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Primary vs prep schools In Chelmsford

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BuntyCalls Tue 12-Apr-16 05:54:05


I'm hoping to get some advice from any of you who are living / have lived in Chelmsford regarding schools.

We have been abroad for 8 years and are looking to come back over the summer with our 3 young children (who were all born here and have never been at school in the UK) We're very late in the day when it comes to looking at schools and I know most places will be filled now so we're wondering whether it would be better to opt for a prep school.

My question is - which schools in Chelmsford are considered to be the good ones (state and private). Most are rated "Good" on Ofsted but that doesn't always mean much, I'm told. I am planning to come back for a couple of days to have a look at some schools so would like a short list if possible.

Thanks very much!

ChalkHearts Tue 12-Apr-16 06:10:24

This link tells you quite a lot about all the state schools. Almost all of them look fine.

BuntyCalls Tue 12-Apr-16 13:41:59

Thank you! I'll take a look now

MrsBartlet Thu 14-Apr-16 21:31:54

My dc went to primary in Chelmsford (Barnes Farm) which was rated outstanding. Both did well and went on to the grammar schools (although dd is now at university so it was a while ago!) Having said that, I think a lot of education comes down to what you do with them at home ( not meaning to do down what happens in school but children are at home more than they are at school).

I have family at Newlands Spring which also seems to be good. To be honest most schools in Chelmsford are good.

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