We're starting our viewings this week and I've just been laughing to myself , listening to DH tell DS to keep his hair tidy tonight , as now isn't the time to start expressing himself
Does he really think we're going to be spotted and singled out from the masses ?! ( unfortunately, we aren't the ones with the picture of the Pope ).
I agree , it's hard to get a feel of things with all the pushing and shrieking ...plus you can count yourself lucky if you get within spitting distance ( don't worry , DH warned us against that one too
) of any teachers. Watch out for the countdown to the Heads speech too..you suddenly get swept along by a big tidal wave of prospective parents all wanting the elusive front seats.
Many schools do have open mornings, which are much calmer and you see the school going about it's daily routine which is really quite nice. I think you can ask to look round during the day by yourself ? What do people who get through on appeals and so miss the open days do ?
Do you know anyone already at these schools , who might be able to give you an insight ?