Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:24 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:24 pm
Posts: 6
Hi
My son has a place at KE Aston but he also has a full assisted place at Solihull Independent School. I am in a dilemma about where to send him, can anyone please advise.

Many Thanks :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:12 pm
Posts: 1301
Location: Birmingham
I think a lot will depend on:-

(a) Your financial circumstances and potential future changes - the assisted place will still mean you have to make a contribution I guess.
(b) The relative logistics of getting to Aston or Solihull - (don't know where you live in the West Midlands). I believe that there should be a Green Bus to Aston from most areas of B/Ham
(c) What school your son wants to go to

I would definitely recommend phoning up the admissions officer at Aston and asking for a visit with your son during the school day. They are normally helpful.

Regards


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:24 pm
Posts: 6
Hi KenR

I live closer to Solihull than Aston but we live on the bus route for both the schools; for this year I do not have to pay any money at all.

How do both the schools compare?

Abs786


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:12 pm
Posts: 1301
Location: Birmingham
Don't know that much about KE Aston, but based on heresay I believe it is a very good school as are all of the KE Foundation Grammars.

Solihull is also an excellent school, we know a number of parents that have or had children there.

You generally find with Independent schools like Solihull that pupils have a bit more time to take extra curricula activities simply because the school does not have to follow the rigid demands of the National Curriculum.

Results from both schools at GCSE and A Level are excellent.

The main difference will be that Aston is single sex and Solihull Co-Ed, the latter is sometimes seen as an advantage for Boys as girls are more motivated in the early years. However tbhis comes down to personal preferences.

And of course Solihull has longer school holidays!

As I mentioned, I would take a tour of both schools again with your son to help make up your minds.

Regards


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 2:09 pm
Posts: 875
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
Quote:
Solihull has longer school holidays!


I'd forgotten that (see my reply on the Birmingham forum) - a source of great irritation to my children when their friends have all that extra time off! Could be an irritation to you too of course if you're at work...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:24 pm
Posts: 6
Thank you all we are visiting Solihull school tomorrow. To have a look around.

We will also go to KE Aston later.


Abs786


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016