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Tucked away in a quiet corner of central Oxford, it is described by a parent as 'a rare gem of a school.' Articulate and delightful guides extolled virtues of school. What's the best thing about this school? 'Absolutely everything,' came the answer. Favourite teacher? 'All of them!' – clearly experts in diplomacy as well as model pupils. Some prospective parents fear the school is too Christian – 'Not at all,' says a current parent. 'It's pretty low key.' Others put off by small size, but if you're looking for…

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What the school says...

Situated in a leafy corner of the heart of Oxford, the school has been educating boys since 1379 and supplying choristers for New College's internationally-renowned choir. With traditional academic, cultural and sporting strengths, the school prepares pupils for entry and scholarships to local independent schools and major boarding schools.

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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

Sports

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2008, Mr Robert Gullifer MA Cantab (50s). Educated at Bristol Grammar School, followed by a choral exhibition at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (English). Previously head of English and under master at KCS Wimbledon, deputy head at The Dragon and deputy head at Bristol Grammar School. Was delighted to be appointed and is ‘extremely proud of the school and its boys’. Said of his formidable predecessor, ‘I have a different style’: clearly one that’s an improvement and has proved popular with parents. Enthusiastically moving the school forward - has developed Saturday morning music, improved pastoral care, broadened extracurricular activities - ‘so important for the boys to develop lifelong interests’ - and introduced a weekly short service in New College chapel for the school plus parents. Teaches RS to the scholarship class, ie philosophy for...

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