Also, i do worry what the children will be like at KE schools and will my ds fit in.
Only been to an induction day/evening so far, but yes he will absolutely
fit in! There were all sorts there (same goes for me too - it was nice to feel young at a school event for a change - some very wrinkly parents indeed
I think my main question really is is a KE education the best thta you can get?!
Not necessarily - there's really very little difference between any of these schools in the various league tables. The best is whichever one(s) you think is/are right for your own son.
[edit: I don't think anyone else can make judgements about things like travel time and its effects on your child's life. Some people send children enormous distances to BV, Camp Hill, etc. I had my teeth gritted ready to send Master 1880 15 miles across Birmingham to BV if necessary - but I wasn't looking forward to it! We couldn't find any sensible way of getting to KE Aston or Handsworth Grammar so those didn't figure in our choices at at all (in fact there's going to be a Green Bus from September but that wasn't announced until recently
). But I wouldn't argue that someone else should make the same choices in the same circumstances - it's down to what you think will work for your own family and your own child. Bear in mind that travel time impacts on your child's ability to join in after school activities, and your own ability to join in school events.]