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Hymers is an unpretentious place. Standards and expectations are high and exam results very commendable. Little, if anything, to match it locally. Where talent is recognised (whether in sport, music or the arts) pupils are given support and encouragement but are expected to demonstrate commitment and be prepared to put in extra time and effort after school and on Saturdays. Opting out isn't an option. Pupils are open, bright, positive and enthusiastic. They value the… 

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Since September 2019, Justin Stanley (40s), previously deputy head at Hereford Cathedral School. Classics degree from Cambridge; previous posts include head of classics at Nottingham High and Manchester Grammar. He is married to Rachel and they have three children.


Pupils who join the junior school before year 6 no longer have to sit the entrance tests for the senior school. All others at 11+ entry sit competitive exams in maths, English and verbal and non-verbal reasoning, plus interview with the headd Four-form entry, 108 places in all (about 30 for external pupils, remainder transferring from own junior school). For sixth form, five GCSEs at grade 6 or above required. About 12 or so enter at 16, replacing the similar number of leavers.

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