Travel is still a bug bear for me and a work in progress as we trial different options. Don't all tell me how terrible I am
as DS really wanted to go to this school and we live in a very rural county where it would be at least 45 minutes on the bus to any grammar school. When I was his age I took two buses each way across Nottingham to get to my grammar school and no one thought anything of it. Initially we intended moving much closer to his school which is around 22 miles away, however we also have to consider DD who is at a wonderful primary.
DS has a lift to school in the mornings leaving home at 7.25 or 7.40 depending on the day and arriving 35 minutes later, then catches the bus home which is an hour's trip by the time I've collected him fro mthe bus stop, but he uses the time to do his homework. I'm still not happy wit hthe idea of him not arriving home until 5pm though and I'm hoping to pick him up once a week. (School finishes at 3.45).
We're still househunting and the idea would be to move at least a few miles closer.