We love the county we live in. But schools are atrocious at worst, just plain below average at best. Notoriously bad county-wide and across all ages.
We’re currently paying for private schools just to get our kids a decent education but would very much like to not be spending £25k a year.
We could, in theory move anywhere in the UK.
Where should we go to give us a good choice of non-selective state schools? One DC would most likely get into any grammar with ease but maybe not the other. And also I don’t want to up and change our whole lives without any guarantees IYSWIM.
My dd goes to an excellent Private School which costs us less £10000 per year ( West Yorkshire). Naice area and quite cheap houses but state Secondaries are a bit rubbish. There are 3 Grammar schools too
@ConfusedConnie All of Hampshire has Comps. If you live in the catchment of a decent one, you WILL get in.
Winchester has three - all of which are really good Romsey has 2 - both of which are good Chandlers Ford has one which is good Alresford and Petersfield each have one - which is good Hedge End, Fair Oak, Hamble, Swanmore - each have a decent one Liphook has a good one
and the 6th form in Winchester gets great results for everybody.
THere is a reason why Hampshire districts top the "best places to live" lists every year NO SELECTIVE SCHOOLS yippee
All roads lead to Peter Symonds to six form or Barton Peverill for Languages and Humanities or Sparsholt for Rural / Agricultural or City for Technical / Marine or Totton for Public Service or Eastleigh for care / hair and beauty
Lots of kids do not take A levels : Hampshire comps cater for ALL kids.