I am looking at putting my child forward early for the 10+ exam and just wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing by possibly not giving child opportunity to try for grammar if successful with the 10+ in Jan.
To help understand what grammars look for, does anyone know what type of CAT score range is typical for grammar and independent schools respectively.
Depends on the school. As a guide though, DS did the 10+ last year for Whitgift and Trinity and his CAT scores were high 130's for Maths and Low 120's for English. For most schools of that ilk, I would say 120ish and above.
He managed to get scholarships to both schools but the beauty of indies is that they take a far more holistic view of the child than a grammar school can (interview and Headteacher report are very important) and they are interesting in potential as opposed to simply passing an exam
Which school(s) do you have in mind?