Hi Bondgirl and Tensemum,
We are on the 9.30 tour and will be getting the train too. I think it is a do-able journey. The train takes around 20 mins from Orpington and then as you say less than a 10 minute walk to school. Just getting to Orpington adds on time. The coach to Dartford takes just under an hour so not a dissimilar journey time in fact might be slightly longer and depends on traffic. The only problem with DGS is if they want to do after school activities it means picking them up afterwards as they will have missed the coach. On the other hand Judd don't finish til 3.45 which is later than any of the other schools we have looked at and it concerns me the time they will get home and doing what I'm sure is a fair amount of homework. I'm going round in circles
I think DGS and Judd are in a different league to C&S, Bondgirl I won't say too much so that you can form your own opinion when you see it but looking at the last few years A level results my local Bromley school did better than C&S!! Just a shame we are not in their catchment area and had to go through this process
Tensemum, I was under the impression Judd was very sporty too, this is from their website - http://frog.judd.kent.sch.uk/index.phtml?d=118643
I'm starting to wonder what happened in the St.O's test this year as you say both your boys got 423 in Kent, my son also got 423 and a top 180 place in Bexley, yet we got an 'unlikely' letter. I can only assume his creative writing wasn't up to scratch (which was always a worry!) as it surely can't be his maths judging by the other scores.
I've now heard of at least 5 boys who got 423 in Kent but no olaves probable offer