First of all many congrats with the new addition to your family, was it a girl or a boy...I think many are curious to find out. I have to say although many a times I have been broody looking at my newborn nieces, I am relieved to hand them back to their mothers at night!!
Big up to you for coping with pregnancy, a newborn, looking after young children AND going on the 11 plus roller-coaster, and there I was feeling sorry for myself!
Is this your first time?
Sorry, back to the question you posted, I am in a similar dilemma. I was told by DS' tutor to just leave out KEFW and put KECH 1st,BV 2nd, KE Aston 3rd follwed by Handsworth and then BV.
Simply because of a)The distance and secondly he believes BV is a better school.
I don't know which to go for either, we have decided to go visit both schools with your son BEFORE you make any decisions. This can be done before the scheduled open days (thats what we are planning to do) and then decide. That way you will be able to get a feel of the journey times, school atmosphere and most of all your son can decide for himself. After all it is said we make our decisions within the first 30 seconds of seeing something!!(Subconsciously
Apart from that talk to people who maybe have children, siblings or friends attending both schools. Siblings of mine have underlined the importance of travel distance, as they had to travel at least 90 mins either side to KECH every day, and hated it. They had 1-3 hrs homework to do every night!!
We are also waiting for this years GCSE and A-level results