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Cottesmore & Brambletye Schools, Sussex. Hothouses?

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MissoniMad Mon 04-Jul-16 13:22:30

I'm Posting in this section due to a lack of responses on my thread in Primary Ed section.

Does anyone know if Cottesmore or Brambletye schools are hothouses? From the exit results, especially at Cottesmore, I suspect they might be, but looking for someone who can give me direct experience. Also, which is the most nurturing, dedicated and good at accommodating quirky pupils who need a bit of hand holding?

NonHerbalReasoning Mon 04-Jul-16 17:27:39

I can't give you any useful information about Brambletye, but I would strongly recommend Cottesmore, my DS scores highly in the Quirky Tables. Spend some with Tom Rogerson (HM), and hopefully you'll be reassured. DS now @ one of the better known senior schools. Be aware that weekly or flexi boarding is infrequently available there these days, but weekend exeats are every 2 weeks. A thoroughly charming place.

NonHerbalReasoning Mon 04-Jul-16 17:29:31

And to answer your question(!), no definitely not a hot house. A team of excellent teachers.

MissoniMad Mon 04-Jul-16 21:06:09

I might PM you NonHerbalReasoning.

MissoniMad Mon 11-Jul-16 12:32:00


bluegreysparkle Wed 20-Jul-16 22:25:55

Very few Sussex prep schools are hothouses. Certainly not in comparison to most London day schools or even those in Kent which are pushing children through the 11+. I would recommend visiting a few : Cottesmore, Brambletye, Ashdown, Cummor House.

MissoniMad Sat 23-Jul-16 03:23:44

Thanks BlueGrey. I've messaged you about this too.

Hm, I'm not sure I've got the stomach for Cumnor! I got the impression it was super pushy parent territory! Plus I may not be rich enough (no private jets, not even a helicopter grin).

loopygoose Thu 29-Sep-16 13:53:13

Cottesmore is most certainly NOT a hothouse. It's exceptional in it's ability to absorb and celebrate all sorts of characters, getting the most out of them, without making them feel stressed. I have sent two, very different, children to that school and both rave about the lessons. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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