We had a 'parents intro to the 11+ evening" a few weeks ago, whereby the application/allocation process was explained. It was very short and not particularly informative. In fact, I have gained more knowledge from my few and far between visits to this site. So, for that alone, I would like to thank Etienne, Patricia, Sally Anne, Guest 55 and all the regular contributors.
Thank you Nicki.
The presentation that should be used is a Powerpoint presentation that is sent to all Bucks schools (state and private "Partner" schools) by Bucks CC.
It is pretty basic, but it does quite a good job of explaining the allocation of places, which is a mystery to many parents. I think it has significantly reduced the number of errors made in completing the CAF.
Beyond that I can only say that very few Heads really understand the 11+ process, and generally the information peddled at these evenings is pretty dreadful stuff. Anti-11+ Heads, such as yours, will rubbish the process or fail to impart anything worthwhile, private Heads with a Year 7 class to fill will put a slant on the process that deters many parents from putting their child through the process, and lazy or new Heads will often make utterly ficitious statements.
I do hope that all those who read the Bucks section are public-spirited enough to share the address of this website widely so that some of this misinformation can be taken out of the system.