Firstly take a look at this
. Although it is out of date
, the information is correct except that according to my daughter, who sat the exams in November, the VR is 21
types, not 15.
Also, have a good look at the Bishop Wordsworth's School website.
South Wilts Grammar School (for girls) has the same exam and the two schools work closely so there is also probably some good info on here.
Both schools have the same 11+ exam, to be held this year on the morning of Saturday 21st November. The children sit the exam at the relevant Grammar school.
The results are posted on Allocation Day so you won't be able to fill in your CAF with the benefit of knowing your son's score.
As stated before, you need to put BWS on your CAF form but make sure it is your 1st choice
. Otherwise, you may be offered a place at a school higher on your preference list even if your son passes.
I know the schools have arrangements for overseas students to sit the exams in their own country. There are a large number of forces families living within catchment so I guess they are used to this. However I'm not sure if they would allow him to take the Wilts 11+ in Birmingham and I am almost certain that they would disregard his results in exams taken for other areas in their decision about whether he qualifies.
Most importantly you need to take advice about timing your move. You need to find out whether your school allocation depends on the address on your CAF or whether you can inform the LA inbetween submitting the form and Allocation Day. Otherwise you could end up in the situation where your son passes the 11+ but does not qualify for a place at GS because he officially lives in Sutton Coldfield!
If you need any more info don't hesitate to ask.