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Spacious, light, bright classrooms with colourful displays and at least one glass wall. We were particularly taken by the enchanting mini red sofa and armchairs in the library, sited in the atrium. Parents very happy with academic aspects – 'The teachers know the children well and bring them on very well', 'They encourage them and develop their confidence so they achieve more', 'brilliant maths teaching'.  'There's a strong bond between the teachers and students,' according to a remarkably self-possessed girl who had joined year 6 from a state school and settled in quickly and happily...

 

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Head of the preparatory school

Since 2005, Shann Wilcox BEd (late 50s), attended high school in Liverpool, then Leeds University, where she read maths and PE. Taught those subjects at Queensmount School and Wentworth College, Bournemouth, head of juniors at Queen Mary's, Thirsk. Teaches Latin and scholarship class, also a very lively and expert asset for maths. Has introduced specialist teaching from year 3 and developed sports so more matches possible.

Approachable and readily available to parents - 'She knows all the children and the parents', 'She's fantastic...you can go to her with anything' (parents). Impressively on top of the job and very happy in it; firm when necessary. Married to Ian, a quantity surveyor; two adult daughters; enjoys sport and cooking.

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