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The school was founded to offer an academic sixth form education to the children of Rutland. ‘As soon as you walk into the school you feel it’s a happy place,’ was said by more than one parent. ‘There’s an air of calm and purpose.’ Pupils very much expected to knuckle down and get on with it, and they do, ably supported by conscientious, dedicated teachers, ‘I have the utmost respect for them,’ said by many...

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Since 2016, John Harrison (40s). A Lancastrian with a degree in geography from Lancaster, PGCE from Nottingham. Always wanted to teach. ‘I loved my subject so it was the natural step to teach it.’ Vice principal at neighbouring Catmose College before his first headship at Harington. Took over from previous incumbent Dyl Powell who had previously been head at independent Stamford High School, part of Stamford Endowed Schools. He has an open door policy and there’s no hiding in his office, bit of a goldfish bowl where he is visible to all. Students happy to pop their head round the door to speak to him because of this. He knows them all. Liked by pupils and parents, ‘he’s a normal man with children who is happy to join in.’ ‘Approachable’ said by all, we...

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