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State primaries in Hammersmith & Fulham

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Ipanema01 Fri 12-Feb-16 13:33:38

Our ds is due to start school in Sept 2017 and we're starting to flap a bit about the lack of knowledge we have on local schools and what we have a hope in hell of getting into so I'm looking for some advice on where to start really!
We live just off Fulham Palace Road, past the hospital towards Putney and we have had him christened but not as yet been to church often.

Can anyone offer any opinions on what we have around us and the best things we can start doing now?
Some schools we have heard of are Melcombe, Queens Manor, West London Free School, Larmenier (Catholic), St Augustines (Catholic), St Pauls (Catholic).
Totally clueless and would be great to have some pointers - thank you!

Ipanema01 Wed 17-Feb-16 14:15:58

Bump!

5678whodoweappreciate Wed 07-Dec-16 15:36:26

Bump too!

yasmine111 Sun 11-Dec-16 10:24:19

Would love to hear some input on this!

LarkDescending Mon 12-Dec-16 17:41:29

I'm not local, but the children I know in your area have done very well at All Saints C of E Primary. It's oversubscribed, though, and they satisfied the faith criteria. Have you had a look at Findaschool to get a sense of what's available to you locally?

DatsunCogs Mon 12-Dec-16 18:30:09

I am very local to you! And will try and post later, but St. Paul's, if you mean the one at Hammersmith, is C of E... think you're also near St Johns Walham Green? Will get back to you...

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Mon 12-Dec-16 21:07:18

I'm also local to you but a year or so ahead of you with regard to schools. This is very much my own opinion.
Melcombe - very good on paper but no one I know wants their child to go there.
St Augustine's - very academic even from reception, no toys in the reception classroom but a nice outdoor environment. You must live in the parish & be catholic to stand any chance of getting in. Based on what the OP I don't think you are in the parish
Queen's Manor - love this school, they have chickens & a lovely nature area
St Thomas of Canterbury- another catholic school but much more varied than St Augustine, historically undersubscribed so not such an exclusive environment with many religions represented there. They have specialist music & arts tuition almost every day. Reception (and nursery) are in a newly built unit
St Paul's - I've heard v good things about this school, nursery & reception are mixed so a nice gentle introduction to formal schooling
Sir John Lillie - apparently much much improved recently

Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any questions

refusetobeasheep Mon 12-Dec-16 21:53:43

Go online to the council web site and see where offers were made near you. Otherwise you'll be looking at schools you have no chance of getting into as too far away.

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