With regards to not putting down 2 grammar schools.
It was meant as not 2 LEA run grammars with the LEA 11+ test, meaning if you failed one you would have failed the other too, If you pass and have it as first choice you will get a place so no need for second preference.
From what I know about Upton itâ€™s a controlled school under the catholic faith. That means they can and do set there own entrance exam, so in this instance putting 2 grammars down wouldn't be a bad idea. 1 LEA and 1 Controlled.
With regards to Upton Hall I don't know to much about the school, my friendâ€™s child goes there and seems happy.
If your still unsure about it phone the school and ask if you can come for a look around in the day when the girls are at work.
Also does anybody know anything about the reputation of South Wirral, is it a good school etc?
This was in are preference too. I have lots of friends whose children go here and they absolutely love it. The reputation of the school is great and I think it's becoming a more and more popular choice.
Good luck with everything itâ€™s a difficult time.