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Ryo, from Japan, is an entrepreneur and information
technologist while Sandrine, an art history researcher, is
from France. They came to London four years ago for their
work opportunities across the EU.
Once the family was offered a place for Alice, they found the
transition was very smooth.
“The School and the community
organised a number of induction activities and by the first
day we all felt less nervous, more comfortable and ready to
soak up the experience,”
As we got to know the Dragon and its ethos, it
became clear why parents have sung and continue
to sing, its praises.
Eric says the admissions process for the Mitchell-Siebert
family was straightforward and efficient:
of the school were clear and we felt there was a high degree
of transparency and directness in communications.”
“Happily, since joining the School, we have
discovered that our initial instincts were right; the School
operates in a way that is entirely consistent with the values
we encountered during the admissions process.”
Sarah and Eric enjoyed the May open morning and realise
now, as members of the School community, that it was very
much a reflection of everyday life at the Dragon.
see is what you get,”
For Nelly and Joel Hope-Bell from Hampshire, the attraction
of the Dragon began even before they had children as they
had heard other parents praise the school.
parents, we did not know how our children would develop
and which school would be right for them or for our family.
As we got to know the Dragon and its ethos, it became clear
why parents have sung and continue to sing, its praises. Its
dynamism and strong culture stands out from all the others
we have experienced,”
The School and the community organised a
number of induction activities and, by the first
day, we all felt less nervous, more comfortable
and ready to soak up on the experience”
Richard and Sophie Boyd have two boys at the Dragon, Alfie
(Year 6) and Monty (Year 4). Richard was brought up near
Oxford and had school friends and a cousin who attended
the Dragon. He had always heard good things about the
School and admired the relaxed, but enthusiastic and
positive attitude of its former Dragons.
Ryo and Sandrine celebrate Alice’s birthday in Reception
Eric, Sarah and Gavin at the Santa Run in Oxford