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Staff, parents and pupils value the family atmosphere and careful pastoral approach, which helps develop confident, well-rounded boys. 'The staff are sensitive and they really know the boys,’ a parent told us. ‘They help them, but in a subtle way.’ Curriculum geared to capturing interests. 'We have tried to develop a prep school feel, with an emphasis on preparing them for senior school,’ says the school, adding that the style and teaching are ‘very practical.' Boys have access to the huge senior school yard at break-times to run around and let off steam, but any who prefer to stay indoors...

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The 100-strong QEH Junior School provides an enjoyable and enriched educational experience which is relevant and meaningful for every single boy. We aim to develop each boy's personal qualities, provide a sound foundation for the future, and ensure that every boy leaves recognising himself as a lifelong learner.

QEH Junior School is unique in Bristol and, being small, focuses on the individual, fostering a love of learning whilst nurturing the interests and talents of each boy. Each will move on with ease and confidence to secondary education, secure in numeracy and literacy. We aim to be a happy place with strong pastoral care, academic excellence, and high standards in drama, sport and music. ...Read more

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Since September 2017, David Kendall, previously deputy head at Newton Prep in London. History degree from St David's University College, Lampeter, PGCE afrom Roehampton Institute and studying for a masters in educational leadership. He has taught at a variety of preps in London and the south east, including the role of head of upper section at Westminster Under School. Married with three children and two stepchildren, and has a wide variety of sporting and other interests.


Main intakes are years 3 and 5, but increasing demand to join in year 6. Some children come from independent schools but most from local state primaries. During assessment days, boys work with head on maths, reading, writing and verbal reasoning. 'We hate the idea of a formal exam for children of that age. We're looking for potential –...

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