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All pupils consistently achieve entry into the secondary school of their first choice (with several offers under their belt). Generally, the tone and register in the school is one of bursting, bubbling happiness. Dazzling wall displays suggest it is a crucible for creativity. Behaviour seems exemplary; pupils stand when an adult enters the room, the teachers shake each pupil’s hand at the end of each day. (These children will not be looking at their feet, mumbling, if a secondary school interviewer wishes to converse)...

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Since September 2020, Mr Lavagna-Slater, who brings with him 25 years’ experience in education. Prior to nine years as head at Runnymede St Edwards, he was deputy head at Saint Ambrose Prep in Hale Barns. Before that, plenty of experience in both primary and secondary education. Says he believes in ‘embracing a strong ethos of hard work, resilience and effort, whilst nurturing every individual child to fulfil their potential’. Knows each child by name.


Most children join the kindergarten at 3; the rest enter the school between 3-5 with a taster day and an informal assessment with literacy and numeracy.

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