Well having looked into it a bit more we have decided to accept the place. We weren't really planning to go private for secondary but having looked around my son is excited about it (particularly the clubs) and we're hoping it works out. Thanks again for all the advice.
He won't be disappointed by the clubs. The Perse Explorers Society is fantastic but he will need to sign up as soon as possible since some of them get full. I know people who regretted thinking for an extra day and missing a place for several years as a result.
Nah, there'll be a place- my friend's DS did Explorers Society for half a term apiece . I think I mentioned before that a thing that does frustrate my 'insider contact' is the fact her DSs just aren't into anything extra-curricular, but they know they're paying for it!
But I am only ribbing you- I'm sure there'll be lots to interest your DS on the Clubs front.