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Help, need to get out of London

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Crystalfromdynasty Wed 19-Feb-20 13:16:06

First time posting. Can anyone recommend
an area outside of London( not to far) with good secondary schools. My younger son is 12 so would have to look for an in year transfer. Also how do the league tables work? In London it's by borough which I think cover smaller areas.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 19-Feb-20 20:47:15

Harrow may be worth a look?

LarkDescending Wed 19-Feb-20 21:22:17

Hitchin fits your criteria.

Crystalfromdynasty Sun 23-Feb-20 20:40:33

Thanks so much . I didn't realise I'd had any replies, I thought I'd get a notification. I'll look into those. Having a terrible time with the children at the moment.

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ListeningQuietly Sun 23-Feb-20 20:49:11

Hampshire - all comps by catchment
the easiest system there is ....
pick a town (other than north Basingstoke) and you'll be fine

HathorX Sun 23-Feb-20 20:57:45

Slough has excellent secondary schools.

bookmum08 Sun 23-Feb-20 20:57:52

League tables are done by county. But remember they are just a very small part of what a school is about. I would focus on what type of place you want to live in and then look at schools. A popular (ie 'outstanding') school may be one that loads of the students travel for miles to get to but the town it is in may not be that great.

Sunshinelollipops1 Sun 23-Feb-20 21:00:16

Are you interested in grammar schools or comprehensive systems. Any preference on which side of London? Do you need to be a certain commuting distance back in London.

Phineyj Sun 23-Feb-20 21:06:50

Maybe Tonbridge? The schools are all good there.

ListeningQuietly Sun 23-Feb-20 21:09:25

Maybe Tonbridge? The schools are all good there.
Even the Secondary Moderns?

Phineyj Mon 24-Feb-20 17:07:32

Yes, in my experience. Not everyone enters their children for the 11+.

Phineyj Mon 24-Feb-20 17:08:15

Anyway, anyone can look up the info on pass rates and Ofsted etc.

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