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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:45 am 
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Hi I think we are very lucky in Gloucestershire we have great options when it comes to secondary schools - comps, grammars, private. But I’m interested in knowing from parents of children who go to grammar schools in a few words what is their feeling of the schools culture and what they think they have learnt from the schools culture. From what I saw on visits and what parents of kids that go to these schools told me I got the following.

Pates - Kids learn to become independent thinkers
STR / DR / Marling - Kids learn to become disciplined hard workers
Crypt / Ribston - Kids learn to become creative thinkers
SHS - I don’t know, didn't visit it or know of any kids that go there

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:41 pm 
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I asked my DC’s their thoughts on the schools they go to and they said:

Pates instils a belief that you can do anything. I agree they are a self assured bunch and can have very forthright views they feel more than happy to share!

Ribston - very nurturing / caring. Quoting DD it’s ‘like a bigger version of primary school’.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:52 pm 
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My DD says being a Pate's student makes her feel valued for who she is, respected and like she is invincible :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:07 am 
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Skip, I'd agree with that about Ribston, it's very nurturing. The school recognises the enormous contribution that confidence and good mental health play in children's emotional and academic development. As an all-girls school it also focuses a lot on empowering girls and young women, and I like that very much!


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