Our DS has just passed his 11+ (relief all round
) and our two nearest options are Chesham Grammar or Dr Challoners.
We have visited both for open evenings - and have been reading everything we can find / talking to everyone we know with a view.
Our sense is that DCGS is VERY impressive, but we wonder if it might not be such a good 'fit' for our DS. He is rather quirky/eccentric, not sporty, but very creative. Tends to be a little disorganised and isn't entirely motivated by a very competitive environment. His spread of scores in the 11+ was extremely wide - below average on maths, but well above on verbal. I have the impression that Chesham might be a better fit - in sense that we fear he might not cope so well in what I perceive to be the stricter/more traditional/more competitive/all boys DCGS environment.
I seem to have been able to find much more written about DCGS - including a review on the Good School Guide website. However, they don't have a review of Chesham Grammar.
Apologies if there is another thread already covering a similar question: but, I'd be really grateful for any kind of up-to-date viewpoint on Chesham Grammar (and especially pros/cons versus DCGS) - particularly from those who already have kids there / friends with kids there etc. Thanks in advance!