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My DS isnt far off secondary school so just starting to look into all options.. We live on the south side of town and arent religious so right now its looks like Skinners Academy or Uplands ( he wont be taking 11+ and St Greggs and Bennett are out )Are there any private mixed or boys schools within a reasonable drive?Or any others I've missed? Any advice appreciated xx
Bethany at Goudhurst run a minibus service, Beechwood on the road out to Pembury run one from the station and a couple of other areas or Sackville in Tonbridge which runs one starting from Groombridge though most coming from T/W take the train
Boys only you have Tonbridge school but can' start there till yr 9 and Sevenaoks school which is mixed
ds1 and 3 at one of these schools so if you want more info just pm
Hi Lily, Not sure if this is too late but I work at one of the faith schools you have mentioned and it is a myth we only take children from that faith (I think they are 'preferred' but these days we never fill our quota with children of the specified faith) so do come to the open evenings this week and have a look around. Please feel free to PM me if you want any further information!
Whatever you do, avoid Skinner Academy!!! Mascalls in Paddock Wood? My DD 15, who knows about every teen in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells says Uplands, if she had to choose, and avoid Bennett's. We have experience with Beechwood, it was very caring and supportive, good results, and not as outrageously priced as some-£25000 a year for Tonbridge School!