scary mum wrote:
Is it that if you have to drive to a test you shouldn't be allowed to go to the school?
Not at all. This is not a rural area but part of Greater London, where car journeys in rush hour take eons longer than public transport. In this context my view would be that if a school was so
difficult to get to that one needed to drive then it was too difficult to get to to expect DC to do the journey twice daily. So i guess my question would be, if you have to drive to get to a school how are your kids going to get there in the London rush hour...because obviously it won't be by car. That said I had not considered that of course the OP may be considering moving depending on test results and that of course would make total sense. My DDs did not sit Wallingtons but of the tests they did sit the one thing they all had in common was a frequently re-iterated plea from the schools to all test takers not to drive, partly out of consideration to local residents but mainly for one's own stress levels which would go through the roof trying to get there on time and then looking for parking space. Having seen the grid lock within a half a mile radius of Tiffin Girls on test day it is clear that there are many parents who ignore that advice. Again I would stress that these were London/Surrey schools, where of course there is ample public transport and total road congestion. Of course it would be different in Bucks or elsewhere in the country.