Streatham / Streatham Hill

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boonkoh
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

Postby 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.
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

Postby 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.
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

Postby 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)
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

Postby 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.
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

Postby SwimWay » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:22 pm

Hello,

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: http://www.swimway.co.uk/

Enjoy your new home and welcome to Streatham!
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

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

We made the exact moved 2 months ago. Not looked back :)
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Re: Streatham / Streatham Hill

Postby 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.
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