When my first went in, a few years ago, it was alphabetically arranged.Now the girls are mixed up more:
first A- name one class, second A name next class etc etc. This happened I think a couple of years ago when my younger one went in and they have stuck with it.However just by brief chats she will find someone in her form.My younger daughter was quite shy (then
) and mananged to.They will know their form from their penpal letter.The science groups are a mix, nothing set on ability, and it is a good way for them to know other girls.
Their form is their house too and they are just about to change the names from boring letters "S house" to something more intersting - as yet undecided.The house system works really well - house decorated classroom, house show, house pancakes, tug of war, debating etc (I could go on) These are just some of the events the girls get to take part in that are great fun and time off timetable.In fact they have a lot of time off timetable.They have a lot of fun and yet still get a lot done.