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Hi Sion-Manning RC Girls’ School.....Anyone know of this school

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mrparent Fri 17-Sep-10 11:51:04

Sion-Manning RC Girls? School.....Anyone know of this school, any good etc...cannot seem to find much info, seems like a good school for year 7....

Porkia Sun 19-Sep-10 22:51:19

Hi, I know someone who has just started in year 7 and she thinks it's ok. The white middle classes who flock to the other catholic schools are pretty much non existent and virtually everyone who applies gets a place - even muslims. For many years it had an absolutely appalling reputation. I used to see huge gangs of girls walking down Ladbroke Grove at hometime, screaming, shouting and intimidating people - escorted by the community police. More recently the behaviour seems to have improved. I would have a look round and make your own mind up. Personally I would never apply there for my daughters, despite it being the closest secondary school to my home.

andreastefany Sun 23-Jan-11 22:20:19

hi, well i can tell you from my own experiance as i went to sion manning from 2004 up to 2009 and in the time i was at sion manning the school changed a great deal. when i started at sion manning the school was chaotic at the best of times and there were fights every other day. bullying was a big thing and the only members of staff that were respected were the senior members of staff. however over the years it changed and now i can say it is a good school to be at. the staff are wonderfull people and they help each student grow and become people to be proud of, also you need to remeber that seconday school is the time in which we rebel and are discovering who we really are so the comment about sion manning girls making noise on ladbroke grove, yes there will be noise because its the main road to the school. what do you expect everyone to walk out silently with their fingers on there lips not making noise. come on be realistic, its the same everywhere you go. over all sion manning is a good school with amazing teachers that give so much of their time to make sure each student is happy and is doing well. oh yes and the thing about the PCSO'S the reason that they walk with students isnt because they are misbehaving, its part of the neibourhood policing. the police want to build bonds and relationships with the community. that is why they are around. they are not escorting students =]

totofifi Sat 05-Jul-14 21:02:05

Sion manning is a good school with amazing teachers that give so much of their time to make sure each student is happy and is doing well.
My daughter in year 7 had a great time all this year !

Congratulations to all the team of the school

Natacha16 Tue 17-May-16 18:04:52

Hi anyone has updates on Sion Manning School? I will relocating to the UK and I'm considering the school. Many thanks

clary Tue 26-Sep-17 22:12:25

Hi I know this is an old thread but wondered if anyone was thinking of going to the open evening at Sion Manning on Oct 4?

I hear there is a new head who is pretty switched on and the school is changing its name and admitting boys now.

It's not for me, but my cousin lives in the area with b + g twins in year 6 this year so was wondering what people thought of it as a prospect.

JoJoSM2 Tue 26-Sep-17 22:20:11

I had some experience of the school a several years ago. The head didn't seem a particularly strong leader so probably a good thing there's someone new in post. It wasn't exactly an academic school and I don't suppose much has changed since. PE used to be a bit of a nightmare as many a local princess didn't fancy changing into their kit, getting smelly etc. On the whole, the children were very polite for an inner city school and it seemed pretty pleasant overall. I don't know other schools in the area so can't compare.

tybach Wed 27-Sep-17 10:12:40

Couple of good friends with children there hearing very positive things about the new Head. All change as they are relaunching and admitting boys from Sept not that it will effect our lot who are Y11 now but great for the local area to have the focus and investment that is bringing

tybach Thu 28-Sep-17 09:57:40

Meant to say new school is All Saints Catholic College, it's on the same site with the same staff but admitting boys as well as girls from next September

clary Thu 05-Oct-17 21:28:06

My cousin went to the open evening and said it was busy but impressive, she liked the outside space and her twins were v keen smile

She wanted me to ask if anyone knew about catchment area - how far from the school has it been in previous years? Anyone know?

SandraL098 Thu 05-Oct-17 22:14:23

I took my kids along to the open evening, it’s my girl’s favourite so far. My son is in Year 5 and I love the idea that they can be in the same school! So local too... The staff were so attentive and friendly. Lovely family vibes! Not surprising that the queue was all the way down the road. Definitely going back for a closer look!

tybach Mon 09-Oct-17 16:41:16

There's no catchment as such, friends I know from Shepherd's Bush have DDs there and I know it stretches into Brent to the north. So not confined to Kensington at all.

It has not been over subscribed for some time but it sounds like that may change this year

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