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Kenlee Sat 12-Jul-14 13:26:35

My brother is thinking of sending his daughter to this school. Does anyone know of it?

Pagwatch Sat 12-Jul-14 13:31:00

Do you mean the City of London Freemans school in Ashtead?

Kenlee Sat 12-Jul-14 16:35:58


Pagwatch Sat 12-Jul-14 19:07:26

It's a good school. Pretty academic but not the best in the area. The grounds and facilities are excellent. Better for girls than boys I think . Utterly shite pe in the junior school.

Anything else?

LIZS Sat 12-Jul-14 19:10:17

Pressured academically and in areas like music and sport. No idea about boarding though, would suggest he checks how many full boarders there are as it is a very strong day school. A little off the beaten track for public transport.

Kenlee Sun 13-Jul-14 12:44:25

Thanks.... to the both of you....

I think they are looking for a nice school...

LIZS Sun 13-Jul-14 13:19:33

"nice" in what sense ?

Pagwatch Sun 13-Jul-14 13:26:45

Well yes, it's nice.
So are Downsend, st johns, Epsom college etc etc

Clavinova Sun 13-Jul-14 15:18:51

What age is your niece? Downsend is a prep school and only goes up to age 13. Freemans is certainly more academic than St Johns and probably Epsom too - you'd have to go to a day school in Guildford to find a more academic school in the area. Freemans has an excellent reputation and gets very good results although this doesn't come without some pressure to achieve. I have visited the school and the boarders all seem to be from your part of the world Kenlee. The school website tells you that there are only about 50 boarders though. If your niece is academic then it would be a good choice. It's close to London and Gatwick too - or is your brother based in the UK? Look at some of the Leavers videos on YouTube if you want a feel for the school although sometimes these things don't reflect the main body of students if some prankish 6th Form boys have made them.

Pagwatch Sun 13-Jul-14 16:05:26

Well yes - my point was that a gazzilion of the local schools are 'nice'.
Without more specific information - like age, need for boarding, academic ability, music etcetc, it is not clear what info the op wants.

If I were looking for a girls school with boarding in Surrey I would look at st cats.

Kenlee Mon 14-Jul-14 00:37:48

I think I should have said my brother lives in Thames ditton and is looking more for a day school. She is bright but not St Catherine's bright.

She is quite a good swimmer but otherwise ok..

nice girl polite and not the queen bee type

LIZS Mon 14-Jul-14 07:15:42

Thames Ditton to CLFS is quite a trek as a day pupil. She may find it a bit of a hothouse academically.

Kenlee Tue 15-Jul-14 08:31:14

OH no....I don't think she will like a hot house....

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