I too am slightly freaked out by the ever decreasing Charter catchment which we'd get into (just) this year but not sure about 6 years' time, when we'd be looking to apply.

So I've decided to look at private options (and basically start saving now!)

OTHER than the obvious (ie Dulwich College and Alleyn's) what options are there?

Alleyns (imo) is a non starter ie much brighter kids have failed already, let alone at 11yo. We may have a shot at DC but apparently it's getting harder and harder to get into. I think currently only 1 in 3 boys get passed the exam stage at 11yo...

My two are just normal state educated kids, average ability, possibly a bit sportier, not particularly musical and i'd rather not go down the extra tutoring route as I don't want them to be miserable and unhappy once there. Moreover I really want both kids at the same school.

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