Relocating to Petersfield from West Cornwall~school advice needed!

(26 Posts)
LilleBlom Fri 07-Feb-14 09:42:46

Hi all.
We are relocating to Petersfield from West Cornwall during the next few weeks.
Admissions at County hall have told me that Petersfield Senior School is totally full (even though our new house is technically within the catchment area), so I am looking for a good alternative for my 14 year old DD who is currently in year 9.
I have heard that Perins School in Alresford is very good - could anyone advise me please?
I am also looking for a primary school for my 10 year old DD who has been home schooled for awhile and who needs a more laid back friendly environment where Art is celebebrated and where the children are very friendly.
Any help would be really appreciated!
Lastly, can anyone advise me if Petersfield is a friendly and safe place to live please...it's a bit daunting after Cornwall!!

mary21 Fri 07-Feb-14 11:19:43

I always wished we were closer to the New Forest small school. Too far from us and probibly you toobut always looks ideal.

Aelfrith Fri 07-Feb-14 11:38:54

Have PM'd you.

TalkinPeace Fri 07-Feb-14 12:42:31

Perins is GREAT
Petersfield is lovely.

LilleBlom Fri 07-Feb-14 16:46:36

Thank you x

LilleBlom Fri 07-Feb-14 16:47:02

Thanks xx

LilleBlom Fri 07-Feb-14 16:47:31

Thanks for the info x

Eastpoint Fri 07-Feb-14 19:28:59

Are the pupils at Perrins still doing GCSEs as a three year course? The current year 9s are already doing the GCSE syllabus. It also has rigid streaming so if you are in B band (streamed by yr9) MFL are optional which is limiting for late developers.

PollyCazaletWannabe Fri 07-Feb-14 19:39:30

Petersfield is lovely- I grew up there and my parents still live there. Sorry I don't know about schools though, as I went to Churchers which is private.

TheMoreItSnows Fri 07-Feb-14 21:06:07

Bohunt - Liphook, loads of kids shuffle backwards & forwards between Bohunt & TPS on the train. No contest for ease of travel vs Perrins.

TheMoreItSnows Fri 07-Feb-14 21:09:09

Petersfield - unthreatening, sleepy little market town. Good facilities, great schools, fab access to the countryside (South Downs), close to decent beaches (West Witterings & Hayling Island), Guildford 25 mins drive away for 'proper shops'..... We love it.

TheMoreItSnows Fri 07-Feb-14 21:12:21

Last post - honest grin
Primary schools - all excellent, try Sheet, Steep or Petersfield Junior School. Less relaxed is Langrish Primary (quite pushy, less arty). Otherwise Greatham is chilled, wouldn't recommend Liss Juniors - sorry.

TheMoreItSnows Fri 07-Feb-14 21:16:11

Relocating from West Cornwall eh? We know people who are going to West Cornwall soon from here...... Wonder if you're connected?!

Great area - lovely open air swimming pool and also good indoor one too ! Very close to South Downs and sea but also a reasonable train journey for visits to London (if required).
Bohunt School is becoming a favourite amongst parents in our area (over the South Downs from Petersfield).

mummy1973 Sat 08-Feb-14 21:52:56

TPS and Bohunt are both good. Depends what sort of culture you are after. Both academies and take all who apply in normal admissions time so well worth phoning direct.

TalkinPeace Sat 08-Feb-14 22:00:03

I work in Liphook occasionally : Bohunt now v v crowded
interesting that TPS is chokka : worth staying on their case
but frankly, outside Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke and Andover there are no dud Hampshire schools !

ISingSoprano Sun 09-Feb-14 16:32:25

In your position I would be looking at Bohunt. I am a Perins parent - it's great but if I lived in Petersfield I would be sending my dc to Bohunt.

LilleBlom Sun 09-Feb-14 20:29:59

Thanks for that question - I really don't know though. I guess I need to find out.

LilleBlom Sun 09-Feb-14 20:39:16

Not sure about the finer details yet but worth finding out - thanks!

LilleBlom Sun 09-Feb-14 20:58:19

Yes it does look good, but as you say, probably too far!

LilleBlom Sun 09-Feb-14 20:59:47

Apologies for putting my messages in the wrong places!!
Just want to say a huge thanks for all the helpful comments and suggestions.... Shows just what a nice bunch of folks you are!

revealall Sun 09-Feb-14 21:19:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LilleBlom Sun 09-Feb-14 21:32:13

Thanks for that, lol, we are actually thinking of getting anmdog funnily enough.
Sounds a great friendly place though...
Yep, see you in Waitrose and thanks for the advice!

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 10-Feb-14 11:15:12

Petersfield is lovely, nice opticians there too - Arnolds in the main high street, I went there for YEARS before I left the area and actually still went there when I lived over an hours drive away!

Can't help with the schools though because I was at a private school.

LilleBlom Mon 10-Feb-14 15:08:19

Thanks for that. Yes actually I do need an opticians!!

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