Senior Headmaster Dr Paul Owen's Blog

Potential Fulfilled

It is quite understandable that we hope that children will ‘fulfil their potential’. As a parent, it is a comforting thought that my children will achieve as much as they possibly can, supported in this endeavour by home and by school: none of their human talents will remain dormant or even underdeveloped. Part of my job as a parent will be complete and I will demonstrably have been successful. Further reflection, however, leaves me quite uncomfortable with the idea of a prescriptive potential which may (or may not) be fulfilled.

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Class Sizes

Class Sizes

One of the top three questions I am asked by prospective parents is ‘How big are the classes?’.  The other two are concerned with university destinations for Sixth Form leavers and with pupils’ happiness within the school.  

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