Hi Sara, and welcome!
As we live in Milton Keynes, I'm wondering if it is very unlikely nowdays to be able to get a place at either Ayelsbury or Buckingham because of the distance. How true is this do you think?
You can check whether you might gain a place from the past allocation profiles here: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/school ... n-profiles
Also, we are weighing up paying for tutoring vs home tutoring. Am I right in thinking that we would only need tutoring in verbal reasoning and that both the tests he would sit are on this?
Yes, and the tests for out-of-County pupils are at autumn half term, so don't book a holiday!
The other question I have is, how on earth do I register him to take the 11+? As we are in MK and not Bucks he does not attend a partner school so I have no idea how to do this!
You apply for testing directly to Bucks CC. The form is usually on their website in around late June/early July. The school choices go on the CAF that you complete for MK.
Thanks for reading and I'm sorry, I realise you must get asked the same questions so often!
Don't worry - we are on auto-pilot.