That's interesting Wonderwoman. I'd be fascinated to know how they select the children if not by academic ability. Do you feel they don't give priority to children in Year 6 who attend their advanced maths classes etc?
Perhaps it's pure altruism?
I'm just going on what I've heard and my husband's experience of the school as a teacher. He thought it was extremely selective. Also, at the time he was there, results were undoubtedly skewed by what courses the pupils were being taught eg there was some sort of IT course that I'm pretty sure counted a several GCSEs.
All I'm saying is I don't think you can compare it with a school such as say St Clements in Skegness which takes all of the children who have failed to get into the grammar school and are from poor socio economic backgrounds with little parental support.
I think grammar school students and those who go to Will Farr and LSST have a significant advantage over some of the other schools in the area in their strong parental support.
A little off topic but I wouldn't take any set of results at face value. I think it would be more useful if league tables provided data on how many students undertook the course, not how many passes those put in for the exam ultimately achieved(and I mean any school!)
I'd like to add that I don't have any particular axe to grind about LSST.