Hi Complete Novice,
Some further info. here in the 2006 travel plan,
http://www.readingschool.reading.sch.uk ... /policies/
Lots of boys come by train and walk from the station, not many from Maidenhead? Looking at multimap you may get a bus along the A4?
The walk from the station to the school is ok, but the total journey might be a strain for the first few weeks.
They do grow up and adapt quickly. Last night my boy in year eight announced that his group were planning to walk to school rather than get the bus
I think/hope he had forgotten this morning and caught the bus.
You will need to think about your CAF form and preferences.
I think if I was in your position I would favour the Slough options, easier journey, more after school opportunities and more friends, school should be fun.