Thomas more or Harris academy purley?

(7 Posts)
star10 Sun 09-Mar-14 00:09:50

Anyone with children or experiences of these schools. Will appreciate your views. DD has been offered a place at Thomas more but is keen on harris and wants to put on waiting list. DD is worried about the religious aspect of Thomas more but I am worried about the pastoral care at Harris as it's such a big school with a high turnover of teachers.

happyAvocado Sun 09-Mar-14 15:36:47

you know what's behind high turn over of teachers at school- kids who are hard to control, few in each class who don't respect authority make it impossible for others to learn etc

for that reason I would choose TM every time

SandersteadMum Thu 13-Mar-14 12:12:33

Could you perhaps revisit the schools with your daughter? Is your daughter secretly keen on Harris because her friends are going there? What about the religious aspect is she worried about?

Re: the high turnover of staff, happyavocado may be right or perhaps as an academy chain, Harris may have quite a few trainee or newly qualified teachers who go on to different schools. This is a good point to clarify.

Good luck with your choice.

star10 Sat 15-Mar-14 10:24:43

Thanks SandersteadMum. DD has a couple of friends who will be going to Harris, we will re-visit both schools again so that will help to see things differently. Re Harris high turnover of teachers, your suggestions makes sense

star10 Sat 15-Mar-14 10:26:05

Thanks SandersteadMum. DD has a couple of friends who will be going to Harris, we will re-visit both schools again so that will help to see things differently. Re Harris high turnover of teachers, your suggestions makes sense

mummytime2 Wed 11-Jun-14 11:18:13

Star10 - how did this pan out in the end?

LocalEditorCroydon Mon 29-Dec-14 15:52:53

Star10 What did you decide on this? Would be good to know how the schools compared.

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