Emmanuel school

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Annsw80
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Emmanuel school

Postby Annsw80 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:06 pm

Hi all
We're looking at Emmanuel school for our son. Has anyone else sent their children there? Interested in hearing your opinions.
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Ann x
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby coldatchristmas » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi Annsw80

We have a daughter at Emanuel in yr 9 and it has been a complete win for her and for us. Local is such a win IMO, it really is. It's a busy school - lots of sport, drama, trips etc... Always a lovely atmosphere, loads of regular feedback academically etc. Obviously we aren't at the GCSE stage yet so can't comment on that process but I understand that they had record results last year. So glad we (she and us) picked it. Appreciate that I have a girl and not a boy so if there is something specific please ask away.
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby Annsw80 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:44 am

coldatchristmas wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Hi Annsw80

We have a daughter at Emanuel in yr 9 and it has been a complete win for her and for us. Local is such a win IMO, it really is. It's a busy school - lots of sport, drama, trips etc... Always a lovely atmosphere, loads of regular feedback academically etc. Obviously we aren't at the GCSE stage yet so can't comment on that process but I understand that they had record results last year. So glad we (she and us) picked it. Appreciate that I have a girl and not a boy so if there is something specific please ask away.
Thank you so much. This is very helpful.
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby Seb » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:22 am

It’s a great school BUT I would say that it’s getting really really hard to get into.

That’s the same for most London Day Schools but please have a few back ups ready as there really are no easy schools any more.
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby the parsley song » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:03 pm

That's very interesting Seb and also baffling to me. Why do you think London day schools are so hard to get into these days when state schools are meant to be better than ever and there are supposedly less people with that sort of income around to afford private? We are looking at Emmanuel too and I thought it used to be the back-up school if you didn't get into others. Can you suggest any good back-ups to the back-up? God, I really hate this senior school situation :cry:
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby curlywurly » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 pm

I feel your pain Seb.
We are also looking at Emanuel but I think that the pass mark has gone up significantly and the children being offered places achieve way over the pass mark. They do interview all of the children so at least that is something.

I don't have any other suggestions at this point. I guess there is Streatham for girls but I think that is equally difficult now too.
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby Goldhawk » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:25 am

There are simply more kids - https://schoolsweek.co.uk/secondary-sch ... ulge-hits/

There are more people in London who want to pay for secondary than places for kids

I would recommend applying for state schools too
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby Imadaniel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:18 pm

When I first started teaching in a London prep school some twenty years ago, Emanuel’s reputation academically wasn’t great and not difficult to get into. However, things have changed and entry at both 11+ and 13+ is now very competitive. The school does have a 10+ entry for I think about 40 children - ironically this is sometimes slightly easier. However, it can no longer be regarded as a secure ‘back-up’ school! If you want a co-ed senior school your choices are very limited, i’m afraid. What is the advice from your son’s Prep school? (I am one retired btw!)
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby dudette » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:44 am

It is a nightmare and getting worse. The only light on the horizon is that Broomwood and Thomas’s are both opening senior schools in the next few years so there should be a few more places. Also don’t forget Ibstock Place and the Harrodian if you’re looking for co-ed schools. Also St John’s Leatherhead, Caterham and Epsom College are all possibilities as co-ed day schools albeit with quite long journeys. You just have to look a bit further afield but kids from round here do go to all these.
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby LoveShoes » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:01 am

Yes getting very tricky. I have heard really lovely things about Woldingham and Priorsfield for girls and Cranleigh, Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint on the co-Ed front. All of them seem to do some form travel arrangement to and from SW.
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