Thanks both, really useful, especially the timings thumbsup, that would work out well. Assuming library or somewhere is available 8.15 doesn't sound too early then
he could get the green bus from Bearwood but it looks a very long journey and early start, when I could drive it in 30 mins. Wow, Hall Green? That must be a journey and a half.
You are welcome! We have same predicament. 30 mins car journey or 50 min public bus. I prefer to drive him myself at least until confident enough to do bus route himself. But I like the idea of dropping off early and him able to get in building. Much rather he be early than stressing about being late.
I usually drop my children at school now before work, apart from the odd occasion that I am away or have a really early start, so it wouldn't make too much difference to me to add in the longer morning drive, and then odd occasions he'd have to catch green bus there. Coming home would need to be green bus I should think, then a public bus from Bearwood home, but these look pretty regular and don't take long - I think he'd be home by 5.20pm - which on the one hand I think is quite late, but on the other it's actually about the normal time they get home now as they are in after school care until I finish work. Difference will be amount of homework each night I suppose and whether there's enough time for tea, homework and a bit of down time before bed... I am assuming most secondary children settle into a routine with it, but there is the nagging thought that it's a lot of travel (home journey) when if he went to our nearest (and actually very good) comp he'd be home by around 4/4.30pm each day
Dilemmas.... I'll be at the open morning next week too Thumbsup, maybe I'll see you there