Wanstead schools

Families are attracted to the area because of the good state, grammar and private schools in and near Wanstead.
Education Secretary Michael Gove has given in to pressure from parents and decided not to force academy status on popular Snaresbrook Primary School, after it was put into special measures by the Ofsted government education watchdog.
Most other Wanstead primary schools are judged to be “good”, with Our Lady of Lourdes RC in Chestnut Drive and Nightingale in Ashbourne Avenue judged to be “outstanding”.
Private primary and prep schools include St Joseph’s Convent (girls, ages three to 11) in Cambridge Park and Snaresbrook Prep (co-ed, ages three to 11) in Woodford Road.
Many local children transfer to the local neighbourhood comprehensive, Wanstead High (co-ed, ages 11 to 18). However, the best performing local schools are Beal High (co-ed, ages 11 to 18), in Woodford Road, Ilford, and Valentines High (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Cranbrook Road, also in Ilford, both judged to be “outstanding”. Redbridge has two selective grammar schools — Ilford County High for boys and Woodford County High for girls.
The nearest private all-through school is Forest School (co-ed, ages four to 18, but with boys and girls taught separately from 11 to 16) in College Place on the edge of Epping Forest. Bancrofts (co-ed, ages seven to 18), another popular private school, is in Woodford Green.
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