Here I am!! I am loving the gossip which is not true. If it was true my DD would be in big trouble. She got a 3 out of 10 on the maths summer homework and no detention was received
My DD has settled in nicely and the homework has not been as heavy as I expected. I would suggest that you choose the school best suited for your DD and family.
We chose WHSG because of location and the fact that they were a science specialist school (when schools used to specialise in subjects). DD has talked about studying medicine since she was three so we felt it was the right place for her to pursue that avenue if she puts the work in
We liked both schools and would have been happy with either one. As parents we were looking for the 100% 5 good GCSE pass rate unlike our 54% local comp pass rate. We also wanted her with like minded children instead of being called "weird" in primary for being academic.
The only negative that we have had to deal with was the fact that WHSG has more out of catchment girls which means that a lot of the high scorers are there.
My DD had a low pass and discovered when they all started comparing scores last week
that she couldn't find anyone under a 322.
I pointed out that the head teacher said, "welcome to WHSG you have all earned your place here and should be proud of yourselves," on the first day. He didn't say, "only if you scored a 320 or above."
Only detentions my DD has seen have been for uniform infringements, like not have white socks for PE etc.
Also infringements for forgetting to take your history book to history. It takes three infringements to make a detention.
It is early days, but so far so good. Apparently, the creative writing club is the best thing since sliced bread
Best of luck to all and I hope you receive that magic number. x