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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys
Posted by: Hilary Atherton
Date/Time: 21/04/15 17:49:00

I am probably way too old to post here as my twins left Orchard House more than a decade ago but Sally Hobbs is still the head and I'm sure the Rentoul's will want to create the same ethos with her successor as they have already and with their other two schools.
I was turned down on appeal at our local state school (Belmont) because we lived a few yards over the border in the Ealing part of Chiswick. Southfield at that time was awful (there had just been an incident of parents fighting in the playground) - but anyway we wanted two separate classes for our twins.

It was the best thing that ever happened to us as it was the most caring environment - getting the absolute best out of both children academically without them realising it!They went on to St Paul's and Godolphin and then Russel group universities (Oxford and Sheffield).

With the comment re bright children probably doing well anywhere - I'm not sure that's true. One of my kids was very focussed the other not at all and was served well by the more intimate and nurturing environment.

Whenever I see anyone from the school that was there during my time (and there are plenty) they still ask about my kids who are 23 next month!Starting with Mrs Hobbs there are plenty of extremely experienced staff there. I saw the Year 6 teacher recently who taught my daughter.

Re the poster who was shown the door with problems. That is awful but please don't tar all private schools with the same brush - they are as diverse as state schools.

I think if you visit both schools you will get a feel yourself for what is right for you.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 08:41:00 Emma Ivine
   Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 08:59:00 Anna Beck
      Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 09:23:00 Karen Liebreich
   Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 09:40:00 Anita Blake
      Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 09:50:00 Emma Ivine
         Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 11:30:00 Elizabeth Jane Daley
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 11:40:00 M Patience
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 12:58:00 Thomas Barry
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys22/04/15 09:19:00 Anita Blake
      Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 16:39:00 Liz Combes
         Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 16:58:00 Anna Beck
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 17:22:00 Jenn Irvine
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 17:49:00 Hilary Atherton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 18:08:00 Anna Beck
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 18:20:00 Jenn Irvine
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys21/04/15 18:56:00 Anna Beck
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys22/04/15 10:38:00 Hilary Atherton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Falcons Pre-Prep or Orchard House for boys22/04/15 12:26:00 Elizabeth Ross

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