One of the top requests we receive from parents looking to rent a property in Kettering, is to find a family home in the right school catchment area. Although it is not always possible to get the first choice of school for your child – even if you move to the right area – living in a good catchment may at least increase your chances of being considered for the school of your choice.
Here, we look at some of the top primary and secondary state-funded, private, and religious schools in Kettering. It is important to bear in mind, however, that school results do change from year to year, and a school that is not performing so well now, may show different results in the future. Also, rather than producing consistently high academic results, some schools will excel in areas such as sport, technology or art and drama, which may be better suited to your child’s personality.
Renting a Property in Kettering? Here Ashan Property takes a brief look at at some of the best schools in the area. However, this is by no means a complete list and there are a number of other good schools that are not mentioned here.
If you are you are swayed by school results, Hall Meadow Primary, in Packer Road, was named in the Sunday Times as one of the top performing primary schools in the country. The 212 pupil school was placed 16th out of 100 top primary schools, based on Key Stage Two results.
For families considering renting a village property in the Kettering area, another school with an excellent reputation is Brigstock Latham’s Church of England Primary, a small, voluntary controlled school in the pretty village of Brigstock. The school, which has just over 100 pupils, was graded as: ‘outstanding’ in a recent Ofsted Report and is highly recommended by the parents.
For older children, Kettering has some excellent secondary schools, and some of these also have a sixth form too. Bishop Stopford, Headlands, was graded ‘outstanding’ in its recent Ofsted report and offers a range of sporting activities from rugby, football and basketball to gymnastics, trampolining, volleyball and cheerleading.
Another excellent school, which is outside of town, is Montsaye Academy, Rothwell, which serves Rothwell, Desborough and the surrounding villages. The school, which caters for children up to 18 years, recently received a ‘good’ rating in its Ofsted reports for pupils’ performance, behaviour and quality of teaching.
If you are planning to rent property further afield, however, Brook Weston Academy, in Corby, and Northampton School for Boys, receive consistently high results.
For families choosing to educate their children privately, there are some superb independent schools in the area. Northampton High School, an independent school for girls from nursery age to sixth form, is rated among the top performing schools in the county, achieving consistently high scores in GCSE and A-level results.
Oundle School, a co-educational school for day pupils and boarders, is another high performing school with an excellent range of sports facilities including two indoor sports halls, a fitness suite, extensive playing fields, five squash courts, boathouses for sailing, and a small bore shooting range. Meanwhile, Wellingborough School, for pupils from 3 to 18 years, also has an excellent reputation, and pupils score highly in their GCSE and A-Level results.
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