Viewing 2 houses in Fareham this weekend .. what's better

(33 Posts)
pompadourprincess Wed 13-Oct-10 15:07:25

Hi ladies

For those who know Fareham I am viewing 2 this weekend .
1 in North Fareham the red barn lane , Kiln road area

The other is just off west street so right by the town.

Could you please tell me about the areas if possible as I don't know the areas at all and also schools.

Thanks in advance

youarekidding Tue 26-Jul-11 21:50:36

Hi, (was Mumbar).

Just checking back to see how you are and if you managed the move?

How are things? Are DC's in local school?

We will probably do a meet up in summer and your welcome to join us.

Check the 'welcome' thread. usually near the top. grin

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Sun 31-Oct-10 15:50:47

Well welcome to the Fareham area.

Look forward to meeting you soon.

pompadourprincess Fri 29-Oct-10 19:08:41

Hi there we have decided on the Locks Heath house its bigger and ready at the right time. Thanks so much for all your help. I hope to do a meet up one day as would be great to meet u all

GettinGhoulish Tue 19-Oct-10 10:42:20

Yes, sunday it was MumBar it is BA. I can look out of the window and see her house now.

Also met the gp, great results (I'm getting cryptic!) but as you'll know what he does you'll know what I mean.

I have only a few days to go until the GSR but feeling knackered today - strangely I think it's eyestrain, not real tiredness need new specs again sad

Pompadour - good luck with your next viewing. I think Locks Heath school has an outstanding ofsted (although imo no bearing on how good the school is for our dc) there is also a little shopping centre, good area.

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Mon 18-Oct-10 20:09:33

Re running - use to go on a Sunday evening?? grin Know friend as in her brothers class at secondary and so were at school together and then kids from nursery. If same person its house in BA???

Princess - Thats not too far from Fareham really and only a bus ride from the town.

We are planning a meet up in 1/2 term you ought to join us xx

pompadourprincess Mon 18-Oct-10 19:20:22

fairly soon and its in locks heath not titchfield

pompadourprincess Mon 18-Oct-10 19:19:25

Looks like another house maybe in the running, going to see it on Thursday its in Titchfield so not as close to all amenities but DH wants to check it out , I'm unsure but if its bigger than the N Fareham one it will probably be the winner as need to move fairly so can't be too fussy as we are only renting for now.

GettinGhoulish Mon 18-Oct-10 18:38:48

MumBar, it's a small world grin other mum told me at pick up who it is. She lives opposite me, even been running together. x2 sets of dds both lovely.

I have a friend who lives up GHL, you are very handy for the Harvester Pub one end and the Indian the other end!

Do you know your friend from work/dcs?

Dolphin's suggestion of meeting up at mb good idea.

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Mon 18-Oct-10 18:20:20

There mum doesn't pick them up grin

I know who the other set of girls are too grin Its the girls who the younger one is in Mrs F class.

I lived in Portsmouth until 1991, then Portchester until 1999, worked abroad and returned to Fareham 2006 and lived in this flat 3 years. Before that lived in the Miller Dirve estate.

GettinGhoulish Mon 18-Oct-10 09:40:38

I'm intrigued Mumbar! I will have to speak to whoever I think it is at pick up time grin It could be one of two sets of girls.

Dolphin - mine like mb too, we went there last year for a halloween party, it was packed.

Have you been living in the area for long?

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Sun 17-Oct-10 22:20:54

DS loves it too, I mentioned to my friend I'd 'chatted' to a MN who her dd may know her dd but don't know who she is an anon and said she ought to come along too if thats OK. Yeah your right if your thinking about my road its off GHL grin. MB sounds great as we can talk whilst dc's play.

Love the halloween name smile

dolphin13 Sun 17-Oct-10 21:02:45

Yes I am very near MB maybe we could all meet there sometime. My LOs love it there

GettinGhoulish Sun 17-Oct-10 19:35:54

Just checking my halloween name change!

GettinTrimmer Sun 17-Oct-10 19:32:37

Mumbar - I've got a good idea I know who they are. My dd is in miss F's class. I think I know your road, can't imagine where else it would be.

Let me know what day in half term you have in mind.

Dolphin - you are very handy for Monkey bizness! dd had her party there back in Jan.

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Sun 17-Oct-10 18:33:30

Oh getting trimmer make that Mrs F's class not mrs C's wink

dolphin13 Sun 17-Oct-10 11:00:49

Hi gettintrimmer nice to meet you grin.
I'm in Gosport but Fareham end.
Wish I could say the Alverstoke end.

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Sun 17-Oct-10 09:34:21

I see lots of people running up Highlands I often think I should be doing it too - then the 60 steps grin Best of luck with the GSR.

Yes I would imagine they do know each other they are in different classes so chances of 1 being in your DD's class is high. Ones in Mrs C's class one in Miss E's.

I have considered trying DS for Uplands for juniors although I don't him to have to make friends all over again. I tried for yr 3 and they were waiting for spaces but as the systems changed they couldn't tell me until Sept and I wanted DS to start the term and stay in one place iyswim. Ive applied for OL juniors which is fine and I have no problems with it just think as it was my catchment school I'd try and get him back there. Lots of kids in my street go too wallidean, St Judes, Oakmeadow and OL. I live in the new road built where the laundry use to be (cyrptic clue without giving too much away!!)

fareham ladies and gents should we arrange a meet up for 1/2 term, Princess could come and join us and we could offload some of our wisdom upon her grin

GettinTrimmer Sun 17-Oct-10 09:06:27

Princess - my friend who lives in nearby Portchester but further away in catchment than Red Barn Lane got in, and then the sibling was offered a place at Uplands. Good luck with viewings, good choice of schools around here.

If you're considering Harrison, it's difficult to park, I've heard some parents just drop them off in the road, but quite a few park in the leisure centre then walk through.

Mumbar - my dd probably knows both of your friend's dds, Uplands does mixed years y1/y2 are in together. I help in dd's y1 class so I may know them too.

If you see a red in the face person running around the Highlands Road today, then it's probably me - I am training for the Great South Run it is only next week, today is my last long run <gulp!>

Dolphin - Hello! Nice to meet someone else local.

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Sun 17-Oct-10 08:07:05

Its like our own little gang!!

Getting Trimmer yes we must meet. Your DD probably knows my friends DD as in the same year at Uplands. Your right many of the children that went to the leisure centre club are now at Oakmedow, My DS has met back up with some nursery friends which is lovely.

Uplands is usually over subscribed Princess although I believe this year wasn't but it may be a risk for DS2 getting a space, although having a sobling already there will help it depends on the number from catchment subscribing. TBH I don't know what the spaces in Orchard Lea are like but I do know that DS has had new classmates join last year so they may have a bit of movement over a year.

Where are you moving from if you don't mind me asking??

dolphin13 Sat 16-Oct-10 21:37:45

How exciting a new Mnetter for us to play with. When are you moving princess?.
You must come to one of our meet ups.

pompadourprincess Sat 16-Oct-10 16:06:23

Thanks ladies yes the House was fine maybe a touch on the small side but I prefered it to the town one as I feel that may get too loud.
I will call schools on Monday to ask about places as neither may have spaces in yr1 and maybe get to do a couple of viewings.
Orchard lea is minutes away where as uplands is about 10/15 minute walk at a guess . Both Ofsted's seem similar so its difficult to know until I go there . I did speak to someone who does supply locally and she said she rated uplands very highly. My only concern would be as a out of catchment sibling would my ds2 get a place in 2012.

GettinTrimmer Sat 16-Oct-10 15:11:04

Hi Mumbar, good halloween name!!

Yes, Uplands have just organised a new after school club in Good Manors, Miller Drive. They did have a company called Kidscape based at the leisure centre, but that closed over the summer. Having said that, a few still use Oakmeadow.

Yes, would be nice to meet new people around here, we probably only live a few roads away from each other!

MumBarTheDoorZombiesAreComing Sat 16-Oct-10 14:05:30

Hi getting trimmer, nice to meet you on here. You are very local to me. I have a friend with 2 dd's in Uplands yr 1&2 so kind of in the same year as each other iyswim.

My DS went to Miller Drive Good Manors nursery school - is this where the after school club is now held?? Most of the DC's from there go to Uplands and DS would have but we moved during application process.

Both of you should join our local network chats we meet during holidays for a day and do something.

GettinTrimmer Fri 15-Oct-10 22:05:32

Hi pompadour, hope your viewings go well.

I live in North Fareham, very close to the leisure centre, my chidren go to Uplands Primary - both of them are happy there, ds in year 4, dd in year 1. The reception unit has a new outside play area and there is a maths zone.

For pre-schools, it is worth looking at Trinity in central Fareham, many of the children either go to Harrison or Uplands schools. Just to let you know, Uplands has a new after school club, just for uplands pupils in a nursery very close to the school.

Agree with mumbar also worth looking at Growing Places @ Oakmeadow (pre school), my dd went there and really enjoyed it.

mumbar Thu 14-Oct-10 16:05:51

Your DS is a year younger school wise yes, DS is yr 2 at the mo, altho he's only just 6 as birthday is towards the end of August.

I work until 3.15pm on Friday and then get DS and around from 4ish.

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