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11+ Sept 2017 SW London/Surrey Independent Boys/Mixed School applications...

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DOTLEYtheONEeyedDINO Tue 18-Oct-16 19:15:32

There's a girls thread. There's not one for boys. Or mixed. At least I haven't found one.

Anyone else going through this?

DS is in Year 6. Can't decide what to do. Currently applied for Hampton and KGS. Not sure if he'll make the grade and a 3rd school choice. Anyone else? Any suggestions? Also have a DD in Y4, hence considering mixed.

mary21 Tue 18-Oct-16 19:24:47

Halliford? (Boys).
Kew House. ?Radnor House? Mixed
Depends where you are but also St Benedict in Ealing

DOTLEYtheONEeyedDINO Tue 18-Oct-16 19:27:54

I have heard Kew House is quite good, but don't know much about it. It's not too far either. Ealing is miles away. I feel like I've left a 'back up' school a bit late.

titchy Tue 18-Oct-16 21:10:02


DOTLEYtheONEeyedDINO Tue 18-Oct-16 21:13:02

Claremont is in Esher isn't it? That's a bit far. Is it a good school? Not heard anything about that. Not one we'd considered.

alwaysfancywine Tue 18-Oct-16 21:41:03

where are you based OP? Claremont has had mixed reviews - mostly (from my research) negative. I looked around it last year - thought it lacked warmth and personality, impressive building but actually quite creepy inside. Intriguing rumours about the religious leanings of the school - christian scientists - whatever that is. just made me have an overall neg vibe. it's all personal though. i know some people who love it. let me know where you are and i give you some more ideas.

HillaryFTW Tue 18-Oct-16 21:44:20

Is there an state school as a back up?

AnotherNewt Tue 18-Oct-16 21:47:11

For reference, the girls SW schools thread is here

nocampinghere Wed 19-Oct-16 09:00:29

St George's Weybridge, Ibstock, Radnor House, Kew House. Where are you based?

boys: Halliford, St James's are easier than Hampton, KGS.

DOTLEYtheONEeyedDINO Wed 19-Oct-16 12:29:01

Live between Hounslow and Twickenham. I'll take a look at some of the schools mentioned. Thank you

SAHDthatsall Wed 19-Oct-16 18:50:41

Halliford and St George's are the two schools that friends' sons went to and they were nowhere near the level to get into Hampton or KGS.

Localher0 Sat 22-Oct-16 15:21:57

Yes Claremont a probably a bit far but I would add that I have a son there and we are very very happy with the school. It is founded by Christian Scientists but there is no push whatsoever towards religion.

Lifeisallhahahehe Sun 30-Oct-16 21:29:22

I'm on the girls thread but am also looking at mixed too....
Considered Claremont for DD2 is it really strange?

DD1 doing Latymer upper and Emanuel as co-eds.... looked at ibstock, not so keen...

Lifeisallhahahehe Sun 30-Oct-16 21:32:17

..... which schools are good for boys who already play rugby for borough teams...

alwaysfancywine Sun 30-Oct-16 21:42:21

parkside is a great boys school, just outside cobham

Lifeisallhahahehe Sun 30-Oct-16 22:05:40

Thank you!
Do the boy and all live locally or do some travel in from London?

Lifeisallhahahehe Sun 30-Oct-16 22:06:09

Typo: do the boys... it should say!

thatsn0tmyname Sun 30-Oct-16 22:10:23

St James boys school is next to Ashford station.

alwaysfancywine Sun 30-Oct-16 22:24:48

i believe most are local and as it only goes up to 13, most don't travel far. if you class Putney/Wimbledon as London, then maybe.

BizzyFizzy Sun 30-Oct-16 23:13:00

My DSs went to St George's in Addlestone. It's very easy to get to on the train from Hounslow.

AnotherNewt Mon 31-Oct-16 07:37:37

Applications for most London day schools close this week (I think)

So unless you can hand-deliver forms, there isn't really going to be time to add more.

(not so sure if schools further out have later deadlines, but there can't be long left anywhere if they are going to run exams/assessments/interviews and make offers at a normal time)

Lifeisallhahahehe Mon 31-Oct-16 07:49:23

I'm actually doing 11+ for DD almost all schools sorted- it's DS Im enquiring for and he has plenty of time!

SquirmOfEels Mon 31-Oct-16 07:53:07

I'm mildly surprised there is no mention of Trinity of Whitgift. I thought it had become an annual MN tradition for there to be a huge thread, running to more than one part about those two schools alone.

Have they dropped out of favour?

schbittery Mon 31-Oct-16 09:29:35

very weird isn't it? I know loads of people applying this year - maybe they just don't need the threads anymore as it's all been answered on the previous ones ??

Seeline Mon 31-Oct-16 09:38:56

The open morning at T was very, very busy.....

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