Won't be that quiet! people always seem to start a countdown and then try to distract themselves from counting down ...
Also there are all the indie exams which are yet to come ..
I think you are probably right, there will always be something to chat about.
Our choice was very easy. I loved KES Stratford, but DS loved FW, so did DH and I was very impressed with it too.
DS has done well in both exams so we actually had a choice of 4 GS. Although CHB was dismissed a few weeks ago before results came out, his score is 237 so he may or may not have got CH anyway.
We have FW first, KES Stratford second and AGS first. If for some reason he doesn't get FW then he will get KES as there are 81 places and he was ranked 49th out of 527 boys!
Anyway, CH is our nearest. As the crow flies FW is the next closest followed by AGS and KES. Both FW and KES mean catching a bus at 7.30 am with a 40 min drive to FW, guessing KES about the same. Really not sure of AGS, but in a car this is about 20-25 mins.
I suppose we are lucky where we live situated on the warks/west midlands border, classed as Solihull but applying through Warks as Stratford council.
DS will be travelling to FW approx 90 min round trip per day, so not too bad I suppose. We never considered any of the other schools, but a number of people seem to be impressed with KEA.
Not long now to submit your form, don't miss the deadline will you