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Private Primary School in Twickenham / Hampton

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VRLondon Fri 04-May-18 16:38:53

Any recommendation for a good private primary school in Twickenham/ Hampton ?

I have secured a place at Twickenham Prep School but Would love some feedback .

Also, what other school would you recommend ?

Thank you

Thank you

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VRLondon Tue 08-May-18 09:29:15

Anyone ? 😬

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TeresasGreen Tue 08-May-18 09:32:35

I know a few people with children at Twickenham Prep. I can't help with any specifics, but they have all been really happy there. Other friends speak highly of Newland House, but my impression is of a very different vibe there - that could just be less laid back parents though!

Sunshine5050 Tue 08-May-18 18:07:01

Are you looking for a DS or DD?

VRLondon Tue 08-May-18 18:43:57

DD x

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VRLondon Tue 08-May-18 19:21:05

Thank you for your feedback . I have looked Newland House and it seems more strict but not too sure . Will look more in details . Thanks

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Sunshine5050 Tue 08-May-18 22:08:39

Have you looked at Jack and Jill? Feeds to LEH juniors or has a new Prep in Hampton Hill. Otherwise St Catherine's/Old Vicarage in Richmond/Staines Prep plus preps over the river near Surbiton/Kingston. Overall the state schools in Rich/Twickenham are very good and a lot people don't go private before 11, LEH having 2 form entry at 7 slightly distorts the area too.

PenguindreamsofDraco Wed 09-May-18 09:05:30

Newland House is good with quirky kids, and it's not massively pressurised.

ontow Thu 07-Jun-18 13:01:22

I had children at TPS and another local prep and preferred TPS. Its very inclusive, the children all get to be in plays, sing, sports, swimming ... All children will receive a certificate at some point to show something special about themselves and this helps hugely with confidence and self esteem, particularly if they aren't standout at sport, drama etc..

Academically it is fine, but as with most of the local preps, you need to put a lot of work in yourself to pass into secondary schools. There is one poor maths teacher who covers a lot of 11+ and really lets them down.

They are very responsive to parents and suggestions and happily add clubs etc.. It progressed a lot over the years we were there.

montenuit Mon 11-Jun-18 19:08:00

Academically it is fine, but as with most of the local preps, you need to put a lot of work in yourself to pass into secondary schools. There is one poor maths teacher who covers a lot of 11+ and really lets them down.

sorry but WHY oh why would you pay for TPS over the excellent state primaries if you have to do a lot of work yourself to get into the secondaries?

VRLondon Tue 12-Jun-18 09:39:47

Unfortunately we don’t have good primary shools where we are hence why we are applying for private ones.

Thanks for ur feedback it’s much appreciated . what about the math teaher is she still around? That’s a bit worrying ..

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pamplemoussed Thu 14-Jun-18 23:52:50

TPS seems to be a bit of a marmite school. A few people have found the strong Christian ethos a little more dominant than they were expecting. J&J was the school to bank for a route to LEH at 7 (and then you are in for good - no 11+ required) but now it has its own site for 7-11 it seems less popular . Newland House seems to be the current school de jour now. The junior head Mrs C has an excellent reputation. The state primary schools are all excellent too of course. And there is Waldegrave for girls at 11. There are so many great schools in the area it’s hard to go wrong tbh.

VRLondon Mon 18-Jun-18 09:50:09

I agree there are lot of good schools around , however not in my catchement therefore I have to go Private .

I have read a lot of good things about TPS and I really liked the school when I visited . I wanted to have an insight from local mums so thank you for all your feedback so far .

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