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‘They get used to working hard and playing hard but they never feel under pressure; the school is very good at tailoring to an individual boy’s needs’. The teachers know the boys well, said a parent, and the reports are very ‘insightful’. ‘The teachers are very open’, said a boy. ‘We can ask questions and they don’t bite your head off if you get it wrong’.

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Since 2008, Mike Piercy BA (40s). Educated at Gresham’s and the University of Leicester where he read English. An experienced headmaster who held two headships before this one - seven years at Moor Park Prep in Ludlow and at Dunhurst (Bedales Prep) where he loved the liberal, progressive ethos. Previously deputy headmaster at Forres Sandle Manor. He met his wife Lucy, an Oxford music scholar who teaches senior music, when he joined the school. They live in a house in the grounds and have four children between them. He teaches English to all year 5s and runs a weekly drama activity group, ‘a natural teache,’ said one parent. He believes that self-discipline is very important and life is unfair, so boys need the mechanisms to cope and must be given as many opportunities as...

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