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Generallybewildered Sun 08-Sep-19 20:29:57

Can anyone recommend a prep school for a boy around the Gerrards Cross area please?

My son currently attends a state primary in Year 4 but we haven’t been happy with the complete lack of support for him. Even our Senco has told us that they can’t really help him.
He may have mild autism (undiagnosed) and I really think he’ll benefit from smaller class sizes as he gets lost between the “brightest” and the “naughtiest”.

Thank you

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TeenPlusTwenties Sun 08-Sep-19 20:40:04

Where do you see him going on to, as that might impact recommendations?

Passing 11+ and going to grammar?
Not passing 11+ but staying at state?
Going to academic indie?
Or less selective indie?

Have you got other state primary options? (I know GX area doesn't have many due to all the prep schools). I would look at them too as the Senco at your school sounds a bit hopeless.

Carpetburns Sun 08-Sep-19 20:40:58

Davenies - know a teacher there and he thinks the school is amazing (slightly biased opinion though). What about Gayhurst?

TeenPlusTwenties Sun 08-Sep-19 20:43:11

Davenies
Gayhurst
Thorpe Park
Caldicott
But no idea on any of them, my info is ~40 years out of date. smile

TeenPlusTwenties Sun 08-Sep-19 20:43:30

Thorpe park? Thorpe House!

Ferrisbuellersdayoff Sun 08-Sep-19 20:45:51

I hear lovely things about Caldicott.

BottleBrushTail Mon 09-Sep-19 12:54:00

I would suggest you look at Thorpe House and Clare's court (further out - Maidenhead)

I know a couple of people who have moved their children with spld from Davenies

Caldicott is a different route - it preps you for senior boarding schools and common entrance. It also only really copes with very mild spld (I have a friend who is struggling with getting support for her son)

BottleBrushTail Mon 09-Sep-19 15:15:22

Also take a look at Dair House

BubblesBuddy Mon 09-Sep-19 17:28:03

Don’t expect independent schools to be better at SEN than state schools. They will expect high standards of behaviour and I think some of the schools above really should not be on your list for a DC with SEN. However you need to contact them and see what they say. However don’t expect miracles.

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