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The Manor, Abingdon, Rupert House, Henley

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Cortina Thu 10-Sep-09 10:14:55

Anyone any experience of either school? Thanks.

cchawk Wed 07-Oct-09 20:39:30


My daughter started at Rupert House this September and really loves it. Nothing but good reports from other parents - worth every penny. There is a good balance between academic and emotional development, along with plenty of physical education.

Cortina Thu 08-Oct-09 00:48:47

That's great to hear thank you.

It had a slightly less down to earth feel about it than other schools I'd looked at. I worried about style over substance? That might be an impression unfairly gained from some parents I once met socially. Overall I was impressed by the school and it's convenient position in the town centre is a plus.

The school in Abingdon didn't seem quite so much 'Alpha Mum' and was very warm and welcoming. Their results are also good.

How do R House do academically? I couldn't see any results for 11 year olds on their website? Do most get into their secondary of choice?

It also seems to be used by parents in Marlow who are concerned their children are not going to do well in the 11+? Again I've met a few who would not consider the school if their children were doing well at the feeder primaries in Marlow.

All this said I looked around it and liked it. I liked their 'word of the week' system at the bottom of the stairs and now do the same with my children .

Which others did you look at? I had a friend whose daughter did well at St Mary's also in the town.

Where do you plan to send your daughter after R House?

Thanks again.

LovelyDear Thu 08-Oct-09 00:53:55

tee hee i went to the manor 40 years ago.

Cortina Thu 08-Oct-09 06:12:28

Did you like the Manor and where did you go afterwards?

sausageandbeans Thu 08-Oct-09 12:31:45

Have you looked at Cranford House, Moulsford - gorgeous school. I went there many moons ago, but have friends that are sending their children there now (I would send my children if I had stayed in the area) Gorgeous school. I went to secondary school in Abingdon (Our Lady's Convent) and there were loads of children in my class from the Manor who had had a great time. Not sure about now though, at the time children from the Manor tended to go to St Helens or The Convent.

Cortina Thu 08-Oct-09 13:17:06

Am keen on St Helens afterwards hence looking closely at the manor.

Looked at Cranford House and loved family feel of school but the GCSE and other results don't look very impressive.

What's your take on that?

PVish Thu 08-Oct-09 13:21:10

both have terrible cocaine problems


abra1d Thu 08-Oct-09 13:30:57

My daughter isn't at The Manor but she is at a school it feeds into and TM has a very good reputation lately. It seems to be boosting the amount of sport available and parents seem very pleased with this.

Cortina Thu 08-Oct-09 13:31:22

Are you serious? Most children at Cranford are 11.

PVish Thu 08-Oct-09 13:47:52

all of em
crack addicts.

sausageandbeans Thu 08-Oct-09 19:41:27

Cranford has never been high up there on the academic rating scales, however as a junior school it was (and I think still is) very kind and homely, children don't have to stay on to the senior school. It was a great foundation for me, but like you, my parents wanted some where a bit more academic for me at senior school level so moved me 11 which was fine.

LovelyDear Thu 08-Oct-09 22:31:56

i went to st h after. i hated it but it's very different now.

LovelyDear Thu 08-Oct-09 22:32:37

hang on no i didn't hate it. i hated not being as rich as most of the girls. it was in the days of direct grant places...

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