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Prep's around Dorking

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robbieudo Sun 04-Feb-18 09:10:26

Dear All,
we are moving to the area and as my son will join Y06, i would prefer sending him to a prep where he can stay 3 years before the next change. Which ones should we consider?
Thank you

Bellini12 Tue 06-Feb-18 18:03:24

There are some great state schools in Dorking. I have a DD that has now left primary and is at an independent school in a nearby town. I believe Downsend in Leatherhead goes up to age 13.

robbieudo Thu 08-Feb-18 08:16:06

Good to hear Bellini, l'll look into state schools too.

mocha70 Thu 15-Feb-18 14:50:14

The co-ed preps that go to 13 are Downsend and Belmont. However, some of the nearest private secondaries all have entry at 11+ eg. City of London Freemans, St John's Leatherhead, Boxhill, Reigate Grammar and Dunnottar. Epsom College may still be 13+. Some of the people who go to Belmont go on to schools further away such as boarding schools in Sussex. Downsend is going to change to go up to 16 but I'm not sure which year group.
Some of the state schools in the Dorking area are very good.

idietthereforeiam Thu 15-Feb-18 18:44:59

Feltonfleet (Cobham) and Milbourne Lodge (Esher) both go to 13.

Bellie99 Thu 15-Feb-18 21:48:05

Epsom now start at 11+.

trinity0097 Fri 16-Feb-18 06:14:50

Downsend going to 16 is from the current year 6 pupils.

robbieudo Fri 16-Feb-18 08:21:50

Thank you, l'll look into Downsend

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