Why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy
Jul22

Why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy

It’s been over a year since my son left the girls’ grammar school where he had studied for two years. He walked in there with 6 Bs and 3 Cs at GCSE, slightly lower than he had expected/ hoped to get. He walked out of there with an A and 2 Bs at A Level – higher than he could have hoped for in his wildest dreams. Need I even say any more about why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy? But I...

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Secondary school allocation – she got it!
Mar02

Secondary school allocation – she got it!

It’s almost six months since my daughter sat the grammar school entrance exam she’d worked so hard for. It’s almost five months since we received the great news that she’d reached the pass mark for both girls’ grammar schools. But reaching the pass mark is no guarantee of a place. For many years now, I’d pictured my daughter at a particular girls’ grammar school, although I actually knew very...

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Why I think a girls’ school is the right place for my boy
Jan26

Why I think a girls’ school is the right place for my boy

It is nearly a year since my eldest, the bright boy who does very little school work, announced his intentions to go to grammar school for 6th form. We were all very pleased. We were even more pleased when he got his mocks results and it looked like a grammar school would be a very real possibility for him. When he first decided he wanted to go to a grammar school, it was to a boys’ school. But, not long afterwards, he started...

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The grammar school test – she did it!
Oct10

The grammar school test – she did it!

We’d tried to put the results of the grammar school test out of our heads. We had the panto auditions to look forward to take our minds off it for a while and lots of school stuff to keep us busy. But the last week before the results went very slowly indeed. There was a lot of thinking going on. I’d resigned myself to the fact that my daughter wouldn’t be going to her brother’s school. It was always a very long...

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The girls’ grammar school
Apr27

The girls’ grammar school

For a long time, since she was in year 2 or even earlier, I’ve had a very clear view of which school my daughter would go to – a girls’ grammar school. The school in question is in another town. From what I can make out, it’s a good school. While some parents undoubtedly choose it for their daughters, for others it is definitely a ‘second best’ for those who don’t get into my son’s...

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