scary mum wrote:
I think (and someone will correct me if this is wrong) that in Buckinghamshire the 11 plus result is valid until the end of key stage 3
Unfortunately not, scary. The Bucks 11+ result is valid for one year - off the top of my head I think the clock starts ticking from the date of testing, but it could be from the date of receiving the result - I can't remember right now.
but you can't apply for a place at a particular school until you are living there
Actually you can - I have known children to be allocated places at certain Bucks grammars from some very far-flung locations indeed! Places are offered in distance order, and even if the last applicant is in Timbuktu, they will receive a place if one is available.