Earlier today I started a thread regarding travel to school and time this leaves to do homework on the beyond 11+ section.viewtopic.php?f=39&t=15504
The school my DD is high up on the waiting list for is Stratford Girls, still aren't holding my breath though for a place. Can anyone advise me what the homework load is like at this school and if it generally has to be completed for the next day or can be done over the next weekend. My DD is used to doing homework as she has quite a bit from her Worcestershire middle school but if she does go to SGS she won't be getting home until 5:30pm ish and this then doesn't leave much time to do homework, have tea, go to guides .........
I am worried about long days 7:10am to 5:30pm (in reality probably a bit less as usually we would take her to and collect her from the bus stop) but she will have quite a walk at the other end (around 3/4 of a mile) and then with homework on top. This school is 15 miles from us so taking and collecting her on a regular basis is a no go for many reasons: 60 miles per day on the school run, situation of the school, working arrangements etc.
As we have not yet viewed this school, what is the general opinion, I am really at a loss as to whether I think a girls school is a good thing or not? I am not sure whether to arrange to view it soon or not, because I don't want her to get excited if she likes it but no place becomes available or we decide that due to the travelling problems it is not possible to take forward.
As I said on my other thread if she doesn't go to SGS it is likely she will be at a Warwickshire comprehensive (albeit a "good" one which obtains above average GCSE results) which is only around 4 miles from us.