Schools

Welcome to NappyValleyNet 2017 schools guide.

Since we published our first guide back in 2015, the London schools landscape has continued to evolve and change. New schools have opened, exam systems have been modified, but some issues remain the same. Pressure on places is still high and parents are still presented with a dizzying array of choices.

Whatever the age of your child, and whether you are considering the state or fee-paying route, the aim of this guide is to make those choices easier and less stressful.

Over the next 116 pages you will find school profiles, interviews with education professionals, advice on how to make the most of open days and much, much, more. On page 46 we discuss mental health and why, at last, it is starting to appear on our curriculums. On page 56 we consider the unassailable rise of coding and why every child should learn their bits from their bytes and, in total contrast, on page 65 we discover how some classrooms are moving into our fields and forests.

There are also email sign-ups to remind you of open day dates and entrance exam dates, while our jargon buster on page 14 helps you differentiate your Common Entrance from your 11+ and SATS!

We hope you find this guide useful and, as always, we would love your feedback on what we can do better next time.

School Profiles

Education News

The Nativity at Hornsby House School

It was all about the nativity at Hornsby House School this year. We were treated to three different but equally wonderful nativity plays by Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This was followed a few days later by a surprise version of the Year 2 nativity staged by the teachers on Christmas Party Day, much […]

Top tips on school interviews & exams

Forget the panic of Christmas, more terrifying deadlines loom in the shape of interviews and entrance exams for the 11+. Over the coming weeks, hundreds of 10 and 11 year olds (and their anxious parents) will run the gauntlet of the 11+ circuit with the aim of securing a coveted place at the senior school […]

Champions Trophy Final – Victory for Dulwich

Dulwich College became the first side ever to have won both the Champions Trophy and the U18 Schools Cup after they beat Blundell’s 34-29 in a stunning Champions Trophy final at Allianz Park. Cheered on by around 800 boys, parents, and OAs, the first XV produced a fantastic performance to take the spoils against a […]

Falcons School for Girls Support Local Charity

Falcons School for Girls is supporting a worthy local cause after selecting their ‘Charity of the Year.’ Pupils at the school placed over 70 suggestions into the ‘Pupil Voice Box’ for the panel of pupils, parents and teachers to consider before selecting the final nomination, FiSH Neighbourhood Care.  FiSH, the Barnes-based charity supported by the […]

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