Primary Schools sale/timperley/ Altrincham

(8 Posts)
Berniburns1 Thu 19-Apr-12 22:35:33

Hi all,

I am looking for some advice from mums with knowledge of the primary school in sale/timperley/Altrincham areas of south Manchester. We are looking to move to this area early next year and the main reason for doing so is the reputation of the schools. I would be grateful for any advice and opinions you have to offer.

Thanks in advance

rachococo Sat 21-Jul-12 15:44:07

Hi, we are moving to the Hale/Altrincham area in August (still have to find a house to rent!!) I have been doing a little research and have contacted the Trafford Council as I know many of the schools are oversubscribed. I was thinking of applying to Navigation Road, Willow School, Forest School and Stamford Primary. But I am looking for some first hand advice too!
Good luck with everything!
Rachael

KingoftheCopperMountain Sat 21-Jul-12 15:57:10

I have knowledge of two of the schools mentioned. My child attends one of them. When I applied for schools, I was pretty happy with any in the area. Feel free to PM for more details. You are right about oversubscription though - there were a few of my daughter's friends who didn't get a place.

retropops Mon 23-Jul-12 12:31:53

Majority of schools in this area are over subscribed (Esp Timperley and Altrincham) - we have fallen victim to oversubsribed within catchment this year - and have ended up in a private school this coming September...

Forest school is private smile

Mandy21 Thu 26-Jul-12 14:11:59

I also know the area. Just a couple of things to bear in mind. Trafford will only accept a 12 month tenancy as a permanent address in the area, so make sure you have this (rather than a 6 month tenancy). Generally speaking, all the schools are over-subcribed so you really need to be within catchment to get a place. It didn't happen to us, but I did hear the year before we applied of children being allocated places in Stretford as all schools in Altrincham were over-subcribed. Trafford has a booklet with the admission policy (and over-subscription policy) for each school - its worth a read.

Numberlock Thu 26-Jul-12 14:23:32

My 3 sons are Catholics, went to St Vincents, I highly recommend but not aware of any bad schools in Hale/Altrincham.

This is the Trafford admission policy that Mandy mentions.

www.trafford.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schooladmissions/docs/primary-infant-junior-admission-arrangements.doc

riona15 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:32:00

HI ALL,

I am new in this area. I want to know which is the best primary school in Timperley. Is it ST HUGHES or PARK ROAD ACADEMY? According to Ofsted ST HUGHES is outstanding and number 2 position in this area but Park ROAD is only outstanding. But I donot know about the 11+ result of this two school. Please let me know.Thanks in advance.

BeehavingBaby Sun 28-Jul-13 23:06:23

I also know the area. Just a couple of things to bear in mind. Trafford will only accept a 12 month tenancy as a permanent address in the area, so make sure you have this (rather than a 6 month tenancy).

This sounds discriminatory and hopefully unenforceable - IME most estate agents have a policy of only 6 month tenancies for their managed properties and a new landlord might be rightly wary of a longer tenancy straight away. Assuming you rent in general and just move from one rental to another, what more can you do? That's how permanent your home ever is.

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