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Dear Diverse, Did you finally settle on a school? I find it so hard to get any feedback on Falcon school for girls. I had mixed reviews. Mostly positive but finding it very hard getting direct account from any parent who sent their daughter there. Did you manage? Thanks!
My DD goes to Harvington Prep - it has only been a prep school for a couple of years (prior to this it went from nursery to 16 and admittedly, did not do well in this - hence perhaps does not enjoy the best reputation) - however, the decision to change it to a dedicated prep school has recouped impressive results. The girls are mixed ability but have secured places (including scholarships) to top London schools including SPGS, G&L, Francis Holland, Queens College etc etc as well as local independent schools such as St Benedicts etc. The staff are devoted and because classes are small, your dd will get amazingly individual attention tailored to her needs. Above all this, however, is the pastoral care and social development of the girls. This is a school that was founded on principles of fostering courtesy, respect and good manners. I have yet to see another school that cultivates the same loving and nurturing atmosphere. I cannot fault it.
"They instilled confidence, politeness, adventure, and taught to their individual strengths and ability." Our local outstanding state primary school DC go to (there are several round the corner from Ealing) don't do this at all, no no no.
I only know girls who have left Falcons so can't help you there. In my experience Avenue House is a great school. My kids have thrived there. They instilled confidence, politeness, adventure, and taught to their individual strengths and ability. The building is small but there are only 120ish kids in the school so it's not really an issue & the Sports lessons are at the Trailfinders. Which very good state school have you seen that is like it?!! Surely not one in London?!
Hi , Im in the process of choosing schools for my little DD. We do not fall into a good catchment area within ealing and therefore have been looking at private schools for this september We have shortlisted to the Avenue House school (co-ed) and the Falcons schools for girls.(girls) We are concerned about the stability of the falcons school for girls as they lost a lot of pupils due to the anticipated move in 2011, and are now looking to expand as they are making a loss, which might be abit settling. However it seems up to date and creative and one where DD would thrive. The Avenue house is much more established, but seems a very small building, and a little more like a very good state school. Does anyone have experiences with these schools or even recommend other schools for my DD?