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‘A good place for children in the middle’, according to pupils and parents, who describe the school as ‘not pushy academically,’ though through target setting, small classes (maximum 20) and good rapport between pupils and teachers, they ‘reach and often exceed potential’. ‘In another setting my child wouldn’t have been so successful in GCSEs,’ a parent claimed, ‘especially as they don’t make STEM sound geeky here.’ The grade 1 listed building has its challenges, including the warren-like arrangement of classrooms and departments, but students take it in their stride...

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Set in 27 acres of beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Sevenoaks, Kent, Radnor House Sevenoaks is a forward-thinking, co-educational school for pupils from 2 to 18. A Radnor House education is founded on our guiding principles of excellence, perseverance, respect and courage. Our nurturing, happy and active environment, with a wide range of co-curricular opportunities and excellent pastoral care, inspires and challenges pupils. ...Read more

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Since January 2024, David Paton, former head and board director of the school. During his break – when he and his wife Jo remained involved in the school - he did a master’s degree (his second) in international education and development at Sussex University. He also founded a low-cost primary school in Uganda (Radnor Junior School, Semuto) and is a governor at two local primary schools. As a qualified mountain leader, he leads the gold DofE award at Radnor. ‘Working in education for over 20 years, the thing I most love about schools is every child’s potential,’ he says. ‘They are like sponges, with an insatiable thirst not just for knowledge but also for values and character.’

Married to Jo, with three children, all of whom have been through the school....

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