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messageInfant schools- which is best?
Posted by Jones1975 December 01, 06:07AM

Hi there
Iím coming back to the area from abroad and I am wondering
whether to rent a flat in the Rosendale school catchment or in the Dulwich
Infants catchment? Can anyone advise on which
school is better? Many thanks!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 01, 06:07am by Jones1975.

messageRe: Infant schools- which is best?
Posted by hammerman December 01, 11:19PM

I hope you get some advice from parents of children already at the schools. It's very hard as both schools have not had an Ofsted visit for a while (around 6 years for Rosendale and 9 years for Dulwich Infants). The average for childminders/nurseries/schools in the area for an Ofsted inspection is around 3 years and they are all inspected under the same framework.

messageRe: Infant schools- which is best?
Posted by goldilocks December 02, 10:01AM

Think both are good and people are happy with both. Consider what you'll do at 7 though if you select DVIS? Ie if you'll continue to rent in the area and will be close enough to Dulwich Hamlet for juniors, then fine. If you'll move further away that might not work out as well. There's no automatic transfer between the Infants and the Hamlet, so you reapply during year 2 for year 3.

If you have the chance to go and see the schools, it would probably be best before selecting - if not pick the one that will be easiest to get to / from?

messageRe: Infant schools- which is best?
Posted by Renata Hamvas December 03, 10:30AM

Both schools and all other primary schools in the Dulwich area are good. I would second what Goldilocks says that if your child goes to DVI you need to consider distance to Dulwich Hamlet if that is where you would like your child to go for Juniors. DVI is small as it's infants only and Rosendale is a larger than average (3 form entry) primary. Also DVI is a faith (Church of England) school and Rosendale is a community school run by the Lambeth. Also be aware that you will need to apply in the LA you live in, you can (and should) apply to 6 local schools in order of preference and the closing date if your child is 4 before the 31st August 2020 is 15th January 2020.
Renata

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messageRe: Infant schools- which is best?
Posted by Jones1975 December 04, 11:34PM

Thank you!!!

messageRe: Infant schools- which is best?
Posted by Jones1975 December 04, 11:38PM

Thank you 😊


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