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Once the senior leaders have talked, they head out into the playground - come rain or shine - to greet the children and parents as they arrive and make themselves as available as possible to anyone who might need to speak to them. It’s not uncommon for parents to go to the school with concerns about someone else’s child; but it is uncommon for them to be met with a response other than ‘Yes - we know about that issue. We’re already on it.’ The facilities are better than you’d find in some secondary schools. There’s a lot of specialist teaching and the resources to go with it...

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The Junior School has recently undergone a phased extension to its premises. This includes a new Sports Hall, music classrooms including 5 individual peripatetic teaching rooms plus a sectional room and composing room. There is also a new science laboratory and technology laboratory, along with a new art and design area, general storage and cloakroom areas throughout the school. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Guy Rands (40s). Previously academic deputy head of the Grange Senior School. Studied molecular biology at Manchester University. He began his career working for a pharmaceutical company in Switzerland and moved into teaching after a stint volunteering in a special school and time working in residential childcare. His first teaching job was at a grammar school in the Wirral and he had always worked in secondary schools - teaching science and in leadership roles - until, as academic deputy head at the Grange, he became interested in ‘the formative stage’ and decided to spend half a day a week at the junior school, focusing his thoughts on ‘how to get that stage spot on’ and ‘embed the values that will set the children up for life’. When the previous head of the...

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