I would be grateful for opinions from parents with children at any of these schools - particularly those who entered the 6th Form from another school.
My son is at a less academically challenging local independent school and wants to transfer after his GCSEs next summer - he has just gone into Y11.
I know Habs gets fantastic results at A level but is it very pressured?
St Albans and MTS seem to get pretty similar results and are quite similar in the league tables, but I have concerns about pastoral care at St A's.
St A's also has 2 distractions - it is in the town centre so they can go out at lunchtime and the second distraction - girls! He currently goes to a co-ed school and doesn't seem to have been too distracted as yet but can see this happening pretty soon!
Any thoughts gratefully received as we have to start the application process soon.
Also, when do you have to tell the current school that you are applying to other schools? We have to go to open evenings soon and obviously the other schools will request a reference. My DS has been very happy at his current school and I don't want them to take offence - although I guess he won't be the only one looking to go elsewhere for A levels.