I was also told that nearly everyone who wanted it last year eventually got it and that there was a fair bit of movement on the lists. I think it is a very rapidly improving school, very impressive Head and we have shifted our position on schools putting it as our first choice even though ds got excellent music scores and would be very likely to get an offer from Parmiters based on previous years scores . Hope that helps.
We know quite a lot of boys at Verulam (and some teachers) and would agree that it's definitely on the up (though still arguably not as good as Parmiter's) and they all seem very happy with it. However, it's certainly not as good for music as Parmiter's.