I hate asking controversial questions but I suspect the answer is that both are better in different ways. DS is off to Tommies in September having just missed the mark for Pates but with hindsight I think he will be very happy at STRS. DD is being told by a TA at school (as DS had been)that she should aim for Pates. Personally I have always told both to do their best, do work they are proud of and we will be proud of them wherever they choose to go. I just thought that with DD in year 4 it would be the right time for me to consider the merits of her options, before I start visitng the schools in summer. DD is creative, but in contrast to DS her strengths lie with maths over English. She is sporty in a girly way, liking gym and dance over football though. Denmark Rd has the added advantage of my two being on the same bus for school. I am rather hoping that their love/hate relationship matures in the next two years
DS would be a bit upset if DD does make Pates. They are sooo competitive!
Anyway, I'd appreciate any feedback and opinions on the pros and cons of both.