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We went to see both Balgowan and Churchfields and we are struggling to understand what the fuss is about when it comes to Balgowan. It doesn’t seem particularly friendly, the facilities aren’t great and pretty average Key stage 2 results. Why on earth is it so oversubscribed? Our impression of Churchfields was more than positive. Fantastic facilities, great results and it has recently been rated by ofsted as good. The only thing that puts me off is that it is next door to a tip but I am still tempted to put it as our first choice. Am I missing something?