Not exactly. Children in areas of Kent which have comprehensive systems (e.g. around Paddock Wood or Tenterden) or have a 13+ entry grammar system (Cranbrook) are also outside the 11+ scheme of education. Schools in those areas give priority to residents in their area at the expense of Kent children in 11+ areas. This whole system probably counts as a catchment area thing, therefore.
If you doubt me check the school oversubscription criteria. You will see that for a number of schools being in the right scheme of education comes below such things as sibling links but above distance from home to school.
I don't doubt you. I was just wondering whether the above would come under the jurisdiction (forgive the pun!) of the Greenwich Judgement.
I'm not sure what you define as 'scheme of education'. The new Admissions Code of Practice would seem to suggest that such practices are not in accordance with the Code.
I am totally confused now...but such are the logistics of education in Kent that I shouldn't be surprised at any shenenigans that go on here.