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Silvermagpie Thu 23-May-19 23:45:05

Hi all, DD is thinking of applying for the 16+ at NLCS and CLSG. She got into both at 11+ but rejected them. Does anybody know if this will work against her? NLCS have said on their website that they retain admissions information for 7 years, which means it’ll still be on their records that she rejected them at 11+.

Does anyone also know if girls at these two schools socialise with boys? DD has been to a girls’ school since Y7 and would like to talk to some boys, but I’m not sure if it would be a good idea confused. Older DS went to CLSB, he’s a closed book and I can hardly ask him how often he talked to girls from the girls’ school.

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MarchingFrogs Fri 24-May-19 01:00:53

DD has been to a girls’ school since Y7 and would like to talk to some boys, but I’m not sure if it would be a good idea

Unless she intends to enter a closed order of nuns when she leaves school, it might be a very sensible idea for her to get some practice in as soon as possible re not only speaking to them, but learning how to behave normally and sensibly with them. University (I assume that is her goal if you are looking at those schools) may be a bit of a shock to the system, otherwise.

Moominmammacat Fri 24-May-19 09:00:04

My DH went to an all boys prep school and public school followed by all male Cambridge college. Disaster.

MarchingFrogs Fri 24-May-19 10:29:19

My DH went to an all boys prep school and public school followed by all male Cambridge college. Disaster.


Moominmammacat - Being mindful here of the recent publicity re the person given a lifetime ban by Twitter for referring to a person by a pronoun appropriate to their biological, rather than desired gender, I am tentatively assuming from your username, that he eventually managed to communicate successfully with at least one contemporary of the opposite sex?

Silvermagpie Fri 24-May-19 12:45:40

Thanks all, I know that learning how to socialise with boys is important in the long run, but as she has been going to a girls’ school for so long, I’m worried that she already sees boys as a ‘novelty’ and, given the chance to talk to them, will get up to ‘unsafe business’. She, by her own admission, gets too excited when she talks to a boy now, and that is why she has decided she does not enjoy going to her current school, where this kind of mentality is encouraged.

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Moominmammacat Fri 24-May-19 16:38:40

No, MarchingFrogs, not particularly.

redstapler Sun 26-May-19 08:46:15

I went to an all girls school and then off to uni where, shock horror, I met boys and didn't jump into bed with all of them. I had friends who were boys from other schools in sixth form. She sounds quite immature and NLCS is a tough place, is it right for her?

MarchingFrogs Sun 26-May-19 09:22:19

I have to say that I'm a bit boggled by her having grown up with a brother but still not having any social experience of boys (is he very much older?). Our three have all attended secondary schools which are single sex to GCSE- not why they went there, just how they are - but all the sixth forms are mixed, so the boys are used to seeing girls around at sxhool and vice versa. Also, they all know at least some of each other's friends / have friends of both sexes anyway through Scouts etc.

I have read elsewhere that CLSG loses girls at sixth form to mixed environments e.g. Westminster, but have no idea whether that indicates no mixing with the boys' school, or just not enough.

Silvermagpie Sun 26-May-19 12:15:45

She sounds quite immature and NLCS is a tough place, is it right for her?
redstapler- She is very mature and grown up, and I don’t mean to say that she would jump into bed with them, but I fear that she might jump at the opportunity to go to “house parties” and that might lead to dangerous situations. And do you mean tough academically, or socially?

MarchingFrogs- He is 6 years older, so although they still got along and talked, they were never at the same stage in their lives and could never talk about these issues.

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Merksalina Wed 29-May-19 14:55:11

‘Collegiate girls are snobs and City girls are bitches’ saith my daughter (City girl) I’m sure they’re all lovely really, her friends don’t seem bitchy at all. I can’t speak for NLCS but DD certainly knows all of her year at CLS and plenty of boys (and girls) from Highgate and UCS. There are house parties ALL THE TIME but they don’t seem too worrying, one bottle of wine between ten of them and then everyone gets a bit giggly.

rheafern Thu 12-Nov-20 22:17:24

Hi, @Silvermagpie, I your post looking for views on CLSG. My daughter was invited to an interview next week and I wonder if CLSG was your choice in the end and whether you are happy with the school. We are trying Highgate too. Thanks very much!

uk2020 Thu 19-Nov-20 18:09:36

Are the girls at these two schools having more diversified cultural backgrounds than most other top girls' schools in London?

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