southfields academy vs richmond park academy

(34 Posts)
chani84 Sat 27-Apr-13 16:41:32

My daughter will be starting secondary school this september 2013. We didnt get a place at any of the schools we listed but have been offered a place at both richmond park academy and southfields academy. We have been to look around both schools and while they were both ok we didnt like them as much as Ashcroft which was our first choice. Was just wondering if any parents had children at these schools or were thinking of sending their children and what your thoughts on the on schools were as we really dont know what the best choice for our daughter is. Thanks x

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 29-Apr-13 19:27:00

I think you have made the right choice and am pleased for you. Xx

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 29-Apr-13 19:29:46

I think you have made the right decision. Hope yyour dd is happy in due course xx

anniesw Mon 29-Apr-13 21:11:14

I am sure you have made the right decision. I have a daughter in Y7 and she is very happy. Moved up from a local primary with friends, settled in well, progressing very quickly educationally (and they do check progress regularly), lots of opportunities for sport. Several enjoyable trips already undertaken. And the staff are wonderful. I think the caring environment they have at RPA is quite unique for a secondary school. We couldn't be happier. Elibean was right - it is definitely 'on the up'

Kewcumber Mon 29-Apr-13 21:11:54

Good luck chani - you'll have to try to remember to update us in a years time!

Elibean Tue 30-Apr-13 12:18:44

Well done on deciding, Chani smile

Yes, keep us posted please!

chani84 Tue 30-Apr-13 18:08:38

I will do smile Thanks again for all the help x

anniesw Wed 01-May-13 21:25:59

Chani 84: I saw this on the RPA website and thought you would like to read it.
www.richmondparkacademy.org/article/sun-28-apr-2013/london-borough-richmond-young-people%E2%80%99s-survey

Richmond council did the survey in all Richmond secondaries and RPA came out as having the lowest incidence of any bullying or offensive behaviour. The caring environment is known to parents but is reinforced by this independent survey

Albertine1 Sat 04-May-13 08:05:03

I have two children at RPA in years 7 and 10. Both doings really well, academically and socially. Proving a great choice for us. Will definitely be sending my youngest there too.

chani84 Sat 04-May-13 17:17:29

Thanks smile feeling much more positive now that we have made the right choice for our daughter.

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