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A parent remarked that her daughter was asked by her teacher, 'Do you ever learn your spelling words or do you just know them?' and on being told the latter was given an extra five, more challenging, words to learn every week. They seem to have found the secret recipe (maybe down to JB’s flirtation with food technology) to getting the maximum out of each child without taking the fun out of learning, and parents talk of their children being 'massively enthusiastic about going to school'...

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Since September 2020, Simon Gould, previously deputy head of Ravenscourt Park Prep since 2013. Hailing originally from Dorset, he trained in primary education and PE at St Mary's University College, Twickenham and has taught in the independent sector, in London schools, for over 20 years. Began his career as a PE teacher at Thomas's and spent seven years as the head of PE at Thomas's Battersea. Has extensive knowledge of the London senior school market.


Pupils attending the Hurlingham nursery are now guaranteed an offer of a place at the main school. They, along with others from a range of nurseries, go into three forms at reception. Siblings also prioritised and then those living within 1.2km of the school. Non-selective.

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