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English, maths (mostly!) and history were given top marks by our enthusiastic interviewees: ‘I like doing sums!’ one boy proclaimed. Considerable resources and time are devoted to life beyond the classroom: these children really do spend a lot of time outside running about and benefit enormously from the sports facilities and staff in the senior school. Parents and, we’re guessing, most of the children love the ....

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Since 2020, Mrs Vics Richardson (40s) BSc PGCE. Originally from Scotland, with a degree in statistics from St Andrews, Mrs Richardson came straight to Wellington fresh from her PGCE at Homerton and never left. Trained as a secondary maths teacher, she has also been a pastoral housemistress and head of lower school (years 7 and 8); what with that and having been a prep school parent herself, she was ideally placed to head up that same prep school. ‘The reason I love it love it love it is that I did not step into a school I did not know,’ she told us, and that zest for life and learning bubbles up into everything she does. ‘My priority is a happy school,’ she declared, ‘and prioritising children’s happiness and mental health alongside...

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