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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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby Haggis Burns » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm

We have three children at the school and have successfully tried both the 10+ and 11+ entry routes.  We have been very happy with the school and in particular the outstanding pastoral care.  Being local is what really works for us.  The children can be home by 4pm, get down to homework and still have downtime.  Equally staying late for clubs and matches feels so easy when home is a short journey away.  As a parent it is no problem to get to school events.  We've got to know lots of local families although children come to Emanuel from as far away as Docklands, St John's Wood and Ealing.  Academic standards are high and climbing.  The curriculum is broad with lots of opportunities in the Arts and Sport.  Having until now been mainly a rugby playing school, in terms of boys sport, football is being introduced next academic year. My kids love the rowing and spend a lot of time at the boat house.  Mr Milne, in his second year, came from Kings Wimbledon and seems to have a firm grip on the school as he takes it forward.  I hope that gives a flavour of the place. I would recommend it.
 
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby sunsout » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:23 pm

More praise here for Emanuel. Really great all round local school. Have a very happy daughter there and although yet to go through any public exams feel that she is stretched as much as feels appropriate at this time. Sport much better than expected. As above poster has highlighted we really love the fact that friends are local.
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby NaliniChamane » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:23 pm

Hi Annsw80

You may wish to come and have a look at The Hall School Wimbledon, hsw.co.uk or book a tour.
It is co-ed school for boys and girls aged 4 to 16. It has small classes and gives individual attention, it is also very nurturing. It is now owned by the Chatsworth Group of Schools (as from Sep 2018)
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby Star » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:13 pm

I loved lots about Emanuel school when we visited and I know 2 men from primary school who went there when it was boys only and have been very successful and happy in their education and careers and well rounded and good people. But one thing bothered me though. When we were touring the classrooms I didn't see even 1 girl in the A level Physics class. And although I have no idea what my child would be studying by then it did make me wonder. Does anyone know if girls are encouraged in STEM subjects here?
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Re: Emmanuel school

Postby juliantenniscoach » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 am

Our daughter has just finished Hill Form.  We couldn't be happier with the school.  We went to the prizegiving on Saturday where the Head Master reiterated the goal to develop well rounded, confident, good hearted children (rather than academic robots).  Works for us.
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