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The pace is sprightly but, parents reassure us, never excruciating. A parent said, ‘No, honestly, the children really don’t seem to find it pressured’. Ambition is unquestionably a good thing, but when you hear that a recent drama production was Hamlet you wonder if we aren’t getting just a little ahead of ourselves here… until you meet the drama teacher, a former West End actor and dancer...

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Entrance assessments: during an informal process pupils will be given an opportunity to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills as appropriate for their age. A school report is also considered for all entry ages.

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Since September 2019, Saskia van Schalkwyk BA (Roehampton), previously deputy head of The Granville School in Sevenoaks, where she was also head of maths and of PSCHE. Has teaching experience in both state and independent co-ed schools. A trained ISI inspector, her interests include umpiring netball, running and cycling. She is married to a teacher and has two children.


Boys and girls come from a wide range of feeders, both local primaries and also The New School, an independent pre-prep in Exminster. There’s a small contingent of relocators - from London, mostly - who are pleased to discover that their child can start any time so long as there’s room. The school is exceedingly popular with medics and you see why when you gaze over to the south east side of the campus and there,...

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