Hunstanton school has ‘real family atmosphere’, says new headmaster
The new headmaster of an independent school in Hunstanton has said he wants to continue its “academic excellence”.
Louis Taylor, 38, has taken on the role as headmaster of Glebe House School and Nursery from retiring headmaster John Crofts after his 14 years at the school.
Mr Taylor, who was previously deputy head at an independent preparatory school for girls in Potters Bar, said: “It has been very welcoming, and very exciting to start.”
He added: “What occurred to me is there is a real family atmosphere here. You are made to feel welcome here.”
The independent day and boarding school for boys and girls from six months to 13 years offers a “bespoke education” to the pupils, Mr Taylor added.
“I think the focus of Glebe House is the education we can provide, which is very individual for the children – bespoke to each child,” he said.
“If your child is fantastic at maths, then it’s about getting them to achieve their potential, that’s what we can offer.
“Continuing the academic excellence is something that’s important to us. The school is very well-rounded and that’s what I want to continue.”
Mr Taylor said he hoped those who had previously not thought of enrolling their child at an independent school would consider Glebe House.
“We are open to all members of the community – people who have never thought of coming to an independent school and people from all walks of life,” he said.
“Anybody who wants to do the best for their child – this is the school to send them to.”
Children can be enrolled at any stage too, he said.
“A lot of people are concerned that the last year of school is just spent passing their SATs, but we don’t have to do SATs, so we just focus on education,” Mr Taylor added.
The school is set to host an open morning on Saturday, October 13 at 10am, offering parents and pupils the chance to speak with Mr Taylor.