Moving to Kendal

(8 Posts)
sarahlmjones Sun 19-Feb-17 11:00:02

Hi lovely ladies.
We have fallen in love with a house in Kendal and thinking of moving to the area from South Manchester.
We have a 7 year old and 4 year old.
Where do start with schools? Most of them are CofE but we are not religious. Do all the faith schools require 'faith'?
Also thoughts on the it really that wet? Any other advice or thoughts on living in the area would be much appreciated.

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Eolian Sun 19-Feb-17 11:16:54

Hi! It's a bit quiet on this local board but there are a few of us around. I have an 8 yo and an 11 yo and moved here (15 mins from Kendal) 2.5 years ago, from down south. It's a lovely area and we love it here. The CofE primary schools absolutely do not require faith of any kind. We are staunch atheists and my dc have been very happy in their lovely church primary!

I don't know much about the primaries in Kendal, but am well-placed to find out, as dh and I are both teachers. Feel free to pm me if you want the low-down on any specific ones. I can also tell you plenty about the secondaries if you're looking ahead. I go into Kendal a lot, so equally feel free to ask anything about the town and surroundung area. I'm no local expert, but I might be some help!

Eolian Sun 19-Feb-17 11:18:50

Oh sorry, forgot you asked about the weather. Ummm... it's a bit on the damp side grin. If you're moving to Kendal itself, check flood records carefully for the house/street/area you're considering. It does rain a lot here, but it's fine, honest!

allithwaite Sun 19-Feb-17 14:06:41

Weather no different to Manchester.

Lots of good schools. My two went to CofE primary and cofe secondary not into religion here.

Cracking area to live and work.

KendalMintCakey Fri 15-Dec-17 18:22:43

Stramongate Primary school isn't CoE. It's a County Primary...they used to take us along to the Church but I always felt that killed a few hours for them ...

KendalMintCakey Fri 15-Dec-17 18:23:17

Also Ghyllside isn't religious. You will need to be in catchment for a place tho...

KendalMintCakey Fri 15-Dec-17 18:24:42

Sarah Jones... do u work for CCC? Sure I've seen the name on CCC website...aren't u MEGA important?


Tickledblue Tue 09-Jan-18 22:32:44

Did you move? Hope you are settled if you have. Yes it rains quite a bit but when it doesn't it's just beautiful with so many fantastic things for children to do.
My children are secondary age so can't advise on primary but a recently qualified teacher I know has worked in quite a few local ones and she just loved Hutton Roof. Just out of Kendal so might not be an option. She also likes Stramongate.
Good luck with the move .

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