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Once primarily a local school, today the school’s minibus service has extended its catchment considerably, attracting pupils from as far as Stanmore, Wembley and Ealing. Parents here put education front and centre, and many sacrifice a good deal to give their children the best they can afford. Music strong, with ‘fun’ and chapel choir, orchestra, bands, concerts and two musicals annually, plus individual lessons. Reasonable amount of outdoor space on site for sport. But a…

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Since 2014, Simon Ford BEd (50s). An ‘army child’, he spent his early years in Germany and Jamaica before landing back in England where he attended Sandle Manor School and King’s Bruton. Trained as a science teacher at the University of the West of England, he then taught for many years at all-boys’ preps (Copthorne School, Kingswood House, and, latterly, at Shrewsbury House in Epsom for 14 years, where he was deputy head). The birth of his daughter prompted him to look for a headship at a co-ed school. Genial and astute, he has transformed Quainton Hall from a local offering to a highly polished junior member of John Lyon’s Foundation, which consists of John Lyon School, Harrow School and John Lyon’s Charity. Continues to teach maths to Year 6 and to monitor every...

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