The school will endeavour to support parents and carers as much as possible when choosing a secondary school for their child. The choice, however, resides with parents and they should take the necessary steps, in good time, to ensure that they make a sensible and informed choice. Transferring to secondary school can be a very stressful time, especially for parents living in a densely populated city, like London, where there is a significant demand for places. If parents are looking at a popular school there are often not easy solutions and a lot of thought and time needs to be committed to this endeavour. The first link below provides comprehensive information that we have gathered about all the schools, both state and independent, that are within a close proximity to Barnes.
Where pupils transferred to 2017-18 academic year
|2018 – 60 pupils||Boys||Girls||Total|
|Richmond Park Academy||4||14||18: 30%|
|Gadolphin and Latymer||3||3|
|Lady Eleanor Hollis||1||2|
|Chiswick Community School||1||1|
|Richmond Upon Thames School||1|
|West London Free||1|
|Not known yet (SEN)||1||1|
|School choices||State 23 40%||Independent 34: 60%||24|
Pupils from Barnes continue to transfer to a variety of different schools.
A few thoughts on this data:
- A range of possible secondary school options exist.
- Parents are adept at finding the school they would like their child to attend when he or she leaves Barnes Primary School
- Many pupils move to the two state secondary schools that are closest to Barnes: Richmond Park Academy and Christ’s (36%)
- A large, and ever increasing number of pupils, who sit examinations are successful in securing a place at highly competitive schools such as Latymer, Hampton Grammar School, Kingston Grammar School and Godolphin (8 pupils this year). Parents should be aware that competition for places at these schools is extremely strong.