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At 11+ results are impressive, with healthy numbers of scholarships (a record 36 in 2024). In reception, a few little people had made a detour via the dressing up box and we were enchanted to see a dragon, a princess and a flamenco dancer. Year 3 were practising a catchy (somewhat graphic) song about Anubis and mummification for an imminent assembly on the ancient Egyptians. The issue of tutoring is as thorny here as elsewhere with some claiming it is rife and others insisting...


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Since 2023, Graeme McCafferty, after a period as acting head following the recent merger with St Dunstan’s College and the departure of his predecessor. ‘A breath of fresh air’, he ‘stepped into the breach’ and set to work. Not afraid to show his emotions he ‘also has some steel in there’ and is willing to make tricky decisions. ‘He’s been absolutely fantastic: zero reservations,’ we were told.

Born and educated north of the border. ‘The plan was always to be a teacher or do something with children.’ BEd (primary), first job in Glasgow and then schools in Dubai (where he met, in the classroom next door, his future wife) and Shanghai. Returned to London and a five-year stint at Dulwich Prep as director of studies. Throughout these years, head built...

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