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Marist or SWPS

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user1494847687 Wed 17-May-17 10:26:30

Does anyone have any thoughts?? I have heard good and bad about both and am really confused (although that's nothing new!!)

Looking at daughter entering into year 7.

Thanks so much

gladsamurai Wed 17-May-17 18:48:59

Is your daughter currently at the Marist?

GU24Mum Wed 17-May-17 22:05:54

I went to one of them but that was years ago so probably not much use to you..!!

user1494847687 Thu 18-May-17 18:04:51

No my daughter is not at the marist yet, it is one school I am looking at for her to move to in year 7. Really like the look of it, but have heard very mixed reviews, so I am a bit confused.

gladsamurai Thu 18-May-17 18:34:23

To be brutal, if she's not there (or in independent school) there is a slim chance of her getting in...

user1494847687 Thu 18-May-17 18:45:09

Why do you say this? as apparently they take about 60 students into year 7, only half of which come from the junior school. Yes my daughter is already in a private junior school.

gladsamurai Thu 18-May-17 19:25:48

I know this through experience!! My daughter was at the Marist and was asked to stay, some of her friends didn't even get in...

I will say that if your daughter is academic, then the Marist is the best choice, but if she is sporty then SWPS is the best choice

user1494847687 Thu 18-May-17 19:36:49

Thank you so much, she is very academic, but also fairly sporty. May I ask, did your daughter enjoy her time at the Marist, was she in Marist senior?

Lowdoorinthewal1 Thu 18-May-17 21:34:07

The Marist is not academic! They got 84% of GCSEs at A*-B (61% As) last year. My DH's school got 90% (68% As) and they are widely considered an 'inclusive' school for nice chaps who are not very bright.

user1494847687 Thu 18-May-17 21:55:28

Lowdoorinthewal1, where would you recommend for an academic girl in the Ascot area? thanks

Lowdoorinthewal1 Fri 19-May-17 06:58:14

Wellington College.

If you are really set on a girls' school then Lady Eleanor Holles if she's very confident and SWPS if she needs a more sheltered environment.

Are your Prep not advising you? That is what Prep schools are for.

user1494847687 Fri 19-May-17 09:45:53

Yes my prep has been brilliant and have recommended some great schools, I just thought I would ask to see if anyone had any personal experience or advice. Thanks for your help.

readthethread Fri 19-May-17 10:24:51

SWPS is regarded as significantly more academic than the Marist. Good sport too.

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