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Hall Grove school experience?

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Arianrhod Wed 01-Jun-16 16:19:08

Hi all -

I have a 9 yo DD at Halstead Prep, and twin 1.5 yo boys for whom I'm now looking at pre-prep schools. I narrowed it down to a choice between Hoe Bridge school and Hall Grove. I have friends with sons at Hoe Bridge, so I have their perspective to go on, but I don't know anyone with DCs at Hall Grove. OH and I visited both schools last week, and I'm super impressed with Hall Grove, but I'd really like to hear parents' perspectives on it. Does anyone here have DCs at Hall Grove, or did have, and feel like sharing some opinions, please?

I would say both DD and I are very happy with Halstead, and I'd love my sons to be as happy at whichever school they end up! Hoe Bridge would be marginally easier for me to get to, but I'll put up with the slightly further trek to Hall Grove if it's worth it.


Freckles26 Mon 14-Nov-16 12:00:14

Hi Arianrhod, which school did you go with in the end? We're looking at Hall Grove or Hawley Place for our two girls..... Any advice warmly welcomed.

Arianrhod Thu 05-Jan-17 10:26:52

Hi Freckles - Sorry, just seen your post. We went with Hall Grove in the end, as it was by far and away the better school all round. TBH I loved it so much, I half wish I had chosen to put my DD in there too; we were shown around by two girls who had actually chosen to stay on into Year 8, and it was clear the teachers inspire the children and they do very well there.


teaspoon66 Tue 06-Feb-18 10:02:05

Hi Arianrhod, I've got a daughter at Halstead and am considering moving her. As much as we love the school it doesn't seem quite the right fit for her personally. We have been to see Hall Grove and were very impressed. I don't suppose you could tell me the differences at Hall Grove that make you say "I half wish I had chosen to put my DD in there too"?

Arianrhod Tue 06-Feb-18 15:24:39

@teaspoon66 I'll PM you

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