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Is Dalmain School pretty mediocre?
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27-01-2012 07:55 AM

I'm hoping to flush some fervent Dalmain supporters from the woodwork with the provocative title...

It's by far our nearest school, and I don't think our child has a chance of a place anywhere else, even Kilmorie, given our proximity. This wasn't a concern until recently, as a couple of acquaintances with children there have said their children are very happy. Happiness is one thing (and very important too), but the Sydenham Society's stats have really worried me:


I read this as only 67% of Dalmain pupils leaving the school literate/numerate (and though I admit I haven't checked up on the standards themselves yet, I am guessing the government's definition of an expected standard of basic numeracy and literacy for an 11 year old is pretty unambitious).

I don't want our child to be one of the 33% of school-leavers who haven't reached a decent standard....

SO shoot me. Or better still, reassure me. Sad

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