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    Hi Everyone,
    I have a 10 year old son. Very Bright and Intelligent. He appeared in 2 different grammar tests. Buckinghamshire and Slough consortium.
    He passed both of them with really good marks.
    He also gave scholarship exam at a local private school, (His Current school) He passed that as well and have been offered scholarship.
    Earlier my priority was Grammar school, as I can not afford private for next 5 years. Now when that financial issue is not there, I am not able to select which is a better option and what to choose.
    I need opinion from different people to make my decision.

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    BrightMum
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    which school gets better grades ? which school does he prefer? which one will offer him more opportunities? e.g. extra curricular activities. Which has better pastoral support?
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    Because he has numbers of food allergies issue, I prefer private, but that's should not be the way I decide for the school. I wanted to decide on basis of Academic benefits he can get from the right school. His current private school is also very good, but it's a small school, may not get a wider exposer!
    Really confused.
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    (Original post by BrightMum)
    Hi Everyone,
    I have a 10 year old son. Very Bright and Intelligent. He appeared in 2 different grammar tests. Buckinghamshire and Slough consortium.
    He passed both of them with really good marks.
    He also gave scholarship exam at a local private school, (His Current school) He passed that as well and have been offered scholarship.
    Earlier my priority was Grammar school, as I can not afford private for next 5 years. Now when that financial issue is not there, I am not able to select which is a better option and what to choose.
    I need opinion from different people to make my decision.

    Thanks,
    BrightMum
    You won't know whether he's got a GS place yet. Which school did you rank frst in your CAF? Presumably you know Bucks GS offer places on distance not score [if you get 121+ and qualify]?
    How good is the Private school - many around Bucks aren't great because of the GS.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    You won't know whether he's got a GS place yet. Which school did you rank frst in your CAF? Presumably you know Bucks GS offer places on distance not score [if you get 121+ and qualify]?
    How good is the Private school - many around Bucks aren't great because of the GS.
    We are within the catchment area for both grammar schools.
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    (Original post by BrightMum)
    We are within the catchment area for both grammar schools.
    I'd go with the Grammar- they are all great schools.

    Wait and check you do get a GS place - not everyone in catchment was allocated a place last March.
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    I went to grammar school, and although it’s not brilliant (low funding so we have really old buildings and barely-on heating) I would still prefer it to the private schools I know of mainly due to the environments there.
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    i wouldnt recomend a private school, its so far from reality your child will be overwhelmed when hes 18
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    Private school definitely. There are much more opportunities, grades are usually higher and university guidance is also very strong. Your child will be set for life.
 
 
 
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