Bletchingdon, Beckley, Islip primaries???

(6 Posts)
MmePamplemousse Tue 12-Jul-11 14:12:21

Hi, we are about to move to Oxford (husband has job at JR) and we're a bit horrified by house prices in the city. A village might be better and we are thinking of those out to the East/North East to be on good route in to JR and also good for travel back 'up north'. I am looking at state primaries and wondered if anyone had views on those in Islip, Bletchingdon and Beckley. Thanks!!

Likescake Thu 14-Jul-11 14:19:14

We live in the one of villages just north east of Oxford. These villages are full of young families, many of whom work at the JR.

I dont know about Bletchingdon school, but both Beckley and Islip have great reputations, though quite different feels. My little one is due to start at Islip next term, and I could not be happier. I suggest you visit the schools to get a better idea of what would suit your wee one.

Good luck with the move.

MmePamplemousse Thu 14-Jul-11 20:27:03

Thank you Likescake. We have looked at Islip: it seems lovely. What would you say was the main difference between the Islip school and the one in Beckley? We've visited Bletchingdon as we have a friend there but the commute to the JR is slightly trickier. All villages in that area certainly seem lovely places to live.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 14-Jul-11 20:28:41

My kids are going to Edward Feild in Kidlington - it's OFSTED outstanding and they have places in the reception year. It's very easy to get to from Islip or surrounding areas.

MmePamplemousse Fri 15-Jul-11 08:14:23

Thank you whomovedmychocolate (great name BTW!) I've just checked their web site and it looks lovely. Lots to think about. I know I'm thinking a long way ahead, but do you know anything about secondaries in the area?

whomovedmychocolate Fri 15-Jul-11 09:06:06

The secondary next door is up and coming - it's only Satisfactory at the minute but they have replaced the entire management team and it seems on the up. TBH I don't know whether my kids will go there as I might attempt to find private schooling for secondary (LOTS of choices in Oxford for that). Or see how the school is doing nearer the time.

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