As my little one seems to be growing up so fast, I thought I should start looking at what our options for schools are in the area. Within minutes of starting my research, I was not only thoroughly confused but also a bit down-beat. On the face of it, St Vincent's, Hampden Gurney and St George's are all great state schools on our doorstep, but they are faith schools so we are a bit stuck. There are many private schools in the area but the "register at birth" stories make it difficult to understand how to navigate that system, plus knowing about feeder schools etc adds so many dimensions to the research you need to do.
Feeling (more than) a bit confused, I was lucky enough to meet someone who is a governor at a state school in the borough, as well as having experience navigating the private sector. She promises to answer all my questions, no question is too silly (and boy do I have some basic silly ones for her), and hopefully help me understand what our options are and how to start thinking about schools.
Not only has she offered to answer my questions, but she is happy to talk to a group of Marylebone Mums - please let me know if you would be interested, or if you have questions you would like answered. We will hopefully be meeting her at the end of July - date announced soon!