My DD1 is in Y10 in SCD and she and we are very happy with the school. Her younger sister will join her this September. She has several friends that came from private primaries and as far as I know, they all settle very good in the school. The school keep good track on its pupils, and as far as I know, they are tough on discipline. At the same time, after 4 years in the school, my DD1 has a very good relationship with her teachers, who are helping her a lot on her preparation for her GCSEs. Of course, the school is a comp, and not all selective, so as such, there are a mix of pupils, ones that want to achieve and some that they are not that bothered. Personally, I think this is a good experience to have, as in the real world, you have to work and live with all types of people.