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An individual school from day one; not many of its rivals can boast having owned a racehorse or having had a headmaster who doubled up teaching the boys with acting as chauffeur at the beginning and end of the day. There are 'no mountains of homework', but parents are relaxed and confident that their boys will do well. Possibly to compensate for the lack of space back at base, they have invested in acres of well-manicured games fields in Barnes...

 

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Since 2016, Alexander Wulffen-Thomas BA PGCE (30s). The suit, tie and polished shoes are neat, tidy and conservative but the first impression is that he might be happier outside (runs up the stairs at speed). Born in the wilds of West Yorkshire, one away from the tail end of a large family, brought up in Cheshire and schooled at St Ambrose Prep, St Ambrose College and then Stonyhurst. Read Russian - 'it’s a country with a soul' - at Durham, then used his languages to find a job in the City. Left in his late 20s as it involved too much time in front of a computer screen dealing with dreary problems such as money laundering regulations and went to work at Westminster Cathedral Choir School, initially in an Evelyn Waugh-type role as a...

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