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The head says that they had never heard of Witham before he applied for the job but quickly realised what a gem it is: ‘Why is it under the radar? It shouldn’t be’. He’s right; despite having all the credentials and facilities Witham does rather hide its light under a bushel, but this could be perceived as one of its strengths. Traditionally a school for landed gentry and farming families, this has now changed. They are still there but a strong London contingent has joined the fray along with local professional and business-owning families…

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What the school says...

Witham Hall is a happy and thriving boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13 years. The heart of the school is a Queen Anne country house built in 1752, situated in the village of Witham-on-the-Hill near Stamford in Lincolnshire. The school was founded in 1959. We are committed to an education both in and beyond the classroom, thereby enabling the academic, artistic and physical potential of each child to flourish. Coupled with their purpose and determination to succeed, this broad programme enables our children to acquire a strong sense of achievement, a quiet confidence and an awareness of both themselves and each other. Imagination and creativity flourish, and the emphasis on pastoral care and personal growth ensures individual skills and strengths can be identified at an early age.

Boarding at Witham is a happy and highly rewarding experience, made popular by the weekly and flexi-boarding options that are available. Most pupils from the age of 8 enjoy the special atmosphere that boarding offers, thereby further enriching their time with us. The sense of pride that our children, their teachers and our support staff have in the school underpins a true community spirit and makes Witham a special place. The strength and nationally developing reputation of the school is reflected in an ever increasing catchment area and consistently strong demand for places across all year groups.
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Since 2020, Will Austen. Read chemistry at St Andrews with no intention of teaching. From a Norfolk farming family and ‘obsessed with horses’ so started out as a racehorse trainer. Quickly realised that there was no future in this and fell into teaching with a job at Summer Fields in Oxford. His scientific qualifications and sporty interests made him quite unusual and he enjoyed it. ‘I’m a bit of a show off, like most teachers, and loved being with the children and being looked up to. I realised I could make a difference, could change the dynamic for some pupils and had found my niche.’ Left there after nine years having risen to be assistant head. A spell at Ludgrove as deputy head followed before he arrived at Witham amid Covid and lockdowns, so...

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