Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

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Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby DreamingofPoshNosh » Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:45 pm

I've heard a whisper that it's not going brilliantly at the Thomas's Senior School in Putney Vale which I am  surprised about given the interest swirling around the new senior school opening at the top of Nightingale Lane.
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby Up Town Girl » Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:13 pm

Do you mean that the opening is going to be delayed?
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby Goldhawk » Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:20 pm

They initially said the school would be next to Thomas' Battersea - an easy location for many

SW15 is a trek with no decent public transport options

Nightingale Lane is much more convenient for those in nappy valley
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby DreamingofPoshNosh » Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:34 pm

The rumour (as with most rumours) was really confusing but the gist of it was that the plans for it to be at the Battersea site were no longer an option.
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Postby ccbeebee » Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:54 pm

Goldhawk wrote:
> They initially said the school would be next to Thomas' Battersea - an easy
> location for many
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> SW15 is a trek with no decent public transport options
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> Nightingale Lane is much more convenient for those in nappy valley
Is there a senior school opening in Nightingale Lane?

We are at Battersea now- the senior school has been a disaster.
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby Up Town Girl » Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:16 pm

@ccbeebee London Park School Clapham is the name of the new secondary school opening in Clapham on the old Oliver House site

https://www.londonparkschools.com/
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby DreamingofPoshNosh » Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:04 pm

So if the Battersea plans are shelved and the Putney Vale location is proving challenging are Thomas's rethinking having a 11 to 16 option?
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby noyome » Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:07 pm

No, they are not. I'm a parent and have not heard any of the rumors you mention.
Also, the news about the Senior school permanently being based in Putney Vale, is not new. This was communicated last year.
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby Lola123 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:30 am

Yup new senior school opening on the site of Oliver House, it’s owned by the same group who purchased Eaton House Schools & Broomwood Hall etc (and a lot of other schools in London!). They seem to be a fairly slick outfit with plenty of cash so hopefully they will put together an excellent senior school for the area.
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby Btc_mum » Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:38 am

There are no ‘swirling rumours’

The school sent a clear email explaining the situation last year.

There were multiple issues with the proposed site in Battersea which meant it wasn’t a viable option, so that idea has been cancelled and the Putney site has been confirmed.

The old Oliver house site is being developed by a different school group, and has recruited a top notch Head, but the location has its own limitations, including the size and it’s proximity to the Francis Xavier college which has had some notorious anti-social behaviour issues in recent years.

But more secondary school options are undoubtedly a good thing for the area, especially for parents who aren’t comfortable with children commuting out to Surrey every day for school
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby Goldhawk » Tue Mar 21, 2023 10:50 am

Someone told me last week that they had heard Thomas' were going to close the Putney Vale site 

 
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Re: Thomas's Senior School Putney Vale

Postby fredstone12 » Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:42 pm

If they closed that site they would effectively close the senior school and revert to a prep school only. That would be huge news (and feels fairly unlikely to me)
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