I know the head of the High School explained back in June that they don't take any notice of the score, as long as they have more than 220: whether they have scored 220 or 270 they qualify for a place, but are given preference according to whether they have siblings there, and then by distance.
We're about 8 miles away, and should be OK - the closer you are, the more chance you stand of a place. But score makes no difference at the High School.
Good luck! It's a long time to wait to find out, isn't it!
Yeah it is a long time to wait! I have had a word with high school and she said to me that with a score like that my daughter shouldn't have any trouble getting in. I have spoken to the headteacher at my daughters primary school and she said that the only time a score is taken into account is when too many have reached the required standard eg if there are 150 places and 157 kids reach the standard then they look at scores and from what I understand it is usually oversubscribed. So yeah, as long there arn't too many reaching the standard the scores are not important. It is an accademic selective school so scores are taken into account primarily not distance from school. I received a letter with my daughters practice test results and it stated "the Grammar and High Schools fill their available Year 7 places with the highest scorers", and it was signed by the head. Mr Clarke meant that when girls start at the school then they all start equally and the score they achieved in th 11+ is not important everyone starts on the same standing. Distance is important however in choosing who gets a place if 2 girls score the same and there is one place left.