It makes perfect sense,some spelling and grammatical errors,I grant you .Perhaps you should re-read.
My point being,the current headmistress in her quest to modernise the school,has stressed the point that it is not for the elite,hence parents of children ,who under the old headmistress would never have considered the school suitable now are.
It is not always a question of ability,but often the desire to learn.Laziness and sloppyness even in the brightest of children will hinder learning.
Standards have without a doubt have slipped,and it is the govenors aim to correct this,hence my comment regarding the current intake who only saw the school under the existing headmistress.In a way I do empathise with these families,as they could not have foreseen what was about to unfold,and unwittingly some will most definately have made a mistake,which the children will have to live with.
As for passing my 11+,I lived in an area that didn't have grammer schools,I am however a doctor,so not totally uneducated!