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Moorside or Dolphinholme in Lancaster?

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Jing1623 Wed 20-May-15 22:07:59

We are moving to Lancaster and DS is going to move school in September to Year 1 class.

Now two schools have a place for him, Moorside and Dolphinnholme. We intend to live close to Moorside because we like the area and it is close to work, which means we will have to drive out to the village for Dolphinholme - how is the traffic like at the school run time? On the other hand, Moorside will be on our doorstep. Having said that we visited Dolphineholme school today and have had really good feeling about it, also it is an outstanding school for a number of years.

We really like to hear local mums' opinions, experience of both schools to help us making this very important decision.

Thank you very much.

CallarMorvern Sat 13-Jun-15 00:11:32

Just wondering if you've considered Quernmore, fabulous school and a bit less of a commute. Don't put too much weight on Ofsted (although Quernmore is outstanding).

Lancaster traffic is vile, but you don't have to cross Lancaster to get to Dolphinholme from Moorside, so it shouldn't be too bad. But I travel from the opposite direction so can't give you any definite answer there.

CallarMorvern Sat 13-Jun-15 00:20:15

Oh and just wondering if you've considered secondary schools. Certain primary schools give you more points for entrance to Ripley St. Thomas Academy, should you want to go down that route, these are Scotforth St Paul’s, Lancaster Christ Church, Skerton St Luke’s.

OhHolyFuck Sat 13-Jun-15 00:52:28

Try posting on the local board too

sandgrown Sat 13-Jun-15 01:08:15

My DSC went to Moorside and both doing well. Traffic in Lancaster is always a nightmare but the new bypass may help when it opens.

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