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School was riding high on their 40-strong choir coming second in the BBC’s Songs of Praise Choir of the Year competition when we visited. Pupils say that ‘the teachers are all really nice’, ‘friends are nice and loyal’ and ‘you’re taught to be competitive with yourself.' Parents (40 per cent of whom work in medicine or education) agreed. They told us that children are ‘relaxed and happy’ here and that ‘teachers adapt to the individual child.' Sport is…

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Entrance examinations consist of: 8 & 9 - maths, reading, comprehension & reasoning including an interview. 11 - English, Maths & VR including an interview prior to examination.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of the junior school

Since 2010, Peter Doyle BSc PGCE (40s). Read economics at Bristol then spent four years in industry. Followed family vocation by doing PGCE at Hull, then taught in primary schools in the home counties before moving to Stamford Bridge Primary as deputy head. He was deputy head here for three years before being appointed as head.

Approachable and caring, with an easy manner. He is a constant support at school events and clearly proud of pupils’ achievements. He believes in ‘building self-esteem and confidence in a culture of high expectation’ and says school aims to instil in each pupil ‘the belief in their ability to succeed’.

A keen squash player, he also enjoys camping and hill walking. Married to Rachel and they have three...

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