I think other posters have commented very ably on the appropriateness of some of the previous comments. As a parent of a child at Fircroft currently I can say without a doubt that it is an excellent school. It is heavily oversubscribed and achieves very good results across the board including the very able (which can and often does include children with English as a second language). My child has never lacked playdates and is usually at a friends or they are here a couple of times a week - which is all we can manage before it just gets too busy. There's a good range of after-school clubs and activities including sport, drama, art, maths and science. The curriculum is extremely rich and includes family challenge days, several outings a term, school sleep-overs, week long outward bound trip for older years, visits by drama groups, science experts, musicians and more. Peripatetic teachers come in to teach piano, violin, guitar and I think, the flute. I could go on but I think you get the idea.