|Posted on Thursday, 22 June, 2006 - 09:21 pm: |
My husband and I are hoping to move to Forest Hill in the next six months and are looking for a good Primary School for our daughter. Can anyone give me some information regarding schools in the area as we are moving from North West london and really have no idea about the schools there.
|Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2006 - 08:50 am: |
The schools in Forest Hill are really not bad. Fairlawn has the best rep, but is oversubscribed; you'd want to live very near. On the other side of town, Perrymount & St. William of York are both very good.
It really depends what you're looking for. Some do very well in SATs, others nurture their students and have stunning art displays in the foyers. Best to narrow it down to a few & trawl through the Ofsted reports, and of course some of the newspapers do annual Best Schools sections, archives of which can be found online.
There is also, of course, a Lewisham guide for parents listing all of the state-funded schools with quite a bit of detail on each. Online version at http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/4DB888B0-6 65E-4346-BDC9-A03EDE55B08D/0/StartSchool20052006.p df
|Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2006 - 09:32 am: |
You can use this link to find the nearest primary school.
Put in your own postcode.
|Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2006 - 09:34 am: |
And select a category!
|Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2006 - 09:44 am: |
Also, if you go to http://www.ofsted.gov.uk and put in the postcode it will list all the local schools and enable you to access the reports. Cabrini, Horniman and Stillness are all pretty decent too.
|Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2006 - 01:45 pm: |
Cabrini and St William of York are Catholic Schools. Stillness is reputedly excellent but has a tight catchment area as it is very popular.
|Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2006 - 02:18 pm: |
We really need to know your address (road or postcode) to advise you. You may need to live close to a popular school for your child to be allocated a place.
|Posted on Sunday, 25 June, 2006 - 08:48 am: |
Thank you for all your help. We don't have an address as yet which is part of the reason I have asked for some information. I have trawled through the OFSTED reports but, as Calvin said, the schools can look great on paper but then not have a more nurturing side.
Does anyone know about any of the following schools:
Turnham Primary School
Myatt Garden Primary School
|Posted on Tuesday, 27 June, 2006 - 04:13 pm: |
Gives two indicators of schools' performances. You just need to scroll down to the Lewisham section.
|Posted on Tuesday, 27 June, 2006 - 05:06 pm: |
Our decision was swayed between two non-denominational schools on the posh side of the tracks (you'll have to learn about the different areas of SE23) by visiting the schools and chatting to parents. I think we made the right choice - one mentioned early on in this thread
|Posted on Monday, 03 July, 2006 - 09:13 am: |
I am chair of the governing body of Perrymount School (so I would say this, wouldn't I?). It's on "the un-posh side of the tracks" according to Baggydave (I think) and it has a wonderfully diverse mix of kids, and a wonderful approach to doing things of making them all feel included in everything. Because of its' popularity there is a fairly small catchment area. Your choice will be mainly limited by where you choose to buy a house but (because there are plenty of good schools in the Forest Hill area) this shouldn't be a big problem.
|Posted on Tuesday, 18 July, 2006 - 12:19 pm: |
According to this report a Forest Hill primary school is one of the top ten schools in the UK.....
|Posted on Friday, 21 July, 2006 - 12:43 pm: |
More details on Dalmain Primary School's recent success now on our Features page: www.se23.com/features
|Posted on Friday, 21 July, 2006 - 03:43 pm: |
Johnp - I trust you aren't taking my comments too seriously. If I was that concerned I would have moved out to Bromley (what a horid thought)
WM, features doesn's seem to have been updated and Jane is still on there, who has of course moved.
|Posted on Friday, 21 July, 2006 - 08:38 pm: |
Baggydave, sounds like your computer's web browser is clinging onto the old page. If you hold down Shift and click Refresh you'll realise that Features has been updated and Jane is not there.