It would be useful if they told us how many people had sat the 11+ at the school? Or would that not be useful-do people sit the 11+ at a school they don't want to go to????
A few sit the 11 plus at a different school, but the main problem is that lots of children apply for more than one selective school so the total number sitting is not the same as the total number of applications. With the change of system this year I would expect most to sit the exam at their nearest school and then once the results come out apply to those schools they think they stand a chance of getting a place at / are prepared for their DC to travel to.
What do they take in with them? Pencil, pen, rubber, ruler
Yes that's all mine took, in a clear pencil case. I would send several pens and pencils though as they don't want the hassle of a pencil sharpener!
The time/venue/ instructions are posted out to you after the closing date for applications.
JWMUM - not sure re the stats but my older DC's have plenty of Summer birthday friends at grammar school. DD has a friend with a birthday of 31/8.