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St John's upper Holloway Church of England school in upper Holloway/archway

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Sophia37 Fri 27-May-16 21:49:29


My daughter has been offered a lace at this school, can anyone tell me anything about the school? Are parents happy with this school?


GregorSamsa Sat 28-May-16 09:04:27

This is an interesting one, because I have lived in the area for ages, I know people who've had kids at pretty much all the local primary school. But not this one.

No idea why that is, other than it's not a school that has been on the radar of m/c parents. Possibly because it's a church school, and most people who actively want church schools are pushy enough to wangle a place at the m/c ones like St Michael's in Highgate or St John's highbury, or Kentish Town CE. And those people who want a secular school will presumably avoid it because of the church connections, even though I think lots of families are not Christian or church-goers.

So I think you'll prob struggle to get insider info on here, you'll just need to go and see, and make your mind up whether you like it or not.

Stealthtoast Sat 28-May-16 16:33:43

I know one family with a chil d there who really like it, but no more details than that. I've been to look round - the staff were really friendly and there was a good atmosphere- children were attentive and engaged with the lessons, and reception children having fun.
I'd welcome more views from people with dc there too though!

Sophia37 Sat 28-May-16 17:28:17

Thank you for your comments. I just found it really bizarre they there was no information on the school online.
I went to look around last week and meet the head. The school is lovely with a nice playground in the middle. The head teacher has taught in many schools in Camden. He has been there 5 years and has made big changes. He was saying that they want ofstead to come in and do a inspection as the last one was when the old head was there. There has been so many positive changes and the children's sat results are better each year; he was sure the school would be outstanding now. He was very passionate about his work...

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