Friday 16 March 2007 10.53pm
Prepare to allow your self plenty of time in sept when the secondary schools hold their open days. Application dates vary but will probably be around late Oct. So that first half term that your son is in year 6 is when it all happens.
Being a catholic you have a slightly wider choice. Worth looking at are St.Michaels in Bermondsey (mixed). St.Thomas the apostle peckham (boys) and Sacred heart Camberwell (mixed). Outside the borough is St.Thomas More off sloane square (mixed) in Kensington and Chelsea, where the mini jacs go. I like it because its a relatively small school with around 650 pupils. There is also Salesians Battersea (Boys) or if they are very academic you could consider The Oratory. As is true with the better performing schools in the borough they are all over subscribed so you will need a good supporting letter from your priest. With Catholic schools distance to the school is not as important.