Thank you both. Yes, this particular school seems great both for results and nurture but I know no one with any DC there.
I am a little concerned about it as a chain Talkinpeace. Firstly, it's an Academy and whilst I have no direct experience people do seem to be quite negative about them as a whole. Also, research just brings up articles on financial mismanagement, although this was a few years ago.
I know a few families with children in year 1 who are very happy there. I don't know any one in the secondary school. Personally I did the tour last year and was pleased to see the turn around in performance but I chose to send my child elsewhere due to what the other school offered. PM me if you'd like more info.
Other good schools in the area are: Thomas Beckett, Monks Orchard, Woodside, ARK Oval, Davidsons and Sir Robert Fitzroy... have you considered any of these?