Thanks I am thinking of asking if I could go and view before half term not sure if they will let me. My Ds score 209 so I think he stands a chance. My gut tells me Grammar education beats all others I'm just worried about the transition period. We are in Great Barr and have a few options of local comprehensives. I'm looking at my 10 year old travelling safely and being happy for the next 5 years. This is the first time I have stressed along the whole journey we were so relaxed along the 11+ route
Don't get misled about stereotypes about the area.Realistically your choices are between Handsworth Grammar and your comprehensive choices. I have heard good things in particular about the maths department considering in the whole area they had (until PP) the widest range of abilities.I went to the school in the summer as a sixth form option for a relatives daughter.
Please go around the school they have an inspirational headmaster.