Having had quick glance at the school profiles of the schools mentioned above , I think poeple are" splitting hairs here" they all seem very academic to me.
what you need to know is - what value does this or that school add to my childs education?
All of these school conduct an assessment in yr 7 as a baseline. i.e is the school able to turn a C grade into an A at iGCSE . Ask them ,they have the data but you need to ask!
yes NLCS is top tier , but they select the brightest , these very bright and more importantly self motivated girls would probably do just as well in a lower ranked school IMO.
think whats in the best interest for your child, you know him/her best-sorry if I sound like I'M preeching, but I think value added IS the most important measure of a school
I found the link I wanted to share with you back up my opinion.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... hools.html