My children attend our local village school in Gloucestershire - Eastcombe Primary. To my great frustration some parents in the village send their children to neighbouring primary schools, state and private. Eastcombe's numbers are holding up thanks mainly to the attendance of children from the neighbouring village which has also has its own, larger, perfectly good primary school.
My son will be moving to the local comprehensive, Thomas Keble, in September 2011. It's a fine school with a good Head and children of all abilities and backgrounds. To me that's as important as its academic achievement.