Urgent - Ridgeway v St Peters

(6 Posts)
beckstar24 Tue 08-Sep-09 20:21:32

We were all set to start Ridgeway on Thursday after not getting a place anywhere for weeks, and then today Croydon ring us up and offer us St Peters, which is just down the road from us.

Logistically St P is by far the most sensible option - especially as have 2 others to go through school yet. We did, however, love the ethos of Ridgeway.

Anyone have anything to say about either?

Thanks

b*

LadyMuck Tue 08-Sep-09 20:35:18

Very different size wise. Both do well for the kids I believe. Go and have another look around each.

Are you planning to move anytime soon?

beckstar24 Tue 08-Sep-09 20:53:47

Never again!! We've alredy been to settling in days at Ridgeway and are looking around St P's tomorrow just to try and decide.

Thanks very much

b*

ladylush Fri 02-Oct-09 12:04:39

My ds goes to St. P and we love it (as does he). Love the ethos of the school. The kids seem confident and have good self-esteem. The older kids buddy the younger ones (yr 6/Year 1)and the children get to know those in other classes as well as those in their own. The parent/teacher association is very active and does a great job fund raising for the school. Afaik Ridgeway places an emphasis on learning through play.

Fossie Sat 17-Oct-09 21:02:54

Can I ask what you decided? Have been on waiting list for St. P for long time and would love to know what year group you were intersted in?

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Sat 17-Oct-09 21:07:25

All 3 of mine re going through Ridgeway. I love it.

Only downside is the ridiculous "feeder school" system for secondary and the fact that it is not a feeder for Riddlesdown.

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