I live in a county where the 11+ system still operates. My son is in year 5 and will be taking the 11+ next September 2013. I hate this system with a passion and resent having to put my son through it so he has the opportunity to attend the best schools in the area. It creates division amongst parents and children and generates an industry of 11+ tutors able to exploit parents desire to do the best for their children.
I want to be able to send my son to the local secondary school and know that he will get the same opportunities and standard of education that the kids at the local grammar schools get.