Just after a bit of advice regarding an Independent V Grammar. Our DS is in year 5 at a local prep school - he is a very keen and talented sportsman. We may be lucky enough to get quite a good bursary offer from Oakham school ( initial conversations with them have suggested this). We like Oakham because of its emphasis on sport and other facilities. I believe they can go from year 6 ( age 10) but if we did this he wouldn't be able to take 11 + would he? Also he would have to take an entrance exam - on the website it suggests that this isn't necessarily pass or fail ? does anyone know different? The reason why i want him to take 11+ is that if unfortunately something happened with our finances and we had to take him out he might be at a disadvantage when trying to go to a grammar - would this be the case? would he have to sit another exam at the grammar anyway? The local schools are not an option at all!!!
The local grammar - Kings is highly sought after - only take top 25%, but obviously less hassle to travel, whereas Oakham approx 20 miles - no bus available
Just wondered if anyone could give me the benefit of their experiences good or bad