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London City school for girls, Godolphin & Latymer, Notting Hill Ealing school

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louisechapel Sun 14-Feb-16 22:55:03

Please help I really need you candid advice folks!
My DD is lucky enough to get offered a place from LCSG, G&L and NHES. My DD set heart on GL and LCSG. I personally really liked LCSG as it is a multicultural school. I was not that impressed with GL as they seem to be coming from posh chelsea families but I am conscious that it is a good school also. Not impressed with NHES at all.
Please please give me a direction of travel as we need to put a decision by this week. So which schools would you prioritise?

Clonakiltylil Sun 14-Feb-16 23:19:32

Do you really need our help? It sounds as though you know what to do. I wouldn't need anyone's help in deciding my child's school. It's up to you! Or is this a stealth boast?

Zhabr Mon 15-Feb-16 07:42:43

Well, it can be very difficult to decide really. OP's post does not seem like a boast to me. I would prefer City of London for it's atmosphere. DD had an offer several years ago, but went to a grammar school at the end. Don't know the other two from your list at all.

GladToBeDone Mon 15-Feb-16 07:53:40

When my DD went through the 11+, we visited both CLSG and G&L - agree that one strength of CLSG is diversity of the student body while we were surprised that it appeared to be the opposite at G&L. However, G&L has a much nicer campus than CLSG (at least to us). Also, my impression is that G&L is a bit more laid back than CLSG. We ended up choosing a different school (we applied to G&L for its IB option but decided not to apply to CLSG).

jeanne16 Mon 15-Feb-16 08:08:59

I would consider which is the easiest journey as your DD will be doing it every day.

Missinglalaland Mon 15-Feb-16 08:39:40

We are very happy with CLSG. The teaching is very good and we like the

Missinglalaland Mon 15-Feb-16 08:44:39

Sorry cut off there! To continue:

We like the ethos.

However, we did just get a letter from the bursor, fees are going up by over 9% next year! There was no real justification for these beyond essentially, "we are a good school, others charge more, we are worth it!"

Along with smarter new uniforms, and a new head, I hope this is not a change in ethos towards being another luxury day school in London for rich expats.

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