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The culture supports turning one’s hand to come-what-may: the headmaster teaches a decent number of lessons and views marking prep, setting classes and carrying chairs up and downstairs as a natural and perfectly appropriate task. The supremely capable director of music is also head of classics. In a modest-sized school, everyone pitches into the drama – the majority of senior boys were heavily involved in the recent production of The Sound of Music. ‘Staff here,’ says the head admiringly, ‘just knuckle down...'

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At Hereward House we aim to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which every child can thrive and feel comfortable. Whilst embracing the highest academic aspirations for our boys, we believe that a school should not be an exam factory. We strive to create a stimulating, purposeful and happy community, where every child feels valued and secure. We aim to be a school where boys will be encouraged and assisted to develop academically, morally, emotionally, culturally and physically. It is our belief that each boy should enjoy his school days and reflect upon them with pride, pleasure and affection. We are preparing boys not just for senior school, but for life. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Pascal Evans (40s), formerly at Westminster Under and Colet Court. Gentle, reflective, low-key – but do not be deceived: Mr Evans has a very supple mind (with a law degree from Oxford) and is a man of wide-ranging talents and interests - passionately interested in football, and a serious runner who still puts in some 40 miles a week. ‘I like the thinking time,’ he says. ‘Most of the knottier problems can be untangled in the course of a longish run’. Married with a Japanese wife and two teenage daughters – both trilingual.


Most boys arrive in the September following their 4th birthday. As one might expect of a relatively small school which lies in the heart of Belsize Park, it’s heavily oversubscribed. But Mr Evans and his colleagues are emphatic that they...

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