Hi m/m,glad it went ok. Which school did you pick then?
Hi UmSusu. After taking advice from a friend with daughters in both KEHS and CHG, fm and others, decided that all the schools are much of a muchness so went with the closest grammar I.e CHG.
We had already ruled out KEHS after going around again after results, despite it being next door to my sons school and therefore very convenient.
As for the previous CHG v KEVIHS dilemma, I managed to change preference to CHG a week after deadline without a problem. As soon as I changed preference, DD was completely on board and happy. Made me wonder why she was pushing for KEVIHS at all
in any case, everyone is happy and the drop off today was so easy that I feel it was the right choice. As it happens, no one in her year at primary chose KEVIHS so it made everything easier.
In my case CHG was the nearer school, but having another child in the same/next door school would have swung it too. Children are resilient and will manage in the end. I loved Handsworth but went with my gut feeling, changed to CHG and haven't regretted it at all.