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@Anon in Petworth

I live in Hill East, which for the purposes of this discussion may (very, very broadly) probably be comparable to the situation you describe.

We're not going to our in-bounds public school, which is finally showing signs of life but isn't anywhere near "there" yet.

Big picture, rising house prices does correlate to improving schools, but the map is choppy. To use the Hill, there are schools in higher price area not developing as fast as somewhat lower (but still pricy) areas. I think the biggest single factor is the principal, and whether they welcome parental input and help, or view it as a hinderance.

It's a lengthy topic, and one I'll write more about in due time, but being 6 years into this process now, the trend lines are good. It's worth building networks now with the school and fellow parents. It's a long, often discouraging process, but there is real, solid improvement.

by Tim Krepp on Feb 12, 2013 1:49 pm • linkreport

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