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Catholic Primary Schools North London/Barnet Reception

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Beehive2020 Sun 24-Nov-19 15:41:26

We have recently moved to North London/Barnet, my DS starts reception Sept 2020. What are the good catholic primary schools (state or private) in the area in your opinion?

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sleepismysuperpower1 Sun 24-Nov-19 15:59:15

pope paul primary in potters bar (around a 15 minute drive from barnet) is worth a look, as is our lady of lourdes (a 5 minute drive from barnet)

Beehive2020 Mon 25-Nov-19 09:53:19

Thank you I hadn't heard of either. Will look them up.

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Legoroses Mon 25-Nov-19 13:18:49

Our Lady of Muswell depending on which bit of Barnet?

Memememez Mon 25-Nov-19 18:49:47

Our lady of muswell hill and St. James are both in muswell hill. They are both outstanding and have a great reputation locally.

Beehive2020 Tue 26-Nov-19 06:59:27

I am in high barnet but commute into old street
will see if drop off and pick ups work for muswell hill
thanks for recommendations

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smogsville Tue 26-Nov-19 11:00:18

I can't see how you would get a place at a state school in Muswell Hill with a High Barnet address. However St Catherine's catholic primary, in High Barnet, is outstanding (I think) and very close to the tube station. I think you have to demonstrate church attendance for a period of time before applying, check the admissions section on school website.

Memememez Tue 26-Nov-19 12:31:48

Smogsville, you can get a place in muswell hill schools even if you are not in the borough. Just depends on availability. Plenty of kids in our lady of muswell hill are from Barnet. They are usually undersubscribed even though they are outstanding since there are so many outstanding schools in the neighborhood.

smogsville Tue 26-Nov-19 12:42:25

Thanks - I didn't know that would be the case. We're v oversubscribed here in HB with more than 30 in many classes so the opposite scenario. Good luck OP hope you can make it work although I would say I wouldn't want to be doing HB to MH journey every morning as public transport not straightforward and traffic probably challenging.

Beehive2020 Tue 26-Nov-19 22:20:07

Thanks, I visited St Catherines and it looked like a really lovely school. 30 kids per class with 1 teacher and 1 TA, and during recreation time 3 groups (nursery and 2 reception classes) mixing.
In case we don't get in looking for alternatives.
Our attendance is confirmed in previous parish.
I agree, Muswell Hill tricky with 9-5 job.

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smogsville Wed 27-Nov-19 09:34:32

Good luck with it all!

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