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A warm, inclusive and nurturing school that's on the rise, doubling its pupil numbers over the last four years and renowned locally as the ‘family school,’ thanks in no small part to its fantastic team of happy and dedicated staff. Art is important and they make the most of their beautiful surroundings. For year 1 a typical class may involve a walk around the grounds followed by…

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Since September 2017, Andrew Trythall (50s), 'by pure coincidence’ now in the very role his father held in the late 1970’s. A keen musician, educated at neighbouring Shebbear College before going onto the University of East Anglia to study music, where he specialised in recording engineering and electro-acoustic music followed by a PGCE. Father of four children, all accomplished musicians, the eldest in teaching, one studying journalism at Westminster, another in a gap year having done A levels at Kingsley and the youngest currently amongst the pupil cohort.

Engaging and warm, he comes to life when talking about family, travel and music. He and his wife Joy (also from Devon, been together since their teens) took their young children off to India on an adventure that led to 10 years living...

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