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 Post subject: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:27 pm 
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Kendrick Grammar ,Reading
Sir William Borlase's Grammar school, Marlow

We are finding it very hard to decide between the two schools as we are approaching the CAF deadline. Anyone made this decision before?

Kendrick - higher in league tables, single sex
Borlase - not as high as Kendrick but different intake method, mixed school

DD is sensitive and will flower better in a relaxed/laid back environment where she has plenty of freedom. She is responsible and self motivated. Highly structured and strict discipline environment may not suit her. Apart from swimming not much into sports yet but this may change. Sciences(especially space related), Medicine, Programming (scripting really), Music, painting, Ballet, textiles, poetry, singing(choir), drama and jewellery design are her current interests.


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:17 pm 
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Hi Berks_Mum,

IMO, Kendrick is much better in all terms for a girl. So, I will definitely put KENDRICK as my First Choice.
Kendrick is also doing well in terms of "OxBridge" admissions.

All the topics you mentioned that your DD likes are also better available at Kendrick.
It may be better to visit both the school/check website and talk to your DD asap to finalise.

Good luck to you and your DD.


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:19 pm 
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Actually Kendrick seems quite laid back. The girls all mostly behave themselves so there's no need for strict discipline really, as for the rest you could be talking about my DD.


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:45 pm 
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I would opt for SWBGS - it's mixed (I preferred that myself when at school) and Oxbridge isn't everything.

Don't just look at League tables as Bucks GS are less selective (top 30%) and other students from Uppers join in the sixthform.

Only downside of SWBGS is the lack of parking ...


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:28 pm 
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Kendrick doesn't have parking either. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Kendrick has a slushie machine, does SWBGS?


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:42 pm 
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sonasona wrote:
Kendrick has a slushie machine, does SWBGS?


Sona, you make me laugh so easily!

Slushies in Marlow, don't be silly...You may find an organic smoothie!
Son number two spends all his pocket money on jh slushies. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:52 pm 
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sonasona wrote:
Kendrick has a slushie machine, does SWBGS?


Yes it does! I can vouch for this from viewing my parent pay account :roll: Tsk Sona trying to lure people with promises of things like that - shame on you :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:57 pm 
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southbucks3 wrote:
sonasona wrote:
Kendrick has a slushie machine, does SWBGS?


Sona, you make me laugh so easily!

Slushies in Marlow, don't be silly...You may find an organic smoothie!
Son number two spends all his pocket money on jh slushies. :lol:


Ds's fave way to spend my money is on Radnor Peach - which is apparently a fizzy peach drink - I fear it does not involve freshly pressed peaches and sparkling spring water :lol:

Borlase also has chocolate muffins, flap jacks, paninis, curry Thursday and fish Friday - Infact ds daily discovers new ways to spend my money :roll:

Oh and don't forget it has a canteen AND Mimi's coffee shop!

Oh and Marlow has a Mint Velvet, Sweaty Betty and Whistles to name but I few but maybe I should shush for fear of revealing too much of my spending habits!


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 Post subject: Re: Kendrick vs SWBGS
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Great choice of food and treats at SWBGS then!

Maybe location may swing it then....watch this and choose between Reading and Marlow Bollywood stylee :)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OtKa_eN88Qo


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