Windsor schools - any experience (state or private)

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ConfusedMover Sat 19-Jan-08 17:45:36

Does anyone have any experience of Windsor primary schools (state or private)? Upton House is our nearest (same streetgrin) or Queen Anne's is very short walk. Also considering Bishopsgate, St John's Beaumont or LVS Ascot as all the above have places (Queen Anne's won't know until beginning of Summer term). St Georges has long waiting list and I'm not sure we could keep up with the Polo at Papplewick (photos on website)!

G1234 Sat 08-Dec-12 18:14:35

Any information about Long Close in Langley

ConfusedMover Thu 13-Mar-08 15:19:03

Thanks for all your help. Our move has been brought forward so we had to make a quick decision after our visit. We've opted for St John's Beaumont, it just "felt" like the right school (and we're not RC)so fingers crossed......

newgirl Tue 22-Jan-08 22:19:42

im glad to hear the girls school has improved and is a happy place

it didnt stretch much while i was there - not many people did a levels! still it was a long time ago and it did have good tennis courts

LadyOfWaffle Mon 21-Jan-08 17:28:38

Oh, I didn't read properly blush Yeah, still in area.

ConfusedMover Mon 21-Jan-08 06:26:15

Thanks for all your help everyone, you're right, there are many more good schools for girls.

I'll keep you posted once I've done my school toursgrin.

ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 22:08:44

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ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 22:07:10

neither is Marist.

The area has loads of girls' schools, but hardly anything for boys.

ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 22:05:28

OP's child is a boy, so Heathfield and St Mary's not suitable

Are you still in the area, Waffle?

LadyOfWaffle Sun 20-Jan-08 21:50:34

Heathfields, that's it! Marist is good also, by rep. anyway, not sure about reports etc. but it's a convent, not sure if you want a "faith" school as such.

LadyOfWaffle Sun 20-Jan-08 21:47:39

IMO Windsor has no good primary schools, when I lived there I went to St. Bernards Prep in Slough (private) then the grammer (not private, not state - VA). If money isn't an issie as suck, LVS and St. Marys are good (Ascot way) as is somewhere else that I cannot think of at the moment, i'll have a google. St. J Bs is also really good, been looking at that for DS, has a great reputation. Let me go find out the name of the other school, I'll report right back. Have you looked at the league tables/ofsted reports/ whoever does the ofsted version of private schools?

Littlefish Sun 20-Jan-08 21:40:25

Ooh, just remembered who Mrs L is. She was my 6th form tutor.

ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 19:49:01

Trevelyan is fairly close to Windsor Girls and near the TA barracks. It has a fairly mediocre reputation, with more people wanting to go to
st Edwards. St Peters and Dedworth pretty much take pupils from their local areas.

I was teaching at WGS a year ago on a maternity leave. They just got a new head after the retirmenent of Mrs Ch, and who was set to shake things up. It was a very comfortable and happy school but with not very stretching expectations for the girls. WBS isn't much different, from what I hear.

newgirl Sun 20-Jan-08 19:41:00

yes trevelyan was a middle school - sounds like it has moved location - it was on the roundabout but that is now luxury flats!!

i went to windsor girls too - yes - mixed demographic about sums it up!! windsor boys school is very good apparently though

ConfusedMover Sun 20-Jan-08 19:30:26

The Trevelyan I'm thinking of was on the roundabout at the end of the dual carrigeway as you come off the M4. It definitely looked like new flats last time I went through Windsor. They must have relocated it, I think it was a Middle school?

ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 19:20:07

There is a middle school called Trevelyan. It's on Bolton Road, and looks fairly modern.

The mixed school, Princess Margaret Rose closed down a few years ago.

Slough's grammar schools are interesting. I worked in one for a while, and it was an eye opener. Needless to say, I am happy that DS is in an independent school.

Windsor has strange demographics which explains the makeup of the schools. The Queen might live there, but this does not mean that the rest of the town is ultra posh.

ConfusedMover Sun 20-Jan-08 19:15:00

agghhhh, can't type. Trevelyn is also "where" not wger!!!!

ConfusedMover Sun 20-Jan-08 19:13:37

Sorry, that was "Why do Windsor.."

ConfusedMover Sun 20-Jan-08 19:12:52

Trevelyan is now flats, it's also wger I took my dog to evening puppy socialisation classes (when it was still a school).

What does Windsor state schools seem to be a bit grim, considering catchment area? Whereas Slough seems to have a number of good grammer schools?

newgirl Sun 20-Jan-08 19:08:52

i went to trevelyan aged 11 - is it still there? looked like flats last time i drove past. I don't know about the primaries though.

I thought trevelyan was fairly awful - it was quite a while ago though!

Littlefish Sun 20-Jan-08 19:08:45

I remember Mrs Q but can't think who the Mrs L is... Will have to phone my sister.

Now thinking through the old school photo to try and remember Mrs D.

I think I heard about Mrs H through my cousin who was good friends with her daughter.

Yes, Sister P was my headteacher. I was frightened witless of her, right to the very last day.

I met her again about 2 years ago and she was absolutely charming - I can't believe I was so frightened of her. I think she genuinely just wanted the best for me, and I was a wayward child!

I think your colleagues would be most amused to hear that I'm a teacher myself now, and have been deputy head of a school smile

ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 18:59:15

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Littlefish Sun 20-Jan-08 18:52:39

Sorry to hi-jack CM - don't let it put you off the school. It was a very, very long time ago!

Littlefish Sun 20-Jan-08 18:51:54

I suspect that if you said my name to a few of the "old guard", they would turn pale. I was not exactly a model pupil. My year was in the upper 6th the final year of the last nun headteacher.

About 15 years ago I went back to visit on an alumni thing. It looked so different - all those rooms above the old hall. They used to be the nun's rooms and we used to try and sneak up there to have a look. We never quite plucked up the courage to go past the first couple of steps!

I also have fond memories of being unbelievably drunk in the sixth form common room during a summer ball. Is it still opposite the staff room down the first corridor on the left after you go in the door on the RHS of the school?

ConfusedMover Sun 20-Jan-08 18:10:15

The later reading/writing thing seems to be proven here i.e. they start school in Sep having already turned 6 (6 by 1 Sep in year of entry) and I'm told that by Christmas they are effectively reading/writing....and that's what I'm hoping for. I also hope the German will resurface in later years.

ScienceTeacher Sun 20-Jan-08 18:06:53

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