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    I was going to apply to Welbeck DSFC but decided not to. I ultimately regret that decision. Would've been such a great life experience...

    I know I'm second guessing myself but if I have kids they're going to boarding school. I feel like an idiot for not listening to my parents.

    Anyone else feel the same?
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    I was going to apply to Welbeck DSFC but decided not to. I ultimately regret that decision. Would've been such a great life experience...

    I know I'm second guessing myself but if I have kids they're going to boarding school. I feel like an idiot for not listening to my parents.

    Anyone else feel the same?
    Not at all. There's a boarding college right by the college I ended up going to, and I couldn't have boarded. I've had opportunities that I couldn't have gotten while boarding and I don't think I'd be able to be as independent as I like. That being said, it probably suits some people nicely. I know people who've really enjoyed it.
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    Nope. Sending your kids to a boarding school just seems cold.
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    I agree with you mate. personally, I could have done with the Spartan discipline of boarding school/private school, heck even grammar school. I went to a fairly decent state school in a good area of town but even there and in the higher sets it was easier to fall in with the wrong crowd and have people disrupt your lessons. its easy for people who have enjoyed a stable and very middle class life tell you that it dosent matter what school you go to, if you want to do well you will etc, because ultimately your a product of your environment and are thus likely to be influenced by that environment. I admit I am pretty easily led and have an addictive personality, but if I was with people who wanted to work I could have achieved a lot more than I did. I didn't do badly but it wasn't exactly exceptional. however, I am glad that I am now focused because I would rather do it now than have peaked earlier, as it should make getting into my desired career a bit easier, as that determination is there.
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    (Original post by neal95)
    I agree with you mate. personally, I could have done with the Spartan discipline of boarding school/private school, heck even grammar school. I went to a fairly decent state school in a good area of town but even there and in the higher sets it was easier to fall in with the wrong crowd and have people disrupt your lessons. its easy for people who have enjoyed a stable and very middle class life tell you that it dosent matter what school you go to, if you want to do well you will etc, because ultimately your a product of your environment and are thus likely to be influenced by that environment. I admit I am pretty easily led and have an addictive personality, but if I was with people who wanted to work I could have achieved a lot more than I did. I didn't do badly but it wasn't exactly exceptional. however, I am glad that I am now focused because I would rather do it now than have peaked earlier, as it should make getting into my desired career a bit easier, as that determination is there.
    It doesn't matter what school you go to. If you have the drive to succeed, you will. Simple as that.

    I went to one of the lowest performing state schools in the country and am now going into my final year at Cambridge. I'm one of maybe 2-3 people in my year of 400 that goes to a top 20 university.
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    (Original post by alow)
    It doesn't matter what school you go to. If you have the drive to succeed, you will. Simple as that.

    I went to one of the lowest performing state schools in the country and am now going into my final year at Cambridge. I'm one of maybe 2-3 people in my year of 400 that goes to a top 20 university.
    true but you are the exception and not the rule. I am sure a large proportion of your classmates are privately educated, that's not a coincidence.
 
 
 
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