Fun Mum wrote:
My DD has a good chance of going to WHSG but none of her friends got above the minimum required, so she won't know anyone. She has been in tears and now worrying about no one talking to her at breaktime & lunchtime. I have tried reassuring her but for a 10 year old this is so daunting. I can't help thinking the new process of knowing your score has made it worse for the children.
What is the process at WHSG for new intake? Any advise would be appreciated.
Fun mum, please reassure that little angel of yours and tell her how well she has done to be going to a grammar school.
I am going to give you my personal experience as my DD is now in year 7 and 6 weeks into WHSG, we are OOC and she does travel everyday on C2C and she enjoys every part of the journey and has enough energy left to complete her homework before bedtime.
The school organises parents evening prior to 3 days of induction in June for the students. We will sit in our daughters classroom and have the first feel of the classroom environment, introduction is done of ourselves and our DDs, that night too uniforms are collected, am telling you this school is organised!!.
DD now have 3 days of induction the following week to have a feel of the school and the lesson, the first day and the last day they will wear their primary school uniform and have normal classroom experience, 2nd day is comfortable clothes for sport. I could go on but wouldn't. Most girls in my DD's form are the only one from their school but by the end of the induction all of them have got at least 3 friend they can chat with over the summer holiday in preparation for school. They are encouraged to do so.
With all boldness I will say she will have no problems and there will not be tears at lunchtime as friends abound