Honeywell very much prioritizes mental health (i.e. happy confident polite children who can communicate their feelings and make eye contact with adults when speaking), a well rounded education (art, music, science (it has a new science lab), IT/coding, sport) as well as a high standard for academic performance, in both the Infant and Junior Schools. There is a lot of opportunity for sport and activity during, before and after school. The teachers are lovely and always available to talk/ answer emails, etc. Children at Honeywell get into all the top privates Kings, St Pauls ( Girls and Boys), Westminster, JAGS, WHS, Alleyns, Whitgift, Trinity, Dulwich, etc and many into Graveney. The reality is that almost everyone tutors for privates or does extra studying in both the local privates and state schools, your child just has to have the aptitude so any school in the area can meet this need. What's nice about Honeywell is that if you are interested in privates, your child would have a group of friends that would also be studying for the exams. They will also of course have the option of Bolingbroke, Graveney, etc and going up to secondary with a local group of their friends.
Please keep in mind there is a small group of parents who left Honeywell after Covid. When the new head came in, she tried to mix the classes (which has been very beneficial for my children) and many parents were traumatised by Covid/upset about mixing their own parent cliques or their children's cliques/ blaming the head for the governments shortcomings in SEN provision, and were really nasty to the Head. They have tried to spread rumors and continue to trash it. It was actually quite mean how they attacked a head teacher personally, when she worked really hard through the pandemic to help as many children as possible, personally spending time with kids, making sure children had personal devices to do remote learning, etc, and she had only been in the job two months when covid hit. I thought everyone had moved on but I guess some of the bitter ones who left still haven't gotten over it.
Those who have stayed are very happy and very much enjoy the supportive parent-teacher community.