Off to School! Pt 2

Following on from my previous post on School Catchments, the time has come, September 2014 Reception Year applications opened on the 1st November. Scary!

We’ve had a look round a few of the schools and formed some of our own opinions. We’ve not looked at the new Westgate Junior school yet, but do feel that whatever they might say during an open event, there will be a lot of unknowns.

However on the technical side of things, the application system on Hampshire County Councils website seems relatively straightforward.

I’ve tabulated some of the admissions data from previous years for the closest schools to Abbotts Walk below.

School Distance* In Catchment for Abbotts Walk 2014Intake Accepted out of catchment Furthest Distance place offered
2012 2013 2012 2013
St Bede’s CofE Primary 0.84 miles Yes 60 No No 0.41 0.78
Westgate Junior School 1.18 miles Yes 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kings Worthy Primary School 1.12 miles No 60 No Yes (2) 0.86 2.08 
Weeke Primary School 1.15 miles No 60 Yes No 0.76 0.51

*Measured as straight line distance on Google Maps from Worthy Road.