“Having engaged Mungo to conduct a number of surveys at my previous school, I had no hesitation in asking him to undertake a similar exercise when I was appointed to Sherborne. The quality of his research is outstanding and, whilst he conducts his surveys with great professionalism and sensitivity, I have always found his oral feedback and written reports to be extremely candid. He is quick to point out the positives but does not shrink from reporting back the more difficult messages and conclusions. It is largely because of this that his research is so valuable, giving clear, honest and unbiased indications of how the school is perceived and what it could and should do better. That Mungo has now undertaken a very large number of independent school surveys also enables him to put school-specific findings into the broader, sector-wide context. Consequently, when he presented his findings to governors, it was clear that they had confidence not only in his research and conclusions but also his deep and well-informed understanding of the independent school sector. I would recommend him to any Head or governing body keen to get an evidence-based appraisal of how their school is regarded.”