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Inside Scoop 2019

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A current parent perspective on the UK's top schools


INSIDE SCOOP Rendcomb College Rendcomb, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7HA Admissions: 01285 832306 • SW Day/Flexi/Weekly/Full 3-18 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… On first visiting Rendcomb, we were completely won over by the beautiful setting, the warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the evident happiness of the children. Over the past nine years as parents there, it has proved to be the perfect school for both our children who have very different personalities and approaches to learning. A strong sense of community and friendship is encouraged across the year groups, creating a safe and friendly environment, allowing each child to express their individuality and independence. The teachers completely engage with each child and not only support academic achievements but also a variety of diverse extra-curricular activities from Forest School to cookery, sports and art clubs. As parents, we love: The sense of community between the teachers, children, parents and the local community. The passion they have for passing on their knowledge and for teaching the whole child. The setting is simply stunning and enables the children to explore the outdoor environment in an extraordinary way. Our children love: The fact that even in a small school they both have a great group of friends. The every day feast and match teas are amazing! The teachers who give the children a sense of security to be able to express themselves. HEADS UP “At Rendcomb College, pupils are free to be themselves and free to take on big challenges because they know that to ‘FAIL’ is only the ‘First Attempt In Learning.’ Pupils are thoughtful, adventurous and academically ambitious.” Rob Jones, Headmaster Open days: Senior : 10 May 2019, Junior/Nursery : 17 May 2019, Whole College: 28 September 2019. 70 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP Rugby School Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, CV22 5EH Admissions: 01788 556274 • Day/Full 13-18 M|N The Inside Scoop from a current parent… Rugby has a genuinely holistic approach with excellence across many different disciplines, producing students who are able yet humble. The school is celebrating its best academic results ever this year with 15 pupils recently accepted into Oxbridge. All pupils get a chance to shine - the diverse range of opportunity in sports, arts and drama offered is immense, and pupils are actively encouraged to participate across disciplines. The Arnold Foundation awards fully-funded places to bright but disadvantaged children who are fully part of the fabric of boarding school life. An intrinsic part of being a Rugbeian is how well they are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the wider world. As parents, we love: The genuinely holistic approach combined with academic achievement. The Head Master, Peter Green is approachable, knowledgeable and engaging. The school breathes its morality and character into it’s students with humbleness, whilst retaining each pupils’ individuality. Our children love: All the co-curricular options. Strong friendship bonds within the House structure. Leave-outs! (Long weekend when the pupils can go home.) HEADS UP “Our mantra is ‘The Whole Person is the Whole Point’ - our pupils are achieving the best academic results in the School’s history, but at Rugby, there is a whole lot more to experience, achieve and share.” Peter Green, Headmaster Open days: 13+: 21 September 2019, 12 October 2019, 23 November 2019. 16+: 8 June 2019, 14 September 2019. 2019 ★ Read the full review on 71