I have just read the article PPM, its the article that presumes everyone is middle class not BondGirl
Thanks sherry_d - yes, it is the article that presumes everyone is middle class, not me! I am also of good working class stock ppm and worked hard to be the first (and only so far) from my family to go to university and get a decent degree (though not Oxford
The article concludes that though the school does actually matter, we, as parents, matter even more. I think I would concur with this. If a child has the right guidance and support at home, they should be able to fulfill their potential at any school. The article helped me justify my decision to send DD1 to our local girls comp (albeit a high achieving one) instead of a grammar in the next borough, as I felt it was the right school for her (as did she). I still wonder if I did the right thing but 5 weeks in to Year 7 she's in all the top sets and flying.