No didn't know Kelly was leaving and feeling a little bit dismayed as I like old fashioned. I think they are the only school that have 35 min lesson's - big selling point for us re DS2.
Not sure what is expected re pastoral but would say that DS1 for various reasons had a tricky year but am on the whole pretty happy with how the school handled things. Mr Daniells head of year seven and Mr Morgan head of lower school can't be faulted.
Obviously it has its faults, like all schools communication can go awry but better than many.
I was always pretty anti single sex schools but when you only have boys you become more aware of how differently the sexes get treated in a school environment. So am now kind of glad they don't have to compete.
To sum up I am happy with STR but bare in mind I would probably have been just as happy with Crypt and any other school that was performing well and sensibly accessible.
Oh yes and swimming every half term that was a real seller for us.