"I really love Adams Dad" My own Y7 son comments sums it up.
A very good boys school which has a real house system engendering competitiveness alongside team work, commitment and camaraderie. All boys are required to immerse themselves in the full range of activity from rugby, through to cross country running and also non-sporting competitions - his team won Year 7 Geography competition in Autumn term. The first house event is the cross country in September when all boys compete for their houses. The house system underpins everything.
Unlike KEFW, where my 13 year old attends, I feel engaged as a parent as my son who is keen but not always the most able in sports type activity, competes and I have watched him play rugby several times, compete in cross country and will attend the sports day. The parents induction evening was for his class alone which allowed for a more informal yet informative evening and a chance to make friends with parents who I have met again at subsequent events and hope to meet again tomorrow evening at the Annual Summer Ball
Pastoral care is good and they have a matron permanently on site.
DS2 travels on Wolves 1 bus which has allowed him to increase his group of friends outside his house class.
Oh did I mention they also achieve very good exam results