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As one parent remarked, ‘The Merlin is aspirational and taps into each individual child’. Another added, ‘they give pupils lots of confidence, spotting opportunities and putting them their way’. The first head chose the school name with its distinctive wizard hat logo prior to tales of Harry Potter. Over the years this has become more embedded and developed and there is a sense of magic about the school and what it achieves...

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Since September 2021, Violet McConville. Joined the school eight years previously, running Early Years for the latter five. Studied ancient history at Edinburgh and PGCE at London South Bank. Kate Prest, the former head, is now principal.


Early viewing is advisable for this very popular, non-selective school. Prospective parents attend a half-termly open afternoon or fortnightly tour on a week day morning. Offers are made in order of date of registration - priority given to siblings. Occasionally places occur higher up the school. Children come from local nurseries: Putney, Fulham, Barnes, Southfields and Wimbledon.

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