(I've already posted this on MN Local, but wonder if this is a better place for it - so I apologies if you end up seeing this twice.)
Does anyone have any inside information on these villages and their primary schools south/west of Cambridge?
Barton Comberton Great and Little Shelfords Stapleford Great and Little Abingtons
We're thinking of moving to the area and I would be really interested to hear the pros and cons.
A few things I'd love to know: What's the school like? What's it like for kids going to very small village schools with mixed-year classes? (And what are the staff-related past problems mysteriously referred to in the Shelford Ofsted report??) Are there many activities locally for kids, especially drama, judo, swimming? How about stuff like pilates for grown-ups? Does it feel like living in a village, or more like an extension of Cambridge? How easy is it to pop into town? What's the village like socially?
(Would also be interested to hear about any other nearby villages/schools I haven't mentioned above.)