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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 head, 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 2008, Martin Morris BEd BA (50s). Educated at Downsend Prep, Dauntsey's, Exeter University and OU. Taught biology and physics at Sedbergh, then moved to Leighton Park School in Berkshire. Appointed head of Catteral Hall in Giggleswick in 1995, then became head of Kingham Hill, Oxfordshire in 2000. After decades as a boarding houseparent, he arrived at QEH Junior a year after it opened in the former boarding houses of the senior school.

Married to Gill, a boarding housemistress at Haberdasher's Monmouth School for Girls, and they have seven grown-up children. Pop art portraits of them all, painted by one of his daughters, line his study walls. Four grandchildren.

A keen sportsman (and West Ham fan), head plays league cricket, coaches and plays hockey and has run...

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