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Independent Primary schools near Marylebone, London

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Winterchild77 Sun 01-Jan-17 21:58:25

Hi,
We're moving to Marylebone, London, in August and I'm looking into options for my children's schooling. I have a 4 yo currently in reception and a 3 yo who will need a nursery place.
Does anyone know the Marylebone area and if so, could you recommend any good mixed independent primary schools not too far away? Ideally not more than a 15 min drive.
Thanks in advance!

CruCru Mon 02-Jan-17 10:33:34

Where are you moving from? Friends send their kids to the American School in London (St John's Wood), which they are very happy with.

I think Wetherby is in Marylebone itself but is boys only.

Can I recommend that you get a copy of the Good Schools Guide (North London)?

CruCru Mon 02-Jan-17 10:34:37

This might be handy.

CruCru Mon 02-Jan-17 10:35:16

And this.

Winterchild77 Mon 02-Jan-17 10:54:24

Thank you CruCru!
We're moving from St Albans, so not very far. Ideally we're looking for a mixed school- since we have a girl and a boy.
The girl is already 4, so she will need to enter year 1 and not reception..

CruCru Mon 02-Jan-17 11:20:11

Ah, I see. I don't know west London as well as I should but off the top of my head:

Devonshire House (Hampstead)
The Academy (Hampstead)
Trevor Roberts (Swiss Cottege)
St Paul's Cathedral

are all mixed and near(ish) Marylebone. SPCS would probably be a tube ride rather than a car journey though.

CruCru Mon 02-Jan-17 11:25:11

In the City / very south Islington / very south Hackney, there are Dallington, Charterhouse Square and The Lyceum. These are all mixed but might be more of a nuisance to get to from Marylebone (although I may be wrong).

princessna Mon 02-Jan-17 18:55:42

In Marylebone directly there is a single mixed independent. Starts at reception and only to 7 for boys - Connaught House School. There is also Chepstow House in Paddington area which is mixed. Probably best to start on then isc website where you can do a search by postcode and distance. Something to bear in mind is that 15 minutes travel does not take you far in London school traffic....

heebiejeebie Mon 02-Jan-17 18:59:03

Notting Hill prep mixed and next to Ladbroke Grove tube - if you're near Baker Street then that will be 15 mins

peekaboo1 Tue 03-Jan-17 23:27:58

There is a very active Marylebone Mums group on Facebook so you could try posting there for more advice. Beware the "education consultants" who will try to charge you money to share info with you!

There are a lot of schools within a 15 min drive though it very much depends which side of Marylebone you live on as traffic is bad there.

Feel free to pm me with questions but Good Schools Guide is a good starting point if you use the geographic search tool.

peekaboo1 Tue 03-Jan-17 23:29:19

For mixed I think Connaught house is probably an excellent starting point.

Winterchild77 Tue 03-Jan-17 23:48:30

Thank you all! Yes, so far we have been in touch with Connaught house, Abercorn and Devonshire house. We've booked visits so maybe we'll know a bit more after that. Any immediate thoughts? Do these schools differ in any specific way (apart from size..)?

CruCru Wed 04-Jan-17 10:07:15

The only one of those I have seen was Devonshire House. An old boss's son goes there and I know that he and his wife are very happy with it.

peekaboo1 Wed 04-Jan-17 14:16:24

abercorn has various campuses so different ages may be in different locations. it seems to be a bit transient, people who are here for 1-2 years, though I am sure there are long stayers too.

devonshire house - the traffic up fitzjohns ave to get there in the mornings can be horrific as there are just so many schools in that small area.

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