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A dazzling re-working of the central core has retained the period façade, but added a glamorous glass-clad extension at the rear, providing plenty in the way of new facilities, including a spacious library and sleek assembly hall. ‘It’s one of the things I’m proudest of,’ says the head. ‘It’s exactly how I imagined a modern learning environment.’

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Entrance criteria as follows: 11+ - English, Maths. Then interview for all candidates. 12+ English, Maths and modern language. 16+: As in A level subjects and Bs in all. Short interviews and aptitude test.

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Since January 2017, Matthew Shoults MA (Oxon) PGCE (Cantab) (40s). Spent two years in the civil service before teaching called: started off teaching classics at King's College School Wimbledon, then moved to North London Collegiate as head of classics in 2004, becoming deputy head and then senior deputy (combining academics with running the school on a day to day basis). His hobbies include amateur music making (violin and singing), hiking (Scottish Highlands and European Alps), cooking and crosswords.

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The Independent Schools inspectors have noted that at Notting Hill and Ealing, ‘the quality of pupils’ achievement and learning is exceptional’, and this is certainly reflected in league-table topping results at both GCSE and A level (90 per cent A*/A at GCSE, 72 per cent A*-A at A level in 2016). Performance is high across the...

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