Hi, I would like my son to take the 11+ this year, not for a grammar shcool place though, we live too far away, but to boost his application for a private senior school next year. Can he sit the exam in Berkshire or Bucks, if so how do I go about this, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
So will he be the right age to sit 11+ (i.e actually 10+. it's to decide where they transfer to at 11+)? And if so, how come he'll be going to an independent school at 12, rather than either 11 or 13 - or are you a year ahead of yoruself?
But I'm more puzzled why you think it would help his application to a private school anyway. Why would they care, let alone be impressed that you seem to have hedged your bets? (And what if he fails 11+?) If it's just to gain practice, you can do that without actually sitting the exam. Even so, you need to be cautious as Common Entrance is nothing like 11+ (it's mostly subject-based papers, essays etc).