I overheard a parent saying she had been told 1800 were registered to take the test - really hope she was mistaken or it suddenly seems a heck of a lot harder 2 get offered a place.
That has to be way off the mark - it would make NHGS more competitive than the Tiffin schools in Surrey! I have just added up all the Y7 school places for the whole of Calderdale, and there are only 2,662 in total, so there aren't even 1800 boys out there!
From the NHGS prospectus:
The two Halifax grammar schools operate joint admissions procedures. For entry into the two grammar schools in September
2011 some 853 applications were received. 155 places were allocated at both the North Halifax Grammar School and the Crossley Heath School.