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David Gainer awarded Tatler’s Best Prep School Head

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Headmaster David Gainer was delighted and honoured to receive the Award for ‘Best Head of a Prep School’ yesterday evening at the at Tatler Schools Awards Ceremony at the Dorchester.  

Godstowe was once again included in the Tatler Schools Guide, which describes itself as 'the inside track on who's who and what's what in the world of private education'.

Here is the 2013 entry: 

Looking for that rare phenomenon, an all-girls boarding prep? ‘Godstowe is unrivalled,’ says a satisfied mother. ‘I could wax lyrical about the boarding houses and wonderful housemistresses for days and, as a headmaster, David Gainer is hugely involved and impressive.’ Please note the 23 scholarships last year to everywhere from Ampleforth to Wycombe Abbey; masses of netball and lacrosse triumphs; and a production of The Tempest set to the music of ELO. There’s a ‘bright and breezy’ new extension to the art room and a stonking new sports hall next autumn. We heartily approve of ‘no go gadget night’, when phones and computers have to be put away in favour of sport, crafts or reading. The school tells us that its primary concern is to produce ‘confident, happy children – rocket science not required!



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