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Tutors (Hill House speak for teachers) are ‘characterful and brilliant,’ we heard. Teaching is a relaxed but traditional affair, although one pupil said there are ‘strict ones’.  Mediaeval history class exploring popular pastimes and resulting in game of conkers looked great fun, but Latin class with ‘scholarship’ group offered drier fare. Classrooms all happy, lively, surprisingly chatty places but…

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

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Since 2002, Richard Townend. Grew up sweeping and polishing the floors of Hill House. ‘The children think I’m 100,’ he quips - and he probably is around mid-70s although spruce, sprightly and remarkably good at remembering pupils’ names. Known affectionately as Mr Richard he accepted the head’s baton when his father and founder of school, Lt-Col Townend died. Hill House is a proud family affair and his own two sons, Edmund (deputy head) and William (bursar), appear poised in the wings for dynastic succession. Their avuncular father, graduate of Royal College of Music’s Conservatoire, originally taught music at Hill House. He continues to lead choirs and plays organ, treating us to an impromptu rendition of the national anthem with school band corralled in support. Anthem a mainstay of weekly assembly (‘because we are British’)...

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