Happy dad wrote:
Congratulations on getting into a great school. We live in Sutton and have 2 girls at Scgsg. Yesterday DD2 had a friend round from primary who chose Handsworth. She has to get up at 6.00, to get to the bus for 7.00 and doesn't get home until 5.00. My DD is very pleased she doesn't have to leave the house 'til nearly 8.00 and is home at 4.15. It makes such a difference.
Why would anyone choose a school that far away when there is a comparable school so close
My eldest has to leave the house every school day at 0650 not to return until 1715. He never moans about it and genuinely seems to enjoy the journey being with his friends but it saddens me every single time he has to leave, especially now with the dark mornings and evenings
It all depends on the school and what you view as comparable.We live in Walsall and whilst we have QM girls on our doorstep we felt our choices were between WGHS , SCGSG and KE Handsworth all were equally near or far however we viewed it(7 miles in each direction). QM girls is a school my elder brothers daughter attended as well as his son in the sixth form and my elder brother in laws eldest daughter.They all left about 15 or 16 years ago and since then its been our view it is not as comparable as other grammar schools although it is still the second best school in the Walsall area on academic results and University outcomes.If anybody should ask I had at the last count 16 nieces and nephews as well as my own two(all families no bigger than 3 to 5 in total). We all make decisions based on our own experiences,what we want from a school and what a school can provide and its current outcomes.
There are no right or wrong outcomes as a lot is still dependent on the child and his family in whatever school they attend. if you want to succeed if you have ability you will get so far,if you work hard you will get so far,if you have ability and work hard you will go far and beyond most people.