any info north birmingham

(9 Posts)
Bemused33 Thu 26-Sep-13 10:30:47

I have heard better things locally about beeches than great barr.

blackbird123 Wed 25-Sep-13 17:39:02

within a mile so think should get in either just undecided sometimes wish we didn't have a choice

Bemused33 Wed 25-Sep-13 13:43:09

tinks313 i think it was a low birth year at primary age because dds school which is one form entry and over subscribed has children from all over in her year who just struck lucky. however with immigration to the local area the class is now full so I wonder how much that will pan out for the secondary applications.

Bemused33 Wed 25-Sep-13 13:41:44

where are you blackbird? have you been to the school and looked at their catchment map. it is less than a mile so if you are close to great barr and not in the bit of great barr it covers you do not have a cat in hells chance???

blackbird123 Wed 25-Sep-13 09:24:19

only thing is we are closer to great barr but think we would get into beeches worried child be only one around us to go to beeches

Tinks313 Tue 24-Sep-13 18:38:27

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Tinks313 Tue 24-Sep-13 18:38:01

I would also recommend Perry Beeches if you are in the catchment area.
As Bemused siad Great Barr is very big. I have been advised that this year 6 is a low birth rate (not sure if true), but it might mean the catchment is slightly larger than previous years.

Bemused33 Tue 24-Sep-13 14:34:45

i would go Perry Beeches. Are you in the catchment? Its very small, about less than a mile. Great Barr is a school I would class as struggling to be honest. Its huge and I know of a few children who have had bullying issues there. Their rate of 5 x gcse at a - c (including maths and english) is 54%.

blackbird123 Tue 24-Sep-13 12:44:05

just doing the year 6 sec transfer forms does anyone have any info on great barr secondary or perry beeches first one so undecided

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