Hi Izzywizz, Im so surprised this thread is so quiet, after all there are several fabulous Grammar schools in Lancs
Both Clitheroe and Bacup use NFER as examining boards. My son has been going to a tutor for the last few months and is doing practice papers there and one a week for homework, its been a nightmare persuading him to do ANY homework, he is adamant he wants to go to Grammar school but its nigh on impossible to get him to do the work
He got level 5's in his mock sats last term which they say is what they are looking for in prospective students, but we will see Im trying to be positive but there is such a huge amount of competition. If he isnt lucky enough to get into Clitheroe or Bacup all being well he can go to St Augustines which is also brill school.. but I went there and I was utterly miserable for 5 years lol
The headmaster for BRGS said that if you are out of the catchment area it makes no difference how far away you are from the school so it might be worth a try. The application to the school has to be in at the end of the week so if you want her to give it a go you will need to get your skates on.
Good luck with it all, Im getting more and more stressed as each day passes, lets hope our children get the results they deserve and will be happy which ever school they go to.