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Hello, we are considering a relocation to the roundhay area and are trying to think long term in terms of education, as we have our first primary app this winter for sep 13, how well regarded are the secondary schools in the area I am particulary interested in roundhay. Are there many toddler/pre school groups in the area, I can drive but am keen to walk. I really want to make sure that we are moving to an area where we can get involved in the community. I would use the park lots but am worried about what to do when it rains ( apart from tropical world) and am wondering if there are any play dates meet ups like NCT, I saw there are nice cafe s on street lane, which look great after a big runaround in the park, we re hoping to meet lots of nice mums and friends for my little ones. Our other alternative is guisley as I think that it may be easier to get involved in the community, but we are moving from London and I am wondering if roundhay would suit us better as am more used to living in a big city.. very confused, much appreciate any thoughts/advice Thanks
Hi just read this but may be able to help. I have 2 daughters, one 12 one 6 we live here. Roundhay covers a wide area so depends where. Toddler groups fitzroy drive, Springfield Methodist church, a few others also, just off Shaftesbury ave at church. Im not an nct person but it's well established in roundhay certainly. My oldest dd goes to roundhay it's excellent. She loves it. Don't assume the catchment area is in a circle though. They are building new primary which is feeder primary to roundhay now. I have friends live in guisley and roundhay. Personally roundhay school better than Benton park. Things to do in rain well you are close to cinemas and entertainment here. I think this is best area but I'm biased.
Roundhay has loads to do for the kids, lots of playgroups and the primary schools are really good. Roundhay High has a good reputation but people also send their children to Boston Spa and Rossett (in Harrogate). I would also say Shadwell, Horsforth and Adel are lovely areas too! Anymore questions, just ask! I know lots about Roundhay I would say Roundhay is more accessible for everything than Guisley too.
We live near Guiseley and it's fab. Good transport links, a decent sized supermarket, retail park and a few nice restaurants/ bars etc. There's a lot to do with parks, a soft play centre (and 3 others less than a mile away), a farm in Yeadon, the leisure centre/ swimming pool, good schools (there's Guiseley High School as well as Benton Park) and there are a lot of toddler groups/ meet ups/ community events in Guiseley/ Yeadon/ Menston/ Otley. I'd recommend it to anyone.