let me see if i have this correct? if you are a girl and live near the girls school (not on its doorstep but close that its your nearest school), you stand no chance of getting in - but the girl who has a brother that already attends the boys school will get in.
does this not seem to take womens rights etc backwards ?- it means that girl can get into a girls school using the ticket that a male provided. ofcourse the same goes for boys.
i know this policy exists in co-ed schools but i thought wggs would have set a better example to future women.
how does that figure in the mind of a girl who will grow up knowing that she did not do the selective exam but got into a school on the basis of her brother doing all the previous hard work? #
fairer system would have been to make all kids entering either of these schools do an exam and regardless of being a sibling or not.
The Watford Grammar schools are partially selective not fully selective so have to balance exam entry along with distance based entry. Watford is very unusual in that 7 out of 9 schools are partially selective which is a considerably higher percentage of partially selective to non selective than anywhere else in the country. Therefore it makes sense to let these schools also run sibling policies to benefit all pupils.
Think you are barking up the wrong tree with the Girls/Women rights as it is exactly the same for the Boys grammar school as well. All the other schools in the Watford area benefit from a sibling policy as well as being partially selective. Why should WGGS and WGSB be treated differently?
I have a DS and a DD and had to qualify separately for both schools as the cross sibling policy was not in place when we would have benefited from it. I felt discriminated against compared with friends who had 2 DD or were at a Co Ed school and so welcomed the return of this policy as I feel it is fairer and more consistent with the general conditions across Watford.