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St Dustans (Carford) and Sydenham Girls (State school)

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user1495443009 Tue 13-Feb-18 12:05:34

My daughter received an offer from St Dunstans last Friday. She is also very likely to get her first state choice which is Sydenham School as we live within a mile of the school. DD is sportive, creative and hard worker, top sets. We can pay private but can also save the money for university, house deposite, etc.

I know they are both very different schools and I would be grateful for opinions from parents with children at both schools to help make our decision. We have a younger son who is in year 4 but not sure we should take this into account in our decision. You can pm if you prefer.

Firefox1066 Tue 13-Feb-18 12:11:27

If you can afford it, then definitely St D's. If you can't, Sydenham Girls is a solid back up that is seemingly getting better year on year

user1495443009 Tue 13-Feb-18 14:21:10

Thank you Firefox

user1495443009 Wed 14-Feb-18 07:37:43

Bumping for more opinions

iwantavuvezela Wed 14-Feb-18 14:14:02

I have visited both schools you mention. I loved them both. If money is not a problem then probably St Dunstans, and that would be because of the great art and drama facilities, swimming pool etc! Also small(ish) and co-ed.
However I did also really like Sydenham girls, like the Head, and of course it seems as if they have had a big cash injection so facilities look good.
Did you DD have a preference?

user1495443009 Wed 14-Feb-18 14:32:32

Thank you. DD prefers St Dustans because she feels the art department is better there so we are leaning towards it after both opinions here.

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