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Inside Scoop 2019

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A current parent perspective on the UK's top schools


INSIDE SCOOP Cottesmore School Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage, West Sussex, RH11 9AU Admissions: 01293 520648 • Day/Full 4-13 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… There is a unique alchemy at Cottesmore, term by term, we have watched our children flourish, grow and unfurl. Within moments of meeting Tom Rogerson, we knew we were in exceptional hands, he ‘gets’ kids and quickly works out what they need. A passionate, have a go, safe and supportive family energy pervades and being part of Cottesmore is being part of this family for all of us, parents and pupils alike. Everyone from the kitchen team to the energetic, inspiring teachers, the secretaries and the sports teachers, motivation, care and kindness rule. Above all, there is an overwhelming desire to make it easy, get it right and let the child succeed. SE As parents, we love: The dedication, care and passion of the teaching and pastoral teams. Magnificent grounds for energetic children, tree climbing, den building, apple picking, fishing and proper muddy outdoor fun. Academics are key but fun is high in the curriculum too. Our children love: Being full boarders we love that dogs are a welcome and normal part of school family life. Yummy food and trips to the tuck shop! The gappies, excellent high energy mentors and role models for the girls and boys. HEADS UP “Everyone has a talent. Whatever creative or academic outlet makes a child tick, Cottesmore finds and nurtures it. Endeavour and fun are the most important elements of intellectual life at Cottesmore. Success follows this explosion of discovery and purposefulness.” Tom Rogerson, Headmaster Open days: 11th May, Saturday 28th September and Saturday 23rd November – all from 10am until 12pm. 26 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP Cranleigh School Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8QQ Admissions: 01483 276377 • SE Day/Full 13-18 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… The family feel and approachability of everyone you meet from the Headmaster to the Common Room, everyone is only a phone call away. The staff are genuinely interested in my children and care about their education and development. My children are happy, confident and independent young people. Cranleigh encourages them to try their very best, be it in the classroom or on the sports fields and to try everything on offer and experiment with new things. Academically my children are flourishing and are learning so much more with the School’s encouragement. In these fast moving days, growing up seems to be very complicated, I really feel Cranleigh is somewhere that my children can do this as safely as possible. As parents, we love: The quality and commitment of the staff across the board. The amazing partnership between parents and staff in every aspect of school life. The diverse range of facilities and opportunities on offer to all the children. Our children love: The incredible friends for life that they’ve made. The fantastic range of facilities on offer with constant encouragement from supportive staff to always have a go at trying new things The cosy atmosphere created in the boarding houses which creates a home from home feel. HEADS UP “The warmth and inclusiveness of our family atmosphere comes from a boarding school which is large enough for diverse opportunities and small enough for everyone to be known, supported and encouraged. Our guiding values are: service, relationships, leadership and excellence.” Martin Reader, Headmaster Open days: To book a visit please contact our Admissions Team on 2019 ★ Read the full review on 27