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Sport is a central plank of the St John’s education, and facilities are truly outstanding, with a multitude of pitches and venues catering for almost any interest. The head modestly describes the outcome as ‘solid’ – ‘We win and lose, it’s nicely balanced.’  Parents see it as level headed and inclusive. Parents rate the school for its nurturing atmosphere, family feel and well-balanced approach. A strong emphasis throughout on…

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Since 2013, Sean Robinson BSc PGCE (60s). Attended Huish’s Grammar School in Taunton before heading off to Loughborough University – ‘because of the rugby’- where he studied maths followed by a PGCE in maths and sport. Thence to Belmont School for 10 years, transferring to St John’s as deputy head in 1995. Continues to teach maths – ‘When I became head, I didn’t want to lose the interaction with the boys’- and sport remains a passion. (In his spare time, he’s a keen supporter of Saracens Rugby Club and Manchester City.)

Parents admire him for his hard-working, straight-talking and caring approach. ‘He’s fabulous - approachable and warm.’ ‘He remembers things about every boy.’ ‘He really puts his heart and soul into it.’ ‘The other day there was a problem with roadworks,...

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