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'A little bit different, not bland.' Teaching is rooted in the good, old fashioned prep school tradition, focusing on core common entrance subjects but allowing time to go off-piste to delve deeper. The delightful garden is used to optimal effect and for annual events (summer fair, leavers' barbecue  and prizegiving - the Conkers Cup as coveted as the Server's Thurible ... 

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Since 2016, Alex Thomas BA PGCE. The first person boys meet and greet on the front steps every morning, Mr Thomas is the face of the school. He shows an interest in everyone and greets every boy by name. ‘He even knows the name of our dog,’ said one mother. His jaunty air of confidence sets the tone and he is considered ‘a very safe pair of hands’ by parents who feel he is ‘engaging and caring’. They trust his judgment and value his approachability. ‘He’s not on a pedestal, but gets down to everyone’s level, whoever they are.’ In his study hang prints of his alma mater Stonyhurst, and also of University College Durham, where he read Russian. Mr Thomas started his teaching career at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, thence to St Philip’s...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a SENCO who oversees some learning support for a number of pupils with mild dyslexic, dyspraxic or other special educational needs, provided by specialists in the appropriate field. Nov 09

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