A colleague at work has had children in both schools. His eldest went to Camp Hill and the younger boy went to Aston because he just missed the cut off score for CHB. Both boys have gone on to do extremely well academically ( in fact, the younger one who went to Aston appears to have developed into the more dynamic and ambitious) and both have go onto to equally prestigious universities. So nothing between the schools here.However, in my colleague's opinion, Aston had a far more 'family' feel to it than CHB. TBH , the deal clincher for me would probably be HOW much closer one school was than the other and if the extra travelling time was of any real significance or detriment.
Thank you. That's good to hear. I did prefer the feel of Aston but still found Camp Hill very welcoming. The distance is a factor especially as my ds2 will most likely attend a different school in Kings Heath. However, my instinct definitely sways towards Aston for ds1 as I feel he would enjoy it more there.
Please keep sharing your experiences everyone.