I'm new to this forum, but very much hope for your help. My daughter got an offer from SHHS and Godolphin for 11+ entry. And we are a bit stuck with the choice.
My daughter is a smart, easy-going girl. She is fond of sports and she is serioulsy doing music and ballet. She likes both schools a lot, but her school friend has also got an offer from SH, so it's a big arguement in her eyes in favour of SH. Also SH is much closer to where we live (30 min compared to about an hour to Godolphin). I assume academically both schools are very strong and exit options are good after both. Any other factors to consider?
We are not English, maybe anyone can comment on which school is more friendly to international students?
I would really appreciate any opinions or comments as to what to take into account when making the choice. Thank you!
Go to the school which is closer to home especially if she likes sport, music & ballet. She will be less tired & it will be easier for her over the next 7 years. G&L have hockey & netball practice before school, she'd have to be there at 7:35am twice a week and then there are practices & matches after school. The year 7s do a pantomime at the end of the first term & she'll have rehearsals & then the performance. If she takes up rowing when she's in year 9 she'll have to get to Putney very early & on Saturdays.
Godolphin is a really lovely school and has great facilities, I'm not knocking it but the distance will make a difference to your daughter's happiness and you have a great school closer to where you live. I didn't even look at SHHS for my daughters as it is too far away & we'd have to go past G&L to get there.