Hi all, this is my first post but I've been lurking for a few days! I have a daughter in year 5 who is very able academically, always above average with glowing school reports, etc. Her primary school does not encourage the 11+, or support selective schooling, however she has her heart set on grammar, and so we are doing some extra work towards 11+ at home, i.e. practice papers etc.
We have visited 3 schools this year: Haberdashers Crayford, Townley, and DGGS...both she and I fell more than a little in love with DGGS! Unfortunately, having read the school's admission criteria, it would take a miracle for her to get a place, as we're last on criteria, just missing out on the 1 mile catchment zone (we are 1.1 miles!), but coming under Bexley borough (despite having a postcode which defaults to 'Dartford' on postcode address finders!). Therefore I am finding myself thinking about moving house into the catchment zone (which could literally be the next street!!). Part of me thinks this will give the best chance of gaining a place at DGGS, results allowing, while part of me thinks I'm crazy for even considering it!
Has anybody been in a similar situation, if so, please share your experiences?