It's interesting to see that some families are choosing KES (Stratford) over CHB.
I think it comes down to what you are looking for in a school and it is very personal too. CHB is a very good school as I have been told by many. Interestingly, each time we visited, something held us back.....we tried to choose it purely from the travel aspect but every time we discussed it we didn't feel happy about it! Whereas ever since we visited KES for the 1st time (over a year ago), we kind of knew it was 'the' one for our son. The decision , of course. was also swayed by the fact that he was absolutely sure he preferred it to CHB!
Some families prefer to go to a school that is nearer to them and CHB is known for being more of an 'academic' school (not saying KES isn't) which may suit some families more. No matter how hard we tried, we couldn't visualise DS there. Just like for some others, KES may be a definite 'no'......
The discipline, general ethos of the school, the activities, options offered, the smartness of the boys we met, the way they conducted themselves, the way they spoke......I could go on and on and as you can see I would certainly make a very good Ambassador of KES!
The advice I have had from this forum has led me to believe that those who are at CHB are very happy with their choice and similarly those at KES, are too. Like someone here commented we were comparing 2 very good schools and couldn't have gone wrong. It was a 'fortunate' dilemma to have! I hope everyone on this forum have found their happy mediums and the CAFs are out of the way. Good luck all!!!!