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The atmosphere is civilised but structured (‘It’s a nice mix of the very strict and the nurturing and kind - teachers are always willing to talk things through’). Often the school of choice for the liberal, media intelligentsia, the type of parent who genuinely believes in the well-rounded education, not the rush to the top of the league tables. Competition here tends to be on the level of how many operas your child has seen...

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Since 1999, Simon Trevor-Roberts BA (50s). Son of the founder, Trevor-Roberts studied at Westminster School before reading English at Aberystwyth. In 1983, he joined his father Christopher in the family firm, where he learnt his trade by example. (He has since been joined by his sister Amanda, who heads up the junior school.) Mild mannered and reflective, he has a very clear sense of what the school is about: ‘We try to get children to enjoy the process of learning.’ Continues to teach maths to the 13+ candidates, because he’s found he, too, now has the knack of putting things across clearly. ‘I shadowed my father for a long time and learnt how to do it by osmosis.’ Parents find him immensely approachable and engaged. ‘You always have complete access to the head and...

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Special Education Needs

A relatively small number of children have been diagnosed with or show symptons of mild dyslexia. Allowance is made for this and support given on an additional needs basis. Nov 09.

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