This is really interesting as I had in my head that we should just put down WHSG for our dd (providing she is able enough - year 3 at present so early days), as what were the chances of CCHS! I would love CCHS as it is so much closer than Southend schools.
What is the general thing to do - put CCHS as number 1, one of the others that you don't mind as number 2, say WHSG and a favoured non grammar school as 3(dd is in a faith school so we could put Brentwood Ursuline, but not convinced I want a faith secondary school) and the local comp - Billericay School as 4.
I just panic that what if she doesn't do so well and then we miss the others, but the posts on this subject in the forum seem to imply you shouldn't see it like that.
Not sure if I know any other mums doing the 11 plus in 3 year's time, I daren't mention it at dd and ds 's school - they will probably think I am mad