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Inside Scoop 2019

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INSIDE SCOOP Heahfield School London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8BQ Admissions: 01344 898342 • Day/Full 11-18 SE The Inside Scoop from a current parent… The Heathfield open day knocked us all over! We were given a comprehensive tour by a well-mannered, well-spoken, articulate and extremely proud Lower Sixth Form girl. We knew immediately we wanted our daughter to have an opportunity of achieving similar qualities. Our daughter is academic, however we also wanted to find a well-rounded school for her, with a balance between academic achievements, personal development, creativity, a nurturing environment, and competitive sporting teams. A school small enough that our daughter would not be lost within. Heathfield has all these qualities and more. We see the positive changes happening to our daughter and the wonderful independence and maturity she is starting to show. As parents, we love: The staff, especially how we have been welcomed and treated from day one. Communication is very professional, personalised and direct. The considered approach to dorm change and girl mix. Pupils learn the necessary social and communication skills for life. Our children love: All of the friends I’ve made and all of the fun things we do. I can’t imagine my life without Heathfield now, I feel at home there. The socials with the boys schools! HEADS UP “Heathfield enables girls to excel and empowers them as self-confident, resilient, articulate young women because we understand that in order to succeed young women need to be happy and confident first. From that, everything else will follow.” Marina Gardiner Legge, Headmistress Open days: 11 May, 12 October 2019. 44 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP Highfield and Brookham Schools Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ Admissions: 01428 728000 • Day/Full 3-13 SE As parents, we love: The grounds, they are spectacular! The warm nurturing atmosphere. The fact that the children are really well cared for pastorally. The Inside Scoop from a current parent… We chose Highfield because of the family feeling we got when we came to visit. We loved the warm, nurturing atmosphere. This is where Highfield and Brookham stood out for us; the children were clearly happy, outgoing and independent children who loved their school and wanted to share this love with us. The grounds are spectacular! The woods where forest school, camping, outdoor cinema and capture the flag are played are wonderful, as is the trim trail and extensive playing fields. Our youngest is in his final year and it is fair to say that we are all dreading our last day at school, as it has become such a huge part of our lives over the last seven years. Our children love: I think the grounds are one of the best things. I get to enjoy playing with my friends all the time. The community we live in is the best thing about my time at Highfield. There is a special bond between all the children, we all get each other. HEADS UP “Schools should be places of joy, wonder, enchantment and delight, where learning is ambitious, exciting, stimulating and fun and where children feel secure and cherished, Highfield is all these things.” Phillip Evitt – Highfield School Headmaster Open days: Open Mornings and personalised visits are available throughout the year. Book online. 2019 ★ Read the full review on 45