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Breadth rather than an exclusive drive towards good grades is the aim; a genuine wish to stimulate a sense of enquiry and wonder as well as accumulating knowledge. ‘I think the best thing about this school is that they trust you,’ a leaver told us. Plenty of sport and healthily enjoyed, ‘though you don’t have to be good at sports to make friends,’ a youngish boy told us. Boys look you in the eyes and smile. They seem very much at ease with each other and the staff  - that includes non-teaching staff as well. The departure of the head groundsman after nearly 40 years of loyal service was marked by a ceremony...

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Spanish at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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Since April 2016, Duncan Byrne, previously second master at Cheltenham College. Studied modern and medieval languages at Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar; has been head of modern languages at Colfe's and Whitgift and assistant head at Habs' Boys.

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As with much we encountered at Loughborough, the academic programme is carefully thought out. For the first three years the emphasis seems to be on learning for pleasure - or the pleasure of learning. Breadth rather than an exclusive drive towards good grades is the aim; a genuine wish to stimulate a sense of enquiry and wonder as well as accumulating knowledge. Clubs and societies outside the classroom seek to support that - see the list of clubs and activities below. ‘We aim to eliminate any barriers surrounding the classroom,’ one member of staff...

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