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Secondary school choices in London

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Taita Mon 28-Sep-20 22:39:23

My grand daughter has to list possible schools for her secondary education. I was wondering if there is any useful information about teaching, learning and the ethos of Acland Burghley and Parliament Hill secondary schools that anyone can share?

Kamiso Mon 28-Sep-20 22:50:06

You probably need to ask on local sites. Perhaps your local Freegle group. They have a chat section.

Good luck.

MissAdventure Mon 28-Sep-20 22:51:49

Both schools have websites, with their latest Ofsted reports available to read.

Taita Mon 28-Sep-20 23:00:41

I have had a look at their websites and their Ofsted reports but was hoping to information based on pupil and parental experience of these schools. Thank you for responding.

Kamiso Mon 28-Sep-20 23:13:20

Are they having open evenings? We found chatting to the pupils showing us around very informative though I guess they are likely to be the more cooperative youngsters. I guess COVID might alter things.

MissAdventure Mon 28-Sep-20 23:20:03

Sorry, I sounded a bit abrupt, and I didn't mean to.
I wonder if you asked on mumsnet? I'm sure there must be parents who might be able to help.

Taita Mon 28-Sep-20 23:33:05

Acland Burghley did have an open day however Parliament Hill cancelled its open day and will I believe have a virtual tour. I'll try Mumsnet as you suggest. Thank you again and you were not abrupt!

MissAdventure Mon 28-Sep-20 23:37:27

Oh, good, thanks.
Hope you find some inside info.
Good luck! smile

welbeck Tue 29-Sep-20 01:08:46

MN is good on this sort of thing, much more traffic and recent experiences.
if it was me, i would choose PH, as AB is an ugly building in my view. unless she likes brutalism.
what about camden school for girls. or la sainte union.
good luck.