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Canbury school in Kingston.

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ineedmoretea Tue 06-Dec-11 20:38:31

Hi everyone

I would be really grateful if anyone could give me info on Canbury school in Kingston.
Many thanks.

PollyMorfic Tue 06-Dec-11 20:47:22

I know an MNer or ex MN-er with a child there, I'll try and point her in this direction.

reallytired Tue 06-Dec-11 21:14:57

I went there for a year in 1987. It was a tiny school with a very high proportion of overseas students. It was like a very small international school and even had provision for childrern learning English.

It offered a surprisingly good range of activities and subjects for its size. However I found the small number of children made it very socially limiting. When I did make friends they went back to their respective countries.

When I was there there was a very high ratio of boys to girls. I was the only girl in a class of 8 which I found really hard. I feel that 65 is far too small for a secondary school.

However my experience is probably very out of date. I suppose a lot depends on what you are looking for in a school.

ineedmoretea Tue 06-Dec-11 21:19:33

Thank you so much!
I have visited the school but find it difficult to make up my mind.
I don't even know about its reputation.
Info from a mum with a child there would be ideal.
Thanks again for trying.

ASparent Tue 06-Dec-11 21:33:57


I have a child there at the moment (Polly you must know my DW grin)

I will pick this up on your other thread

ineedmoretea Tue 06-Dec-11 21:52:34

Thank you so much really tired.
It must have been really hard to be only surrounded by boys,I just can't imagine...
It is indeed a very small secondary school but I am attracted by the school ethos of caring for the individual .
My DS is one of those kids who needs more protection from life than most and would be lost in a large comprehensive.
He also kind of get into his own shell once in a crowd and I think he may benefit from being in a smaller social group to be gaining in confidence socially.

ineedmoretea Tue 06-Dec-11 21:56:45

Wonderful!!Thank you ASparent ,I am really looking forward to hear about your experience.

Seamoon Tue 15-Jan-13 22:46:22

Hello INEEDMORE TEA. I am in the same position as you, having visited the school and chewing things over, would love to share opinions. I haven't used Mumsnet before, how do private conversations take place please?

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