Senior School Admissions

Our distinguished panel explain how open days, school tours, interviews/assessments and registration are working under the current circumstances, and remind parents that they need to be mindful of the fast approaching deadlines.

Speakers

  • James Dahl, Master of Wellington College
  • Dr Andy Mayfield, Director of Admissions, St Paul's School
  • William Petty, Director, Bonas MacFarlane

Topics

The impact of lockdown on:

  • Admissions Deadlines
  • Open Days
  • School Visits
  • Interviews & Assessments
  • Intakes for 2020 and 2021
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The Parents Forum brings together the brightest thinkers from education, finance, property & law, alongside the most respected independent school leaders to help parents as they plan their child’s educational journey.

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JAMES DAHL, MASTER, WELLINGTON COLLEGE

James Dahl was appointed 15th Master of Wellington College from September 2019.  Prior to that he was Second Master Elect as well as Deputy Head Pastoral, having served previously as Director of Admissions & Marketing.

Educated at The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle and Haileybury, and having read Classics at Cambridge, James started his career under Anthony Seldon at Brighton College, becoming Head of Classics at the age of 23 and then Head of Sixth Form. He left Brighton in 2006 to become a Housemaster at Repton, before joining Wellington in September 2013.

James is also a Grade 8 flautist, pianist and percussionist, and represented Cambridge at second team level in both cricket and rugby.

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DR ANDY MAYFIELD, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, ST PAUL'S SCHOOL

Dr Andy Mayfield studied Mathematics at Manchester and Oxford Universities and joined St Paul’s School as a Mathematics Teacher in 1992.

In his time at the school he has been President of the Boat Club, Head of Year 12, run the School’s Outreach and Charity programme and for the past ten years been Director Of Admissions.

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WILLIAM PETTY - DIRECTOR, BONAS MACFARLANE

In his role as an Educational Consultant, William has advised countless families from around the globe on gaining places at leading Independent Schools in the UK. He has been featured in publications including The Times, The Economist and Tatler and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.