Hurst lodge-cripes!(4 Posts)
looking looking looking for school that might suit my very dyslexic, very under confident dd.Her current specialist school is full of children with behavioural issues which make her even more anxious and over sensitive. Hurst lodge on paper looks interesting but Im hearing lots of dissatisfied reports too. Anyone got any up to date feedback please?
Don't know Hurst Lodge but a good school which is amazing for dyslexic kids is Moon Hall/Moon Hall College in Surrey. It is a specialist school and incredible.
Friends DC moved there from very academic prep schools for a few years and learnt loads of strategies to cope in mainstream, came back a few years later and thrived again. The DS is now at Oxford Uni. Some stay at Moon Hall and go onto the secondary if that is what is right for them.
Other options I know of are Duke of Kent, v small and nurturing.
My daughter is at Hurst Lodge, having moved there because of problems with anxiety and ASD. I was very concerned about the negative feedback I had seen on Mumsnet and also about the academic level. I was swayed by the open day and the willingness of the Head and the staff to answer my endless questions which they did with good humour. I also spoke to some ex parents who were very happy with he grades their children had received.
My daughter is very happy. Her school life and our home life have improved massively. It is such a kind school. They really "get" children with different needs and do what they can to help, but they are still expected to achieve their potential!
Have you read the latest ISI report?
Please feel free to message me ;-)
I am interested in Hurst Lodge we have a boy and girl and want to keep them together if possible. Hurst Lodge is one school that does tick the boxes but I also have seen negative reports about the standard of education. Could anyone let me know about size classes and quality of teaching. They have also had a number of changes of heads, how is the new one.
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