Crikey - is your non-grammar alternative called Newgate prison by any chance !
Agreed it shouldnâ€™t be that stressful!
In fact our catchment upper school is considered good by most people and I know plenty of children there who are very happy. But DS2 hated it when he went to look around. The problem is we probably wouldnâ€™t get any other upper school due to catchments and canâ€™t afford the independent route where quite a few of his friends are going.
I had always considered DS2 to be pretty laid back and much less competitive than DS1 but with the build up to the 11+ and since starting Year 6 he seems to have become increasingly driven to try and be the best / get top score in his class in tests etc and he is putting more and more pressure on himself.
I am just trying to take a stance of letâ€™s wait and see and we will deal with the situation when we know the resultsâ€¦. But clearly itâ€™s on his mind!