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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:52 am 
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Hello,

Please can anyone offer a current insight into CHB and BV. We live in North Birmingham but want to consider putting CHB as first choice.

However, the location of BV and the fact that 3 of my son's friends are going to put the school as 1st choice is causing a dilemma as it should be an equally good grammar school.

I have already done a forum search and found opinions from a few years ago.

Would like to know if anyone does the journey to CHB from the other side of the city.

Also can anyone highlight the strengths and weaknesses of both schools.

Thank you. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:50 am 
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Ravensbourne,

JaneEyre wrote extensively on the strengths of CHB. Please search for her old posts as I found them quite informative. Maybe Jane can shed further light.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:54 am 
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I currently have a son at CHB and one at BV.

I've noticed quite a big difference between the schools.

I'd definitely choose BV if I lived closer to it than CHB! In fact I think I'd choose it if I didn't tbh...stay tuned for my dilemma in one year's time with the final son :lol:

Happy for you to PM me.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:04 am 
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Ravensbourne wrote:
Hello,

Please can anyone offer a current insight into CHB and BV. We live in North Birmingham but want to consider putting CHB as first choice.

However, the location of BV and the fact that 3 of my son's friends are going to put the school as 1st choice is causing a dilemma as it should be an equally good grammar school.

I have already done a forum search and found opinions from a few years ago.

Would like to know if anyone does the journey to CHB from the other side of the city.

Also can anyone highlight the strengths and weaknesses of both schools.

Thank you. :D


We are in the same sort of dilemma (good dilemma to be in and very thankful), CHB would be the school closer to us. Therefore, we have decided to put CHB first - then BV second. Distance and easy of transport trumped it for us.

All the best with the decision making.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:55 pm 
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Thanks MSD, JayneEyres posts are very informative


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Ravensbourne,

JaneEyre wrote extensively on the strengths of CHB. Please search for her old posts as I found them quite informative. Maybe Jane can shed further light.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:23 pm 
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Um, one at each school! So you have real experience of both schools. It would be great to get some feedback from you.

What gives BV the edge over CHB in your eyes? I have another question. Will send you a pm.

Thank you

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I currently have a son at CHB and one at BV.

I've noticed quite a big difference between the schools.

I'd definitely choose BV if I lived closer to it than CHB! In fact I think I'd choose it if I didn't tbh...stay tuned for my dilemma in one year's time with the final son :lol:

Happy for you to PM me.


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