Penguin Mom wrote:
We visited the Open Evening in June this year, we liked the school and could see our DS fitting in there. He loves science, maths and IT but is not at all sporty.
We live on the border of Wolverhampton and Dudley, so not much for boys over here unfortunately. The logistics are viable - 30 minutes on the Metro then a short walk. We did the journey by Metro on the Open Evening and completed the walk in 12 minutes. It was in daylight, of course being June, but I felt as safe as I would on any city street, it's a fairly busy route. There is actually a bus (no. 101) which stops outside Winson Green Metro station and drops right outside the school, it runs every 10 minutes. Convenient, plus it means the kids don't have to cross the Soho Road on foot.
According to the website, the school day is 8:40 - 14.55, quite an early finish. Lunch is 35 minutes.
Thank you so much for this info! That's even better that you can catch a bus to school from the metro station. I had visions of poor DS having to walk 10 or more mins with a heavy bag! This journey is the shortest for us if DS has to use public transport...only 20 min metro ride, then either 12 min walk or a short bus ride. Our main preference is AGS & QMGS, however this could potentially be an option to go on our CAF. (Dependant upon results of course!