My son is at John Burns and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s a one form entry, every teacher and the head knows every child’s name. It’s a very caring nurturing school and the children so polite. Year 5&6 help massively with the younger children at playtime and for topics such us reading/ talk buddy etc.The head has been in position for 2 years and is young and ambitious. For the sake of transparency- I have recently become a parent governor and I cannot emphasize how highly the school is praised by the other governors. Have a read of the recent oftsed report- I echoe the findings. As a poin to note - the head had been in place 3months at this time. A further accolade is that we recently came in the top 3% of schools recently for improving performance:
http://www.johnburns.wandsworth.sch.uk/ ... rformance/
I have friends at Shaftesbury Park and at Chesterton who are equally as happy. SP was my 2nd choice if we hadn’t gotten into JB. I actually live 2mins from Chesterton and although an excellent school , it just wasn’t for us. As other posters have said - you need to visit the schools yourself.
I find it a real shame that lots of ‘nappyvalley’ mums don’t even consider the other excellent schools Battersea has to offer other than the well known 2, so it’s refreshing to see this post.
I’m happy to be contacted personally. good luck in your search for the right school.