My daughters preference is MGGS but because it won't involve the bus which scares her and because her only friend will almost certainly be going there.
I'm not sure they are good reasons to pick a school
I have good feelings towards both. Invicta impressed us with its clean open feel and amazing open evening, and MGGS impressed us with its feel for tradition.
I think the main thing is wondering how academy status will affect the school (invicta) and what it will mean in real terms. ( I work for the nhs and remember all thy hype years ago when local hospitals got to become trusts!)
I really like both head teachers and felt they were charismatic leaders which has got to be a good thing .
Did anyone here visit maplesden noakes !?