Well everybody, it's that week coming up isn't it! The one we have all been waiting for, when we get to find out which senior school our little darlings have been allocated to for September.
Some of have our 11+ results already and maybe a rough idea what to expect and some of us (certainly us poor mortals in Essex have been waiting for 14 weeks!!) don't know the result of the 11+ yet.
Personally, what I'm most dreading is not so much finding out which school my child has been allocated to but finding out that it is not the one hoped for and then trying to make light of it by telling her that it has so much to offer that she really shouldn't be upset (or me!), then finding out when the actual 11+ results arrive on our doorstep (next Saturday) that she was so close she might get a place anyway. (by which time she's fallen in love with the idea of going to school choose 3/4).
I haven't been too nervous so far, probably because I figured with 14 weeks between exam and results, there was no point in getting stressed too early (might not live long enough to see the white envelope otherwise) but I am now at that no sleep, dream about it all again time when the only thing that will put me out of my misery is to know.
At this point I would like to wish the very best of luck to you all out there. My child is just one of thousands, hoping for a grammar school place and so, competitive as all this is, we are all in the same boat.
It may cause a tut tut amongst some of you but I would particularly like to wish good luck to those children educated in the state sector.
Anyway, I expect this forum will be very busy for the next couple of weeks and once again, good luck to all.