Agree with Tipsy. My DS was in a very good state primary and was not stretched at all - all the lessons were pitched at the average child. He had virtually no homework except pre- SAT's !!
He has now started at independent and the standard of teaching and input ( marking , effort and achievement grade monitoring ) is phenomenal.
You can always contact his Housemistress by phone in the morning or by e-mail.
The school has such a happy feeling as if everyone is in a family.
Last week we went to the House Music Competition and the musical standard and variety was amazing - from a violin recital to a rock group!But the overwhelming feeling was of different teams working together and the cheers when the results were announced nearly raised the roof.
My DS has changed and grown up in the 6 weeks he has been there and we are all delighted in his enjoyment of the school despite a very long day and lots of homework!
I had never been pro- independent schools but in retrospect if we had known the standards achieved we would have sent DS to prep school from Day 1.