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Girls'/Mixed Indie accessible from Crystal Palace?

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Psychologika Sun 12-Apr-20 09:58:10

Hi all. I'm looking for any ideas or recommendations for a bright, anxious (possibly High Functioning Autism) girl accessible from Crystal Palace. We know of Sydenham High, but any others we should be aware of?

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sleepismysuperpower1 Sun 12-Apr-20 13:25:04

Trinity Secondary would be worth a look too x

OhCrumbsWhereNow Sun 12-Apr-20 17:17:16

James Allen Girls?

MarchingFrogs Sun 12-Apr-20 17:24:14

Trinity is a state school, though. Does it have to be an indie?

sleepismysuperpower1 Sun 12-Apr-20 17:48:35

oh sorry, I missed the indie bit. If you are set on independent then ignore Trinity but it would be worth a look if you are open to state x

Psychologika Mon 13-Apr-20 09:06:57

Absolutely open to state! Most of the school around us are Harris Academies, and I would not willing place her there. Thinking about alternatives!

We have a few years! I always thought Allynes/ James Allen were the type of school that needed to be applied for at birth?

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OhCrumbsWhereNow Mon 13-Apr-20 13:00:05

If she's good at sport or music then Kingsdale Foundation School in East Dulwich is worth a look - lottery entry, but the top 15% for the sport and music scholarships are guaranteed a place.

minisnowballs Mon 13-Apr-20 16:16:51

Sydenham Girls (state)?
St Dunstans? (independent mixed)
Newstead Wood (state grammar?)
The Norwood School has a good rep for pastoral care (state)

Psychologika Mon 13-Apr-20 17:54:11

The states such as Sydenham Girls sound good, but id assume that they have a tight catchment so we'd be unlikely to get in

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minisnowballs Mon 13-Apr-20 18:48:18

Depends on the year.... they were very tight and have opened up a lot this year - and waiting lists can move fast for big schools. I have a dd at Sydenham - am a huge fan of the place.

onemouseplace Tue 14-Apr-20 15:54:04

Streatham and Clapham High is 10 mins walk from Streatham Hill station, on the Victoria - Crystal Palace line.

ChristopherTracy Wed 15-Apr-20 11:18:28

Old Palace?

Pleasedontdothat Wed 15-Apr-20 11:22:55

Alleyn’s and JAGS both have entrance exams in the January of Y6 - you need to register your child by the end of November (I think, but obviously check dates). Alleyn’s has a very good SEN department.

AnotherNewt Wed 15-Apr-20 12:10:51

"I always thought Allynes/ James Allen were the type of school that needed to be applied for at birth?"

Noe, you just need to apply on time and then go through the competitive process

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