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Records are broken annually at the traditional summer sports day and having a pool on site means that they usually trounce the competition at swimming galas. Chess, drama productions, musical performances, river-dipping, sleepovers, ski trips and jaunts into the Lake District and beyond are all part of school life. Head writes a weekly newsletter to parents, so plenty of useful and interesting information about school life and events available just in case your offspring is less than forthcoming in the ‘What did you do at school today?’ department. Bags of…

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since February 2020, Mr J N Miller, previously deputy head since September 2012.

Entrance

Assessment are whole day procedures, including assembly with the head, followed by testing in maths (including mental arithmetic) and English – spelling, comprehension and creative writing. The day usually ends with an iPad session to check out creativity. There are rumours that pupils are assessed on table manners over lunch but school insists that’s not true...

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