Can anyone recommend Radnor House School in Twickenham?

(11 Posts)
flip2010 Sun 22-Nov-15 20:53:16

I would love to hear from anyone who has been to Radnor House.

minoula Mon 23-Nov-15 14:56:13

Hi - considering this school for DS next Sept (going into Year 7). Loved the ethos and atmosphere at the school when visiting. Personal approach without being claustrophobic. Stunning riverside location. All staff very approachable. He is dyslexic however, so unsure as to whether he would actually be offered a place.

aspirationalinrichmond Mon 11-Jan-16 14:58:01

My son started there in year 7 in Sept. It is a fabulous school so don't even think twice about it!

lottiebear69 Tue 12-Jan-16 16:48:39

We were offered a place there for ds - I really really liked the school and head master was inspirational. We decided at the last minute on emanuel purely because of size smd his brother being there, We felt that 2 classes per year would only give him 20 other boys in his year which we felt could be a bit small we also felt that because of building size they couldn't offer great facilities for DT or other arts which was a shame. However I think it's a fab school and was over the moon to be offered a place. They also seem to have a good policy on dyslexia etc and very happy kids- go for it

30somethingandticking Tue 12-Jan-16 17:08:27

Anyone with thoughts on it for girls? Seems more boy oriented?

lottiebear69 Tue 12-Jan-16 17:37:13

I think it was 50/50 split

wholemealAndHoney Thu 14-Jan-16 20:40:14

235 boys and 120 girls according to Edubase.

lottiebear69 Sat 16-Jan-16 14:27:20

Wowsmile I really didn't think it felt like that!

Teddingtonrunner50 Fri 15-Apr-16 23:31:36

Hi there, just picking this thread up now so you've probably made your decision smile. Just in case, here are a few points based on our experiences of having our 12 yo daughter attend Yr 7 since September 2015 ;
Pros ;
- very nurturing and supportive
- zooms in on issues / problems, particularly those around friendship issues and such like
- treats each child as an individual - I can't imagine any child there being 'lost in the crowd'
- setting its stall out to help produce well rounded individuals - improving exam results as a result of the last couple or so year's (more selective than previous so I gather) intake now reaching GCSE age etc - but also keen on new / innovative topics ie mindfulness etc
- teachers are very accessible and enthusiastic and seem to know their stuff
- good range / variety of co-curricular activities
Cons ;
- c.20 boys and c.20 girls in each year (now a pretty even split, previous years have seen the boy to girl ratio progressively even out) - therefore (forgive the phrase) a limited pool of potential friends
- quite a turnover of teachers - to me this seems to stem from the fact that the school is acquiring such a good reputation that guess what, the staff are targets for other schools and a number have left to take on larger / more senior roles elsewhere. But attracting talent does not seem to be an issue and there are a fair number still there who have been teaching at the school since it opened
- limited sports facilities / opportunities due to its size

In summary, this is a great school that stands every chance of getting even better - just be mindful of its small size and therefore there can be certain downsides as with any small school.

freerangeeggs Wed 20-Apr-16 18:04:43

I interviewed for a job there once. I didn't get it (rightly so, I wasn't the best person for that position) but I really liked the school. It was so calm! I found the building really pleasant and the headmaster gave a really good impression - he asked all the right questions and made me realise that I should stop applying for roles other than teaching! He stood at the front door in the morning to greet the children and parents. The children were absolutely lovely.

Cleo1303 Tue 26-Apr-16 12:27:57

I have two friends with daughters there and they are really pleased with it. It sounds as though all the children are happy and treated as individuals.

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