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In today's rapidly changing and demanding world it is important that children, from an early age, should have a breadth of opportunity to develop their abilities and potential while enjoying the benefit of a caring, structured and secure environment.

We believe that just such a blend of opportunity and challenge exists at Hazlegrove for boys and girls from the age of 2 1/2 to 13. Children are encouraged to seek high standards in academic, creative, sporting and the many other areas of school life. At the same time we think of ourselves as a family school and regard the happiness of the individual boy and girl, at whatever level of achievement, as of vital importance to their personal progress. Hazlegrove offers children more than an education; it offers them a childhood. Visitors describing their first impressions of the school nearly always comment on how happy and friendly Hazlegrove children appear to be.

Christian values underpin all aspects of school life. Recognition is given to the importance of co-operation between home and school. We believe that school should be an extension and reflection of a caring home, and a preparation for later life in which all must live and work together. Our attitude to discipline also follows from this need for blend and balance. Firm rules exist, but emphasis is also placed on developing personal responsibility and self-discipline as necessary requirements within a community which values honesty, integrity and initiative.

The school has retained all that is best from the past, but at the same time, is ready to respond to contemporary educational initiatives and to explore new technologies. Hazlegrove has a clear vision and an exciting future.

We invite you to visit us, preferably during term time, to meet staff and pupils and to see this unique school for yourself. Appointments can be made through the office, or just drop in if you are passing. I can assure you that you will receive a warm welcome.

Education is in the hearts and minds of the people... not in the papers and documents of a bureaucracy.
Professor Bart McGettrick

This term, Autumn 2017, we welcome Mark White as our new Headmaster.

Mark has joined Hazlegrove having previously been Deputy Head (Academic) at the Dragon School in Oxford, one of the most highly regarded prep schools in the country, looking after both boys and girls, boarding and day, up to the age of 13. He was educated at Eton College and read Politics and Modern History at Edinburgh University. Before becoming a teacher he worked in the Head Offices of two retail companies for five years. For ten years he taught at an 1800 pupil comprehensive school in Cheltenham rising to Assistant Head Teacher, before moving to the Dragon School where he was for the last 12 years.

Headmaster elect Mark White with his wife Serena

Mark is married to Serena and they have three teenage children.  He has a keen interest in sport and has coached teams in Rugby and Cricket. Mark will be strongly supported by Serena who is looking forward to being fully involved in the life of the school.

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