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Cheam School- Reading.. Did any one hear good reviews about it

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Shandeepa Fri 07-Sep-12 20:46:59

Hi I am looking at Prep schools who prepare kids to common entrance. I live in Basingstoke and ruled out Gems and Daneshill. I looked at Winchester and not sure about Swithuns Prep school as I feel its girls only school and at Prep i always think mixuture is always good.. Any one who knows about Cheam.. please help me out

Shandeepa Fri 07-Sep-12 20:48:33

Sorry I meant Cheam school in Newbury thanks

ThingsWeDo Sat 05-Jan-13 13:20:10

Im kind of in a similar situation and curious as to what you have chosen to do.
also why did you rule out Daneshill? I found a few negatives on Gems but why not Daneshill?

Inclusionist Sat 05-Jan-13 18:02:28

I don't know anything about Cheam other than a university friend of mine had been (and boarded) and enjoyed it.

St Andrew's in Pangbourne might also be worth a look for you. It's lovely.

Moodykat Sat 05-Jan-13 18:07:46

A friends daughter went to Cheam and has done very well. She's a lovely girl and I think her attitude/views reflect well on the school, IYSWIM?!

MilkRunningOutAgain Sun 06-Jan-13 16:56:33

I know a couple of boys who attend Cheam, both are friendly and bright, they go to the same cricket club as my DS every summer and are good team players. The cricket facilities at Cheam are amazing, Cheam lets the local village cricket club train in its sports hall and use its nets in the middle of its beautiful grounds every Spring. I always look forward to going.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 06-Jan-13 20:42:18

It just wasn't my cup of tea. I would suggest reading ISI report that is on the website and then visiting.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 06-Jan-13 20:43:11

Are you looking for boys or girls which senior schools are you thinking of?

ThingsWeDo Wed 16-Jan-13 12:55:10

tried Daneshill. I now know why its not the right one.

HelloMummy2 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:31:40

Any thoughts about Elstree? Versus Daneshill?

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