ann marie wrote:
thank you for your advice, I shall try and convince no 2 to go for it, at least then she will have a choice if she does pass unlike daughter no 1. Although I don't want her to choose a school just because her sister goes there. Anyway just another hurdle!
Unfortunately she won't have a choice, unless the grammar school is an independent school, as each child only gets one offer of a maintained school place. If you put the grammar school top of your LEA list and she passes the 11+ she will be offered a place there and nowhere else. If she then changes her mind and wants to be with her sister you would have to appeal for the secondary modern! Yet another thing to have to bear in mind.