Anon (ahem) asks:
Does anyone know if there is a catchment area for Halstow Road School? We live not far away (Dinsdale Road) and it seems that kids in our street are being sent to the Millennium school. Not that there’s anything wrong with the Millenium school but for those of us who don’t drive and have to get a tandem buggy on public transport, it seems a bit of a schlep, with Halstow around the corner. I just assumed that Halstow would be our nearest school.
The Phantom replies:
I heard it was something ridiculous, like 0.2 of a mile but that was something like third-hand, so don’t take my word for it.
My first thought when I read this was the whole postcode thing – Halstow, being north of the railway tracks, is SE10, you being south, will be SE3 – but that’s clearly not going to work as the Milennium will also be SE10. I think it’s just that Halstow seems to be so popular that the catchment area is tiny. Know anyone in Halstow Road you can rent a room from?