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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by metoo » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:26 pm

Hi. Streatham houses definitely give you tons of house for your money. My advice would be if you are looking at state primary schools for the future check the catchment areas - there are some 'dead spots' in Streatham where you could fall between all the stools. I think the new Dunraven primary will help but it has a tiny catchment.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by Boutiquemum » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:14 pm

We made the exact moved 2 months ago. Not looked back :)

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by SwimWay » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:22 pm


With all the parks nearby its not far until you're in a rather green part of the city which is nice, and lot of space for your 3year old and 11 month old to run around.

There is also a Fitness First where you can take classes and a swimming pool where SwimWay run swimming classes Mon-Sun from years 3+

You can find out more about SwimWay classes here:

Enjoy your new home and welcome to Streatham!

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by kishi » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:31 pm

Sorry, last point. Forgot to say that the new Dunraven Primary is looking promising too and would probably be a good bet to check out for places as it only started last year.

Also, some previous posters asked about day nurseries - some of the small kids on our road go to Abacus (just by Streatham Hill station) which the parents rate v highly and seems very, very good value compared to the day nurseries in Battersea when I was looking there.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by kishi » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:28 pm

PS I forgot to echo the point about the Streatham Mums Facebook Group. I'm not on Facebook but my husband is and he's always telling me about the group! If we need a recommendation for something, I say "I'll post on Nappy Valley" and he says "I'll post on Streatham Facebook" and we see who wins. Ha ha! :o)

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by kishi » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:25 pm

We and our children (now aged 4 and 1.5) moved from Lavender Hill to a much bigger house and garden, between Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill, last September. So far we'd definitely recommend it, we haven't looked back!

We quickly got used to the slightly longer commute (lots of train and buses, although from where we are most people seem to go to work by getting a bus down to Brixton and picking up the Victoria line there). It's true that the High Road is not incredibly charming but it has some lovely pockets and it improving every day. Everything seems better value here, not just houses but local groceries and even things like nail bars (if that's what interests you!). We find people very friendly and down to earth - our street is lovely, full of families who have really welcomed us. And small things like not having to worry about parking, have made life less stressful. It's also infinitely quieter than our old road.

As far as I can tell, most families seem to use the nearby local schools too which gives it a nice feeling. Our elder daughter has been in nursery at Hitherfield where she's flourished and has made some lovely friends so we're looking forward to her starting reception there. Other primary schools at this end that parents also seem keen on at this end are Streatham Wells, Julian's, and Henry Cavendish B (not saying others aren't great, those are just the ones I've heard most about). At secondary, most of the kids on our road go to Dunraven, which parents seem very happy with, or Elmgreen, also seems popular, the other side of Tulse Hill.

As I say, we haven't been here all that long but so far we're glad we made the move. I still miss SW11 when I'm back there, but can't imagine living there any more, lovely though it is. Feel free to message me if I can be more helpful.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by boonkoh » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:53 am

On the Balham side of Streatham Hill, there is a great primary school: Telferscot. Been achieving great things over last few years.

Would be difficult though to get a place especially transfer though as it is hugely popular.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by susansw11 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:44 am

Hi Ladies,

We too, are considering moving to Streatham from Between the (Clapham & Wandsworth) Commons. We are bit nervous. Have kids at Belleville in reception and year 1. Wondering how the state funded schools are in SW16.

Any encouragement or advice is greatly appreciated!


Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by boonkoh » Sun May 19, 2013 11:57 am

I live in the Telford Park area, and have to say that its incredibly tranquil and residential, and pretty safe too. The only gripes is that retail on Streatham Hill is nowhere as nice as Balham, but then if you ever need Balham its a short walk/cycle/drive away.

Streatham Hill is improving - Perfect Blend is an amazing place for food and drinks, and then there's that tapas place further down the road and the polish deli with a wide variety.

There is an eyesore of that Megabowl building on the high street, which has been on the redevelopment agenda for ages. Planning has been granted I think for shops and smart apartments above, but I think the developers are finding it difficult to raise money. When it comes up though, it will really boost the high street, as it does dominate the immediate area.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by crayons » Fri May 17, 2013 2:35 pm

We've just moved to S HIll from Balham and have not looked back since! Love it here and the community is extremely welcoming

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by balhamnewmum » Fri May 10, 2013 8:43 pm

Thank you all for your fab responses.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by Dachshundsrule11 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:51 pm

We have lived in Telford Park/Streatham Hill for nine years now having moved from Earlsfield. We love it here, transport is brilliant, there is a bus garage at the end of Telford Avenue, over ground Train station at Streatham Hill and Brixton tube station (Victoria line) a 5/10 minute bus journey away or a walk down to Balham. The houses have a bigger gardens, hallways, some off street parking but no residents parking. There is a great residents association over four streets, Criffel Avenue, Killiser Avenue, Telford Avenue and Kirkstall road. Lots of nursery schools around, Telford park tennis club and Tooting Common a couple of streets away. All in all it is a lovely community.
Good luck where ever you choose to live.

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by Stan the tileman » Tue May 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Here's David Harewood's rationale for living in Streatham... ... d-harewood

Stan the Tileman

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by Tillyjimjams » Tue May 07, 2013 12:35 pm

Hi there
We moved from Between the Commons to Telford Park last year and we have never looked back. We have a much bigger garden, off street parking and most importantly there is the most amazing community feel. We know our neighbours, we talk to them( we didn't so much before!!), socialise with them and there is a Residents Assosciation which puts on events for adults and children.

I have to say that Streatham High Road is no Northcote Road but I am slowly getting used to it...

My daugther is at the Park SW2 Nursery which is in the Telford Tennis Club and has the most amazing outside space, she loves it!!

I would definitely recommend the area as I would The Manor Arms, its so family friendly and great food.

Good luck with your move

Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

by Octavia » Tue May 07, 2013 9:27 am

Hi beautifuldays - i would be very interested to hear which nursery your little one goes to - I need to start looking at places in Streatham and any insider knowledge would be great! Many thanks.