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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:13 am 
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Hi all!

Am new to the forum and it looks like a great place. I was wondering if anyone had experience of their daughters going to Five Ways? I've heard that although it's a mixed school, girls are very much outnumbered by boys. Have heard mixed things about the school because of this.

It's my daughter's (and our) current favourite (she's in year 5) and she's keen on a mixed school but a little worried about making friends etc. with girls being in a minority.

If anyone has any experiences they could share, that would be great!

Of course, there's then the small task of the exam...

Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:47 am 
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My niece went there and loved it.

She has both girl and boy friends. She didn't notice having less girls.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:01 pm 
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Judging by the awards given out on Junior Speech Day in July, you wouldn't have known girls were in the minority.

They have a distinct advantage in getting into school sports teams and resultant trips etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:26 pm 
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KEFW open evening Friday 19th September (tomorrow) for prospective students.

Ask the girl guides what's it like.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:56 pm 
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I know 2 girls that went to FW - one was at a all girls' prep school & the other at a mixed junior school. The latter loved FW & the former didn't enjoy her time there to be frank.
FW is a brilliant school - for boys - not convinced if it's brilliant for most girls.
Check the open evening out tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Not sure that's fair. One girl loves it and another not so much. However, having been at an all girls junior school it is not that surprising that she might not like the mixed environment. Although more boys than girls there are around 400 girls there. Sky is right. Ask the girls tomorrow. At the end of the day all parents and children have to make a decision on single sex or mixed schooling. It's why we only really looked at one GS in Birmingham!! No prizes for guessing which one.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Sorry,I didn't mean to come across that way....just what I've personally heard over the last few years.....horses for courses I suppose....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:56 am 
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Thank you all for your responses - it's good to hear a range of views!

We're going to the open evening so will hopefully get more of a sense of it all tonight - and will definitely ask the girls what they think.

Thanks again!


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