Why do schools do this when they know they have invited candidates from other parts of the counrty? I'm going to be leaving the house at 3.30am on Monday for an interview and I know there is no way I'll be able to perform at my best with the lack of sleep and all of the stress of trying to make my connections in time. Don't schools want to see candidates at their best? The last interview I had was just the same and I decided to stay in a hostel the night before only to find out that school would pay only travel expenses and not accommodation. I just can't afford it again... and having to pack and organise everything a day in advance didn't really help with the stress anyway, I couldn't sleep for worrying that I'd forgotten something. What's wrong with an afternoon appointment?