Schools in Henley on Thames

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RichardGB Fri 04-May-12 10:29:18

Hi all,

We are considering moving to Henley on Thames with our 9 month old twin daughters. One of the main considerations is schooling.

Does anyone have any personal experience of the primary schools in the area and their entry requirements? Are they good? The Ofsted reports for Trinity and Valley Road are promising.

Also, are there good secondary schools in the area? Again, any personal experience would be great!

Thank you!

Richard GB

Libertymae Mon 15-Oct-12 10:04:28

Realise this is an old thread, so hope you still read it!

Both Trinity and Valley Road are excellent schools, and very well regarded locally - many people choose them over private schools. If you like a very friendly, family atmosphere, you might also like to look at some of the schools in nearby villages eg Kidmore End (outstanding ofsted) and Sonning Common (not such a great Ofsted, but fab facilities).

The local secondary school (11-16) is Gillotts. Several friends have children there who are extremely happy and learning well. One thing to be aware of - and i will leave you to draw your own conclusions - is that many people who live in the Henley area send their children to private school, certainly at secondary level, even if this means financial hardship. It's quite an aspirational area! If your girls are super bright, there is also a grammar school in Reading, Kendricks. It's always heavily over-subscribed, but you are well within the catchment area in Henley.

Hope this helps

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