Co-Ed schools

(14 Posts)
sl280 Thu 14-Apr-16 16:23:06

Which is the best Independent co- ed school in London - based on academic results and in terms of sports and music facilities?

sl280 Mon 18-Apr-16 15:18:30

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ohtobeanonymous Wed 20-Apr-16 14:00:28

How long is a piece of string? London is a HUGE place - in which area would you be thinking of living?

TeddTess Wed 20-Apr-16 15:38:22

seriously?

define "best"

sl280 Fri 22-Apr-16 02:34:25

Teddtess - yes "seriously" an I did in terms of academic results and sports facilities. If you have nothing useful and nice to say then do not say anything. Noone asked you to comment on the posy

sl280 Fri 22-Apr-16 02:34:53

Ohtobeanonymous - north london?

Lilylonglegs Fri 22-Apr-16 02:44:45

Alleyns, Latymer, Westminster

TeddTess Fri 22-Apr-16 07:59:47

more than happy to comment, don't be so snippy.

i would have thought "best" meant most value add, most inclusive sports, most extensive drama & art

it is easy for schools only accepting the best to get the best results
it is easy for schools giving massive scholarships to sporting stars to have ace sports teams
but that wouldn't be best for my child, or yours possibly.

as requested i will leave. have a nice day and good luck with your search.

ealingwestmum Fri 22-Apr-16 10:00:17

As you've probably gathered, there really aren't that many, and are geographically spread across London, but at the top of my head from past research, I would have said Alleyns, Latymer Upper, Highgate, Kingston Grammar, Ibstock. For the right profile child, Emanuel is more appealing. Likes of Westminster, KCS etc take girls from sixth form.

I think you need to did a little deeper for extra curricular stuff. Music tends to be a decent standard in most. Depending on whether you have a girl or a boy, sports can vary. Feedback can be x school has very good sports, and then you realise that they provide 3 x more fixtures for sport vs the girls...so my suggestion would be to look closely at the schools' sports websites, number of fixtures, how many teams, who they play, results etc if they can be bothered to update them. Depending on how much interest your DC have in sport, this can change your view on defining the 'best'...music and sports were a key factor for us after academics.

I am assuming your question was around 11+ entry. I cannot comment which is the best per se, as my experience is only with one I've named but being realistic, it's tricky to get one that serves all the best but if you they do them very well, and continue to try and approve on their shortcomings (and probe the Head of Sports or Music more on the detail behind the open day pitches) then this is what I would recommend going forward.

Good luck!

ealingwestmum Fri 22-Apr-16 10:02:29

sorry...meant to add boys sports vs the girls...

mummytime Fri 22-Apr-16 10:10:59

Gosh did you mean to be so rude?

ealingwestmum Fri 22-Apr-16 10:13:19

Final add, Sevenoaks School...but I don't class this as London. But if you had a choice of where to locate, then this would be one to seriously consider also...easier if boarding is a consideration, then add Brighton College to your list...and it goes on grin

ealingwestmum Fri 22-Apr-16 10:15:06

no marks for me on reading this morning...I missed that you added North London!!

Lookingagain Fri 22-Apr-16 10:23:25

Based on GSCE results, Bancrofts in Woodford Green is the highest ranked, fully coed school in London. Woodford Green is in Northeast London, zone 4. Next would be Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. Followed closely by HighGate School. These are all fully coed day schools in North London. hth

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