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NAVY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2009 33
A Navy News advertorial feature
Smooth transition at RHS
Get the info
on life at
OLD SWINFORD
THIS month two new junior
houses open for 11 and
Cranbrook
HOSPITAL
12-year-olds at the Royal
“An Outstanding Boarding School Education”
Hospital School, Holbrook:
CRANBROOK School in
Drake for Year 7 and 8 boys the historic market town of
and Blake for Year 7 and 8 Cranbrook in Kent is holding
girls.
a series of information days
✔ Affordability
These houses will be home for
and evenings, plus tours of the
both day and boarding pupils, with
school in advance of the 2010 ✔ Academic excellence
the focus on younger pupils and
entry.
more fl exible day and boarding
Information sessions for
✔ Top grade in all Ofsted
options.
parents with children at 11
inspection categories
The junior houses have
plus will be held on Tuesday
been specifi cally created to aid
September 8 at 7.30pm, while ✔ Boarding fees just £3225 per term
the transition from a primary
for children at 13 plus, there
education to secondary at Year 9.
will be a similar session on
✔ Strong pastoral care system
Andrew Evans, head of the lower
Saturday September 19 at
✔ Impressive range of
school, explains the underpinning
10.30am.
philosophy: “Our aim is to develop
And on Saturday November extra-curricular and
a hunger and motivation for
7 at 10.30 there will be an
learning as well as teaching values
information session for those
weekend activities
for later life, instilling confi dence
thinking of applying for Sixth
✔ Cadet Force over 150 recruits
and assisting each and every
Form day entry; please be
pupil’s personal development
aware that we only have ✔ Easy access to motorway and
outside of the classroom.
occasional entries for Sixth
“This is a unique period
Form boarding entry.
airport links
None of these sessions will
in a child’s school life and we
be preceded or followed by a
place great importance on the
tour of the school, but a look
For further details contact
foundations laid at this time.”
around Cranbrook is available
Boys in Drake will be under the
The Registrar on
on the week beginning
care of experienced housemaster,
September 21.
Mike Barraclough while Joanna
01384 817325 ● Pupils at Royal Hospital School settle into their room
These tours are designed for
Hewitt, who is herself a mother
until 6pm, when they can make up from the junior houses or
day candidates and we strongly
or email admissions@oshsch.com
of two girls at the school and has
the most of all the extra curricular joined the school after common
recommend that parents of
worked at both prep schools and
activities available. entrance from prep school.”
boarding candidates book an
senior schools, will run Blake.
At the end of the day bus Fees for Service families
individual tour at another time.
OLD SWINFORD HOSPITAL
A resident matron will look transport is provided for day pupils claiming Continuity of Education
To book or for details, HEATH LANE, STOURBRIDGE, DY8 1QX
after the day to day running of and boarders can go on to enjoy Allowance are set so that they pay
contact the school office on
website: www.oshsch.com
the house and personal tutors will a comprehensive programme of just the minimum 10 per cent
01580 711800 or reception@
mentor the academic progress, activities and recreation. (2008-09 approx £600 per term).
cranbrook.kent.sch.uk
extra curricular activity and social Headmaster Howard Blackett Seafarers (current or former
development of the pupils. says: “We are very excited about naval families) can apply for a
Younger pupils can opt for the new junior houses and believe means-tested bursary or seafarer’s
fl exible weekly or ad hoc boarding, that by providing dedicated discount via the school’s parent
enabling a balance whereby the pastoral care, tailored academic charity, Greenwich Hospital.
pupils can enjoy all the advantages guidance and a comfortable, The next open day will be held
of boarding while parents are able friendly environment for our on Saturday October 3 at 9.30am.
to see more of their children. younger pupils, the transition To register your interest in
The school promotes total
to the senior part of the school attending or fi nd out more,
integration of day and boarding
becomes an easy process. please contact Susan Lewis on
pupils; both will have timetabled
“This also means that everyone 01473 326210 or admissions@
prep sessions and day pupils will
is ‘new’ to their senior houses in royalhospitalschool.org or go to
be encouraged to stay in school
Year 9, whether they have moved www.royalhospitalschool.org
A full boarding and day school
set in 200 acres of stunning Suffolk
countryside, the Royal Hospital School
provides exceptional academic and
extra-curricular education for boys and
girls aged 11 to 18 years.
Open Mornings
Saturday 3rd October & 14th November at 9.30am
Discounts available for seafaring families and services families
eligible for MOD Continuity of Education Allowance
Academic, Music, Sports and Sailing Scholarships
For more information visit
www.royalhospitalschool.org
or contact Susan Lewis on 01473 326210
or email admissions@royalhospitalschool.org
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