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On 12 Jan 2015 at 4:54pm Nan wrote:
Can someone recommend a good secondary private school in East Sussex?
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On 12 Jan 2015 at 5:11pm lewes resident wrote:
St. Bede's is meant to be good but Brighton College is a level up again and Hurstpierpoint is terrific.
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On 12 Jan 2015 at 6:05pm Bumpkin wrote:
The Old Grammar isn't too bad!
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On 12 Jan 2015 at 7:49pm lewes resident wrote:
in my opinion if you are going to go to a school in Lewes Priory is really very good and would be preferable to the old Grammar.
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:08am Mrs patmore wrote:
Hello nan
I'd recommend researching on mumsnet as not sure if you will get terribly helpful responses on here.
Good luck!
Mrs p
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 3:10am Mrs patmore wrote:
Ps although maybe I shouldn't prejudge as the responses so far are pretty sensible :-)
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 9:22am Mr. Patmore wrote:
Get back in the kitchen. Woman
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 10:06am Mr Carston wrote:
Try and get your kids school 'approved' once their there, it will save a lot of time later.
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 10:40am Lewes jan wrote:
You have to judge all schools yourself, what suits one child may not suit another. old grammar has many merits, along with hurst and brighton, st bedes ets. But term fees are VERY different. So it depends on the length of day you want for your child, and their needs. many privately educated children move to local comps and vice versa by yr 9, as one size doesn't fit all in education. Hope this helps. If you are purely judging on results , then just check them online.
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:01pm Mrs.Carston wrote:
I know you went to an approved school,Dear
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 12:12pm Fairmeadow wrote:
If your child can't cope with the excellent, free, state schools here, and isn't robust enough to mix with normal children, there are a range of fee-paying alternatives. You will have to put up with the ghastly parents though.
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On 13 Jan 2015 at 7:44pm Mike meritocracy wrote:
Yet more spoilt brats with a head start in life.
Do you think of the many poor families who can barely feed their kids, whilst you throw away a fortune on maintaining the cosy status quo.
How do you sleep?
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On 14 Jan 2015 at 5:22pm prof plum wrote:
fairmeadow I'm not ghastly!!!
its a complex decision to send a child to a private school for many, it is not just based on income etc. sometimes a child will genuinely not fit into the state system through no fault of their own and the parents will make a big sacrifice to help them go to a school which might help them flourish where otherwise they might have drowned.
pleased don't paint everyone with the same brush, the world is a complex place :-)
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On 15 Jan 2015 at 7:30am lewes resident wrote:
there are definitely more "ghastly" parents in the state sector.but it depends on what you think is ghastly, people with money aren't necessarily ghastly and not all children who go to private schools have rich backgrounds neither are they spoilt. they may have been bullied at school for having "talent" which would have been knocked out of them in the state sector. scholarships kids at private schools benefit greatly so don't knock them.
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On 15 Jan 2015 at 8:38am Belladonna wrote:
For children with EBD or special needs the state sector is still the best option. Private schools tend to take the easiest brightest children. Any kids with learning difficulties or troublemakers soon get kicked out. Parents will pay to keep their child away from other children and give them an exclusive leg up . It's a form of class warfare dressed up as free choice (but only for those who can pay) .
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On 15 Jan 2015 at 9:03am lewes resident wrote:
yes state sector great for special needs children, great , but it really isn't class warfare and no they don't have an exclusive leg up far from it. they have to work even harder to prove themselves to Universities, they don't have the advantage of being special dispensation for having been in the state sector. possibly a lot of state sector children wouldn't be able to cope with the rigorous timetable that is set for privately educated children
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On 17 Jan 2015 at 1:05pm Mrs.F wrote:
Being completely honest, Priory is a brilliant school and i feel suits the majority of children. Lewes old grammar is great for children who perhaps struggle with the nastiness which can occur at secondary school. I know my friends son who went to priory and they decided he may be more suited to logs after experiencing priory. The small classes got him better grades!!
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On 17 Jan 2015 at 4:58pm Mr F wrote:
Get back in the kitchen, Woman
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On 19 Aug 2018 at 10:57am Millie wrote:
I went to Lewes Old Grammar and I honestly feel it gets way too much praise then it deserves, unless it has massively changed. I was very unhappy there and feel that small classes does not always mean better. I also went to Sussex Downs and was very happy there. Lewes Old Grammar is fine if you fit into their way of being, but honestly if you are an individual or have independent thought it is definitely not the place to go. The people there or at the time definitely think way to highly of themselves. Over my dead body would I ever send my children there.


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