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She gives you the reassurance that there will be no slips in the book bag asking you for more money. ‘We promise there will be nothing over the compulsory extras, everything is very transparent …' The school is easily accessed from the A3 with no winding country lanes to negotiate – the corollary to this is that it doesn’t have the easy parking and rolling fields of the preps deeper in the country. Hence the two parent gripes …

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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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