Thanks for your welcomes Daogroupie and busybeenfun ! I've read many of your previous posts and picked up very some very useful information. Hope I can do the same for others down the line...
We liked HBS when we saw it last year, seems pretty hard to get into. Also, the distance is something that put us off. Even though there is a private door to door bus, don't think it operates a late service for an any extra school activities, so could be an issue with DD making her own way home esp. in the winter months (if she got in, that is
). Don't really want to put DD through an extra set of exams if we definitely know we wouldn't be accepting the offer (golden ticket ?), but we'll see what happens next week.
Haven't really thought about Queens, we didn't see it last year. Distance and wanting girls only (CD is a bit of a compromise) was the main factor. Will do some research on it on it and see if it changes anything.