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any good primary schools around Aylesbury and neighbouring area

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littlelz Tue 02-Jun-15 21:00:33

Does anybody kindly recommend some outstanding/good primary schools in Aylesbury and the surrounding towns? Please advice why it is good. many thanks!

TeaAndALemonTart Tue 02-Jun-15 21:03:26

Lots of village schools are good, what areas are you looking at?

littlelz Tue 02-Jun-15 21:12:32

Thanks, Tea.

I prefer Stoke Mandeville, or Aylesbury itself. I am planning moving to Aylesbury so that DD can get chance to attend the grammar schools in Aylesbury, so am looking for some good primary schools for her in the surrounding area.

Millymollymama Wed 03-Jun-15 13:01:23

First of all you do need to be aware that the proportion of children getting the grammar school pass mark in Aylesbury Vale is very low incomparison to other areas of the county. Recently it was 16%. I can also tell you that some schools in Aylesbury will have virtually no children going to the grammar schools from their roll. Therefore, you need to look at what primary schools actually have a solid grammar school cohort. They, by and large, are the village schools. However, this information will not be on their web sites, contained in their prospectuses or featuring in an Ofsted inspection.

Sadly many of the primary schools in Aylesbury are in and out of Requires Improvement and some of these are actually in the southern part of the town which is more affluent (but not very). Some of the currently "good" primary schools have a chequered past and are very much in areas of social housing, (pm me if you want to know where exactly). Very few children from these areas get to the grammar schools.

I would possibly look at Turnfurlong Infant and Junior, Bedgrove Infant (not the Junior), and Broughton Infant and Junior. Having said that, everyone else wants these schools too, so I have no idea what your chances are of getting in if you are not YR or Y3 and in catchment area. You would need to check what spaces they have, if any.

The villages have many good schools, but again, space might be an issue. Stoke Mandeville School is good as are John Hampden Infants at Wendover and Wendover Junior (radidly improving). Lots of parents aspire to the grammar schools here so not a bad place to be. Schools at Bierton, Stone, Weston Turville (improving), Aston Clinton, Halton (RAF), Great Kimble (infants), and Monks Risborough and Longwick are worth a look. If you are prepared to travel, Lee Common Infants, Whitchurch and North Marston are good too. Personally I would avoid Aylesbury. The schools on the new estates are shiny and new, but not necessarily full of 11 plus type children. Working with similar ability children and sharing the same ethos is a good plan.

Millymollymama Wed 03-Jun-15 17:44:05

You have posted in secondary schools, by the way. Primary might elicit some more responses.

littlelz Tue 09-Jun-15 12:52:23

Thank you so much, Milly. I have pm you.

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