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Cinnamonlily06 Fri 10-Jun-16 10:36:02

we are sooo moving by end of this school year grin and know nothing about schools are areas in leicester!
we are considering:
meadow community wigston
glen hills
St John the Baptist CofE Primary School
st thomas
please advice ! thanks

ChoudeBruxelles Fri 10-Jun-16 14:06:44

Have you found an area you like to rent in? Those schools are quite well spread about?

ChoudeBruxelles Fri 10-Jun-16 14:07:18

My niece is at glen hills and she loves it and parents very happy with it

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 10-Jun-16 17:14:39

Small world my dn also at glen hills its very good school but the secondary school catchment is ok but badgerbrook is outstanding and feeds into an outstanding secondary. Don't know about the others

Cinnamonlily06 Fri 10-Jun-16 17:25:58

😀 what year??

justjuanmorebeer Fri 10-Jun-16 18:28:51

I know a little girl in f2 at Glen Hills. Small world. Meant to be great.

ChoudeBruxelles Fri 10-Jun-16 21:52:06

Dn is yr 5. What's the catchment?

Cinnamonlily06 Sat 11-Jun-16 00:38:33

tx! glen hill and badgebrook are both outstanding in the ofsted report…
the house we are after seems to be in the catchement for both

Cinnamonlily06 Sat 11-Jun-16 00:40:35

for secondary i tough catchment would be bigger or are they attached to the choice of primary? in london is not,depends if they are oversubscribed or not,but all goes with catchment

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 11-Jun-16 10:36:51

Confused op it wouldn't be the catchment for both please don't go on rightmove map catchment app it's a load of rubbish- google the catchment maps for specific schools the catchments for both badgerbrook and glen hills are tiny and not always logical if that makes sense there's literally roads cuts in half so houses next door to each other would be in different catchments.
Badgerbrook is outstanding and feeds into leysland which is also outstanding.
Glen hills feeds into south wigston I don't know what the ofsted it but its not got a great rep although a new head had taken over so its changing.
Glen hills kids can go to leysland if its not oversubscribed but its a tiny number that go up from glen hills to anywhere other than south wig so your kids would be the odd ones out iykwim.

ChoudeBruxelles Sat 11-Jun-16 11:47:27

Where is the house you've seen

justjuanmorebeer Sun 12-Jun-16 10:52:11

My friend whose little girl goes to Glen Hills moved into the Badge catchment from another house in Glen Parva so they could get in to the school. However it was full and they could not get a place for a mid year transfer so she goes to Glen Hills instead.

You need to contact the school directly and ask if there is any likelihood of actually getting a place before you sign on a house. Glen Parva an ok location if either of you need to get onto the motorway for a commute.

Cinnamonlily06 Sun 12-Jun-16 13:46:11

I was looking at rightmove catchment areas 🙈
But after a lot of thinking I really like stoneygate and Clarendon areas so I will concentrate the search there ... Most probably will try st Thomas . Overdale looks like it it very Asian from ofsted report but possibly will go and see it sometime this week . Any other schools there please ?

justjuanmorebeer Tue 14-Jun-16 17:00:31

All the schools in Leicester city will have mainly Asian students on roll. If that is a problem for you then Leicester maybe isn't the right place.

ChoudeBruxelles Tue 14-Jun-16 17:16:00

No they won't. Combined ethnic minorities make up about 51% of the population

Cinnamonlily06 Tue 14-Jun-16 18:16:34

I don't mind mixed but 70% it's a bit too much ... And that's what they say about overdale...

justjuanmorebeer Tue 14-Jun-16 18:54:45


justjuanmorebeer Tue 14-Jun-16 18:56:57

Choude, the schools in the areas mentioned: Thomas more, Overdale and StJohns or Avenue are all predominantly Asian. As are the Secondaries for the corresponding catchments.

Cinnamonlily06 Tue 14-Jun-16 22:21:54

but st thomas is not catholic?
anyway i don't mind as far as they are good schools
any other schools in the area please?

justjuanmorebeer Wed 15-Jun-16 06:56:10

It is a Catholic school but like any faith school here they take all religions you just have to get proof from your place of worship that you are regular attenders etc.

Have you contacted any schools yet to see if they have any places? I'd be basing your decision on that really. It is not realistic to think you can move and you'll just get an in year transfer to the school you like. Make admissions enquiries and ask Leicester city council what the wait times are like.

Cinnamonlily06 Wed 15-Jun-16 12:22:37

I will now
Any other school that is worth looking into ? Thanks

Cinnamonlily06 Wed 15-Jun-16 13:50:48

ok spoke with overdale which is indeed oversubscribed and to go thru leicester council admissions…. (for in year transfer )
St Thomas is more open mostly due to priority in faith…but i also heard very good about Oadby and all they schools seems to be doing so well there and this is confusing me sad((
Anyone in Oadby able to advice please??

justjuanmorebeer Wed 15-Jun-16 19:03:02

I have friends and a nephew at Brookside in Oadby and they are really happy with it. Know one little girl who goes to Langmoor I will ask the mum what she thinks.

Cinnamonlily06 Wed 15-Jun-16 19:22:48

Thank you !!! From ofsted it looks that oadby schools are great .... Sooo confusing 🙈🙈

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 16-Jun-16 16:13:20

Oadby schools are great, my son is starting at Gartree in September, though we live in Wigston, we are looking to move to Oadby before DS2 starts secondary. Again, Oadby is quite an Asian area - lots of people who value education highly seem to move there, plus it's close to the private schools in Great Glen but less expensive to live in than the villages.

Friends who have children at Glen Hills love it. Stoneygate and Clarendon Park are nice areas to live in, I believe St John's has a good reputation too.

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