Schools in Penge

Local education in Penge includes a variety of good state primary and senior schools as well as private schools in nearby Dulwich
It is hard to avoid the presence of the Harris Federation of academy state schools sponsored by carpet magnate Lord Harris.  There are four secondary schools, although two - Upper Norwood and South Norwood - are likely to merge. The federation started running two existing primary schools last autumn, now called Harris Primary Crystal Palace and Harris Primary Kent House.
The primary schools parents are keen to get their children into are Alexandra Infants (ages five to seven) in Kent House Road, judged “outstanding” by Ofsted; Alexandra Juniors (ages seven to 11) in Cator Road; Stewart Fleming in Witham Road, and Balgowan in Balgowan Road in nearby Beckenham. All four are judged “good” by the education watchdog.
The best-performing local state comprehensive schools are Harris City Academy Crystal Palace (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Maberley Road; Harris Academy South Norwood (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Cumberlow Avenue; Langley Park Boys’ (ages 11 to 18) in Hawksbrook Lane - all judged to be “outstanding” - and Langley Park Girls’ (ages 11 to 18), also in Hawksbrook Lane, judged to be “good”.
The Dulwich private schools are Dulwich College (boys, ages two to 18); Alleyn’s School (co-ed, ages four to 18) and James Allen’s Girls’ School (girls, ages four to 18).

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