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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:52 am 
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Just wondered what peoples' thoughts were? I have to say we were really really impressed and DS now has his heart set on this school. It's thrown a real curveball. To be honest we had never really considered it, always assumed (wrongly) that DS would go to DGS (we live in catchment between both schools). I don't know what it was but Wilmington had such a nice feel to it, the teachers were warming and the boys (well the ones we came across!!) were so polite. Didn't feel as austere or as stuffy as DGS.

Wondered what other people's opinions were?

Going to see Gravesend tonight and back to DGS tomorrow (although we've seen it a couple of times and know what to expect).

Didn't realise how hard the final decision would be ......

Good luck everyone!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:30 pm 
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WGSB has such a lovely, friendly and caring atmosphere. All children should go to a school like Wilmington!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:11 pm 
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Thanks Muggle. Do you have a DS or know anyone at Wilmington?

I just feel so confused, where I live the focus is always on DGS, but after visiting Wilmington Boys I really can't understand why it's seen as second best. The school seems to offer children so much more than "results" ...

I suppose I'm just after reassurance that we're doing the right thing giving up a place at DGS for Wilmington. Although my gut instinct tells me my son may have it right...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:14 pm 
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Absolutely! Best of them all.

As has been pointed out on another thread: 'caring' rather than the 'sink or swim' approach of say, Dartford Grammar.

We are definitely going for Wilmington as our first choice - the school goes from strength to strength


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:29 pm 
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I know many boys at Wilmington who are very happy and doing very well there. It was our second choice ahead of other superselectives. It really all boils down to which school best suits your DS, rather than some report or results or whatever.

As hideous as open days/evenings are, they are so necessary in the decision making process.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:54 am 
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Chip Butty wrote:
We are definitely going for Wilmington as our first choice - the school goes from strength to strength


I agree wholeheartedly with that - a well rounded school with a caring, nurturing philosophy replete with excellent academic standards


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