Tatler Schools Guide 2017 - Cottesmore Review
We challenge you to find a more fabulously old-fashioned country prep. Generations of Cottesmorians have pelted along these panelled halls en route to Eton, Harrow and Winchester. Tom Rogerson, a charming Old Etonian, is a third generation head who cherishes his lovely small co-ed like an extended family, along with his wife Lottie and their ever-present spaniel, Buchan. And the full boarding is 'so thoughtfully and carefully done that children settle in easily', a London mother tells us. Personal devices are strictly verboten, even if iPads, Chromebooks and Raspberry Pi now proliferate in classrooms. Real-life fun abounds, the latest frolics being human table football, trampolining and treasure-hunts. A good fit for a sociable, vigorous sort with what the school winningly calls 'a skip to their step and a twinkle in their eye'.