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to want to move to bognor but to worry about the kids education?

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Confusedmartie999 Fri 22-May-15 13:08:58

We want to move to bognor for many reasons, cheaper rent, family nearby and a really good catholic secondary school in barnham.
However the catholic primary hasn't done well at all in recent years and my husband worries about job opportunities etc when they're older.
Are we right to worry?

NerrSnerr Fri 22-May-15 13:10:21

I don't know about schooling in Bognor but I wouldn't worry about job opportunities. Most people I know haven't stayed in the town they grew up in, they went away to university and then went where the work is.

Pootles2010 Fri 22-May-15 13:13:16

Yes thats true Nerr, but it's so much easier if you can stay at home with parents whilst you're first working. I worry about this as well, we're considering moving more rurally but I'm just not sure.

SaucyJack Fri 22-May-15 13:16:04

You're taking the piss now, Shirley?

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 13:19:25

Did the other thread about Bognor schools belong to you OP? (I only saw the thread title).

Chichester secondaries are good, aren't they? Secondaries would worry me more.

NerrSnerr Fri 22-May-15 13:20:39

Is it really a thing

NerrSnerr Fri 22-May-15 13:21:20

Sorry - didn't mean to post that!

ilovesooty Fri 22-May-15 13:23:15

Is one thread not enough for you?

Confusedmartie999 Fri 22-May-15 13:38:02

The secondary in barnham is actually very good, brilliant results etc.
it's the primaries that don't seem to be doing as well.
And the thought of the kids not being able to stay with us if they went to UNI although Chichester would be just up the road and we would be renting so isn't the be all and end all as could obviously move.
The school worried me when I called as they said bognor has such a high % of children with English as a second language that this is the reason for bad SAT results!

Arsenic Fri 22-May-15 13:41:24

In a trying to put you off way? Or an excusing the result way?

SavoyCabbage Fri 22-May-15 13:42:03

I think you are worrying far too much about the future. Don't be thinking about where your dc are going to live when they are at uni when they haven't even started secondary yet. Anything could happen before then. Perhaps they will join the circus.

Confusedmartie999 Fri 22-May-15 14:08:39

More as a way of reasoning why the results were / will continue to be low :-(
I agree I am worrying too much about the future, we all went through catholic schools as children so would like the same ideally but don't want to move them halfway through primary would prefer to do it now if we we going to

happygirl87 Fri 22-May-15 14:22:33

St Philips in Arundel is really good, Catholic and a feeder into Philip Howard in Barnham, and not too far from Bognor

Summerisle1 Fri 22-May-15 14:31:05

Look, OP, as I said last night on yet another of these threads you've opened to ask exactly the same question, Bognor isn't going to get any nicer or the schools any better for asking the same fucking question umpteen times over.

Don't start worrying about university just yet - I'd also point out that the whole point of university is about leaving home - so I really wouldn't be adding Chichester into the equation.

Instead, ask yourself whether you really want to leave Horsham for Bognor. Two very different towns.

Koalafications Fri 22-May-15 14:33:30

confused

YouMakeMyHeartSmile Fri 22-May-15 14:40:12

You seem to be worrying a lot about this potential house move OP!
The whole point of uni is to move away from home. The whole point of getting a job is to move away from home smile

MamaLazarou Fri 22-May-15 14:42:27

Bognor is a hideous place. There's nowhere to go for lunch.

NerrSnerr Fri 22-May-15 14:57:33

If you want to move then move for the hear and now. Most people who go to university will move away.

Weigh up the pros and cons, rent, jobs, schools etc. I looked at your other threads and I wouldn't move to be closer to my mum if she was only 40 minutes away as that's hardly anything.

FergalSharkeysfloppyfringe Fri 22-May-15 15:09:48

Horsham to Bognor? No don't do it!!!

Andrewofgg Fri 22-May-15 15:21:33

Bugger Bognor.

Confusedmartie999 Fri 22-May-15 17:42:54

It's more the secondary than being near my mum but clearly bognor isn't a place people recommend living

ElleMcFearsome Fri 22-May-15 17:55:57

Jeez - I live in Bognor and work in a secondary school there <totally outs self> It's not that bad! Heck...

Confusedmartie999 Fri 22-May-15 20:42:23

But is the general area " that bad " or are people over exaggerating?
50% of children not speaking English I wouldn't think of as a problem but if the school are struggling with it that becomes a problem doesn't it sad

HappenstanceMarmite Fri 22-May-15 22:14:30

There are plenty of lovely places around Bognor. Just not IN Bognor.

TheRollingCrone Fri 22-May-15 22:33:52

I don't understand OP, will your children need help as EASL students? Or is it just the attainment at Bognor Primary schools you're concerned with?

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