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Cobham Free School Secondary

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ForPetesSakeNotAgain Sat 20-Dec-14 15:53:10

Am looking at secondary options for next year. I know it is early days (and there are bound to be some teething problems) but has anyone got any experience of how the first term of offering Secondary has gone at Cobham Free School?

titchy Sat 20-Dec-14 15:58:04

Presume you mean for September 2016 as you've missed the date for 2015? Might be worth reposting next summer / autumn once they've stalled a little more and have moved out of the primary site.

ForPetesSakeNotAgain Sat 20-Dec-14 20:26:55

Am looking for an in-year transfer before Sept 2015 so it would be really good to hear any views even if off the record. It looks very promising on the website - we are looking for a smaller school.

titchy Sat 20-Dec-14 21:00:24

I suspect there's a huge waiting list for year 7 - you'd need to appeal. Are you at another school or moving? Have you visited?

ForPetesSakeNotAgain Mon 22-Dec-14 12:30:01

We're moving to the area. Haven't visited yet but plan to.

holidaysrcoming Mon 22-Dec-14 14:40:21

I know that they have spaces in the current year 7 - they did not fill their predicted intake. Not surprising - many parents may be put off by their dc being the oldest at the school and first year of GCSEs etc, but more so they are on same site as primary school, with last I heard no planning permission for another school as yet. So they are likely to be in rather cramped facilities for two more years at least I guess.

hopefully someone with first hand knowlege of teaching will come along !

ForPetesSakeNotAgain Mon 22-Dec-14 17:48:32

Thanks holidays - that's very helpful. Always a bit risky I guess being the trailblazing year at a school.

springrain Tue 23-Dec-14 17:37:44

Hi - you could try the other local schools as well, current year 7 was not that big a year so you might well be lucky.

optimistmum Thu 25-Dec-14 21:36:05

I suggest you also look at the Howard of Effingham which is an OFSTED outstanding school not far from Cobham

ForPetesSakeNotAgain Mon 29-Dec-14 12:08:58

Thanks springrain and optimistmum. I will give Howard of Effingham a call - I have read good things about it but had assumed our chances of getting in were around zero.

nobutreally Mon 29-Dec-14 12:14:39

Dh went round (looking for potential start this year) & found it difficult to get a feel for it given the stage they are at. I know a few ppl who ave put it as first choice but wouldn't be totally surprised if there are a few spaces this year. Have you looked at Heathside & Thamesmead as other local decent secondaries (although neither are quite up with Howard of Effingham!)

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