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Die-hard Chelsea fan and published author of children’s fiction and historical western novels, he also writes the lyrics and scripts for all year 6 school productions. Head constantly refers to Manor Lodge as a ‘family school’ and it benefits in atmosphere from its co-ed pupil body which gives off a friendly, relaxed vibe. Boys and girls mix freely and provide ‘healthy competition’ for one another in the classroom, according to parents, and pupils say that although the school has high standards, it is ‘not super strict.’ School community, from the north London/south Herts environs, is ‘very demanding’...

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Headmaster

Since 2011 Mr Gil Dunn Cert Ed (60s). Educated at Brooklands School, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes College of Education. Understated, sincere and popular with pupils (‘he’s really funny but can be strict’) and parents, who say he is ‘totally dedicated to the children.’ Describes himself as an ‘accidental headmaster,’ having been persuaded into the role by governors after 10 years as deputy, following the sudden departure of the short-lived former head. A keen cricketer and former tennis coach, started his career at Burnham Secondary (‘tough but great fun,’) with a one-year stint teaching PE, rising to head of department. Moved as director of sport to Wakeman School in Shrewsbury before joining Frensham Heights School as housemaster. Took first deputy headship at Beisham Mae Jewish School in east London then moved into the prep...

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