Last year our email came through on the Friday, about 2.15pm. Our surname begins with D, there seemed no reason for the order. Our letter didn't arrive until the Monday.
I reorganised my spices, checked their sell by dates, aerated the lawn with a fork.. (as in cutlery not garden), walked the legs off the dog, cried with anxiety on those walks in the woods.. I even went so far as to clean the top of all my kitchen cupboards.. !
I feel for all of you - this year I have no lawn, as we had to move as my son got into CRGS, my dog is fat and my kitchen is filthy.. but next year I shall be doing this all again.
There should be a celebration of “11 plus parent’s day” nationwide. It hurts so much seeing how media stereotypes us mums who work so hard to provide our children with just good education. I really do not support over tutoring children just to get a place in a super selective, undermining the poor child’s wish and will. But there are genuine parents with brighter kids genuinely ready to sacrifice whatever possible to ensure DCs get good education.