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Cinnamonlily06 Fri 03-Nov-17 20:20:55

Hello we were going for selly oak/ kings Heath but open to other opinions .
I need an outstanding primary and likewise for secondary
I m self employed and work one day in London so location is not a problem , currently I live in north London in a villagy feeling part with lots of local shops and activities so looking for something similar .
Many thanks!

noorab80 Mon 24-Sep-18 23:22:54

hello everyone, my son is year 5 now and i am preparing him for grammar school. any idea on which is the best one? as i will be moving to Birmingham if he got accepted. i checked the list , and there are many school so i am a bit confused which area will be the best to live for a family of 4 ( boy 9 and girl 8), currently we are renting in london as i work here, but self employed and can move.

BackforGood Sun 05-Nov-17 20:52:33

"South Bromsgrove - largest provider of teens doing the DofE in the country!"

How funny, I was having this conversation with someone yesterday (her dd is at South Bromsgrove) and we were talking about what a bad thing this is, and how it undermines the whole point of DofE grin

Cinnamonlily06 Sun 05-Nov-17 17:49:33

@kingsheathen I ve sent you a pm .
I ve applied for secondaries and deferred entry for primaries .... still aiming for bourneville infant and northon girls .
Yes need to come up another day to see the schools again 😊

MsJolly Sun 05-Nov-17 17:14:59

Have you thought further out? Hagley?

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 09:39:02

Oh, is that the CE free school?

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 08:52:18

Ah, it’s Yardley Wood. I knew they were taking some ex Baverstock pupils so thought it was further over.

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:50:31

A new secondary in KH? I haven't heard about that!

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 08:48:57

When is the new secondary opening? I may put my non existent children down ready.

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:45:42

Though, despite being too Catholic for my DC, the BC children are lovely when out and about.

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:44:02

South Bromsgrove is fine from what I've heard.
But it could all change by the time your not-yet-born DC were secondary age

There is the slight issue of having to get into FW! Bromsgrove School probably popular too?

Anyway- re KH. For a girl.... Swanshurst is too big. Queensbridge too boy heavy. Bishop Challenor too Catholic. Baverstock too appalling closed!

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 08:35:59

South Bromsgrove - largest provider of teens doing the DofE in the country! Everyone does to fiveways instead!

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 08:35:08

Ah I don’t have any, but I will be wandering round and may bump into one of these uneducated yoofs.

Sorry for the detail OP, I’m running out of suggestions.

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:34:52

But I suppose from Barnt Green, you'd be offered North Bromsgrove? I would move too.

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:33:25

<sucks teeth> well... it's a wee bit grittier than Barnt Green! grin
What years are you DC in?

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 08:29:49

KingsHeathen I’m about to move to KH/Moseley. Are you telling me that it’s full of delinquent teenagers who aren’t at outstanding schools so I spending their days scratching cars and setting fire to bins? Maybe I should stay in Barnt Green!

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:25:00

Plus, I must ask- why Birmingham if you have to be in London 1 day a week? Do you have someone here that will do school drop-off, pickup when you're on a London day?
For your budget, maybe Halesowen, and go for Earls High School or Windsor?
I'm really not sure I'd recommend a secondary in Kings Heath.

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 08:22:44

Look at cotteridge. They’ll be some parts of it that is in the catchment for KNGS and it’s pretty reasonable. It’s a beast to drive around but it does have a train station.

KingsHeathen Sun 05-Nov-17 08:21:04

But you've already missed application deadline sad
Why worry now about the rating of the primary when she will be leaving in 6 mo time?
However, what you said upthread- if you're in catchment for Bournville Junior, you would be in circle for KNGS, for sure. Neither would really be likely from Gibbins Rd. But, KNGS is Ofsted rated 'good' not outstanding.
But, so many 'outstanding' schools I would not send my child to, and many 'good' ones I would.
Did you look round any schools in Birmingham?
You just can't get a feeling for a school from what is on paper!

Caulk Sun 05-Nov-17 07:05:29

Have you looked at the suggestions I made?

Can you come up for a week and visit some schools?

Cinnamonlily06 Sun 05-Nov-17 00:12:15

What area would you suggest ? 😰

Cinnamonlily06 Sun 05-Nov-17 00:11:19

Year 6

KingsHeathen Sat 04-Nov-17 09:02:54

Which Kings Heath secondary did you think was outstanding???

Ive forgotten if your DD is Y5 or Y6, sorry.

Cinnamonlily06 Sat 04-Nov-17 08:07:05

Could consider 2 bed house to get in a good school

Cinnamonlily06 Sat 04-Nov-17 08:05:56

Ah I see.
I did like bourneville area but it looks that if I'm in the catchement for the primary I'm not for the secondary ....

flyingpigsinclover Sat 04-Nov-17 07:49:00

It's first school until nine, then middle school until 12/13 depending where you are and then high school.

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