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SOS primary schools in hillingdon

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Mame201l Wed 28-Oct-15 20:52:26

Hi im about to submit application form to LA and need to choose 6 schools in hillingdon and have no idea which ones are great and which ones are good any advice would be really appreciated her dad is suggesting private schooling but im not so keen and we have no friends with kids to get advice from

Faz2015 Thu 29-Oct-15 23:05:37

It depends on where you live... or if you apply to faith school... you will be allocated your closest school.

good luck...

Mame201l Mon 02-Nov-15 21:04:10

Hi thanks just looking for advice on what the schools around hillingdon are like but no real luck i really dont want the nearest school

Twistedheartache Mon 02-Nov-15 21:10:27

Whereabouts in the borough are you? That will make a huge difference to where it is realistically worth you applying.
Also have you been to see any schools?
I had a top 3 and struggled to decide which order to put them in because they all had strengths & weaknesses.
Everyone I know last year got their first choice Uxbridge, Ickenham & Ruislip - there seems to have been some forward planning in the expansion of school places which means that issues you read in the press don't seem to affect us.

Mame201l Mon 02-Nov-15 23:04:00

Im fall under the borders of west drayton /hillingdon so not sure were going to a couple of open says but want to narrow it down as most of the sessions are during the working hours so hard to get time off what would you recommend or not

Twistedheartache Tue 03-Nov-15 15:29:24

I don't know West Drayton schools at all so can't help you there. I'm between Hillingdon & Uxbridge so can give you my opinions on Hillingdon but it's hearsay plus 1 or 2 people I know. Am ignoring faith schools, and assuming you can read ofsted/look at results yourself.

Highfield - Old info & don't know currently with expanded intake but used to be a lovely small school & good standard.
Hillingdon Primary - not as good in reality as on paper/ofsted
Colham Manor - I hadn't heard good things but went to children's centre & it looked really nice. Kids looked happy. I know someone who was starting in Sept and really liked it.
Oak Farm - lovely but oversubscribed & you need to live v close
Ryefield - know a couple of people who took a while to settle but were really happy here.

Depending on logistics and your views on going local you could look further afield to the schools like John Locke (great site & head & not heard anyone say anything bad about it & likely to get ofsted outstanding) who will probably have spaces because it's still new.

If I were you I would look at the schools I stood a realistic chance of getting in based on where you live & go to see top 3 to decide your order.

Good luck!

WildStallions Tue 03-Nov-15 16:07:38

None Of the schools are great.

They're all massively overcrowded.

They've opened a new school in west Drayton. St martins I think? I'd probably go for that.

Otherwise you have west Drayton, cherry lane, St Matthews (I think),or cowley.

Your only private option is St Helen which is. A selective school. And quite nasty.

Another option is John Locke in Uxbridge which is also new.

Mame201l Tue 10-Nov-15 21:20:36

Any one heard of glebe primary school ? Or any feedback on john locke there dosnt seem to be any ofsted or results

Faz2015 Tue 10-Nov-15 22:08:55

My daughters at Glebe... Just started reception... What would you like to know??

Mame201l Tue 10-Nov-15 22:58:16

Whats the staff like how does the school perform hows your daughter settled in etc

Faz2015 Tue 10-Nov-15 23:41:40

Staff are great... Very friendly and caring... The eyfs is outstanding. Sat results one of the top in the local area... Excellent facilities... And dd loves it there... We came from a different school nursery which was also outstanding... But my dd prefers this school more... We are very lucky to have got a place...I think this school will become one of the top in the borough very soon...

Loueytb3 Thu 12-Nov-15 13:59:54

OP you may find this website useful

Put in your postcode and you can see the catchment area of all the schools in Hillingdon based on the furthest away child who got a place for each year. Some of the catchments are tiny. I think you will struggle to get a place in many further away schools unless they are new or unpopular as most of them are full.

Paddington68 Mon 16-Nov-15 17:12:25

If you don't mind a faith school, Holy Trinity Northwood.

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