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Fabulous music school that is shared with the other schools in the Loughborough Schools Foundation. Please note the grand piano (Steinway) in one recital room; they have others too. Plenty of teams for all. Sport rotated and varied, so even the least sporty boy can find a niche. Mention must go to DT: a massive department, with state of the art equipment, run by a very enthusiastic teacher. The boys are taken driving round a local race track in the cars they have restored and built...

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Headmaster

Since September 2021, Dr Christopher Barnet (interim head). Was a lecturer in economics at Brunel University, head of history at Bradfield College and senior deputy head at Dauntsey’s.

Entrance

Entry into year 6 is small, 17 places, and not publicised; mainly takes younger siblings. Most boys, 131, join in year 7, with a third coming from the affiliated prep school Fairfield, the rest from state primaries. Entrance exam; they are looking for bright sparks. A small number join in year 9. Another 25 or so join the sixth form, 10 overseas boarders, the rest from the state system, mainly to study maths and sciences. Five 6s at GCSE as an absolute minimum are needed for the sixth form, higher for certain subjects including maths, sciences and languages. Most new entrants have a fistful of 8-9s. School...

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Special Education Needs

We are currently able to offer limited support for pupils with special educational needs but are not able to offer any specialist teaching. The progress of pupils with special educational needs is carefully monitored. 10-09


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