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Secondary schools in Bromley areA

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Mayday1990 Mon 09-Sep-19 21:59:54

I’m looking at trinity 10+ for my Ds but would require us to move house/ which is ok or look at colfes at 11+ , eltham .. undecided as colfes results in last years GCSE were near bottom of uk independent school results and eltham seems mega posh ... is it?? Anyone got any opinions?? If I’m wrong about colfes results I apologise and I know I should not look completely at the results so I appreciate any opinions but just want opinions from anyone in similar situations?? Thank you

PettsWoodParadise Mon 09-Sep-19 22:59:55

It is hard to compare as Colfe’s use a combination of gcse and Igcse so some tables exclude the latter and make it look worse than it might be. From their website for 2019’: ‘Colfe’s pupils celebrated GCSE success, with over half the year group achieving the top grades of 9-7/A*-A – more than double the national average – and 75% of pupils securing 9-6/A*-B grades.’

I don’t know these schools directly as I have a DD but some of DD’s friends brothers went onto Dulwich, Trinity, Alleyns , Eltham and Sevenoaks. Trinity did great by one friend’s DS, he commuted from Orpington so a bit of a trek. He loved the combination of music and academic offerings. He wasn’t a sporty lad but others were and he didn’t feel left out.

JoJoSM2 Tue 10-Sep-19 09:02:14

Isn't Eltham pretty stabby? There have been a few stabbing stories in the press in the last few months for that area.

Anyway, where do you live and what schools are actually commutable for you? How bright is your son? Trinity is very academic (89% grades 7-9), Colfe's isn't quite up there but pretty academic too (61% grades 7-9).

I'd also add that if you're applying for indies, it's best to choose 2-3 schools that you like and you might get a place but also have a less academic backup school.

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