Interested to note that this year, WGGS' scores relative to the other consortium schools were up, and the distance measurement down, suggesting that WGGS is gaining in popularity. It was the first year i could see where it has been harder to get into the girls' school than the boys', and as usual, it is harder to get into either of the Watford schools from the outer area than Parmiters, by several points.
There are always lots of threads on here about HBS and QE Boys - so I thought I'd redress the balance.
We visited 9 state schools (!) including my old school, HBS, before deciding on WGGS for my dd, and feel 100% happy with our decision. Pleased to see that others appear to be becoming aware of the school's strengths - we have been blown away by the incredibly high standards of teaching and lovely girls.