Prep school advice Surrey area

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findingschools4myboys Thu 20-Sep-18 12:24:34

Hi everyone
We are considering moving and I am trying to get as much information on schools as possible. Doing lots of visits but always great hearing first hand experience or what the general view is of the school.
I will have 2 boys who are going into prep - one currently in key stage 2 and another boy in nursery.
My older son is very sporty, easy going, a little bit shy until he knows people, sits in the middle academically.
My youngest is also very active and easy going. Obviously have no idea about his academic level!
We are thinking about Cobham/Esher area but are open to other places - need to be able to walk to the high street though and my husband will be commuting.
Schools we are currently wanting to look at:
Danes Hill, Parkside, Cranmore, Downsend, feltonfleet.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you

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Yura Thu 20-Sep-18 16:17:49

we are in woking if you want some information on st andrews and Greenfield

findingschools4myboys Thu 20-Sep-18 17:14:01

Yura - I appreciate that. Are they prep or state schools? We are looking at preps.

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Sunshine5050 Fri 21-Sep-18 08:02:29

All the prep schools you have listed are good.
Your decision process should probably be driven by your son in KS2 and his secondary school options, he will take the entrance exams in Jan of Year 6 regardless of whether he moves at 11 or 13. You should consider Reeds, St Johns Leatherhead, St. George's Weybridge, Epsom College & then work back to location for Prep school.
(If you are considering boarding school options this will be different).

Also consider house prices, commute, school run etc.
Perhaps also look at Claygate/Milbourne Lodge Prep if you want a busy high street / village feel.
There is lots of choice in Surrey but all schools - state or private are regarded as good.

Yura Fri 21-Sep-18 08:08:28

Both are preps - my son goes to one, good friends have children in the other.

Sunshine5050 Fri 21-Sep-18 09:18:13

I would add St George's Weybridge Prep to your list to give you that through school option. Alternative is Claremont Fan for Prep & Secondary in Esher but not comparable to the Preps you have listed.

Enko Fri 21-Sep-18 20:11:49

Can I suggest Kingswood House DS went there some years back and we loved it


findingschools4myboys Sun 23-Sep-18 07:10:06

Sunshine. That’s a definitely a good idea, so thank you for that.
Yura and Enko - thank you for the suggestions. I will take a look!
Does anyone know anyone who have children at any of the schools?

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