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Inside Scoop 2019

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A current parent perspective on the UK's top schools

INSIDE SCOOP Marlborough

INSIDE SCOOP Marlborough College Bath Road, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA Admissions: 01672 892300 • SW Full 13-18 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… Marlborough fosters a ‘whole’ approach to the child. The academic side of things is the most important aspect but it offers so much more besides. It is wonderful to see the burgeoning confidence that a busy place instills and the tense moments of parenting the teenager are largely dealt with in school – allowing time together to be happier and more meaningful. Our son doesn’t feel that he has to follow the crowd, has learnt to be organised, engages in pleasant conversation and has started to make strides academically (none of which come naturally to a 15 year old boy!) There is always a member of staff who will take a special interest in an individual and will promote and sponsor any endeavour. As parents, we love: The incredible activities at weekends for many pupils who choose to stay in school. The exceptional relationship built between pupils and staff, often a lifelong supportive relationship between pupil, home and HM. Marlborough’s celebration of the individual and the time taken to get to know each child to help identify their strengths and passions. Our children love: That Marlborough supports the academic - it’s cool to work hard! Sport and activity every day. Close friendships that go way beyond school life. HEADS UP “Marlborough offers a contemporary, challenging and enriching education for pupils with aspiration. In a unique setting on the edge of a beautiful historic town, it offers outstanding facilities and exciting opportunities academically, in sport and the arts to pursue excellence.” Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Headmistress Open days: Please contact admissions. 58 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP Moulsford Prep School Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9HR Admissions: 01491 651438 • SE Day/Flexi/Weekly 4-13 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… We were struck immediately by Moulsford’s extraordinary location on the Thames but what impressed us most was the sense of a traditional yet modern education that the school combined. There was a natural, unforced politeness in the boys – doors held open without question, all standing when the Head came into the room, but all the technology was state of the art. The school is looking to the future without ignoring the lessons of the past. It has a nurturing ethos. My eldest son has gained a huge amount of confidence and gone from someone who was inclined to hide at the back of the classroom to someone who auditions for the lead parts in the plays and is up for trying anything. As parents, we love: The excellent work/play balance, preparing them for senior schools without the added pressure. Older boys mix with young to help them make the move up into prep school. The very useful bus service and an incredible office staff make our lives as two working parents much simpler. Our children love: “The food” was the instant answer to this. The opportunities the school offers with after school activities and the residential trips. The outdoor pool in the summer term and kayaking and sailing on the river. HEADS UP “Boys are encouraged to work hard, play hard and take every opportunity open to them: on the river, in the classroom, individually or within a team whilst forming friendships for life.” Ben Beardmore-Gray, Headmaster Open days: Three Open Days a year (Sept, Feb and May) Contact Registrar on 2019 ★ Read the full review on 59