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Inside Scoop 2019

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A current parent perspective on the UK's top schools


INSIDE SCOOP The Leys, Cambridge Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 7AD Admissions: 01223 508904 • Day/Full 11-18 M|N The Inside Scoop from a current parent… I have two children currently at The Leys and have another two hoping to join soon. We chose it for a number of reasons but mainly because it just felt right! That might sound crazy but there is an almost tangible feeling of a tremendously happy and vibrant school from the moment you first walk through the gates. There really is a lovely feeling that the children have an extended family, which, as a parent, is fantastically reassuring. The Leys is situated in the historic university city of Cambridge and takes full advantage of it’s unique location. In 2018 the school launched its Cam Ex (Cambridge Experience) initiative, highlighting the individual advantages of its links with the university, be they opportunities for academic, sporting or cultural enrichment. As parents, we love: The way the children are made to feel part of the school from day one. The independent thinking and resilience they have gained, particularly through boarding. The interaction between pupils and teachers; they really seem to get along. Our children love: The close friendships they have made. The amazing opportunities – nearly 150 clubs and societies they can join! The way the staff and pupils mix. They can join bands together and perform in public; my kids LOVE that. HEADS UP “School is not merely a preparation for life, but life itself, full of challenges, choices and opportunities for growth as well as emotional and intellectual enrichment.” Martin Priestly, Headmaster Open days: Please contact admissions for further information. 82 Read the full review on ★ 2019

INSIDE SCOOP The Gregg School The Marist School Townhill Park House, Cutbush, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3RR Admissions: 02380 472133 • Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PS Admissions: 01344 624291 • SW Day 11-16 Day 3-18 SE The King's School Canterbury 25 The Precincts Canterbury Kent, CT1 2ES Admissions: 01227 595501 • The Pilgrims' School The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT Admissions: 01962 854189 • SE Day/Full 13-18 Day/Full 4-13 SW The King's School, Chester Wrexham Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7QL Admissions: 01244 689553 • Thomas's Fulham 49 Hugon Road, London, SW6 3ES Admissions: 020 7751 8200 • M|N Day 4-18 Day 4-11 GL The Lyceum Thomas's Battersea 6 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JH Admissions: 020 7247 1588 • 28-40 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3JB Admissions: 020 7978 0900 • GL Day 3-11 Day 4-11 GL 2019 ★ 83