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Testbourn or henry Beaufort if can't get into westgate? ( Winchester schools)

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Dipsydora Tue 18-Apr-17 15:54:07

Hi,
We live about 6 miles north of Winchester our village is Henry Beaufort catchment but has had many children go to westgate in the past. We are concerned that with building developments we now have no chance of westgate or kings?
So looking for opinions on Testbourn v HB ?
Our children are acedemic nerdy types rather than sporty. Good at maths and science particularly ( as is the whole family).
We have a couple of years still so could move if we really need to.
The other option is the Salisbury grammar schools but that would be a nightmare travel set up each day and as DH is commuting into London and I work in Winchester we don't really want to move in that direction.
Can't afford Winchester college or st switherns sadly so must be state.

Please can somebody advice on where to send our children to school as getting stressed already about this.

Ta1kinPeace Tue 18-Apr-17 16:30:40

Do not stress.
Beaufort is absolutely fine.

Its a massive comp so within any year group are nerds and jocks and arty types and tractor drivers.

Headline figures are less useful when there are 250 kids in a year because they hide the fact that some kids do not know where the Science labs are while others avoid the sports fields at all costs.

Thank your lucky stars that you are in the feed for a Winchester Secondary and then Symonds after that grin

Dipsydora Tue 18-Apr-17 17:01:01

Thank you! Probably stressing too much after a day out with ultra pushy mum friend blush

Ta1kinPeace Tue 18-Apr-17 17:28:54

Ah yes, those types.
Fear not.
Send your kids to Beafort and devote all the energy and money you have thus saved into enriching their lives and education .
Sorted.

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