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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Hello

My DD has got a place in St helens and i am positive we will get a place in Watford Grammar too. I am swaying towards St helen's but i want to make sure i do it for the right reasons. Please can you share your knowledge and experience on which one you would choose and why.

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Misty


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Hello. A great choice to have. Two wonderful schools. Can't really go wrong with either of them. Does St Helens offer you opportunities that are not available at Watford? DG


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:51 pm 
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Hey Daogroupie,

Well, they both offer very similar opportunities. St Helens is 10 minutes walk from my house and Watford Grammar is 20 minutes drive from my house.

I am wondering if i can hear from St helens and Watford grammar mums about advantages and disadvantages which will help me make my decision.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:34 pm 
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I have a dd in Year 8 at St Helens. We were also considering Watford girls but she didn't get a place but I think even if she had, we still would have chosen St Helens.

It's a wonderful school, I honestly can't think of any faults in 18 months of dd being there.

-wonderful, inspiring teaching
-small classes of 20. Some of the Maths sets are even smaller than this
-girls have a form and separate teaching group so they instantly have 2 sets of friends
-very nurturing, girls are well supported by form tutors and all the teachers generally
-strong house system, there are house events thorough out the year, arts, sports etc
-long lunch period so girls can eat, go to a club, go to the library etc
-2 week timetable and 5 lessons a day of 1 hour each
-great for languages, girls choose 2 MFLs and all do Latin
-lots and lots of extra curricular clubs, everything from sport to music to drama to origami
-beautiful grounds, the school occupies an entire block!
-well situated in Northwood, all those caf├ęs come in handy of the last day of term!
-focus on academic achievement without the intense pressure of other girls' schools

We didn't set out purely with an indie in mind but I can really see what we are paying for. Dd is really thriving and was delighted to win a progress prize in year 7.

Let me know if you want to know anything else.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Thank You Middlesex mum

You have made me feel at ease and i feel confident to go today and give the deposit for St Helens.

Thank you again

Misty


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