: Are we talking about Altrincham Boys' Grammar? A mark of 334R sounds like the review pass mark for that school.
is the page on the Alty Boys' website that contains a link at the bottom under 2009 Policy
that takes you to the relevant admissions policy.
Alty Boys has a priority catchment area listed in the Policy and boys within that area are admitted on the basis of distance from the school, not on score attained.
Once all boys in catchment have been admitted, to the extent there are remaining places, these are allocated in order of score and not on distance from the school. This is why, I think, Smile is anticipating that her son will not get a place at the school because he is, effectively, on the lowest possible entry score and out of priority catchment.
Hence this is a potential appeal against oversubscription.
The actual wording of the policy is:
Where the number of boys qualified for admission exceeds the number of places available the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below to decide which boys to admit:
2.1 â€œLooked after childrenâ€