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Inside Scoop 2019

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A current parent perspective on the UK's top schools


INSIDE SCOOP Horris Hill School Newtown, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9DJ Admissions: 01635 40594 • Day/Flexi/Weekly/Full 4-13 SE As parents, we love: The way they nurture and deliver a rounded, competent, confident boy. They are supported to appreciate each and every subject for its merits rather than just the facts. They are encouraged to play as a team, so the sum of the parts exceeds the individual capability. The Inside Scoop from a current parent… Horris Hill is what prep school should be all about. All boys have the chance to shine, are taught to think and to apply themselves and move onto senior schools with a skill set that is unique - the ability to be confident and to thrive. Its not all about the work! The chess champion or the maths champion is lauded as much as the captain of rugby, Horris Hill hits the nail on the head. It gives its children a moral compass and the ability to rationalise the challenges of growing up in the modern world with fundamentally decent values. It is a caring, nurturing, supportive environment where everybody has the chance to reach their potential. Our children love: I think the grounds are one of the best things. I get to enjoy playing with my friends all the time. Joining the sailing, shooting and climbing team. Getting to do your favourite activity everyday. The kindness and doing your best which is what Horris Hill is all about. HEADS UP “Horris Hill offers a unique nurturing, wholesome and academic educational experience. We believe that an all-boys’ school provides the optimal environment to exercise their intellectual inquisitiveness, free to explore all avenues, building self-confidence and awareness.” Giles Tollit, Headmaster Open days: 11th May 2019 or 12th October 2019. 46 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP Hurtwood House Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6NU Admissions: 01483 279000 • SE Day/Weekly/Full 16-18 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… Hurtwood had been on our radar for some time. Alas we had to wait for sixth form to apply. We were looking for a school which could help our son indulge his creativity AND give him a fantastic academic base. Our son was underperforming and uninspired at GCSE and didn’t do very well. He went for an interview and we were all just blown away by the atmosphere. In just six months he’s gone from a knuckle dragging oaf to a young man who now WANTS to do well and they are truly supporting him. His confidence is rising daily, and we could not be happier. It seems that the secret is their weekly monitoring in all subjects, grades for effort and attainment and then an all-important follow up. It’s working! As parents, we love: The pastoral care and attention to detail. The creative opportunities, which seem endless. The Academic A’level results are outstanding and achieved in such a unique way. Our children love: The amazing teaching staff who are encouraging and supportive. The array of different opportunities on offer. The freedom to feel that they can always be themselves amongst friends. HEADS UP “We aim to provide an education and an experience to sixth form students which is as exciting as going away to university while offering the cosy nurturing atmosphere of a prep school. A utopia for academic and creative students alike.” Cosmo Jackson, Headmaster Open days: Interview only, please call for an appointment. 2019 ★ Read the full review on 47