Secondary schools in Wokingham and bracknell

(11 Posts)
Tulip81 Sat 26-Mar-16 17:33:39

We are considering schools in boths of these areas. Ive heard edgbarrow school is excellent, however following the deputy head last there has been a mass exodus of teachers going with the deputy (these are rumours i have heard, could be absolute rubbish!).

Does anyone have any experience of the Wokingham state secondary schools?


MrsWhereToGo Sat 26-Mar-16 22:32:59

I'd consider posting on the main Mumsnet secondary education board, rather than local - there's an awful lot of very knowledgeable posters on there, and there seems to be knowledge right across the South East

Tulip81 Sun 27-Mar-16 10:06:29

Mrswheretogo, ive posted on both! ☺

MrsWhereToGo Sun 27-Mar-16 14:12:52

Oh, what a shame that you haven't had a response yet! On the other hand, a lot of people have just got through the whole process of applications and results, both in state and private. So maybe the boards are a bit quieter. If you don't get any joy, perhaps posting a bit later in the summer might produce a bit more response. Hope you get somewhere with your query!
Happy Easter

Tulip81 Sun 27-Mar-16 19:56:35

Thanks for that mrswheretogo! Happy easter to you too!

Sianilaa Tue 19-Apr-16 20:39:56

Hi Tulip,

I know many of them well. Sorry I haven't replied before but only just seen this. What would you like to know more about? You can PM me if you like.


Tulip81 Tue 19-Apr-16 21:44:31

Just general information such as pastoral care, teaching, student behaviour etc. Also any information regarding junior schools in crowthorne would be appreciated!

Many thanks

Sianilaa Sun 24-Apr-16 16:18:11

Really, Ofsted reports are a good start but really not the be-all and end-all. You have to go and look around the schools yourself. You will know which ones you like and which will fit your child.
If you're in Crowthorne then really the only state secondary is Edgbarrow. Possibly Sandhurst. From my dealings with both school, my personal preference would be for Sandhurst although Edgbarrow is outstanding on paper.
For junior schools in Crowthorne, I believe C of E is the better school but actually I don't think there is much between them. Hatch Ride or Oaklands would be my second choice, but again that's my personal preference.

Tulip81 Mon 25-Apr-16 15:07:51

Why would sandhurst be your personal preference?

Sianilaa Mon 25-Apr-16 15:55:20

I felt the pastoral care was better and I liked the feel of it more than Edgabarrow. I suggest you go and visit them and see which you like better!

BurntLasagne Fri 20-May-16 21:58:30

Hope this isn't too late for you...
DH and I went to Forest and Holt respectively around 2000-2007; those are good options for single-sex schools.

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