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Surrey - most academic schools?

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shoutymcshoutsmum Sat 13-Apr-13 16:09:00

Hi everyone. We live in South London at the moment but my DH wants us to move to the Surrey Hills or nearby (where he can still commute daily to the City). I know lots of people have moved down the A3 from South London, would you mind advising about schools?

My plan had been to put the kids through academic schools her in London (e.g. Kings/St Pauls/Eleanor Hollis) so that, if they wished, they could follow my DH to Oxford/Cambridge. I would love to know what are the best schools in Surrey?


difficultpickle Sat 13-Apr-13 17:46:52

You should look them up in the FT league tables and that will tell you their results.

shoutymcshoutsmum Sat 13-Apr-13 19:10:48

Thanks bisjo, will do.

holidaysrcoming Sat 13-Apr-13 19:44:02

boys- RGS Guildford
girls - Guildford High

are generally considered most high achieving academically. Though there are many many other excellent schools with different strengths for different personalities.

marinagasolina Sat 13-Apr-13 20:08:31

Sir William Perkins is excellent for girls- my niece is there and loves it. Very academic, pastoral care is brilliant and good sports teams and drama. My niece is going to be sad to leave next year I think!

racingheart Sat 13-Apr-13 20:40:33

There are parts of Surrey you can live in and still get to LEH, Hampton or Kings. Esher/Claygate and surrounding areas send children there.

Guildford schools also excellent. RGS has outstanding results for getting into Oxbridge.

Tell us more about your DC.

shoutymcshoutsmum Sat 13-Apr-13 21:21:16

Thanks everyone.

My DD is 7 and doing really well in a GDST school, my DS's are 2 and 4 (he is doing really well in Reception in a pre-prep). I know that it is too early to tell whether they will be academic or not but, if they are, we would like to be near school that are! I don't want to send them to boarding school.

Tabya876 Thu 18-Apr-13 23:10:40

My DD will be starting in GHS Reception this September. I find the school really impressive in terms of the intellectial challenge the girls enjoy and the sense of fun that prevails. I'm assuming that these things are as important to you as academic prowess.

mummytime Fri 19-Apr-13 06:33:03

I would say GHS, with Tormead or St Catherine's for Academic girls schools (all 4-18). They are up there or above the London schools. Then a Prep followed by RGS for boys.

If your DD turns out to be less stellar flying there are plenty of good girls schools around. There are also some alternative boys schools (more than there used to be).

There are also excellent State schools (if only as a safety net in case something happens).

YoniMaroney Sat 20-Apr-13 21:35:27

Hampton and LEH have buses into Surrey proper. Both academic schools.

mrsmontydon Mon 22-Apr-13 11:45:57

If you don't want to go so far south what about the Tiffin schools?

CherryEmma Thu 25-Apr-13 08:34:25

Hi shoutymcshoutsmum have you tried posting this on the Local Surrey site too?

LittleMissLucy Sat 27-Apr-13 22:23:57

Actually I think Hampton Boys is not quite as academic as Lady Eleanor Hollis girls. Its more sporty than academic, even though its private. Less Oxbridge entrance success than it used to have...

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