We would be aiming for Carres in Sleaford or Kings in Grantham. We live between the two so we think it makes sense to give DS a chance to take it.
I've spoken to a few parents locally about how their children got on. Our village school only enters them for the exam if you have registered and very few children pass - three last year. They have an after school club preparing them for it but the teachers aren't "pro-11+" at all.
The primary in the next village enter all their children each year and nearly all pass each year. They spend an afternoon each week during year 5 preparing and the school is very pro-11+.
DS is doing well at school and we would love to give him the opportunity to go to a grammar, but we can't really afford private tuition. Some of the local parents have paid out for it and their children failed. My attitude is that if he's good enough and gets the right support at school and at home he should be able to pass without additional tuition.
I see the point about not pushing them too much, which is why I think maybe the other local primary would include the practice within normal class time, so the extra work at home wouldn't be too overwhelming for him.
If we decided it would be the right thing to move schools then it would be better to do it in readiness for him starting year 5 in September - which is why I've posted this question so early.
Thanks for you comments and thoughts......