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schoold Wed 11-Jul-12 00:02:46

Would appreciate any comments, opinions or advice about Ludgrove school.

poppedoutforapintofmilk Wed 11-Jul-12 17:17:05

Bumping for you. All I know is that Princes William and Harry went there as I remember.

EBDTeacher Wed 11-Jul-12 19:46:31

Compulsory boarding isn't it? It's in my neck of the woods but don't know much about it. Where else do you have on your list?

I've been round Caldicott and loved it and have heard great things about Horris Hill. I once went for a job interview at Elstree and also thought that was a lovely school.

schoold Wed 11-Jul-12 23:51:07

Can you tell me more about there full boarding??

duchesse Wed 11-Jul-12 23:52:34

Off the top of m head, feeder for Eton. In fact I think it's one of the schools they insist that scholarship boys attend isn't it?

schoold Thu 12-Jul-12 02:29:46

What are the dormitories like??

happygardening Thu 12-Jul-12 06:15:21

There is no school that Eton or any other school for that matter insist you attend. There is a list on Etons website detailing where this years scholars have attended and they can come from anywhere including home ed.
A parent at my DS's old prep sent his son there I think they have their own golf course and their DS was a golf nut they were happy with it. You could PM colleger about HH. Boarding at prep level is a very personal thing especially for 7-8 year old and becoming increasingly less common at that age and IME dorms are not particularly significant apart from the fact children like really big ones as they are more fun.

happygardening Thu 12-Jul-12 06:25:04

Are you enquiring about full boarding at prep or in general my DS full boarded at prep from an early age and still full boards at senior school. Discussing it on here brings out of the wood work the anti boarding brigade with their tedious horror stories PM me if you want to know more.

duchesse Thu 12-Jul-12 06:55:51

Funny, I thought they insisted that scholarship boys from the State system went to their (Eton's) choice of prep at age 10. At least that's what my friend told me.

goinggetstough Thu 12-Jul-12 09:10:29

duchesse I think you are correct Eton used to select some DSs at age 10/11 from state schools and their scholarship included 2 years a at prep school before they joined Eton at 13. I am not sure they still do it now but it was a scheme previously.

EdithWeston Thu 12-Jul-12 09:14:45

The scheme still exists. They do pay for the boy to attend prep school, to ensure that he reaches the right level at CE or scholarship exam. But they do not specify which prep school.

Colleger Thu 12-Jul-12 09:29:51

Ludgrove rarely gets scholarships to Eton and I've never heard of it being one of the recommended ones if a child wants a scholarship, in fact I'd say it would be the opposite. It's the only school I went round and hated. It's very cold and many parents send their kids there because of the Wills and Harry connection. That is no reason to send a son to a full boarding school!

The Eton scheme no longer exists, it was abolished a few years ago.

EdithWeston Thu 12-Jul-12 09:45:59

Better tell them to update their website then, as it still says bursaries are available for years 7 and 8 (in addition to prep schools' own bursaries).

Colleger Thu 12-Jul-12 09:53:07

Where does it say that and that would not be the same JS scholarship that got abolished for the NFS.

EdithWeston Thu 12-Jul-12 09:55:11

I don't think this is going to help OP's enquiries about Ludgrove!

It's on the Funded Places page.

Colleger Thu 12-Jul-12 10:23:33

It says they may be funded by the prep school, they are not funded by Eton.

EdithWeston Thu 12-Jul-12 10:36:45

It says both: read the sentence carefully, it mentions awards twice. One source of funding is not qualified (and is from Eton), the other does indeed refer to what is available from the prep (an avenue parents are expected to attempt first, but if unsuccessful it is not the end of the road).

If anyone reads this who is looking for support for a state school boy for those two pre-Eton years, they need to contact the College. It remains available, just not part of a "named" scholarship.

This isn't helping the Ludgrove question.

Colleger Thu 12-Jul-12 10:48:13

Actually it says the source of funding is from Y9 not Y7 and 8 from Eton and there may be prep school bursaries funded by the prep schools. I know the scholarship system very well at Eton and why they changed from a JS to an NFS.

It may not be helping the Ludgrove question but you can't just put up inaccurate information.

EdithWeston Thu 12-Jul-12 11:01:17

I urge people who may be in those circumstances to contact Eton, from whom they will indeed find out the accurate version, and will find out who is posting wrong information. Bursary awards are separate from particular named Scholarship schemes.

The year 6 tiret covers awards which can be made from year 7 and boys in year six, already holding a conditional entry for year 9, may receive support.

Awards made in year 8 to begin in year 9 are covered in the following tiret.

happygardening Thu 12-Jul-12 16:43:29

Funny I too thought the Eton scheme had been disbanded!

SucksToBeMe Thu 12-Jul-12 16:48:18

I am looking at sending my DS to Holme Grange which is just around the corner. Ludgrove is a lovely lovely school IMO.

schoold Fri 13-Jul-12 14:30:17

How large are the dorms in general?

schoold Wed 25-Jul-12 20:43:59

What did you like about Ludgrove??

SoldeInvierno Thu 26-Jul-12 18:53:16

Sucks, Holme Grange is marvellous. We've been there for several years now and we are delighted with the choice.

schoold Fri 27-Jul-12 01:54:48

What can anyone tell me about Ludgrove School?
I first heard of Ludgrove school several years ago when I read a book on Prince William, lets all have a laugh, I was one of those who wanted to know everything about him. The book said that Ludgrove was a full boarding boys school, boys slept in dormitories of eight, phone calls home were forbidden, wrote a weekly letter home, went home once a month, eight o'clock curfew, boys were taught Latin and Greek, the school has a golf course and excellent facilities. PS ALL of the figures in the book were based on 1990 information, so the school may be completely different today.
What does the modern Ludgrove school have to offer boys?

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