its not DC succumbing to temptation, it's the very existence of that temptation itself that is the issue. I am weary of this being an eleven plus exam forum, maybe the discussion of drugs at secondary school may not sit comfortably here for some.
I have no problem discussing drugs. I was just trying to say your son will encounter them whichever school he attends and, as Herman says, any school which claims to be on top of the problem is naive at best.
My eldest attended Five Ways where drugs were (and probably still are) available with relative easy. No idea if she succumbed at any stage...Possibly...Probably...Maybe her openess with me about it was a double bluff to make me think she was disdainful of the whole thing. At any rate, the users ranged from the boys whose home lives were falling apart and who had completely lost their way to the high fliers who dabbled in moderation before eventually jetting off to Bristol, Durham and Cambridge to probably dabble there while securing their firsts.
What I did learn along the way is to make no assumptions about which children are doing what.
My middle one went to a boys comprehensive where drugs were not so prevalent. I remember him claiming that it was a much bigger problem at Camp Hill Boys and indeed on year 10 they were joined by some boy who had been expelled from the grammar school for selling which is what I meant by explusion simply making it someone else's problem.
My youngest goes to Camp Hill Girls where it also seems to be available and, while the school are giving very honest and sound advice, there seems to be some mixed messages coming from parents.
All that said, I believe the percentage of children taking drugs on a regular basis is not great. There are many, many children who go to grammars, independents and comprehensives who never mix in social situations where they are likely to be offered drugs (I would put this at a fairly high percentage at the Camp Hills) or who are perfectly able to say no to them.
What I have certainly learned over the years is that parents do not thank you for warning them their child may be dabbling. It is very much a case of 'shooting the messenger'.