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Classrooms at lower end of school open on to their own enclosed areas. When we visited, one had been temporarily transformed into a mini racing track, complete with scooters, toy cars and cardboard petrol pumps. Pupils get the chance to air their views at school council meetings. Previous head was astonished when girls vetoed his plans for a school disco and said they’d like a barn dance instead. Parents give school a firm thumbs-up. Two-thirds of girls are from families where both parents work, and with this in mind recently introduced breakfast club...

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Head of junior school

Since September 2012, Mr Ross Urquhart BSc (early 40s). Previously head of Broughton Manor Prep School and deputy head of Milton Keynes Prep School.

A PE and geography graduate from Brunel University, he has a passion for sport (tennis and skiing) and has taught all junior school subjects. Married to Nicola; they have two daughters, both at the school.


Pupils admitted to nursery (open for 46 weeks of the year) on a first come, first served basis. After that main entry points are reception, year 3, year 5 and (increasingly) year 6. Prospective pupils visit for a half day, doing assessments in English and maths, before hearing whether they've got a place. Not completely full at the moment – 'possibly due to our selective entry, not that it's...

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