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Help me choose a girls independent school please!

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MovingBack Mon 08-Oct-12 10:45:01

We're moving back to England but probably not in time for DD to do the 11+ so I'm now looking at independent schools for 11 or 13+ entry.

Can be anywhere in England really - we were looking around the Midlands/North West but have broadened the search as we can both work from home.

We'd love an academic school but one that doesn't rely on the girls being self starters - DD is very bright but a dreamer! Good rep for sciences is a must as that's where her academic interests lie.

Thanks for ANY advice/recommendations you can give

marialuisa Mon 08-Oct-12 10:49:42

Loughborough High or Nottingham Girls High?

Both have excellent results, strong on science. Would say that Loughborough probably has a more "all-rounder" element e.g. very strong on music whereas Nottingham perceived as more purely academic focused. That's just local parents' gossip though.

Dustylaw Mon 08-Oct-12 19:55:43

How about moving to Brighton or nearby? If so then look at Roedean as a day girl or flexi boarding.

kerrygrey Tue 09-Oct-12 06:02:22

Abbots Bromley School for Girls. Boarding or day, non-selective entry but excellent results, lots of extras (including ballet school and ponies) and pleasant countryside. It is churchy, which may or may not appeal to you?

Beanbagz Tue 09-Oct-12 11:30:31

How about Harrogate Ladies? Or Queen Margarets in York? I have friends who's DDs are at both of those and all very happy with the results.

sicutlilium Tue 09-Oct-12 14:56:01

Bolton School Girls' Division? Sparky new Headmistress.

jennywren123 Tue 09-Oct-12 22:18:15

Stephen Perse or St Mary's both in Cambridge.

shopofdreams Tue 09-Oct-12 22:31:34

Roedean in Brighton - DDs there are very happy, great education, lots of extra curricular activities and a lovely atmosphere.

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