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    I go to a good private school in a nice area and I love it, would definitely send my child there. Interestingly my dad also went to my school (although it wasn't as good then) as did my uncle and a few cousins. The downside I would say is lack of exposure to different types of people- the pupils are predominantly middle class and white. But they are trying hard to improve this and the teaching, results, co curricular, atmosphere etc are all great- I don't want to leave!
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    Primary school (C of E) no as it was/is rough and we didnt get taught properly (they didnt even bother teaching us the time tables). It might be better now but it still has a reputation as a bad school. I know a few people who also went there who are now parents who wont send their children there. Oddly enough my mum sent my siblings and I there as it was a good school when she went. My high school (all girls comp) and six form (mixed) if they wanted to go, yeah.

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    I'm still at my local comprehensive and although it is a very good school, I can't help but think that a private school might be the best way to go. Although I accept that it may just be a case of 'the grass is always greener' but I have to say that I have been bored throughout most of my time at school and 6th form. The classes were too big and the frequency of class idiots far too high.

    This may of course be the same for the private schools but I think that with, on average, smaller classes the experience will be better. Furthermore there will be more extra-curricular opportunities, which my school sadly lacks.

    So, overall I may well send my kids off to private school. Though until I actually have a look at the schools etc. it is hard to say
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    I would send my child (If I have one) to my primary school, possibly my high school too as that wasn't that bad. I really don't know about my current school though, which is 14-18. Most of the teachers are great but overall it's a bit crap to be fair. Catering for the ages that it does there's quite a lot of ***** around, but that could all change in the future.
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    I don't think so. We move a lot, so by the time I DO have children, I'll probably be on the other side of the world.

    However, having said that, if I had the choice I probably would send them, considering that it was a good school! Though if it is a boy, I'll be stumped since I went to a girl's school. ^-^

    I aint forking out money for a boy to go to my girls​ school
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    To my primary school and secondary school - yes. The staff were all really supportive at my time in both places and I would love my future children to have the same level of support I had.
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    I went to the same primary school as my dad and I loved it, it was a state school and the teachers and facilities there were great. Infact, one of the teachers was still there from when my dad went there, he supported the same football team as my family and there was even a morning song made about him! He was a great teachers and every so often we see him at away games and have a nice conversation with him (hes retired now)
    I now go to the same secondary school my mum and dad went to (in six form there now) the teachers are brilliant and I achieved what I wanted at GCSE (13 A-C grades and a distinction). However, the school has been rebuilt since they went there, and now is extremely modern and up to date. In the last 2 visits from ofsted it has achieved 'outstanding' and 'good' with the six form achieving 'outstanding' in the last 2
    (Secondary school also the same as my Grandad)
    SO yes I would send my child/ren to my school as it worked out great for me
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    Primary school no, it was WAY too religious, such is my high school now.
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    Primary school yes, i don't care where they go for secondary school. I was given a choice rather than being sent somewhere and i'd let my kids choose where they wanted to go. You can succeed anywhere.
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    I went to both state and private school for primary school and then private for secondary school

    I'd definitely send my kids to my current secondary school (independant) but I think I'd send them first to a state primary school. IMO a private primary school is rather unnecessary in my experience (maybe that's just me, I don't know) but the majority of pupils at my secondary school came from primary schools so why not
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    I would have liked to send my child to both of my old schools, primary and secondary. I personally really enjoyed my time at both places, and learnt a lot. Though much has changed since I was there, and I'm not sure I like them quite so much anymore.

    One of the new Headmasters seems more like a CEO than a Headmaster. He has tried to cram as many students in there as possible without any real selection criteria other than the ability to pay, and tried to hire staff as cheaply as possible. The academic standard has been dropping as a result. It used to be a boarding school, but that's been scrapped and the boarding houses, dormitories and common rooms have now been turned into classrooms. The large, nice looking grounds and fields have had building works to add modern classrooms as well and some sports pitches have had to be turned into car parks. Every year it becomes more like a business/child-factory and less of a school. When I go back there, it looks like a completely new institution that just happens to have been built on a site where an older, traditional school used to exist.

    My other school hasn't changed to quite the same extent. I started to find that later on when the new Headmaster came, teachers seemed to be hired more for their qualifications (Ph.D, having studied at Oxbridge etc.) rather than for their actual teaching ability. Also for some strange reason, the school doesn't do A-Levels anymore and has completely switched over to the IB. Personally I preferred A-Levels, where a student can become more specialised and study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry if they wanted to, whereas with the IB he can't get out of studying a foreign language, or English etc. I think depth is more important than breadth at that stage.
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    I definitely would, but then, I went to what is now the fourth best state school in Scotland.

    I saw now, it started out as the Scottish equivalent of a Secondary Modern. Schools' reputations and performance don't stay the same for all time. Both of my parents schools, at opposite ends of England, alternated wildly between being among the worst schools in the country to among the best schools in the country and back again. A lot of this was due to the ending of the 11+ and other major shake ups and reorganisations and management changes and refurbishments.

    Also, we're assuming that our old schools are even going to still exist in a form we recognise by the time we have children.
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    No, none. I'd send them to a nice school.
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    My primary school, yes. My secondary school/sixth form, never.
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    I went to the same primary school as all my relatives on my mum's side all the way back to my gran and ehr siblings. But, my sister who is friendly with some of the kids still there through guides said they have a new head mistress who is awful. It's a catholic school but it wasn't very catholicy if that makes sense. The only difference was that we had extra RE when it was our sacraments, hymn practice (which was extremely entertaining) and a nativity play at Christmas. But apparently now the new head mistress has taken away the foreign P7 trip and changing it to a retreat in Iona where they get to go to church every day. And other silly little things. So it would really depend on how the school was when I'm older and if I'm still even in my area.

    My high school definitely, without a doubt. I loved it. It was a Jesuit independent school, so again religious but it wasn't too bad I mean they still taught us evolution lol. But it had fantastic extra curriculars some of the teachers we fantastic, obviously there were a few idiots but you just tried to get a different class, the drama teacher for example was awful.

    But saying that my wee sister hates the school and wants to leave. So it really depends on the individual I think.
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    I do not want to send my child to my old schools, but similar ones in the same area - those which my friends attended. I don't mind about first schools. I had very bad experiences in my middle school with bullying and useless teachers, but most of my friends from high school went to a very nice normal middle school in the catchment area of 2 high schools - the one I went to and another. I would rather send them to the other if I can because it seems like a nicer school and people I know who went there seem a lot prouder of their school than of the one I went to!
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    Primary school, yes definitely! (if I ended up staying in London that is). It was a great experience

    High school depends really. I go to a private currently, and it's different to many other private schools out there so that's probably why I like it. Having said that, my school push you to your mental capabilities and honestly, at times it can get all too much! So maybe, maybe not it all depends really
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    Yeah, both my primary and secondary school were fairly decent.
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    As much as I hate single-sex environments, I'd send my children to single-sex schools if I could (assuming they're heterosexual). My life in the sixth-form was absolutely miserable due to unrequited love. When you really fancy a girl (or boy) at school who goes out with someone else, it's the most horrible feeling in the world, and you can't forget about about it and move on because you're always exposed to your love object kissing on the playground and stuff.
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    i suppose i would.
    i wouldnt send them to a faith school or private school. i would want them to mix with a wide range of people as possible.
    although i would want them to go to a sixth form college instead of staying on at school to do a levels. for me ive found it to be so much better. a taste of independence and a much more constructive environment where everyone really wants to do well.
 
 
 
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