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Croydon state primaries that emphasize play-based/creative learning?

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hkmama88 Mon 27-Nov-17 08:15:48

Hello - my family will be moving to Croydon from Hong Kong and from an IB school into a State School. We have 3 kids - 6, 4, 2. We are ideally looking for a school that is more creative in its approach, less test-focused, doesn't give tons of homework etc. We have read good things (thanks Mumsnet!) about Ridgeway Primary but would like a few more options - I will be visiting next week and will go see all the short-listed schools to get a feel for myself. Do you know of others in the area that have a more nurturing philosophy that I should consider and visit? We are flexible about where we live and once I've narrowed down to a couple of schools will look near there. Thank you so much for any help - this has been an amazing resource for us!

CrumpetandSausage Mon 27-Nov-17 22:23:02

Ridgeway certainly has less homework and seems more play-based in reception/yr 1 than many other local schools. However, it’s also oversubscribed so you will likely end up on a waiting list. All the decent primaries around here are.

hkmama88 Mon 27-Nov-17 22:40:16

Thanks @crumpetandsausage. What do you think of the Oasis Academys? Some seem to have room but I can't find a lot of opinions online.

CrumpetandSausage Tue 28-Nov-17 06:11:35

Sorry, I don’t know anything about them.

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