Also seek advice from well-informed locals, as Lindsay Heydon did when she and her family moved from Wiltshire to the wilds of Pembrokeshire.
She found property search agent Carol Peett, who recommended Ysgol y Preseli, a school in the village of Crymych that teaches in Welsh, for daughter Grace. Heydon initially had misgivings about the bilingual teaching and the possibility of Grace, now 16, being cocooned from the wider world outside their rural idyll. She need not have worried.
“Grace was up to speed in Welsh within two years of extra lessons,” says Heydon, 56, who runs an IT consultancy and website design company with husband Jon Strangroome.
“The school is very English-friendly, and the staff have been nothing short of inspirational. Grace has won prizes for English and IT, and the school organised a visit from Oxbridge for the high achievers. She saw her goal and she wants it now.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/buy-near-uks-best-state-schools/ The Daily Telegraph – 2nd September 2017