I am very interested in what you found on the Judd site. I read this section below from their admissions page so I had dismissed Judd as we were a couple of points adrift. I did not think they went below 418 last year. Where did you find the bit about 405, I am seeing a light at the end of tunnel!
Year 7 Admissions – September 2012
The cut-off score for entry to Judd this year is 418. There are a number of students on 418 who did not receive an offer. It is impossible to forecast how many places will become available through the waiting list. Last year it was fewer than 10, the year before it was more than twenty. The first waiting list allocations will be made by the Local Authority on 10 April.