Is camp hill boys out of consideration for you? E.g. a train and bus, but a few do it from Walsall?
I now of of one boy who does it and it is complete madness.
On the journey back from London last night I was talking to a friend in the car and he was telling me about his now adult children who had attended Camp Hill boys and girls but they lived in Moseley next to Cannon Hill Park not the other side of Birmingham.I am aware of this aura the KE brand has for a lot of parents in Birmingham.Maybe its because I am an outsider I have never understood it or may be its because of the misconceptions parents have about the scores and assume high entry scores means these are the only schools which have the very brightest children.
I don't know why any sensible parent would want their child to travel through what is essentially a giant car park in Birmingham twice a day for several hours.Let them save that little luxury for the world of work.