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As you’d expect with the head’s background, music is big, with a popular choir, orchestra and a range of ensembles. Football, rugby (tag), cricket, rounders and netball are the main sports, with girls and boys taught together. Parents report a spirit of fair play. Teaching here is fun. In every class we visited, pupils seemed to be having a whale of a time and when we drew small groups aside they were chatty and articulate about what they were working on. Even as a year 5 class grappled with...

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Since 2016, Dan Peters (40s). Previously acting head for six months and before that deputy head for a year. With all the bounce and energy of Tigger, he is a (Covid permitting) high fives in the corridor kind of head, and the pupils adore him. ‘So fun!’ exclaimed one, who added that, ‘he’s always around – I love it when he pops into lessons.’ A hit with parents too, one calling him ‘the best thing since sliced bread because he sets the tone perfectly for such a nurturing school.’

Born in Germany and raised in Surrey, where he was state educated. An outstanding musician, he has a degree in music from Birmingham and sings, plays piano, saxophone and clarinet all to ABRSM diploma standard. Never wavered from wanting to be a...

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