We are about to make choices on primary schools, just wondered if any of you have children who go to Churchfields or Balgowan and if you're happy with the school? We really liked Churchfields from what we saw on open days, although Balgowan seems to be more popular and we wonder why. Both are ranked as good by Ofsted.
I don’t any longer but my neighbours, friends and colleagues do. Churchfields has had a more chequered history and I would guess its demographic covers a broader base than Balgowan’s. In our day the latter was coasting but I’m not sure that’s true any more. I’ve met children who are happy and those who are unhappy at both, ditto parents.
I know a number of people with children at churchfields who love it. We looked round balgowen...not to everyone's taste and I believe the head has changed a few times recently. Really have a look around both.