engaging, with an almost paper-free glamorous (if hot on a summer’s day) office/greenhouse, Mr Snowball seems to have hit the ground running with his vision for the school and is clearly engaged with contemporary educational debate. Firstly, he has introduced a focus around seven character traits that he feels will help children perform to the best of their ability. They include grit, optimism, empathy and trust. The head and teachers...

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