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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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What the school says...

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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Since September 2020, Toby Freeman-Day, formerly deputy head at Guildford High Junior and previously a house master at Eaton House School. Prior to that, he was a class teacher at Northmead Junior School and learning support assistant at St Peter's Catholic School. Studied Archeology and History at Southampton University. Spare time mostly spent in the beautiful Surrey Hills with wife, Frankie, and young son, Charlie.


Focus on the key entry points (nursery, reception and year 3) to give yourself the best chance of a place. The school is currently full with a waiting list, so otherwise you are relying on someone leaving. However, increasing from three to four forms in year 3 from 2019 alongside becoming a 3-11 school.

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