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Does anyone have a child or experience of King's College Wimbledon?

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DarkBlueEyes Mon 05-Feb-18 16:46:20

We are deciding between two offers and one of them is Claremont Fan school. William Brierly, the current Senior Deputy Head of King's, has just been appointed as the new Head of Claremont. Just wanting to know what he's like really, to try to get a feel for where the school is headed. Feel free to PM if you'd be more comfortable. Thank you!

DarkBlueEyes Wed 07-Feb-18 18:02:49

Thank you to the poster who sent me a pm. Anyone else? grin

cakeisalwaystheanswer Thu 08-Feb-18 10:30:04

He has only been SDH for less than a year and I can't say I've ever noticed him. Kings seem to be losing an awful lot of senior staff recently, the other deputy head left last year and his replacement hasn't even started yet. There's been quite a few assistant heads leave as well, 2 left at Christmas for what looks like sideways moves. Fortunately DS's last year or I'd be worried.

dimsum123 Thu 08-Feb-18 23:14:43

My DS is at King's. He's very happy and doing very well. Lovely school, great results, but not a hothouse. Staff are always leaving and joining, as in any other large organisation.

We also had a substantial scholarship offer from Claremont, but it was our fallback school and it was no contest once we had an offer from King's.

jeanne16 Fri 09-Feb-18 06:39:36

These are really quite different schools . KCS is a very academic school and will have far more academic pupils than Claremont. Only you know whether your DS would be comfortable in this environment.

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