My DS is in his second year at SGS and is having the time of his life there.
does the school offer pre Year 7 induction 'get to know each other' days?
There was the open day for new boys (July in his time) where two classes are invited in at a time.
A barbecue in the evening (with parents)
3 days of sports in the summer holidays (your choice as to which days to attend as there were different sports)
an afternoon in school for the new boys before the start of term
(This info was for a 2011 start - so might have changed by now)
-Discipline within the school. I've heard it's very strict.
Haven't come across any issues.
-Which sports does the School compete in, which take precedence and how seriously do they take their sport in general?
A football school
There are lots of sports clubs after school.
Lots of activity at Northey (sports ground) on Saturday mornings.
-quantity of homework at Year 7
Not much - not set to a timetable, only when relevant/appropriate to what is being covered in class
-likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses of the school
pastoral care is good.
teachers will use phone or email to contact you if necessary.
Email address of form teacher was given out to parents at beginning of year 7
Website could be a lot more informative
Reports don't give national levels but grades (but they do let you know how many children in the class got each grade)
Admissions Lady used to be on here. (Now at Graveney) - new one doesn't seem to be one here.