Thank you Headshrinker for such a detailed and honest response. Ravenstone sounds like a fabulous well rounded school and I can see how the Ofsted report must have put off attracting parents. I am rooting for a better Ofsted report and glad to hear the concerns are being rigorously put right. I am impressed with the sports aspect of the school and the after school classes, particularly Mandarin and hip-hop!
I am not relying solely on Ofsted though and agree that there is so much more to a school than an inspection report. I will explore the schools and visit on the open days and will continue to seek out parents' opinions.
Thanks to the Rutherford House parents and good to hear such a young school is doing well. My reservations have so far been 1. It is very new and 2. I did not like the location and building as much as the other two. But I can see it is a popular choice so have to explore this school too.
I have lovely neighbours with children at Fircroft who have very good things to say about it,
I am just very happy we seem spoilt for choice here! Happy for more parent feedback