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 Post subject: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:25 am 
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Hi all,

Can anyone help me with a query- have an option to move child from St Olaves grammar school, kent to QE boys, Barnet due to job transfer. Have looked at league tables and rest. But anyone who could compare both schools in other aspects ? Will not move if my child will be better off where he is now.
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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:55 am 
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will he have to sit an entrance exam for QE ?

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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:24 am 
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yes exam already done, waiting for result


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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:52 am 
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People have vastly different views about QE, it's a bit like marmite either you like it or you don't. Whilst no one would doubt it's excellent educational achievements where the concerns focus on is how they acheive this. If you look at the Hertfordshire section there is a very recent thread about culling at 6th form as well as many threads from happy QE parents who are very positive about the school. I know nothing about St Olaves but perhaps it would be best if you visited the schools again to get a feel as only you will know what suits your child and family.


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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:48 pm 
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snr,

If you can avoid moving, I really wouldn't move. Because of the friendships already established. Why give up something so important?

But if you do decide to go ahead, as Copella says beware the cull after Year 11. QE Boys rejects around 40 boys from each Year 11 cohort of 180.


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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Check out St Olaves in The Times league tables - they did brilliantly. To be honest I didn't look for QE.


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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Snr, I would suggest you do a search on QE boys in the Herts/Barnet section. There is lots and lots of info and strong opinions. I think it is a fantastic school but it does not suit all boys so I would be very careful to make sure it is the right type of school for your son. DG


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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Any perceived (and possibly misconceived) benefits to your son from moving to QE may be offset by the upheaval of changing schools.

St Olave's provides a first-class education and it could be risky to throw that away. The grass is not necessarily greener in Barnet than in Orpington.

Maybe get the job move over with first, then see how the land lies in terms of schooling.

Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
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Hi all, please can anybody tell me, which school is better between QE and St Olaves. :?:


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 Post subject: Re: St Olaves vs QE boys
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:26 pm 
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work-2-win wrote:
Hi all, please can anybody tell me, which school is better between QE and St Olaves. :?:

If you follow the advice of the others posters on this thread you will have the answer. But, before you do, better for who?

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