Alexandra park school vs highgate wood

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I was super impressed with APS. We are in the catchment for Fortismere and APS and picked APS as our first choice.

halebop97 Tue 27-Nov-12 13:44:49

Highgate Wood is improving. However, the teaching at aps is outstanding. Ofsted confirmed this and although a fair number of schools are outstanding over all. very few are outstanding for teaching.Pastoral care is also better. There is less bullying at aps .

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 23:16:03

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crazynanna Sat 06-Oct-12 22:03:30

She's doing double science. It is true they are hot on the Arts,but dd's science teacher,and the team in general,are motivated and enthusiastic and dd enjoys the format of the lessons'.

She chose History,Sociology,Media Studies and HE as her choices'.

She seems to enjoy the GCSE work,but finds' it a bit stressy. Early days though.

I do like the school,and I am glad she is there smile

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 21:56:45

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crazynanna Sat 06-Oct-12 21:54:20

DD goes to HWS...was bullied by exclusion,and HOY was fantastic and got to grips with it very quickly. That was yr7. She's in Y10 now and doing really well.

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 21:49:52

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daytoday Sat 06-Oct-12 19:55:36

Are you in catchment for both? They are quite far apart.

I think the 'standard kid' would do well in both. APS considered much much better for pastoral care than HW. So if bullying a worry etc - then def go for APS.

If his friends are all going to HW (and you are happy with friends) then I'd be tempted to send him there.

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 19:24:29

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toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 19:23:51

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Funnylittleturkishdelight Sat 06-Oct-12 19:22:11

Science will be totally different by the time he gets to GCSE I wouldn't worry too much about that- go with the one you think he'll be happiest in.

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 18:32:28

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Funnylittleturkishdelight Sat 06-Oct-12 10:03:47

All I really know about HGW is that my friend went, loved it and went on to study history at Cambridge. What does your child think?

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 09:25:56

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Funnylittleturkishdelight Sat 06-Oct-12 07:46:14

I think high gate wood used to have a fantastic art/music dpt?

toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 07:40:25

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toldyouso Sat 06-Oct-12 00:43:02

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