Vauxhall: best rated schools

Vauxhall is one of London's hidden secrets with lots of well-rated schools for all ages.

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Most Vauxhall buyers are professional singles or couples and schools are not uppermost in their mind and it seems families are missing out on an area where it is hard to find a bad school.  All Vauxhall’s primary schools are judged to be “good” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted.  The following are judged outstanding:  Vauxhall in Vauxhall Street; Archbishop Sumner in Reedworth Street and Durand in Hackford Road. 

Three local state comprehensive schools are awarded “excellent” status; they are: Lilian Baylis (co-ed, ages 11 to 16) in Kennington Lane; Platanos College (co-ed, ages 11 to 16) in Clapham Road; and north of the river Pimlico (ages, 11to 18) in Lupus Street. Durand has courted nationwide controversy with its plans for a secondary school with students ages 13 to 18 offered the chance to board at a campus in Sussex.

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