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bembridge Sun 05-Jun-11 16:20:22

I would like to know which feeders are for Riddlesdown secondary school.I know that Roke is one of them and think Atwood is but not sure for certain.If there are 2 or 3 schools does one school take priority over the students it lets in I.E will let more roke students in???

We are debating where to send our 2 childrend to, we were new to the area while choosing primary school and were in the middle of moving so didnt have an address, so we put Atwood as our first choice although we live right near Roke. We got them both into Atwood and i know this is a great school but i dont drive and would be taking them by bus every day, my main worry is that if they attend Atwood they will have to go to Awood high which i have not heard good things about. So with Atwoods places accepted for now they are on the waiting list for roke as i have been told they have a better chance of getting into riddlesdown as roke is the feeder. Any suggestions comments would be very much appreciated.
Also if you can give us your opinion on which school is better in your opinion tht would be great thanks so very much.

bembridge Sun 05-Jun-11 16:47:59

sorry meant woodcote vs roke

bembridge Sun 05-Jun-11 16:49:09

sorry meant roke vs woodcote

Caoimhe Sun 05-Jun-11 16:50:22

The feeders certainly used to be Roke, Selsdon, Greenvale, Atwood and Gresham. They are all equal, i.e. one does not have higher priority than another.

Caoimhe Sun 05-Jun-11 16:53:22

The admissions criteria are here

Ladymuck Sun 05-Jun-11 17:55:21

As Caoimhe says both Atwood and Roke have same preference: Riddlesdown has an annual intake of 320 which is greater than the combined numbers of children in Year 6 at the 5 feeder schools, so either school gives you are guaranteed place at Riddlesdown.

Atwood is usually the more sought after school amongst the Sanderstead middle class set. Roke is an Ofsted Outstanding school and has a large number of pupils on SA and SA+ and who have special needs. I would visit both if you can before making a final decision - they are quite different.

Typically pupils at Atwood who don't go for Riddlesdown will aim for Warlingham High rather than Woodcote (though they also have children heading to the grammar schools and indie schools). But I'm surprised that Woodcote is seen as a much worse school than Woodcote - I thought that Woodcote and Riddlesdown would be working closer together.

bembridge Sun 05-Jun-11 18:43:45

I made a mistake sorry, the school they got into was woodcote, is this a good school, would you risk the children going on the waiting list for roke so they are given a place at riddlesdown in the future?
Is Atwood a good school?

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