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    I move up to a private sixth form in September (where I will be boarding-which is a whole new thing to me in itself), and just to add to my worries regarding results day, I'm worried about the whole change in almost atmosphere/people when I move to the independent school. My main reason for this is because currently I'm at just my local state school, and I feel that the people that I'll be surrounded with will be completely different.

    I'm not at all from a privileged background, and the only reason I'm able to attend such a school is due to family/financial support from the school. I keep being told to act myself but I feel like that way I won't be accepted. I know that no students/ teachers will know that I'm not from a financially privileged background but I feel like in some way people will notice, that I don't wear well-branded clothing (although I'm saving up), and because I feel like I won't be able to go out on the abroad trips and I'll have to save just to go out on a weekend, whereas others may not.

    It's just my absolute dream to go to this school, I've worked so hard throughout the past through years for my GCSE's, and took some early to help get me into the school, and then prepared for interviews and entrance exams which were apparently necessary, but they never made me do them (maybe due to my application/already having some GCSE's). I don't know, anyway, does anyone have any advice?
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    (Original post by beckyyfoster)
    I move up to a private sixth form in September (where I will be boarding-which is a whole new thing to me in itself), and just to add to my worries regarding results day, I'm worried about the whole change in almost atmosphere/people when I move to the independent school. My main reason for this is because currently I'm at just my local state school, and I feel that the people that I'll be surrounded with will be completely different.

    I'm not at all from a privileged background, and the only reason I'm able to attend such a school is due to family/financial support from the school. I keep being told to act myself but I feel like that way I won't be accepted. I know that no students/ teachers will know that I'm not from a financially privileged background but I feel like in some way people will notice, that I don't wear well-branded clothing (although I'm saving up), and because I feel like I won't be able to go out on the abroad trips and I'll have to save just to go out on a weekend, whereas others may not.

    It's just my absolute dream to go to this school, I've worked so hard throughout the past through years for my GCSE's, and took some early to help get me into the school, and then prepared for interviews and entrance exams which were apparently necessary, but they never made me do them (maybe due to my application/already having some GCSE's). I don't know, anyway, does anyone have any advice?
    Hey, I'm on a reduced fees place at a private (day) school and went to a state primary so I totally know how you feel! I can't speak for every private school in the country but there is next to no rivalry over clothes etc. at my school, lots of financial support for people who can't pay for trips and stuff and everyone is so accepting and chilled about the whole money situation; people joke about being toffs and don't lord it over those with less money at all. You earned your place at the school and they'll try to make you feel welcome for it. Ultimately, people are people, and we all just want to be liked and accepted; private school students might have richer parents and posher accents but in the end, they're not that different, and you'll fit in and find the people you get on best with just as you would in any other environment.
 
 
 
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