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primary schools Winchmore Hill / Southgate

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Emmaplusone Mon 26-Sep-16 15:01:18

Hi there,
I'm looking at two schools in WH / Southgate area. St Monicas and Highfield. Just wondering if anyone has any experience / thoughts on either? (looking at past years intake we are in catchment for both and practicing catholics). Thanks!

JSpen Mon 26-Sep-16 20:14:41

My little one just started at St Monicas, it's a bit early to provide any personal feedback but so far so good! It's a lovely school and I have friends with children in other years and they are really happy with it. The catchment went out a crazy distance this year, nearly 4 miles I think which is unheard of, it's usually on average 0.5-0.6.

I've heard Highfield has come a long way and is doing really well now. It used to be the school people got offered if they didn't get any of their choices but I think it's becoming more and more popular the catchment is shrinking. Think it recently got outstanding. Facilities and space are meant to be good, think it has a wider intake from different backgrounds / cultures.

I don't think you can go wrong with either

Emmaplusone Thu 29-Sep-16 14:05:32

Great, thanks so much! Yes they both sound good, we'll be lucky either way. We are about 0.2 miles from St Monicas so fingers crossed!

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