Welcome to NappyValleyNet 2016 schools guide.
Last year NappyValleyNet published its very first SW London Schools Guide. We did this in response to the sheer number of questions posted on our website: education was, and still is, one of the most popular topics among our 385,000 visitors.
The reaction was, quite frankly, astonishing, so this year we decided to do it all over again, but even bigger and better.
New for 2016 we look at preschool options, local SEN resources and the forthcoming national exam changes, alongside pages of education advice from leading local schools.
And that’s in addition to a raft of relevant school profiles, interviews with new incoming heads, guidance on the correct amount of homework, how to help your child cope with exam stress and making the most of school open days and tours.
There are also email reminder sign-ups for the most important dates, such as application deadlines and entrance exams.
We hope this guide will help you navigate through your family’s entire education journey and, as always, we would love your feedback on what we can do better next year.

School Profiles

Education News

The Return of Ravenstone School

March 10th 2016 was a momentous day for one local school in Balham. It was the day Ofsted published their report on Ravenstone Primary School, declaring it good. The welcome news closed the door on a dark period for the school, stretching over two and a half years, following the inspection body’s previous report, ‘Requires […]

Record-breaking rower talks teamwork and resilience at Woldingham

Emma Mitchell, who completed a world record breaking row across the Pacific, spoke at Woldingham as part of our ‘Thinking Big’ Speakers Programme.  The coxless rowers spent 257 days at sea, at times spending hours rowing against unfavourable currents just to stay on course. Emma talked to the girls about the importance of teamwork, values […]

Growth Mindset article for nappy valley by Jonny Gilbert, Deputy Head Teacher of the Roche School and Educational trainer.

  Meeting parents on a daily basis, I often hear them speak of their desire for their child to fulfil their potential – academically, artistically and in sporting terms – as well as being in an environment in which the child is happy and supported. In the current over-heated London independent school market, there is […]

STREAM South London Book Festival 2016

STREAM South London Book Festival patron and former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman OBE, and author and illustrator Marcia Williams help celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary at this year’s Festival. Malorie Blackman will discuss her most recent Young Adult book Chasing the Stars, a retelling of Othello set in the future, in conversation with author Tony Bradman. […]

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