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HydroKidz Swim School in Reading, Newbury, Windsor &

High Wycombe Children’s weekly swimming lessons at Mary Hare School in Newbury, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor, Reading Blue Coat in Sonning and Pipers Corner, High Wycombe. Run by the experienced team from HydroKidz they offer small class sizes, continual progression and a fun and safe environment. Weekdays after school and weekend times available at all locations for age 3 upwards and any ability. Secure your place for September NOW! Monthly payment options and sibling discounts available. Ask about their summer crash courses too. T: 0118 402 2899 W:

Special Offer for Primary Times Readers: Use code “TIMES” when you book to get a free swimming goody bag too!

Give your child the best chance of a grammar school

place with Susan Daughtrey Education The Berkshire grammar schools are extremely well regarded. Places are offered to pupils who ‘pass’ the 11+ which tests the child’s proficiency at a range of verbal reasoning, numeracy and non-verbal reasoning topics. Preparing for the 11+ is very important, even for the most naturally able children. At Susan Daughtrey Education, they offer Year 4 and Year 5 11+ Preparation Courses and 11+ Mock Exams at their Centres in Slough and Reading. They take account of all the known requirements of the 11+ tests making the SDE 11+ Course a very thorough and effective preparation for your child. Many thousands of hours have been spent by Susan (author of the highly successful Verbal Reasoning Technique and Practice series of books) writing and refining the course. All of the material Susan has written for SDE’s 11+ Courses is currently unpublished and is therefore only available to students attending the Courses. W:

You’ll find the purrfect companion when you adopt a cat from Newbury

Cats Protection Newbury Cats Protection rehome around four hundred cats per year and help many more through reuniting strays and with neutering schemes. Each cat adopted through Cats Protection will have been examined by a vet and had any necessary treatment, such as a dental, carried out. They will also have been microchipped, vaccinated, neutered and have received flea and worm treatment. All cats also come with four weeks’ free Pet Plan insurance. The adoption fee is £70 per cat. To see the cats currently available for adoption visit the website, or why not go along to their Open Day on Sunday 1st September from 1-4.30pm, held at Newbury Adoption Centre, Curridge Road, Curridge. T: 01635 200111 W:

Children’s open auditions for Berzerk’s

production of lnto The Woods Be careful what you wish for as Berzerk Productions present Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy-tale as it comes to life in this adaptation of their ground- breaking, Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods JR. It features all of your favourite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. If we’re going to get through this, we have to stick together... Berzerk are running open auditions for this production and here are the details:

Auditions: Sunday 14th July at 9.45am-2.00pm Recalls: Sunday 21st July at 10.00am-11.00am Cast meeting: Sunday 21st July at 11.30am-1.30pm Performance dates: 15th-22nd December – Oakwood Centre Age Suitability: Age 8+

Online booking and full information can be found on their website. W:

Prospect School enables pupils to

flourish and follow their chosen path Prospect School is a large, diverse and inclusive school, rightly proud of their students, whom they welcome from a wide range of backgrounds. They enable all their students, whatever their ability, background or heritage, to make excellent progress and achieve more than they believe to be possible. Their core values of ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve’ are at the heart of everything they do, preparing young people to be successful, fulfilled and great assets to their community in whatever they choose to do in the future. They are extremely proud of their fantastic site - one of the largest sites in Berkshire – with its excellent facilities and well resourced, specialist classrooms. They offer a broad and balanced curriculum, allowing students to follow individual pathways that best meet their needs, whether academic, vocational or a mix of both. T: 0118 959 0466 W:

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