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  • Farrowdale House School
    Farrow Street
    Shaw
    Oldham
    Lancashire
    OL2 7AD
  • Head: Miss Z Campbell
  • T 01706 844533
  • E info@farrowdale.co.uk
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Oldham
  • Pupils: 59
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

We sent two of our children to Farrowdale just over a year ago and felt we were taking a chance, which of course you are with any school. The school has gone beyond the greatest of our expectations. Both children fitted in immediately “as if they have been here from the start”, both love the school, are in various sports and hobby groups and both have made rapid academic progress. There is an old fashioned emphasis on discipline and good behaviour in a friendly modern atmosphere. Both children were generally well-behaved already but now benefit from the environment of those high standards. When minor problems have occurred they have been handled with prompt professionalism. I have since heard various people comment on the school’s reputation for polite, well-adjusted children. I would like to go into some detail to explain. For various reasons both children have had their education disrupted and had begun to fall behind a little. The personal attention in the small classes and high standards of teaching led to them both more than catching up in that year. I emphasise that this was in different ways for each and areas of both strength and weakness. PERSONAL ATTENTION is one of the great promises and one of the great disappointments of the private education system. I put three children through private secondary schools, some of the best in Britain, who were all bright and enjoyed studying. In the dozens and dozens of meetings I had with the teachers over the years I can scarcely recall a single sentence to help them advance. I was often told to “keep up the good work”. This is a small school without the facilities of the bigger schools eg no swimming pool. I confess to having been a bit put off at first but a teacher showed us the workbooks of pupils for the year and we were staggered by the progress shown. You can be distracted by the glamour of the facilities. A friend told me that a small independent preparatory school can’t rely on its facilities and has to put the emphasis on the quality of teaching to meet the standards of all the secondary schools.

Commented on 15th Sep 2017

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