I am dreading when my sons results come through as the other alternative boys schools aren't that good.
I know the feeling. We are moving from Sutton Coldfield to Salisbury this summer. Up in the Midlands the non Grammar alternatives are not as bad as Salisbury.
We thought long and hard about whether we should move to Salisbury due to the schools situation. However, at the end of the day both my wife and I strongly beleive that DS should be given the opportunity to go to a Grammar school, if we moved to Hampshire then we would be taking away that choice. Also, in Hampshire all the schools only go to 16, which in my opinion is wrong, I would like my son to attend the same school till he is 18. The other significant factor for moving to Salisbury is that it is a lovely city, with significantly lower house prices than Winchester.
If DS does not pass 11+ we do at least have the means to go to a private school (although it will be a struggle)
Currently focused on selling our house, then need to find somewhere to move into, then arranging schools for 3 kids - It is a pretty big job relocating.