Posted: Yesterday at 18:36
KK- We spent a serious amount of time looking into where to live. Checked out many schools, spoke to people in shops, in the street, forums, etc. I don't think I could have done anymore to ensure this is the best place for us. If we didn't get some noise from the people over the road, I would give my efforts a 10/10.
Results are good at her school, but it's not about that. It's a school where she's nurtured and allowed to be 'herself', which is really rare. There isn't any bullying and she's a wonderful, confident person, which I was always worried school would change.
That is the important thing. We are lucky, we have one village school and it's just that, it's a mile and a half walk from our house. My elder daughter has just finished year 7 in our catchment secondary school, half an hour bus drive away in Dawlish (about 16 miles). I know we live in a very different place to people that have choices. But imagine if we weren't happy with the primary or secondary school? Again in such a relatively small community, there would be nowhere to hide.
However, this still isn't as it seems, we have a big secondary school only 5 miles away, but that is Exeter Council catchment and we are Teinbridge, which means Torbay, many more miles away. The SW is archaic still.