Luckley House School and Sherfield School - any thoughts on these two schools?

(13 Posts)
Blaggingit Fri 30-Sep-16 21:04:25

I am looking for a school for my DS to start in year 7 in Sept 2017. Anyone have good or bad experiences with either of these schools?

BizzyFizzy Fri 30-Sep-16 21:12:52

Don't know Sherfield, but Luckley House is very solid.

Blaggingit Fri 30-Sep-16 21:19:07

Thanks BizzyFizzy. Luckley is still very light on boys numbers which is a concern for my sport loving boy but I liked the school mostly.

BizzyFizzy Fri 30-Sep-16 21:22:28

Yes, easier to send a girl to a predominantly boys' school rather than the other way around.

It takes a while for previously single sex schools to open up their opportunities/facilities for the opposite sex.

Blaggingit Sat 01-Oct-16 19:33:44

Should I also consider Reddam house? I don't know much about it and the website is not telling me a whole lot.

Meatycankles Sat 01-Oct-16 21:14:37

Luckley school is very good but possibly not for a very sporty boy. Bluecoat would be a good option.

Meatycankles Sun 02-Oct-16 08:35:26

Reddam house has a recent ISI report which is very good.

Blaggingit Sun 02-Oct-16 13:39:24

Blue coat is too far as we are 20/25 mins south of Reddam house in the Fleet area so trying to find schools that aren't a long bus journey away. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Chlorella Sun 02-Oct-16 17:19:28

I researched some of these as we are planning to move to the area. Don't know much about blue coats as I have a DD! Luckley House I liked a lot, I thought Sherfield wasn't particularly academic (not suitable for DD anyway). Reddam I didn't warm to at all, and I did hear a comment about their contract and having to be very careful with reading it.
Good luck with your searches.

Tiredbutstillwithapulse Sat 15-Oct-16 21:55:18

I've got a child at Reddam House and they're happy and doing well. Year 7 this year was a bigger intake, so they're putting out 3 teams in that year. I agree there's not much information on the website though. Have you downloaded the app called ReddamHouseBerkshire? There's lots more information on there. Think the comment someone made about contracts was about scholarships, just encouraging you to read the fine print.

Blaggingit Sun 16-Oct-16 21:38:46

Thanks for the info about Reddam, much appreciated. Perhaps I should take a look still. I would still like to hear from anyone with kiddos at Sherfield. It is my favourite so far but worried that it is academically a bit weak, I have a pretty average lad but still want to get good grades from a private school education.

Lemoncurd Sun 16-Oct-16 22:00:54

We're interested in some of these too. Absolutely loved Blue Coat - but a bit concerned about how selective it is. I read that they test around 250 boys for 96 yr7 places. My son did not qualify for grammar school so not sure if this would make it out of reach?

We were keen to see Reddam House but they both had open days on the same day and couldn't squeeze both in.

Don't know anything about Sherfield but noticed some things about our closest non-selective independent. The staff/pupil ratio was very good, something like 1-16 (compared to 1-24 at Blue Coat), I guess this reflects the additional support they provide to a less selective intake. Their results were no higher than our local comps, which worried me a bit considering the extended day at the school, but it did seem that they emphasised additional activities.

Chlorella Tue 18-Oct-16 16:30:16

It was my comment about contracts and it was said via a friend I have in the area - she said for both scholarship and normal contracts she would advise getting legal advice for the Reddam ones as they had some strange clauses.

Sorry I can't help more with Sherfield but we liked Luckley House and Abbey for our Dd. Still not sure when we are likely to move into the area though!

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