I attended both open days for the schools in question. To me, Wilson had a great marketing campaign. The tours were organised and boys knew exactly what to say and where to be. The heads speech was well planned out and and the content appeared flawless. Their glossy brochure appeared to be well designed and the entire package portrayed an image of a very good business. I was impressed with the open day and my DS was besotted! WCGS was a much more hands on experience. The tours were slightly disorganised, the prospectus had paragraphs that were not aligned properly. Many boys were in lesson to create the feel of a normal day. The heads speech involved a few boys speaking about their experiences, which I felt was very useful.
I think they are both good schools and if I were to go for marketing, buildings, grades and presentation then Wilsons would win hands down.
I really liked Wcgs as I am one of those people who like to read between the lines, in the long run all these children will do well at any school given the right support, to me the most important way to get the best out of people/children is the use of soft skills and ensure that they are in a caring and supportive environment. My DS has had some friendship issues at primary svhool and I really felt that he would actually be cared for as an individual at WCGS.
My ds still insists on Wilsons but I guess we will have to wait for the results!