Pre schools & schools in Horsley area

(9 Posts)
Bumpy511 Tue 01-Oct-13 11:28:46

Hi, looking to move to West Horsley in January 2014and would love personal recommendations for local nurseries / pre schools plus schools. And the ones to avoid...! DS will be 4 in January and currently attends a Montessori pre school.

Thanks in advance

AddictedToPropertyApps Wed 02-Oct-13 15:16:10

Bright Stars at Cranmore is absolutely wonderful and gorgeous in every way. Co-ed from 2 1/2 and can do term time or year round if you need day care. Facilities, food and teachers are brill.

holidaysrcoming Wed 02-Oct-13 21:01:48

there are two montessori nurseries - footprints and martyrs green, both well regarded. There is are also nurseries at Glenesk and Ripley Court schools, the Raleigh nursery. Never heard of any 'avoids'.

I would choose depending on where you are applying for primary - state/ind and/or if you are working as some have extended hours others not. And £££!

I know some are quite oversubcribed so you may want to apply now.

Ind schools -Glenesk, Ripley Court ( both coed) or boys only - Cranmore or further afield Lanesborough, Downsend.
State - Raleigh

Good luck!

Bumpy511 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:19:40

Thanks everyone, couple of new names for me to look in to. School viewings start tomorrow and yep have already discounted a few pre schools due to no space. sad

Bumpy511 Mon 07-Oct-13 16:48:52

Is anyone currently at St Lawrence Primary, Effingham or know anything about it? Thanks

holidaysrcoming Tue 08-Oct-13 10:13:31

I know parents with children there, they are happy. I have heard comments that they do not think the ofsted report (not sure how recent) reflects the atmosphere in the school. I know in the past some have been concerned about number of traveller children in the school - not sure this is still the case and personally don't see why this is an issue, but that's Surrey for you !

The more popular choices are the Raleigh in W Horsley and Eastwick in bookham for inf/junior or St Matthews Downside and Polesden Lacey Bookham for infants only.

Bumpy511 Tue 22-Oct-13 17:39:01

Thanks holidaysrcoming. St Matthews was mentioned to us very recently so will check that one out too

pollmeister Thu 28-Nov-13 16:42:12

Hi Ive already put on your other thread about St Lawrence where my daughter goes - she loves it. Im very happy with it. There are a few traveller kids there but you hardly notice them (there is a permanent 'traveller' site not that far away). The school understand there are some kids there who arent as 'bright' as others and work with this in mind.

pollmeister Thu 28-Nov-13 16:43:07

Doh......when I say 'hardly notice them' - I mean you wouldnt know they were travellers!

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