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Joined: Mar 2013
Post: #1
20-03-2013 09:26 PM

Hi all

We have just moved in to FH and have to find a good local school for our boy.
We are living just opposite Mayow Park and have been thinking of St Michaels primary school, St Williams, St Philip Neri as we heard that children in catholic schools tends to do better, we also have been looking at Kilmorie and Dalmain.
I understand that there has been a lot of similar questions asked recently but reading a offsted reports and other statistic is not helping us at all.
We would be very grateful to hear what you think of those schools and their performance and how will they prepare my boy for secondary education.

Thanks in advance

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20-03-2013 09:43 PM

Have a look at them all. With Lewisham adding bulge classes all over the place you could get offered one that is not necessarily that near t o you. Look at the ousted inspections to get a feel.

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21-03-2013 12:47 PM

HI there. We have just moved our children to Kilmorie. They have only been there since September but so far I am very happy. My eldest son is at Forest Hill School. Again, more than happy with the school.

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21-03-2013 01:06 PM

Sounds like you might be close to Adamsrill, which I've always understood to be an excellent school, and much closer to Mayow than Kilmorie or Dalmain.

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13-04-2013 11:51 PM

There really is no better way than visiting the schools in question. The head teacher will be able to advise whether you are close enough to be likely of getting a place - a key issue with Schools in London now because of high demand - and you will see which schools you like the feel and ethos of.

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13-04-2013 11:53 PM

Schools usually have visit sessions that you can sign up to a couple of times a term

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14-04-2013 10:57 AM

I agree it is important to go for the open day and see how things are with your own eyes.

Re catholic schools. Martha, are you the practising catholic?

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19-04-2013 01:45 PM

Marta - the reality is that there are few real choices in primary schools these days. You are definitely too far away from Dalmain. Kilmorie is more possible as they have a large number of spaces now, but I think Adamsrill is your closest non-faith school. St Michaels and St Philip Neri are both faith schools (obviously) and are also very popular. My understanding is that St Philip Neri is pretty much impossible to get into unless you are a practising Catholic living in the area. St Michaels has a few non-faith places but I dont know much about it. Best to contact the school, and also check the Lewisham schools admission webpages to see what the home to school distance was for each (non-faith) school last year. THis will give you a fair idea of what "choice" you have. Good luck!

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