Could somebody familiar with St. Chad's please give me some information as to its general atmosphere? For work-related reasons, I haven't yet had chance to visit, but I applied and was allocated there anyway. I applied to Chad's based on its appearance as a small, academically-orientated college.
However, I used to go to a private school, which was a soul-destroying experience, until I left for a regular, state-run sixth form college, which I loved. My concern is that Chad's could be too much like a private school, not in the sense of having formals, traditions, etc. (these factors don't concern me too much), but in the sense that its atmosphere could, in parts, be cliquey, arrogant, and otherwise elitist.
Whilst I doubt this representation to be true, I would appreciate it if somebody familiar with Chad's could elaborate on their perception of the college.