Where have the years gone? It feels like just yesterday I was crying because it was my daughters first day in primary school and now she is in year 6 preparing for the 11+ and applying for secondary school. To say I am nervous is an understatement and I am so grateful that my daughter Ebony is not feeling anything like I am and is just taking it in her stride.
I found this forum purely by accident and am so grateful that there are so many parents on here as a source of advice and support. I figured this will also be a great place to document each stage of the whole application process and of course ask loads of questions (apologies in advance
I started visiting schools last year to get a feel for what is out there and managed to shortlist a few from this process which I will visit again this month and then start applying.
We live in Harrow so will be applying for Heathfield School and Northwood College and I am also planning to apply for Henrietta Barnett which although is based a bit further away is another highly recommended school so will see how that goes, although I know it is highly competitive. I am also going to visit The Royal School Hampstead next week where her cousins currently are (Years 7 and 8.) and they are really happy there.
I think four schools is enough as she will have to sit 3 exams for those as the Independent ones are part of the Girls consortium and I want as little pressure on her as possible.
Any words of advice or experience of applying to any of the above will be very much welcomed