Well I'm confused now. We got the email yesterday stating he was 12th on the waiting list, and I assumed( possibly wrongly now) that based on the original data
Out of these 146 places offered, if 7 reject their places, offers will then be made to all those with a score of 230. A further 9 would have to reject their places for offers to be made to the next band, 229, and so on. Details are shown below.
Waiting List: The waiting list will automatically consist of boys, in ranked score order who have not had a higher preference school offered to them. All applicants on the waiting list will be informed of their position on the waiting list by email on 18 April 2013.
Number of boys on the same score
That as you state 229 would be position 1, so therefore 228 would all be 12th, this would mean that 2 on 230 or above would need to decline in order for 229 to be offered a place.
With that said if you are position 1 and the original data is correct( that there are 10 on 229) shouldn't that make 228's 11th, unless of course there is someone who didn't put is as first choice and then requested a place on waiting list. This being said if they scored higher than 229 originally wouldn't they be 1st and 229' joint 2nd.
Like I say I am a tad confused now, but nothing ever seems straight forward where Tiffins is concerned
Oh well I wish you luck, I think you may be OK on 229 but I fear that may be the final cut off