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Avon House Prep School, Woodford Green - any good?

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RedIsBest Sat 14-Oct-17 19:44:38

Hi, anyone willing to give an opinion on this school? Thinking of sending my 2 boys there when we move next year...thanks.

Missinglalaland Mon 16-Oct-17 21:52:40

I don't have children at this school, but I live in the area. It has a good reputation among families with children with dyslexia, although I believe they cater to children of all abilities.

RedIsBest Mon 16-Oct-17 23:37:14

Thanks Missinglalaland

Frogusha Tue 17-Oct-17 10:46:20

Friends sent their boy there in preparation for Bancroft where he got in at 7+ with no extra tutoring. They said the facilities were not the best but the classes are small and teaching was good. The school obviously don't like exits at 7+ and the boy was offered a scholarship to remain.

RedIsBest Tue 17-Oct-17 21:25:52

Thanks Frogusha. Yes I saw the policy for staying past 7. I am not too worried about academic results, more whether it is a school with a nice atmosphere. As we are moving to the area with no friends locally I want to feel sure the children will settle and make friends. Was there a nice social side or are most kids there for breakfast club and after school club with not much mixing outside school?

Frogusha Wed 18-Oct-17 09:43:37

Red, I've asked - the friend doesn't recall about the breakfast club as it was 5 years ago or so but said since it's a small school it wouldn't be a big breakfast club. The boy did do extracurricular clubs though like chess. The social side was good, other children were local, he made good friends to play after school but commented that Asian and white children (or their parents more likely) don't tend to socialise much outside of school which results in a narrower pool of friends. But they were happy with the social side he did get and the academics. Also, he mentioned boys seemed to play more outside of school than girls.

RedIsBest Wed 18-Oct-17 21:29:00

Thank you so much for taking the time to get your friends opinion Frogusha - appreciated!

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