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Finding Good Schools In Weymouth

When it comes to finding the best area to buy property in, there are many things to consider but the quality of schools is hugely important for many potential buyers. This isn’t just an issue for people who already have a family; many couples are buying property to ensure they are located in a good catchment area for when their family comes along. With this sort of planning being placed into buying property, finding good schools in Weymouth is something that many people will undertake.

There are many different factors that people consider when looking for schools but it is only natural that Ofsted reports play a big role in the decision people make. Thankfully, there are a number of Weymouth schools which have been classed as “Good” by Ofsted, so there should be a range of schools that will be suitable for parents and their children.

Ofsted ratings are important when considering schools

Southill Primary School, in the Southill area of Weymouth and located in the DT4 9UF postcode area, is one of the schools that has been classed as “Good” by Ofsted. The school welcomes just over 200 pupils and the feedback from parents is generally positive, which means that this is a school that comes highly recommended in the local area.             

Bincombe Valley Primary School is another option in Weymouth, located in Culliford Way in Littlemoor, and the school is found at the DT3 6AW postcode. This is a school with a slightly higher roll, edging closer to the 300 mark, but it has also received a “Good” rating from Ofsted, and again, the general consensus from local parents is that this is a school that provides a good standard of education.

Many parents are looking for faith schools for their children and there are suitable options to choose from in Weymouth. A good example of a well-regarded faith school is St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, which is found in Hardy Avenue with a DT4 0RH postcode. At the last check, this school hold a roll of just shy of 200 pupils and it is a school that is well regarded by the parents for its educational and spiritual teachings. Different parents want different things from their choice of primary school but the diversity and good standing of the primary schools in Weymouth should ensure that every parent can find the school that is right for their needs.

There are reputable secondary schools in Weymouth

While it is only natural to expect fewer options for secondary schools in an area, Weymouth can still boast of a number of suitable options. Budmouth College welcomes pupils between the ages of 11 and 18, and at the last count, the school had over 1,770 pupils. In the most recent Ofsted report for the school, a finding of “Outstanding” was delivered, so this is definitely a school that most parents will have an interest in sending their child to. With a 94% rating for parent happiness regarding the school, it seems as though parents in Weymouth are more than satisfied with the education being offered by Budmouth College.

The All Saints Church of England School, located on Sunnyside Road with a DT4 9BJ postcode is another popular school in Weymouth. The Ofsted rating for this school, with a roll of over 800 pupils, is “Good” and with respect to the happiness rating for parents, the school has achieved a mark of 92%. While Ofsted reports are important, knowing that most local parents are happy enough with the care, attention and education being offered to their pupils is definitely something that should be a consideration when looking for a good school.

There are also independent schools and academies to choose from in Weymouth if this is something that would be of more interest. For parents with children who are gifted in particular areas, there are also options like the Westfield Arts College, located on Littlemoor Road at the DT3 6AA postcode.

Anyone looking for the latest properties in Weymouth will find that the choice of local schools will be a topic worth considering. If you need assistance or guidance on these matters, be sure to come in and speak to us at Austin Property Services as we are always happy to help.

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