Wondering how much of the "you have to register your child at birth" craze is smart marketing by private schools in London and how much of it is true? I am considering registering my daughter early, mainly bc i am on maternity leave now and would have time to visit schools, I might not have time once she is 2 or 3 years old, but then I feel ridiculous registering her when she is only 1 year old. Am considering the following schools:
- Cameron House school in Chelsea - this is my top choice but they say they don't enforce first come first served so I assume I can wait a couple of years?
- Eaton Square school in Belgravia - also looks like a great school, this one says they recommend registering as early as possible so I assume that is soon after birth?
- Hill House Internation school in Knightsbridge - even though it sounds like first come first served (since they don't select by ability I assume as long as you register early enough you're in??), they seem pretty relaxed and I have heard people looking for Sep 13 entry that there is "plenty of time to register"
- Knightsbridge school - looks like they're booked out until Sep 14 entry so looks like one should really register asap here
any other schools i should consider? looking for co-ed, very good academics and very good extracurriculars/lots of after school clubs