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Mylnhurst headmaster: “Our school is a very special place”

Mylnhurst headmaster: “Our school is a very special place” supporting image

We caught up with Mylnhurst headmaster of 20 years Chris Emmott

Chris Emmott has been headmaster at Mylnhurst for more than 20 years. He started back in January 1996 with 90 children on role and over that time, the site has transformed into a vibrant educational campus with over 200 children that tops the Times 100 Prep Schools in Sheffield.


“We set out to create an outstanding educational environment – all on one site - and together with our 25m pool, sports hall and playing fields, Mylnhurst is very special place to grow and learn.


“Children join Mylnhurst at the age of three and we care for them up to their 11th birthday. It’s always sad to say goodbye to our Year 6 children but they are very independent and ready to move on by then.


“No two days are every the same in this job and can include anything from meeting parents, taking maths groups, running chess club and working with colleagues and directors. Assemblies are always a very special time for reflection, laughter and appreciation of our wonderful children and school community.


“My favourite part is always celebrating the children’s achievements when they knock at the door and share their beautiful writing, artwork or problem solving skills… or a sneaky piece of chocolate cake from a birthday celebration.


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