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Hampstead Hill School today

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Ninst Fri 12-Jan-18 23:36:10

I am currently looking for schools to send my son to for Reception year. I wanted to ask if there is anyone who sends their child to Hampstead Hill School or has in the past. I have heard good things about it but am worried it’s a family profit business and that I’ve read from previous posts that it is a bit chaotic. Is this still true? Is it nurturing but still gets the children into good schools at 7? The last posts were from a while ago so just wanted to get a more up to date response.
Many thanks

newmummycwharf1 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:28:08

I have friends with kids currently in the year before reception and they are very pleased. No idea if things change from reception to year 2

Ninst Sat 13-Jan-18 10:51:28

Thanks. I did read that from year 1 onwards it’s not as good as the early years, but don’t know if that’s still true. Reassuring to know that their kids are happy :-)

LuluJakey1 Sat 13-Jan-18 10:58:22

All independent schools are run for profit.

4plus Sat 13-Jan-18 11:31:25

From Y1 onwards it gets more hothouse, with tons of homework etc.
Whether it’s good or bad, depends on the person.
If you want SHHS or UCS then go for HH, they send a lot to these two schools. Also City, though not so many children.

Ninst Sat 13-Jan-18 13:39:20

I would ideally like him to go to UCS but we missed the application deadline so will have to apply at 7+. Would you recommend any other good schools in Hampstead or St. John’s Wood area?

feetonthetable Sat 13-Jan-18 13:48:55

Lulu that is not true - some independent schools run for profit if they are owned by a proprietor. However some are also run by a charitable trust and any surplus made go goes back into the school. The charitable trust schools have criteria such as offering up to 100% bursaries, strong community links with use of facilities, staff etc.

hoping4happiness Sat 13-Jan-18 18:14:58

Hi, other good schools in the area are Lyndhurst, hereward house, abercorn , arnold house, northbridge house, heathside prep, devonshire house, st anthonys. (no idea about waiting list/application dates)!

Ninst Sat 13-Jan-18 21:18:37

Thanks for all your help everyone :-)

Zelbie Sun 14-Jan-18 14:21:02

Also, Mulberry House in Kilburn / West Hampstead (probably slightly easier for you to travel to than HHS). Very, very good school and great 7+ results.

Ninst Sun 14-Jan-18 18:02:21

Thank Zelbie will look into that too

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