We should be having our last of three tonight but clashes with MiL birthday so will probably just do the open day with said MiL for the boys to visit her tonight. Logistics make it difficult to do both and DS's are happy with this as the school arranges a visit to their catchment school at some point anyway. So far we have seen Crypt and Tommies and I am torn. Have told DS1 to chose which enviroment he would feel more comfortable sitting the test in. Once we have the results then I will probably take DS's out of school for a day to visit both running as they normally would, then we can decide which we prefer. Truth be told both are good schools.
Main problem was that a sixth form girl
showed us around Tommies whereas two y9 boys
showed us around Crypt on the open days, (DS'S didn't come) and I got far more of a feeling for the school and the staff from these two boys who were obviously very proud of their school, happy to be there, warts and all, and incredibly sensible and nice. One told me how inspirational his English teacher was and that has made such an impact. Having met her very briefly on the open evening I get the impression that DS1 would really benifit from being in a school with her as he wants to be a writer. I just have huge reservations about what I perceive as an over use of laptops and feel that Tommies' shorter lessons woud suit DS2 far better than Crypts' hour long ones. Also DS1 was very impressed with Warhammer club and library in Tommies, had to be dragged away from both. Have tried to explain that Crypt will have an excellent library when it is built.
Uggh parental choice, who needs it