I am sure that all of you parents who have been successful in securing a place in grammar school for your child have come across others like the 2nd poster on this thread. It is a pity that other people can't accept that some children get into grammar school.
Catherine - well done to your boy and I hope he does well. I am sure you are not gloating or smug but are just anxious that he is happy at his new school. I hope he had a good day.
I agree with your comments. No one is forced to go into the 11+ system - yes it does seem unfair that it is based on one day and some bright kids just don't perform on that day and don't get into the grammar school but we are all adults and go into this knowing the pitfalls. If it is the case that your child was not successful, that is not the fault of other parents on this site and silly, petty comments are not needed. It is human nature to be upset but being nasty to other people doesn't help.