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The school is top of the tree academically. Well-qualified, very committed staff provide lively, challenging teaching. One teacher told us: ‘It’s the happiest school I’ve ever worked in. It’s teaching heaven.’ The pupils we met brimmed with energy and enthusiasm too. On the day of our visit the results of the national Townsend-Warner History Prize for prep schools had just arrived and boys flocked round the noticeboard, eager to see how they’d fared...

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What the school says...

A happy school with high academic standards and providing an all - round education in which the individual is nurtured and valued. Strong music and sporting provision. Excellent art.

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Since September 2021, Catherine (Kate) Jefferson. Has worked within the Future Academies Trust for the last seven years as the headteacher of Pimlico Primary and then of Millbank Academy. Grew up in Hampshire, read law at Girton College, Cambridge before completing an LLM in European trade and commercial law at St Chad’s College, Durham. More recently she gained her NPQH qualification at the Institute of Education, UCL.

Married to Oliver, an RAF doctor; they have a young son and a cockapoo, Doodle. Holidays are usually spent in Cornwall, both on and in the water. She is a keen runner and swimmer, as well as a trained yoga teacher.


Academically selective (very) at 7, 8 and 11. The school urges prospective parents to take the advice of their children’s current school heads...

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Special Education Needs

We have no special Needs Unit. We do have a part-time Study Skills Co-ordinator who offers support to boys experiencing difficulties with handwriting, learning, organisation etc. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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