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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:40 pm 
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Hi,
My daughter has cleared St Pauls, NLCS and Godolphin Latymer. Need to decide between Godolphin Latymer and Henreitta Barnett girls school .I just want to know which school will be the best suit as seeing the ethnicity wise being non white whether she would be able to adapt to GL. Overall which school would be better..my daughter is more keen towards academics, music and drama.
Commuting wise I am close to HBS and for GL she had to travel by tube which will take around 35 minutes.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:51 am 
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If you live closer to HBS, than G& L will be a far journey. Why would you pick G&L over NLCS, both have the IB, and NLCS is in North London and is quite diverse, whereas G&L really isn't. G&L's music isn't particularly strong compared to NLCS and SPGS so I wouldn't pick it for that alone. A spot at HBS is like gold dust, well done to your DD.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:04 am 
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Choose the nearest - travelling can take such a chunk of time out of the day and limits after school activities


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:42 pm 
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DD is very happy at HBS and the school is good academically, for music and for drama. It's probably too early to know what your DD will choose to study in 5-7 years time but it's worth noting that there weren't any A level entries for music (or drama) last year and the results are stronger for languages and humanities than for the sciences. Maths results are also good. There are fewer exam entries for languages and humanities and the students no doubt benefit from teaching being more closely focused on individual needs. This pattern is similar to other schools, such as QE.

Family thrived at NLCS but I get the impression that results have been somewhat inconsistent since Mrs McCabe (RIP) moved towards retirement.

I don't know G&L or SPGS.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:19 am 
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All are great schools - I’d go with the school closest to you. Any differences in rankings, ratings, oxbridge entries, etc will be relatively small. Travel time, costs and commitments are significant considerations.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:30 pm 
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Totally agree with daddyshah. We chose SHHS over NLCS mainly because it is easier to get to everyday (SHHS is just outside the tube station) especially for Yr 7/8 when DD is still relatively small, rankings/oxbridge entries are secondary in this consideration. At the end of the day these are all top schools. We have a younger boy who needs to be dropped off and picked up by us so the easier the commute the better :wink:


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