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A collection of semi-rural buildings punctuated by courtyards and outside spaces that cleverly maximise the opportunities for outdoor education (we’ve never seen so many woodland classrooms, play areas and nature trails in...

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Holmwood House School aims to provide an excellent education for a wide range of pupils. A high emphasis is placed on pastoral care to produce happy, well-rounded individuals.

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Alexander Mitchell, 40s. Originally from Perthshire, though he worries the burr is fading, having spent more of his life down south than north of the border (not to Essex ears, it isn’t). Educated at Napier in Edinburgh, with a degree in music from Colchester and PGCE from Reading. Has taught in the state and public, single-sex and co-ed, day and boarding sectors, most recently for three years as head of the music school at Loughborough Endowed Schools and 10 years as director of music at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. ISI inspector for 10 years. He’s only the fifth Holmwood head in its 90-year history and the first ever not to have any past association with the school. ‘Underneath his friendly, easy-going exterior there is a respected, efficient, deep-thinking workaholic,’ notes a perceptive parent....

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