I can't decide which school to choose for my 3 year old who will be going to start school in Sep 2014. I have always wanted to send him to a catholic school because we are regular church goers and they tend to be better schools. But we are a 5 minute walk from St John's school and it seems like a lovely little school, and my son attends nursery there. Which in your opinion is the better school? They both have similar Ofsted reports and I just can't decide. Any thoughts?
You are very lucky to have such a choice. Many mums here could only dream of having to choose between two schools ;).
I don't know your circumstances but if you need after school clubs, St Joseph is not great. It does not have one and you would require a childminder or use the YMCA's service. But otherwise faultless in all other regards.
Another point to consider is whether children from St Joseph have a better chance of getting into St Bede's. If so, I know which primary school I would choose!