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On the subject of conkers, parents delight in the fact that their offspring are allowed to collect – and actually play with – them: ‘They’re not wrapped in cotton wool – when it snows, they’re outside having snowball fights.’ Bravo. Tucked around the corner from the touristy high street and without grand gates or a long, winding drive, St George’s boasts something no other can: the imposing presence of Windsor Castle. Gone is the appointment of head boy or girl and there are no prefects, head chorister or sports team captains. These, it seems, were…

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Since 2019, William Goldsmith. Educated at Radley and Durham (history and music). Teaching in his blood; grew up at Cokethorpe where his father was head (‘I was always playing schools’), and later Cranleigh where his parents took retirement jobs as maths teacher and matron respectively. Cut his teeth at a school in Cape Town straight from university, and from there all paths led to Windsor. Must have been a no-brainer for the governors when hiring: boarding prep experience (Ludgrove and Highfield); understanding the complexities of choir schools (St Paul’s Cathedral School, where he was director of music); and most recently, headship (St Leonard’s Junior School, Fife). Check, check and check. Who better to stop to the revolving door to the head’s office at St George’s from spinning?

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