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Thoughts on London Academy Edgware

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happyinherts Wed 13-Jul-11 13:56:23

Applied for a sixth form place for teenage DS1 who because of clash of subjects on his current school timetable cannot stay and study the subjects he wants to.

Member of staff at L A rings and asks to speak to a different name. Thought it was a wrong number till she said LA. I said we'd applied to LA, she asks for applicant name. Tell her and she says is that a christian name or a surname. It is a very traditional English christian name. She then says can he or she come in for an interview??? He or she ???? Tongue in cheek, i said I don't have a he OR she.... Member of staff confused. I'm not impressed.

Has anyone anything positive to say on this school?

emilielondon Wed 13-Jul-11 21:27:55

Nothing apart from avoid like the plague! Can't give much away but behaviour is pretty awful and the staff turnover is high...

happyinherts Thu 14-Jul-11 10:05:12

Thanks emilie - much my thoughts. I was hoping someone might bring some postive comment here.

My son has a grade 8 in music - he's represented England in athletics - and he's predicted to get 10 good GCSE's this summer - probably 2A*s and a handful of A's. London Academy's not his scene, is it?

lateSeptember1964 Thu 14-Jul-11 12:58:05

I drive past this school when I return to London. My kids are always amazed by its sheer size and the security guards at the entrance. I think there was a fatal stabbing there a few years back. Avoid like the plague

schoolsearch1 Mon 18-Jul-11 00:57:17

Yes, avoid it if you can. I visited this school a few years back and asked the Head of languages a few questions. I couldn't understand a word she was saying and she was speaking in english at the time. I was trying to imagine what she would sound like speaking in french or spanish.

robingood19 Thu 21-Jul-11 09:52:18

sounds a charming school.

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