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Secondary schools beckenham/orpington

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Feellikerubbish Mon 22-Feb-16 12:59:37


Can anyone advise me rgearing primary schools and secondary schools in Beckenham and Orpington?

We are looking to possibly move in the next year or two. We understand schools are very full and catchments are small. We loozed at Langley boys and girls and was very impressed but also heard Hayes is good.

Would like to hear more about ravenswood and from anyone who can tell me if they have kids in Hayes or Langley, if they ate happy there? And also any other parents moved into the areas and which primary schools catchments will ge into which secondary catchment also?

In Beckenham it seems that to get into the catchment of langley, if can't get into a particular primary, will also be too far out for another secondary school?

How about Darrick wood in Orpington if anyone knows what it's like there?

It's a big move and start all over again for us so would like to find out whatever we can!

Thank you!

voilets Mon 22-Feb-16 20:37:54

Know these schools. All good schools . Can't go wrong in Bromley. House prices vary to do with catchments. Darrick wood is 1 mile and a bit radius.
Look into areas you like and can afford near any of these schools.

Truly comprehensive - cater for all needs.

PettsWoodParadise Mon 22-Feb-16 21:43:40

If you move to the Crofton end of Petts Wood you would be in catchment for Crofton at primary and Darrick wood. Both are very popular so wouldn't have in-year places but you would get places eventually if you were close enough and perhaps accepted a place at another school for a term or two and stayed on the waiting list. You would then still be in catchment for Darrick Wood secondary but for safety I'd say .7 of a mile or less. It is currently 1 mile but they are about to build lots of houses on an old Bassets site really close to Darrick which will only make the catchment smaller. If bright then you are also close to grammar schools too.

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