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Private secondary schools in South London and ADHD kids

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accidentalbride Sat 08-Oct-16 16:49:11

Firstly - do the two mix at all..? Private senior schools and ADHD boys?
We are looking for a senior school for our boy who is very bright, affectionate and well liked but has ADHD. He is not aggressive and doesn't have any behavioural issues other than hyperactivity and impulsivity. He just can't sit still, fidgets constantly, interrupts the conversations, can't wait his turn - the classics. He is doing very well academically and is lucky to be in an outstanding local state school which has been absolutely amazing with him and offered him some great support. As he is very bright and doing well, we've been looking at some "local" independent senior schools for him in South London. We've been to Emanuel, Alleyn's, Whitgift and Dulwich College so far. Based on the headmasters' speeches and other comments, I just can't see them accepting him even if his academic and test results are great. Most of them have interviews or even group exercises (Alleyn's) when examiners will "observe how he follows instructions, works in a group etc". This scares me!! Does he have a chance? And would it be the right environment for him? Does anyone have any experience of one of these schools? Or other schools we could consider in South London - either private or state?

Yush30 Wed 16-Nov-16 16:10:01

Have you considered Colfes - they are very good.

Mary21 Wed 23-Nov-16 16:34:15

Hampton is supposed to have good reputation for additional needs.maybe too far west for you.
Also worth looking at the Sutton grammars

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