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Inside Scoop 2019

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A current parent perspective on the UK's top schools


INSIDE SCOOP Summer Fields, Oxford Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN Admissions: 01865 454 433 • Day/Full 4-13 SE The Inside Scoop from a current parent… Summer Fields finds the perfect blend of high academic standards at all times, with superb sporting facilities and coaching, leading to excellent sporting progress and healthy fit boys. The school is also unapologetically competitive in the attitude to sporting outcomes, which rubs off well on the boys. The pastoral care is simply excellent, whether on a general basis or on a more individually tailored level we really feel the care and attention the school gives each child is first rate. The culture in the school is unrivalled, and this positive and progressive culture runs through the Head, the staff and on to the pupils themselves, and this has given our son the perfect start in his schooling life. As parents, we love: The level of care and attention given to our son is outstanding. The warm and comforting nature of all the boarding staff is so strong that we are never concerned when leaving our son at school. The overall facilities are simply outstanding. Our children love: The community spirit within the day boys, boarders and staff is fun and exciting. The work/activities balance makes school life great fun and really challenging at the same time. The sports facilities and teams are awesome and we love winning and having fun afterwards. HEADS UP “To provide a safe, happy learning environment where our boys can flourish and develop into confident, ambitious and curious individuals fully prepared to make a positive contribution to the world around them.” David Faber, Headmaster Open days: Prep 11th May 2019 and 7th June 2019, Pre-prep 17th May2019. 80 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP Talbot Heath Rothesay Rd, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ Admissions: 01202 761881 • SW Day/Flexi/Weekly/Full 3-18 The Inside Scoop from a current parent… Without doubt, the staff at Talbot Heath offer excellent tuition. In addition to this, the school has truly amazing facilities to allow for a very diverse range of interests – the danger is that this could result in very spoilt girls! Instead, there is a deep sense of each girl needing to take personal responsibility and to make the most of what is on offer to them. What we were told when first shown around has been borne out to be totally true in practice: the staff facilitate the girls’ learning journey, every step of the way. Of the many events that the school put on, The Linguists Dinner is a fabulous advert for this. As parents, we love: The incredible ‘can do’ ethos, it really is ‘cool to like school’. Effort and achievement are highly celebrated in all forms, from academic to sporting to music and drama. Positive interaction between school, girls and parents creates a real feeling of working together. Our children love: The amazing banquet served daily for lunch. Friends - I have a lovely group of close Friends, but all my class are nice! Fun - actively engaged in learning, acting, and sports matches with lively staff. HEADS UP “We aim to provide a first class liberal education for girls. The School’s motto is ‘Honour Before Honours’ and this underpins the community. We care for each other and support one another. Integrity and character lie at the heart of who we are.” Angharad Holloway, Headmistress Open days: 4th October 2019. 2019 ★ Read the full review on 81