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Parents say it’s first and foremost an academic school, and one best suited to boys who are willing to knuckle down. ‘It is competitive, and the work load is pretty high, but allowance and time is made for those who find it more of a challenge; they will be split into a smaller group and helped,’ one told us. Lessons showed high levels of engagement on our visit. In a year 1 maths class a boy told us solemnly, ‘We are learning to use a ruler, follow instructions, and make predictions’. Another group was studying…

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Mrs Clare Turnbull BA became Head of Lanesborough School in September 2007. Her previous posts include; Director of Studies and Head of French at Maidwell Hall School in Northamptonshire. In September 2004, she was appointed Deputy Head of Lanesborough.

She was educated at Ashford School, and went to Exeter University where she read Education and French. It was here that she met her husband Andy.

Clare’s interests include sport, travel (especially to France) and keeping chickens.
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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

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Since 2007, Mrs Clare Turnbull, previously deputy head for three years, but after a decade here she has no itchy feet, she assures us. ‘I have no desire to move on to another headship. Here I can still teach, and that matters, and every year I have done new things,’ she says. It was always her ambition to work in a cathedral choir school, following a childhood in which she was immersed in Canterbury Cathedral, where her father is a retired honorary canon. Mrs Turnbull is herself a lay canon at Guildford Cathedral. Previous posts include director of studies and head of French at Maidwell Hall School in Northamptonshire.

Outside the school gates most evenings, having informal chats with parents and boys, we’re told. Plain speaking, and wants to know...

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