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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:25 am 
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Hello all,

Can you recommend good academic independent (Yr 7 and above) schools for boys (or mixed) that is commutable from Bromley / Beckenham. I have heard of coaches for many of the schools, so travel time of around 1 hour should be ok.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:35 am 
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Hi,

Just the ones I can readily think of:
Eltham College;
Colfes;
St Dunstans;
and then the Dulwich Schools.

Don't know much about Bishop Challener in Bromley or Trinity or Whitgift.

Best of luck!
cpbp


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:05 pm 
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My brother went to CLSB from Kent House station. Journey time of 40 minutes which was about average for the school then.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:23 pm 
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A number of boys from our school (in Bromley) go on to Trinity which has a very good reputation (a bus ride away). I know of others who have gone to Eltham College and a few who travel to Dulwich College - there's a school coach I think. All are great schools :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Thank you very much cpbp , aliportico and bondgirl , that was really helpful.

I have collated the list as below....hmm, now for the next question. How would you order them in regards to the academic achievements ?

Eltham College
Colfes
St Dunstans
Dulwich Schools
CLSB
Trinity
Whitgift


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:32 pm 
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I think you really have to visit the schools and get a feel for them and which one would suit your DS. Academically, I'm sure a bright boy would do well at any of them. We looked at Eltham College last year and really liked it. The open day for Trinity clashed with St Olave's last year so we'll go and look this year but a number of people speak very highly of it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:46 pm 
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We don't live in your area but my DS goes to Whitgift. We turned down places at Dulwich & Alleyns. It is the most fantastic school-the opportunities are amazing whatever your strengths, academic, sporting or musical & the teachers are just great. My DS settled in quickly from a small state primary, has made lovely friends & couldn't be happier.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:01 am 
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Can vouch for Eltham. Son's been there since Sept 2011 and really enjoys it there. Academically they are challanging and strong with the Maths.

They really help in bringing confidence out of the boys and the school has very close ties with the Parents.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Sevenoaks...? Mixed, IB only, easily commutable from Bromley/ Beckenham...usually fairly high up the league-tables, whichever you look at...


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