I was wondering if the head teachers still have to submit their own views on each child's suitability for grammar school ahead of the actual tests (i.e the old 1:1, 2:1 system)?
Yes - the process is explained in the Q&As.http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... laneous#e9
Incidentally, I note that our link to the manual in E13 isn't working.
I'll send you a copy.
Given that the tests are only a few days after the children return to school in September, I take it head teachers must have to submit their views by the end of Year 5?
No - the important thing is that the recommendations are in before the publication of results.
The deadline for heads to submit this information was 27th September 2013.