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Choosing a primary school in North Leeds

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choudru Sun 13-May-07 16:45:45

We are moving house soon within North Leeds. We're looking at the Moortown/Chapel Allerton/Roundhay/Oakwood areas. I have only lived in Leeds for a couple of months so have very little local knowledge.

Bearing in mind how our location may affect which school DS gets accepted for - I need decide now which school/s I want him to go to now before we start looking at houses.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction? I know Leeds schools don't have 'catchment areas' as such, but schools obviously give priority to children living closer to the school.

Have heard good things about Talbot primary school in Roundhay.

Any comments?

Once I find a school, how close would I have to move to it? A couple of streets away? Half a mile away?

Help!

Smurfs Mon 14-May-07 10:27:57

hello choudru

I am in North Yorkshire which is no help to you but am bumping it in the hope somebidy else sees it. Best of luck.

petunia Mon 14-May-07 20:50:02

I went to Gledhow Primary School, about 10 minutes walk from Roundhay Park and Oakwood, from 1977-1982. It had a good reputation but think that most schools in the Roundhay area are good.
Not sure how close you'd have to be to the school so hope someone else can help. Perhaps the education authority or the school you're interested in can help.

choudru Fri 01-Jun-07 14:20:13

Thanks smurfs and petunia - the search goes on *sigh*

NatGos Thu 30-Apr-09 22:17:07

I'm in North Leeds myself. My next door neighbour's 4 children all went to Talbot primary school and they have all said it's a very good school.
Actually one of my old school friends teaches the 7 year olds there. She graduated with her teaching degree from Trinity and All Saints College (in Leeds) and was accepted there and is doing extremely well. I've been in a couple of times and seen her at work and she's a very good teacher.

Myself I'll be sending my children to St. Urban's primary school on Tongue Lane, Meanwood (next to Cardinal Heenan High School) because that's where I went myself and it's a good school with good Ofsted reports, but it's a Catholic school so might not be what you're looking for.

MissM Sat 02-May-09 08:34:24

I taught in Leeds. It's a few years ago now, but I'm still in touch with teachers there. I also lived in Chapel Allerton, and at the time Chapel Allerton primary was fantastic (I did my teaching practice there). The others with good reputations were Talbot, Carr Manor, Gledhow.

It's a great area and I'm very envious that you'll be living there. Good luck.

Feenie Sat 02-May-09 19:04:55

Erm.....ladies, this thread is 2 years old, think the op may have selected a school by now! grin

MissM Mon 04-May-09 19:42:23

Oops, thanks for the gentle pointing out!

avi1 Wed 24-Jun-09 13:28:30

Hi
I am mum of a 7 year old and we are moving to Roundhay area in July 09.I would be grateful if some one could help me with the schools for my son.We have to move from Belfast so he has for the moment been given a place at Moortown primary but I have heard Tlabot / hoghfield are good as well. So quite unsure where to rent /buy the house so he can go to a schooo with good reputation.
Please help.
Best Regards.

avi1 Wed 24-Jun-09 13:29:34

Hi
I am mum of a 7 year old and we are moving to Roundhay area in July 09.I would be grateful if some one could help me with the schools for my son.We have to move from Belfast so he has for the moment been given a place at Moortown primary but I have heard Talbot / highfield are good as well. So quite unsure where to rent /buy the house so he can go to a schooo with good reputation.
Please help.
Best Regards.

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