Southsea Schools

(10 Posts)
IfOnlyTheBeachWasSandy Sat 16-Mar-13 18:01:34

We have sent DS to Wimborne Infants, and despite a lukewarm Ofsted, we have been really happy with our choice. They have been really happy to have ad hoc conversations about progress and I feel confident DS is happy. Southsea Infants on the other hand seem to like to keep the parents at a distance and there is little opportunity to speak to a teacher, from what I hear. Good luck with the move.

LesbianMummy1 Wed 28-Sep-11 14:44:47

scoodycat I bet I know you which year group is your child in?

scoodycat Tue 27-Sep-11 09:45:32

If you're in the fawcett road area goldsmith is a must! It's a fab little school.
I think fernhurst is the next step up and not far from it, there is also southsea infant schoolwhich was our second choice.

fedupwithdeployment Wed 08-Sep-10 15:22:57

My friend has just removed her DS from St Jude's and sent him to Mayville (private) as she was really unhappy with the school. I believe that the problems stem from the Head being off sick...the Ofsted results are significantly worse this year.

4oclockwakeup Wed 08-Sep-10 14:54:49

that is reassuring to know dustycups thanks. and thanks for the tip on the ofsted gradings LM - wasn't aware of that. my dd is only 20 months but want to buy next year and hopefully not move for a few years so would be good to know we are in an area with decent schools

LesbianMummy1 Tue 07-Sep-10 21:09:26

just word of advice Ofsted gradings changed September 2009 so a good in 2008 is equivalent to a satisfactory in 2010 they regraded things which happens often so look at whole report not just overall judgment

dustycups Tue 07-Sep-10 19:55:10

to be honest i have never really heard any bad word about any of the schools in the southsea/milton/eastney area except milton park primary school.

i would happily send my children to any of the schools!

unfortunally there isnt many mners who live in actual portsmouth!

4oclockwakeup Tue 07-Sep-10 19:51:21

great thanks - good to know - have got a list of the schools and had a look at the catchment area maps and ofsteds but keen to hear any views from parents, so thanks

LesbianMummy1 Tue 07-Sep-10 19:42:58

My dd loved Goldsmith infants my ds is about to start there that is off of fawcett road. In 5 years I have never had a problem there.

This might be helpful

Most of the primary schools in Southsea are faith schools.

Others specifically in Southsea are: Devonshire Infants, Southsea Infants, Cumberland Infants and Wimborne Infants

Cottage grove Primary and Somers Park Primary are in slightly more deprived ares but still classed as Southsea.

4oclockwakeup Mon 06-Sep-10 20:22:39

has anyone got any experience / views on state schools in southsea - in particular primary and infants. Have recently moved to the area and planning to buy but keen to hear any views on the schools

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