I was telephoned today by a mother with a dilemma.
Her daughter has just passed three different Eleven Plus Tests.
The family now have to make a choice of schools. The nearest school is a mere 20 minutes walk away from home. There are no transport costs involved. The location of the other two grammar schools, which have higher GCSE results, would include a walk, a journey by train or by bus, followed by a further much shorter short walk. Naturally there would be a reverse journey at the end of the school day.
The mum’s possible solution was to encourage her daughter to go to the nearest school – which would save a lot of potential transport problems over the years.
Her rationale was that her daughter could move schools in the sixth form if necessary.
Attending the nearest grammar school seems to be a viable and a practical solution to a real problem.