I'm going along to the King Edward School (Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham) open day on the 18th November. Not a school I know anything about. No doubt I'll form some opinion on the day, but how reliable is that when you've only spent a couple of hours there
I'd be much happier if I had the benefit of some of your experiences.
Anything about the recent history of the school that I should know about?
Questions I should ask outside the normal patter when looking over a school?
Most importantly - what's the atmosphere at the school for students?
Out on your ear at the first sign of underachievement?
Supportive, competitive, both?
Much time for outside interests or activities
that don't feed directly into improved
league table results for the school?
We're also (in fact mainly
) looking at the Birmingham KEVI Grammar schools and the Wolverhampton Grammar, any useful comparisons?
Hope you can help