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Moving back to England: Girls secondary boarding schools in SE/SW

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BrightNewLife Wed 29-Mar-17 17:49:07

...recommendations and reviews please, in the Hampshire / Surrey area?

Very academic daughter age 13, going into year 10.

Currently considering Cranleigh & Bedales, not sure about the latter. Would've been great for me, might be too out-there for my very sensible daughter!

Any thoughts appreciated, TIA

itssquidstella Wed 29-Mar-17 17:50:26

Do you want single sex or co-ed? Any particular interest in sport, music or drama?

Michaelahpurple Wed 29-Mar-17 21:57:46

St Catherine's Bramley?

Michaelahpurple Wed 29-Mar-17 21:58:23

Neither Cranleigh nor Bedales are madly academic, I don't think.

Crumbs1 Wed 29-Mar-17 22:03:56

Wellington is lovely- great fun and academic but co-ed. I live near Bedales and am repeatedly unimpressed by their pupils general demeanour. St Catherine's? Brighton College?
I prefer co-ed as better preparation for university.

Mary21 Wed 29-Mar-17 22:16:03

St Swithuns?
Not Hampshire or Surrey but Wycombe Abbey and Downe House are strong academically.
Do you think your dd needs a very academic cohort or a slightly less academic one where she will be one of the top performers. Are you looking for full or weekly boarding

Dearlittleflo Thu 30-Mar-17 09:45:33

Another vote for Downe House- it's Berkshire so v close to the area you're looking at. It's a lovely school.

BrightNewLife Thu 30-Mar-17 10:03:03

Thanks everyone.

Downe House has shot to the top of the list, Wycombe Abbey too.

I would prefer v academic, and all girls.

She's more theatre, books and 'doing things' than massively sporty.

Great recommendations, thank you; will also look at the others on here.

Ojoj1974 Fri 31-Mar-17 23:31:01

CLC
Wycombe Abbey
St Swithuns
Godolphin
Sherborne girls
Downe house

BizzyFizzy Sat 01-Apr-17 13:30:12

St George's Ascot.

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