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Hi there,

Relocating from Nottingham to Sheffield, really looking for:

- good primary and secondary schools that can deal with both academic and special needs children

- easy commute into the city centre

- close to some "real" countryside (not just a local park)

- safe, low crime area

- good transport links to rail and motorways

 

Using the web we have identified Dore as a good candidate and King Ecgberts secondary and Dore primary schools.

 

Would really welcome some general advice on what the schools/area is like and whether it would fit what we are looking for before we drag the kids up for a look round (they are getting sick of looking at houses!).

 

Incidentally where does Dore end and Totley begin? I notice estate agents seem to badge everything as Totley, does this matter or is it the usual estate agent deviousness :confused:

 

All help and advice very gratefully received

 

Mark

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both are nice to be honest. Dore is more expensive, but Totley primary is a better school at the moment. Both are good though.

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Friends of ours moved and could get one child into Dore primary but not the second. Had to go to appeal in the end. They like the school for their kids.

 

Friend teaches at Totley and, as previous post says, it's known for being a good school.

 

I wouldn't rule out Ecclesall - good schools, edge of countryside, good transport links into the centre with frequent buses. Also buses out to Derbyshire. Fairly close to Dore/Totley station.

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With regards to the rail link.

 

Dore and Totley station is close to Totley and Bradway, Dore is a bit further out. If you want it in walking distance, then you might as well rule Dore out.

 

Cheaper by train into Sheffield than by bus on that service, off peak day return for example is £2.10. To Manchester it is a lot more expensive, IRO £20.

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Most of SW Sheffield is nice and is only 10 mins into the Peaks.

 

Dependent on budget there's also Millhouses, Whirlow, Ecclesall, Greystones, Broomhill, Bents Green & Crosspool.

 

I've lived in Greystones and Millhouses and sent my kids to catholic School in Millhouses. Most good schools in this area are oversubscribed and therefore hard to get into mid term. You will just have to contact the LEA or school direct to enquire re. places.

 

Whats your budget BTW?

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Totley/Dore border is the Old Hay Brook (runs under Baslow Road by the Methodist Church, Grove Road). Totley Brook Road is not in Totley but Dore it's misnamed- I guess by rights should be Old Hay Brook Road.

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Thanks for all the responses. Much appreciated. Budget is up to @£375,000 for a 4 bed house.

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Hi

 

Have you looked at bradway? its the same area really I grew up there and it lovely heres a few i found in thoses areas th

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33140623.html?premiumA=true

 

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29682913.html

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37616282.html

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-38301434.html

 

Good luck! let us know how you get on!

 

Hev162 :)

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Thanks for all the responses. Much appreciated. Budget is up to @£375,000 for a 4 bed house.

 

To be realistic your budget for a 4 bed house in door istoo low.... sorry!.

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To be realistic your budget for a 4 bed house in door istoo low.... sorry!.

 

Rightomve

 

There are several available in that price range.

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Not true, it may mean compromising on certain things or go for Totley Rise where youcan get a bit more for money.

 

Dore

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-23091273.html

 

Totley Rise - huge house!

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30752570.html?premiumA=true

 

And some in other good areas

 

Silverdale

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-22502577.html?premiumA=true

 

Endcliffe

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-22502577.html?premiumA=true

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