Forum O. G.
Ten schools - as mentioned - one of them was very good. But, don't let that bother you.You see that's actually good, solid advice, which is a far cry from your usual contributions to threads like these over the years, that tend to follow a predictable course: first you remind us that you went to about two thousand different schools - all of them pointless in one way or another - then comes the 'if you rely on schools for your education you are doomed' (or words to that effect) line - by which time you are normally joined by someone equally dismissive of formal education - bit of 'top bantz' later et voilà! , suddenly they'd be better off down a mine or up a chimney.
All very entertaining probably, but i've never quite understood how it's helpful to someone wrestling with what can feel like quite a daunting decision.
Getting back to that decision, it's going to be that bit harder this year, as the transition days and open evenings that would normally help in the process will be curtailed or cancelled cause of Covid. This is a real shame, hopefully some opportunities will remain to visit in person, take them if they do.
Eddies was supposed to have their open evening last week i think (cancelled, presumably due to the Year 9 thing), but i'm told that they have made a video that can be viewed on their website - not the same by any means but probably worth a look. No doubt Weston Rd will do something similar so worth keeping an eye on.
Unless someone has a more robust defence of one of them over the other, ultimately it will have to come down to practical/emotional considerations already mentioned ^above.