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The outdoor space into which boys spill enthusiastically at break and lunchtime is something of a gem: a garden rather than a playground. It is an oasis of green with fruit trees, climbing roses, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and herbs. The boys play games around and within the vegetation as well as in the slightly more open areas where table tennis tables and badminton nets are erected. There are quiet corners for the quieter boys...

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Since January 2016, Alexander Wulffen Thomas (30s), who was previously deputy head at Westminster Cathedral Choir School. He was educated at Stonyhurst College and Durham University, where he read Russian. He worked for a specialist risk consultancy before joining WCCS in 2010.


Boys come from local pre-prep and primary schools and most live within three miles of the school. Entry is into year 3 (10 boys) and year 4 (10 boys). School over-subscribed at both points but so far the temptation to select purely on the basis of ability has been resisted. Priority is given to brothers of current pupils and to Roman Catholics. After that, references from schools and observations made during an activity afternoon form the basis of any decision to offer a place. The school is well aware that for some parents...

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