I suspect this is a 'How long is a piece of string?' type question but here goes...!
How do we know it is worth going down the 11+ route with our DS?
DS is in yr 5, born late August (12 hours later and he would be in yr 4 now.....very irritating). The school won't comment if he would be suitable for the 11+ (or where he is in the class). They will say he is a 'bright lad', and we can suss out from interrogation of him and from some sneaky looking over the shoulder at parents evening he is top 6 in maths and English (class of 30). He has a tendency to day dream, but I suspect that is the fact he is very young.
Is there somewhere we could get him assessed? The potential changes to the exam could be a good thing for him (I think), but we'd still need to start looking at VR as it is currently a completely foreign concept to him (although I have showed him a couple of questions and he seems to understand them). We haven't started any sort of preparation yet, and I will be doing the tutoring myself.
I know only we can now our son, and whether he would suit GS...but to be honest he'd fit in anywhere (very sociable chap who plays a lot of sport), so it's a case of deciding whether it's worth a punt!
Any nuggets of wisdom would be much appreciated!
(To make it even more difficult we have a very good secondary school very close by whose results are on the up every year)