Downsend or Notre Dame or ISL london

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Rich2 Fri 11-May-18 19:57:08

Hi moms,
We are moving fromUS to London this July.i have been to some schools.any help to decide between Downsend,Notre Dame or ISL London would be appreciated.since my son is through ACS Cobham we are looking at Cobham schools too.
I am looking at schools which can give more individualized support,if needed.
I have read all the past reviews about these schools.particularly about Notre Dame it’s a bit confusing.have things improved in this school??
A big TIA

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KingFlamingo Mon 14-May-18 20:22:10

Avoid Notre Dame, numbers are low and it is struggling. It just isn't worth spending so much on a school with such risk when there are plenty of safe, good options out there.
How old is your son?
I hear decent things about...
Parkside School
Millbourne Lodge
Danes Hill (but v big)
Glenesk (if he is young)
Claremont Fan Court is nurturing and very much on the up, good new head coming

Sunshine5050 Mon 14-May-18 21:10:03

Notre Dame is completely full from Year 3 up for September 18 with Year 7 extended to 80 pupils for the first time due to overwhelming demand! But yes if you are looking for a Reception space for a boy ND May not be full.
You need to ring round to find where the spaces are for the other schools.

Rich2 Mon 14-May-18 22:31:06


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Rich2 Mon 14-May-18 22:32:24

Hmm,thought so.thanks

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ocycsc Mon 14-May-18 22:32:47

Hi Rich2
Our child is at ISL Surrey (which is much closer to Cobham than ISL London!) and we are very happy with it. They are very good at adapting to suit each child's rate of academic progress and have excellent pastoral care, again tailored to each child's needs.
On a practical note, the journey from Cobham to ISL takes me less than 20 minutes most days.
I can't comment on your other suggestions.
Good luck with your search

Rich2 Mon 14-May-18 22:33:16

Thanks,this helps

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BugsyMal Fri 08-Jun-18 16:17:35

I haven't heard that ND are struggling? I have 2 boys in the Reception class and really cannot rave about it enough. One of my boys needs a little bit of extra help with his writing and they have been brilliant with him. We are hoping to go to Feltonfleet at year 3, I also loved it but its very hard to get in before year 3 due to its popularity.

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