I asked if she knows of anyone who travels a long way and her response was well yes there are some that do ....but she did not really know why they did ....she kind of said "it is only a school ...i'm not sure it would be worth travelling all that way for it."
My sons say the same about STR - there were boys who used to sleep through the lunch hours in the lower years as the journeys were so onerous. It all paled into insignificance when DD went to Pates though and told me of some of the voyages undertaken to get there. I don't know where Cricklade is really so won't even attempt to comment on this one. Good luck OP.