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RGS Guildford or Hampton?

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racingheart Sat 16-Feb-13 11:35:32

DS is in the very fortunate position of having offers from both schools.

We'd really love some feedback, positive or negative, from parents with boys at these schools, to help us decide.

Each school has massive strengths, and each has a few minor things that concern us.

In its favour, RGS is in a town, so as they grow older and want to go out for lunch or to meet people after school, the boys are not stranded and reliant on school buses. It seems less sealed off from the outside world than Hampton.

RGS seems scholarly and eccentric - which describes DS. But Hampton's theatre and boathouse and outdoor space to run around - these are things that interest DS hugely... RGS has nothing comparable.

Any feedback from parents of boys who are already there would be really appreciated. Thank you.

racingheart Sun 17-Feb-13 19:25:58

FillyPutty, thanks for those stats. You don't sound bitter or biased. Hampton is fantastic, and it sounds like your DS would have gone for that school anyway as his first choice.

Aboleyn Sun 17-Feb-13 20:21:56

Fillyputty, fabulous stats! You don't sound bitter, just very knowledgeable! What about Notre dame, good bus service from a lot of surrounding areas. Where are you based, will have a think about others. Moving 3 times not nec bad, kids are v adaptable (justifying fact am about to do same to my dd!)

mummytime Sun 17-Feb-13 22:17:23

RGS had a SENCo more than 2 years ago, but it wasn't a full-time one. He did diagnose dyslexia, and I've known ASD boys go through the school as well as those with life-limiting illnesses etc. (I also don't have a son there, just know the school very well.)

Hampton isn't my area, so I can't comment.

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