Mad? thanks for replying! Hoping someone with direct experience of BC will get back to me but good to know that my initial feelings about the school are correct. We're going to the open day soon so hopefully that will answer some more questions. As it stands, I'm not going to get too set on it as we know very little about it, ds's class teacher really likes Alleyn's for him and it sounds to me like BC is a more academic Alleyn's. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of how realistic it is when we visit and it may just be a case of giving it a go and seeing what happens as we have some great schools in London to apply to that we are more familiar with already. Thanks again!