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Prior Heath or Heather Ridgeback Infant School?

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Kjosh Sat 25-Mar-17 08:40:22

Hi. I have lived in camberley for 4 years. My daughter starts reception next year, Sept 2018. Because we rent, we are moving to a better catchment area.

When I did school visits I preferred Prior Heath, I think because of their grounds (wooded area, fort), bigger classrooms and library. So we are now booked to move close to the school.

However, now when I look at the website and newsletters, Heather Ridge comes across as more friendly. Their newsletters have pictures and I think they have online updates of the child as well. I also like the idea of living close to shops and park near Heather Ridge. There also seems more going on at the school, like the Olympic athlete visit. I don't know if it is just that Heather ridge is better at PR that Prior Heath. I have also been hearing that Prior Heath is more "strict" and their newsletter seems to mostly be about parking problems!

Would be greateful for any feedback regarding the two schools.
Many Thanks!

Mumtogremlins Fri 14-Jul-17 11:14:36

Prior Heath is a fantastic school - would recommend it in every way. They have lots of events too. Most of the children go on to Ravenscote which is outstanding

KnickerBockerGlooooory Fri 14-Jul-17 11:36:45

I think Prior Heath probably is a little more rule-focussed, but it depends what your child needs. Heatherside does seem to have a great community spirit. My child went through Heather Ridge but 4/5 years ago so it's probably changed a little since then! Again, pupils here will get a place at Ravenscote Jnr school which is outstanding - both of my DC have been through there. Good luck xx

burmecia Tue 05-Sep-17 00:38:04

Heather Ridge is brilliant and has very good SEN provision, if that is relevant to you.

You don't say if you're considering Crawley Ridge which is a lovely infants, but the juniors is very weak.

Cheviot Wed 20-Dec-17 22:26:29

Kjosh I was wondering which school you went for as I'm now in the exact same quandary! Where did you decide upon and are you happy with whichever school your DD now attends? Hope to hear from you

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