Sunshine 11 wrote:
DH went this morning with DD, apparently she was quite taken with it but the head teacher gave out no new information other than what is already out there.He did say that the format of the exam will be published on the 9th July.
Really ?!? I wasn't expecting any more guidance to be published, hmm, that will be interesting !
Nor was I!
We went to Crypt today and the head didn't say anything different to the Pates head, so nothing to report there. The school was really nice and I was very impressed with how polite and friendly all the boys were and I got the impression that it wasn't just a "beauty parade" for the parents. The head spoke well but was so quiet that most of us couldn't hear him over the regular noise of kids you get in the corridor of any school. What I heard though I was very impressed with and he came across very well. The Deputy also was interesting. The teachers were all pretty approachable when we went into each classroom (must be a nightmare for them!). My only criticism with schools is that they let Year 7 and 8s show parents around. Attracting the next year of pupils is such an important function for any school, and I don't think it's a good idea to leave it to youngsters. Our two, bless them, had impeccable manners and their enthusiasm was infectious and they did their absolute best, but we didn't get to see very much. I would love to have seen the sports and drama facilities and the canteen but we ran out of time through popping into various "normal" lessons, which was a shame (not sure why kids aren't issued with a "route" and timings when they show parents around just to make sure they get parents to see most things). Pretty impressed with the school overall.