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Advice re local primary schools please!

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primaryschooldilemma Mon 17-Oct-16 14:24:34

Dear local parents
I am in the process of applying for a Reception place for the 2017 intake. We have no sibling advantage nor any faith.
We live in North Kingston within 500m of Latchmere and under 1k from Fern Hill and hoped that we would be offered a place at either school.
Unfortunately, with the ever shrinking catchment areas the 2016 data suggests we are unlikely to get into either schools. I would therefore be grateful for any feedback on other local schools - i.e. St Pauls, St Lukes, Alexandra and Kingston Community School (though it is highly unlikely that we will get into any other than Kingston Community School).
Thanks so much.
Stressed mummy. x

thatsnotmyelephant Mon 24-Oct-16 14:42:03

I've heard they are all good but all have a tiny catchment except the community school. I would put them all down on your form. I'd you don't put down one you are likely to get into then you'll end up with an under subscribed school you don't want eg a school in Tolworth or New Malden.

nsn13 Wed 19-Apr-17 10:05:24

we are living in the same area and aiming for the same two schools for September 2018. Could you please let us know how did it go for you?

MrsBendyBaker Tue 25-Jul-17 09:17:35

Good luck @primaryschooldilemma - presumably you've found out by now? Hope you got in somewhere you're happy with!

I'd be very keen to hear people's feedback on the various "other" Kingston schools - I know Fern Hill and Latchmere are both excellent. Husband and I are planning to buy in North Kingston next year, and ideally want to be catchment for one of those two or Alexandra, which as I understand it will be a full primary school rather than just an infants school by the time our first (due Feb 2018) is at school.

I'd be particularly interested in what Kingston Community School is like. I'd actually expect it to be pretty good - new school, so a clean slate, and no inherited legacy there will be a whole load of nice families in Kingston presently living in catchment area blackspots who will send their kids there, so it could have some really good kids there. Plus, nice new facilities. Would love to get some opinions though. If it's really great, then in terms of which areas of Kingston we'd consider buying, this also opens up a lot more options!

Also - Coombe Infants and Juniors....are these good? Juniors seems to have a smaller catchment area than infants - do kids at the infant school get guaranteed places at the junior school or is there a risk that by junior stage you'd have a problem about where your kid went?

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