Thanks for your replies.You have confirmed what I suspected and although previously ignorant on the subject of SHOULD WE APPLY FOR A PLACE AT GRAMMER SCHOOL thanks to this forum we are now more informed.
Since my son has recieved a place I have been approached by some parents as to how to apply and succeed. Unfortunately, I do not have all the answers. However if you feel your chid has the ability and would benefit from being educated at grammar school then take the plunge. Do not wait for your school to suggest it,when it maybe too late. I will certainly be encouraging those parents who express an interest to apply, to be informed, access this website and revise somewhat earlier than we did. Good Luck.