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Portlypenguin Fri 21-Mar-14 10:03:23


Posted this in education too as now sure where to put it!

My DS is 2.9 and will be going to an independent pre-prep from sept 2015... unless we don't get a place at any that is (long story behind that decision). We live in Oxford & initially registered for New college, Christchurch, Dragon & Abingdon (Joscas). We didn't even get on the waiting list for the Dragon and have withdrawn from Christchurch after visiting as it wouldn't suit us as a family. DS is on the list for New college & Abingdon subject to the assessment.

Anyway, Abingdon looks an amazing school but would mean moving house. We will need to upsize at some point anyway but are unsure about moving out of our 'safe zone' with friends/activities/work close by etc. New College gets fab academic results but is a much smaller school and appears to have less good facilities.

Does anyone have any experience of New College School? Is the relatively small playground an issue?

I have arranged to meet the headmaster at New College to get a more in dept view in a few weeks but thought it might be nice to hear from some parents/those who know about it.
Thanks in advance!

areyoutheregoditsmemargaret Fri 21-Mar-14 11:51:26

It's a fabulous school, I don't think facilities are an issue at prep age, what's importance is atmosphere and teaching, both great.

Portlypenguin Fri 21-Mar-14 19:04:46


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