Orley Farm School A GSG School
- Orley Farm School
South Hill Avenue
- Head: Mr Tim Calvey
- T 020 8869 7600
- F 020 8869 7601
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.orleyfarm.harrow.sch.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Harrow
- Pupils: 493
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: £13,284 - £15,324 pa
- Open days: Wednesday mornings by appointment & Saturday 8th Oct 2016
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The ‘Edge’ programme, which sees children participate in age-appropriate experiences from planning – then following unaccompanied – a route into central London on public transport to fixing a bicycle puncture or spending time with local elderly people, demonstrates that school is not just paying lip service to developing EQ as well as IQ.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2013, Mr Tim Calvey (40s), formerly school’s deputy head and art teacher, rocketed to headship following the sudden departure of his predecessor following an ‘error of judgement’ (worth googling, even just to learn what ‘acrostic’ means). Hailing from a teaching dynasty, grew up in Zimbabwe in the boarding house run by his father. Passionate about sport and art, got his teaching degree at Christ Church University before cutting his teeth at Northbourne Park School in Kent under an inspirational head ‘who pushed all the boundaries,’ then landing at Eagle House (Wellington College’s prep) around the same time as Anthony Seldon took the helm at the senior school – spending a six year period there that ‘shaped him.’ In true Seldon style, impassioned by well-being and development – ‘we have to find ways to...