A Parent’s Letter to Greenfields…

07 May 2017

“Back in 2010 when my eldest son was attending a tutor in East Grinstead (Effective Education Centre), I became aware of Greenfields School.

He went on to attend a local state secondary school which, after two years, became apparent was not the right setting for him. We then looked at Greenfields as one of the options to move him to at the end of Year 8.

We are a Church of England family who needed a welcoming school. With this mind, and the fact that my son loved his taster day at the school, we decided to start him at Greenfields in September 2014.

The school has transformed his attitude to learning and his education in general. The small class size meant he had an opportunity to catch up on what he had missed in his previous two years in senior school. And within his first year there he was excelling even his own expectations.

He is now Year 11, has sat his English paper six months early and has predicted grades for the eight IGCSE/GCSE subjects that he can be truly proud of achieving.

Along with the exceptional teaching and dedication of the teachers and staff at the school, the attitude towards cultivating confidence and the zero tolerance of bullying policy has proved invaluable.

Drama was a subject that was never considered by our son but Greenfields own Theatre Company brought out his flair for acting, dance and singing and he is thoroughly thriving on the packed Drama GCSE schedule which involves many trips to London to see productions.

My husband, myself and our son are delighted we made the decision to send him to Greenfields. If only we had realised what there was on offer there, we would have sent him long before 2014!

Thanks to Greenfields he has a bright future ahead of him, has attained grades which give him the best chance of getting into the universitys he wants to apply for, and most importantly he is a happy and confident young man who genuinely loves going to school and has made friends from all over the world and friends for life.”

O.A. Parent – November 2016