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The creative arts are plainly very important here - a lovely feature is the Olympic Wall in the main garden - a tiled mural which incorporates designs by every child in the school. A lovely wild garden with a pond, lots of homes for masonry bees and ladybirds, wild flowers and so on. The children in year 5 are responsible for the gardening and there is a pond club too. Each child we spent time with was friendly, relaxed, happy and engaged. Bouncing about full of things to talk about. You can pretty much hear their little brains fizzing...

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

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Since September 2014, Christopher Wright, previously assistant head at Exeter Cathedral School. Degree from Warwick in industrial economics, and masters in economics. Has taught at Winchester House School, St Edward’s Oxford, The Banda School in Nairobi and Moor Park. Married to Jo; their youngest child has joined the school. Likes squash, tennis, scuba diving and surfing.


Not selective in its lower years and accepts children into the nursery from age 3. There is also an intake in reception and at age 7, although entrance is possible at other ages, subject to space and suitability. As children get older there are interviews and entrance tests and a requirement for reports from their current school. Substantial scholarships are available for boys who join the school as cathedral choristers (from age 7).

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