I have seen the data interested in opinions re: is it a school that engages their pupils , tries their best for them, helps reach potential , supportive community etc I am out of county so dont know anyone with girls there Dsis who is Social Worker has placed girls there and sad it was really supportive. DD is quiet and likes to work hard but also loves having fun , drama, dancing etc I know it is going for Academy status but it seems all within that area of Sussex are at the minute! Not sure how this would change things.
I know the mum of a girl who was there, her daughter did amazingly well, 2As & 2A*s at A level, including History. She comes from a supportive background but zero privilege and has done better than anyone I know (in arts subjects) at v expensive & v selective London schools. She is at Kings London now, don't want to say anymore in case I out them, but for the right child a fantastic school.
I have been travelling on the train for 9 years with the girls Titsalina and I can tell you the one thing that has never changed is the compulsion to roll ones waistband up so skirt is as short as poss!