That all seems to make sense. I suppose there arent any good grammar schools in our area and we wouldnt feel it right to suddenly swap them out of the private sector at a this stage. Switching into a grammar at 11 would have been great - maybe we should have moved!
We have moved (well, moving on 10th March) - Bedfordshire has no grammars, plus I didn't want to swap him suddenly out of the private sector to a comprehensive where he would be playing football and rugby against his old team mates - so we are moving to Marlow in Bucks (which is where I am from anyway!) to continue his education and, probably more importantly, be close to family as my mother is in and out of hospital at the moment.
It was slightly easier as I work from home and being a single mum, there was no other adult to consider - just what was best for my son.
However, this only became an option in November, we only got the go ahead to take the Bucks 11+ late December as I missed all the deadlines, did nowhere near enough exam prep with him and we were very lucky to qualify - for anyone wanting to go down this route, for goodness sake make sure you do it in time! I really don't recommend the route we took!!!