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St Edmunds College

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user1466518624 Sat 18-Mar-17 13:28:48

Any recent experiences of St Edmunds Prep and College as we are in the process of applying for both the Prep and the College for our 2.

For the eldest it would mean losing an Academic Scholarship at a small day school in Essex which has been disappointing and very limited in what it offers for GCSE subjects and St Edmunds offers more choice particularly in Science and Technology which DS loves.

The little one is not quite so urgent but it would be nice to get some feedback and perhaps inspire me to make the move sooner rather than later.

They do a great Open Day and the teachers seem very well qualified and caring but it would be nice to get some feedback good or bad from anyone with experience of the school

MirenaCoy Mon 20-Mar-17 13:47:57

Is the St Edmuu DS College in Ware you refer to? If so it's a fabulous school. I don't have children there, but I lived near it for a good number of yrs and a number of children forms ds's primary school moved there. I've also visited the school when we were considering for DS, until we moved.

It's a very nurturing, gentle school, with good academics. It's not a top 50 Indy by any means, but you can be assured they will get the best out of your dc. At least I was anyway. It has a lovely environment and good facilities. It also has a lively boarding community if you are interested in that. The prep, used to be called 'St Hugh's'. Is equally fab. I've never heard a single complaint about the school, and I know quite a few people who have moved there.

MirenaCoy Mon 20-Mar-17 13:52:52

Just to add, St Edmunds has a waiting list! It is exteremely popular and 2yrs ago I bumped into a man and his son (at private maths tutors house) who mentioned that his DS had just passed the entrance test but had not got a place, as it was full up. They had waited close to closing date to submit his application and as they had so many applicants, had offered places on a first come first served basis. The boy was added to the WL. Wether he got a place eventually I do not know, but if you are interested, get movingsmile.

user1466518624 Mon 20-Mar-17 14:12:44

Thank you so much and yes it is St Eds in Ware. We are going down the 13 plus route and have registered as yes it has become very popular. Further down the school there is plenty of space x

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