How was it ? Please do tell and spill the beans.......
Every time I look again at this school I realize that I've underestimated it - both academically and socially. I think that many other parents make the same mistake. Perhaps putting Fiveways down on their form because.. well “why Not?” and never seriously considering the school. This is a serious mistake.
I don't have time right now to type enough to do it justice but I will say that the atmosphere at the school is superb – really something special. If you were feeling a bit down then a little while after getting there, you'd be feeling better again; You just can't buy that.
You have to visit this school on a working day to really see what it has to offer. If you happen to get someone on the phone who resists organizing a visit for you then just find a way around her, that's not the attitude you'll find in the rest of the school. Ask for the head, his secretary, head of year 7 or just plain INSIST.
I think that anyone who can get their child to this school and doesn't agonize over whether to put it top of the list, just isn't thinking straight.
I have no particular 'axe to grind' here. I speak as someone who did put it top of my LEA list. I can't be sure whether my son would have gained a place at Camp Hill, though he was offered a scholarship place at KES – so I suspect it. His choice is to take up his place a KES.