Interesting post gatelymum and thanks for sharing. I have just posted another thread about DD taking more exams than just AGGS. We too are out of Trafford so interesting to read Sale was under PAN this year. How we all feel about these different schools is interesting too, for me AGGS completely won us over and for us nothing has toped that yet. I was impressed by the school, the girls and the speech but I know we all have different opinions of what is right for our DC's and they know what is right for them also. At another open day I was sitting next to a lady who went round Alty and knew as did her DD that it wasn't for them, yet DD and I are yet to have that 'at home' feeling we had there. Maybe is just as simple as knowing what does/n't feel right at a particular school.
Good luck with Sale too, have you thought of Urmston, another on our list of maybe's