Thank you for your best wishes. DS took the test on Wednesday morning. I have to say, I could have timed it better! The test was booked for 9 am, the exact moment the boys came out of registration for their first lesson! DS stood out a mile walking through the quad with his mother and in his present school uniform! Probably something to think about if anyone else is thinking about doing the same thing?
The test consisted of Verbal, Non Verbal and Mental Maths. DS said all were "fine". I joked that if the test contained Non Verbal he may as well get up and leave there and then (failed this on 11+) but he said it was easier than the 11+ and was mainly moving shapes and pictures around to different angles. The admissions officer said we will hear in around a weeks time and she will write with a pass or fail. They do not give a mark. We decided to go with no preparation. I didn't want him getting stressed out about the whole thing and I feel the test is more likely to test his academic ability with including the maths section.
I note that The Kings School are open on Wednesday for the Strike when DS's school are closed to all but year 7 & 8, making it optional for 7 & 8 to attend if they want to????? DS will be going, pity I can't send him when they close for an inch of snow!