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Headmaster's Introduction

Introduction from Mr Richard Bool, Headmaster

I am pleased to introduce you to this wonderful independent day school in Surrey.  Lingfield College is a progressive and dynamic school which puts all of the needs of all pupils at the heart of the learning programme. They are stretched, challenged and stimulated in a disciplined yet relaxed and supportive atmosphere. We have happy pupils who are confident, focused and passionate about their school. Academic excellence is reflected in our outstanding results at both A Level and GCSE.

At Lingfield, we are very proud of the pastoral care we provide. We aim to develop and prepare our pupils for the challenges they will face beyond school, enabling them to acquire life skills, self-awareness and compassion. We want our pupils not only to make the most of their abilities, but also to become adults who can make a valuable contribution to society. We celebrate the strengths of each individual and we prepare them to leave us at the end of their school career as young adults, ready for the next stage of their lives.

Over the last four years, the School has developed considerably. In the Senior School, we have increased the number of A Level subjects, built several new facilities (including a fabulous Sixth Form Centre) and significantly expanded the range and quality of extra-curricular activities available, especially sporting ones. We were delighted to be invited to join the prestigious HMC Group of Schools in 2015. In the Prep School, we have introduced languages (including French, German and Spanish) to children from Nursery upwards, we have established a forest school and are teaching app design and programming to children from Year 2 upwards. There are also now an amazing 63 extra-curricular clubs on offer, giving pupils the opportunity to discover hidden talents and new hobbies. IPads are an increasingly important tool in the teaching and learning across both Schools.

Among the many roles I perform as Headmaster, one of my greatest pleasures is the considerable amount of personal interaction I have with the pupils. I teach Geography, History and Humanities to classes in both the Schools. I host weekly informal lunches with small groups of pupils across the year groups, I meet pupils to discuss their reports and I referee or umpire a number of sports fixtures. Not only is this enjoyable but it helps me to get to know the pupils as individuals. I am impressed by the wealth of talent and wonderful qualities inherent in our pupils, which is brought to the fore and developed by the commitment of my excellent team of staff.