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While there’s still the impressive Grade II listed façade of the original school, the rabbit warren corridors and cramped classrooms of the attached teaching block are now consigned to the history books, replaced instead with a large, contemporary teaching area that’s so bright and airy you might want to take your sunglasses if you book a tour. The new entrance leads to a sun drenched STEAM-focused atrium with library, specialist science room and break out areas, plus café for parents. None of this is lost on parents who – while a discerning bunch (this is the north London bubble after all) – choose the school because…

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Since 2018, Alyson Lobo, previously deputy head and at the school since 2005. Prior to that she taught and was deputy head at a local infant school. BEd from Leicester – an easy degree decision, having had her eye firmly on teaching since 14-years-old. Partly in the blood (her father was a lecturer), she also recalls being ‘completely shy when I was younger, yet I seemed to come alive in front of the class’. Still grabs opportunities to teach, currently to year 6.

Warm and friendly, but runs a tight ship and very much has her eye on the end game. ‘She’s kept the academics robust but since she’s taken over, I feel the school is as much about wellbeing, kindness and empathy,’ said one. ‘More creative and outdoorsy too,’...

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