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Lewisham Schools new to area need help

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gg188 Tue 23-Feb-16 15:54:34

Hi mums!

I have just moved to the area we are living 5 minutes from St Margrets so you know my location. I am seeking advice on schools as i need to apply for a late application schools, we have just moved back to the country we have been living overseas for 8 years! i grew up in Chislehurst so this area is completely new to me. So far i have looked into John Ball (i know a long shot!) St Margrets, Brooklands (another longshot!) Trinity and brindshie green....does anyone have any experience with these schools or can reccomend any others as i may have missed some?

Thank you in advance.


sleepyMe12 Tue 23-Feb-16 16:03:48

Hi have you looked at Wingfield and Ealdham there are fairly close by.
I know some parents whose children attend Ealdham and they seem happy with the school.
Hth x

mrsvilliers Tue 23-Feb-16 16:45:23

Brooklands and B Green probably too far from where you are. How old are your DC and do you go to church? John Ball is pretty huge so you could get there and I do know someone who moved into the area and got St Margarets. Trinity has a bad rep but was recently put under St Margarets head and I have a friend who is very happy with the school. Good luck, hope you get somewhere local.

gg188 Tue 23-Feb-16 22:10:06

my daughter is 4 so starting in september...My 1st choice would be john ball...I don't go to church wasnt sure if st margrets would be an option?

thanks for the advice i will check out the other schools mentioned...

mrsvilliers Tue 23-Feb-16 22:53:06

Iirc St Margarets had five 'distance' places last year so if you are close enough you should be in with a chance. With reception places I didn't think late applications mattered in terms of allocation by distance? But I could be wrong!

lizzytee Wed 24-Feb-16 09:03:12

Worth trying for the church schools as quite a few wait list but require you to reapply (I know someone who got a place at All Saints via this route), worth also considering James Wolfe as it's 4 form entry so likely you'd get a place even if some distance away and in Greenwich rather than Lewisham.

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