Bernardheath/Alban City or Fleetville

(13 Posts)
scooppark Sun 23-Apr-17 15:11:19

Any opinions on these schools for in year admission for year 4. Very confused with the reviews on line.

Wigeon Sun 23-Apr-17 21:21:36

Have you visited them?

scooppark Mon 24-Apr-17 16:55:28

Yes . Visited them.

juneau2 Mon 24-Apr-17 18:44:48

And do they all have spaces? Schools in St Albans tend to be over-subscribed.

scooppark Mon 24-Apr-17 19:25:47

scooppark Mon 24-Apr-17 19:26:56

Any opinions please.

Colneybear Mon 24-Apr-17 20:30:05

My children went to Fleetville, I think it's a lovely school, but I don't know anything about the others I'm afraid! They left 2 years ago so I'm sure it's not changed enormously.

yellowzebrazz Mon 24-Apr-17 22:33:55

They all have good reputations locally. Personally I would go for proximity to your house (closest walk) and "feel" (I think they all feel quite different in terms of indoor and outdoor space).

allagory Wed 26-Apr-17 00:07:55

My eldest son went too Fleetville juniors and my youngest is in the infants. It is a great school but I have friends at Alban city who are equally. Unless you have particular priorities (e.g sport, music, language provison, after school care) I would go for your local school.

juneau2 Wed 26-Apr-17 09:20:48

They're all good schools. St Albans traffic is awful though, so I would prioritise the one that you can easily walk to.

scooppark Wed 26-Apr-17 21:39:31

We are very close to Cathedral and little bit close to town ,so it should not be a problem. Can walk up/cycle either ways. We don't mind even if it is a little distance but school should have very strict anti bullying policies also some good amount of science, language and music alongside preparing them for 11+ .
We are also keeping St Columbas Independent school as a back up just in case . Heard few flaws and not so good about a school near by. Fleetville seems to be little away but seems to have lot of activities which is very impressive. But still mind is unsettled . Any inputs about St.Columbas. I have still not applied to any of the schools yet, but will soon make an application as we just got settled.

Many Thanks smile

PETRONELLAS Thu 27-Apr-17 12:27:36

None of the state schools will prepare for the 11+.

dontcallmethatyoucunt Thu 27-Apr-17 18:48:16

I think you're confusing state and indi. None will do 11+ prep

The Bernards Heath head is amazing though and the provision of clubs excellent. She was the standout choice for me when looking at schools. I have not been disappointed that we turned down an indi place to go there. I know of Y6 kids going off to the very selective independents next year too.

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