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Whatever the school lacks in space it greatly makes up for in friendliness: if there were a prize for the most welcoming atmosphere this school would be in the running. Teachers invited us into lessons, and pupils showed impeccable manners. A science class in the middle of an experiment gladly redid the combustion exercise just for our visit. Parents comment on the ‘teaching with substance’. Pupils say the trips aid what they learn in the classroom. They particularly look forward to…

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11+ Maths, English, Science & non-Verbal Reasoning. Prospective students called for interview upon achieving exam pass rate.

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Headmistress

Since January 2017, Mrs Wendy Kempster, previously deputy head for five years at Loughborough High. BSc from Reading; has also inter alia been head of maths and assistant head at Nottingham Girls' High. An ISI inspector and an advanced skills teacher, has been a governor at three different schools, and has been married for nearly 25 years to a senior leader in FE. They have three sons at university. She sings with the Bach Choir and enjoys running, cycling, swimming and playing tennis.

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Single form entry lower school. Parents like the small classes and the fact that specialist teaching in art, DT, drama, PE and music is introduced to children from as early as year 1 and in some subjects from reception. While core subjects such as English, maths, science and humanities are taught...

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