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    I'm currently at an all girls private school, in year 11. I'm a hardworking and aspirational student, and I've been predicted a lovely set of 12A*s. After my GCSEs I have the option to stay, or go to a grammar school...

    I will do some rough pros and cons, but it would be super helpful if anyone who has made a similar move to gimmie their input

    current school:
    1. I have lots of good friends here (who don't want me to leave). People know me, I know teachers, they like me etc.
    2. It's a really renowned school, and not a super annoying private school because people actually care etc.
    3. there are some snooty-isn people, and it can be annoying that, like, everyone is wealthier than me, but I can deal with that tbh
    4. I am on a scholarship, so I have to pay significantly less to attend
    5. It has loads of amazing facilities, like its own theatre, lovely gardens, sports fields, squash and netball courts, swimming pool etc.
    6. I have to be in school at 8am, and then lessons end at 5pm. I usually stay on later to work or do clubs, and it takes a while to drive home.
    7. I adore the library here, it's so pretty and mmm (slight bias though, because obviously I know it really well etc)
    8. The food is really good
    9. my parents think I'd be better off staying
    10. the pastoral care is pretty good, and I've had ~troubles~ before
    11. lot's of people seem to hate private school though, just on principal...
    12. it offers the IB which I'm thinking of doing
    13. Saturday school -__-
    possible new school
    1. I know a bunch of people from there, and they all seem really nice. A few good friends of mine, some from my current school, some from outside of school, are going there next year.
    2. My older siblings went there
    3. It's non uniform
    4. It's co-ed
    5. apparently the food isn't that nice, and I've been told people eat mostly at break time???
    6. People always seem to get really good results
    7. no IB offered
    8. lessons start at 9 and end at 3.30. NO SATURDAY SCHOOL:'
    9. it's free
    10. it's harder to get into that my current school, so I presume the people there are 'generally smarter' although I'm not sure obviously. I think the main thing is that the teachers don't really push you, since everyone who's there is already clever.
    11. much more independent style of learning

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