just word of advice Ofsted gradings changed September 2009 so a good in 2008 is equivalent to a satisfactory in 2010 they regraded things which happens often so look at whole report not just overall judgment
that is reassuring to know dustycups thanks. and thanks for the tip on the ofsted gradings LM - wasn't aware of that. my dd is only 20 months but want to buy next year and hopefully not move for a few years so would be good to know we are in an area with decent schools
My friend has just removed her DS from St Jude's and sent him to Mayville (private) as she was really unhappy with the school. I believe that the problems stem from the Head being off sick...the Ofsted results are significantly worse this year.
If you're in the fawcett road area goldsmith is a must! It's a fab little school. I think fernhurst is the next step up and not far from it, there is also southsea infant schoolwhich was our second choice.
We have sent DS to Wimborne Infants, and despite a lukewarm Ofsted, we have been really happy with our choice. They have been really happy to have ad hoc conversations about progress and I feel confident DS is happy. Southsea Infants on the other hand seem to like to keep the parents at a distance and there is little opportunity to speak to a teacher, from what I hear. Good luck with the move.