Thanks all for the input so far. We are going to have a last look at CGS tomorrow as it was quite a while back when we last visited.
The happiness scores came from the following website:https://www.schoolguide.co.uk/schools/c ... ol-cheshamhttps://www.schoolguide.co.uk/schools/d ... l-amersham
I am not sure what value the scores are and how much emphasis to place upon them but both schools are above the national average. Just seems odd that there is such a disparity seeing as both have similar intake, results and ratings. Perhaps the fact that CGS deputy head is now at the DCGS helm will help redress the balance...
The results are taken from the offsted parentview surveys.
Very few have been filled in for these two schools, or in deed any of the grammars I looked at.
I think its 5 and 7 for these two, it therefore only takes one incident and one disgruntled parents at one point in time to skew that view.
For example if you asked parents if their child felt safe in school at the time when the anti terror police were visiting certain schools, the answer may be (disagree) or even (strongly disagree) or even when a child has been witness to or involved in a fight at the school that worried them. Ask if a child is happy at the end of a long half term after lots of tests??
Some of the uppers interestingly must push it a bit as they have over 80 responses, so a much more viable result.