Recommendation for private school Winchester.

(7 Posts)
Rema39 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:43:18

Can anyone give their opinions/recommendations for a private school- primary in Winchester. (Girls- but can be co-ed) thank you!

Dancingqueen17 Fri 15-Jul-16 08:17:57

There are relatively few to choose from in Winchester itself. St Swithuns or Princes Mead. Slightly further out you have Twyford. Where are you living and what sort of school are you looking for for your dd?

Rema39 Fri 15-Jul-16 09:46:34

We are still unsure of where exactly in Winchester we will be living- but most likely in the city itself.
On paper- I'm probably torn between St Swithuns and Twyford?

Dancingqueen17 Fri 15-Jul-16 17:03:19

I have no personal experience of either but know people with children at both, how old is your dd? How academic is she? I only ask as I have heard of a few examples of girls being effectively pushed out st Swithuns junior if the staff are unconvinced they will make the grade for the senior school.

mamado Thu 17-Nov-16 12:25:35

I cannot recommend Prince's Mead enough, both my daughter's have attended this wonderful school and both have thrived. It is a warm, friendly and caring school with a family atmosphere where the teachers are not only excellent but also genuinely care for the children. The parents are engaged and involved. Both of my daughter's went from being extremely shy to confident in themselves thanks to the school environment. All children are given a chance to participate and shine and we have been thoroughly delighted with the school at all times (my eldest has now moved on, but my youngest is still at the school and extremely happy).
Hope that helps! smile

Holaholahola Thu 17-Nov-16 13:45:30

I have also heard good things about Princes Mead. The pastoral care apparently is excellent.

pootros Mon 15-May-17 23:16:45

A mini resurrection of a thread, but I thought it might be useful to keep info together rather than make lots of new threads -

Please could anyone with girls at St Swithin's, Prince's mead, or Twyford share their impressions of their school's attention to pastoral care?

I am wondering too about things like:
Preparing my girls for life in the digital age; teaching resilience, attention to kindness.


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