Hi, I'm moving to London with my family (2 boys, one who will be 5 in may the other 2yrs old) and we are now looking for schools (I'm Brazilian, my husband Italian and we are looking for a place that is good academically but also nurturing and that encourages play). We are currently looking at: Newton prep Abercorn Northbridge House La Scuola Italiana a Londra
Any reviews/suggestions on those? we might also consider ICS but so far read mixed reviews so I don't know if I should go ahead with the application.
Thank you very much for any recommendation/ help / insight!!
Hi Buzzingmama, we are pretty flexible - we want to stay more or less "central" but we kind of accepted that the we will decide on where to live depending on the school. I am not certain yet if I prefer british or international (at least for primary school I'm still fine with both, later probably an IB curriculum but they are still very young now). Do you know any of these schools? any recommendations? and thank you in advance!
I know the Abercorn has a good reputation certainly.. It also has lots of international kids. It also is spread across 3 sites so you are aware. Northbridge House i don't have any personal experience of, but I have never hear such great things about it ..
Newton prep I dont know but have heard of it. The italian one I have no clue about it!
How long do you expect to be in the UK for? If it is only for a couple of years I might suggest looking at international schools as they are more likely to be able to manage kids coming and going. The schools you've listed are quite far away from me so I don't know anyone who has children there. It might be worth getting hold of a copy of the Good Schools Guide for London (North and South).