Deep breaths Bustwinks!!
First of all remember all the lads are in the same boat doing the exam early - none have had more time to plan for it.
Some parts of the country have been doing the exam in early sept for years and it is OK.
I had a look at the admissions policy - this is 2013 - is this the one you were looking at
i.Eligible boys who are looked after children or previously looked after children;
ii. 120 places will assigned to boys who scored most highly in the entrance tests, in rank order of the entrance test scores, with those boys obtaining the highest scores given higher priority;
iii. Of the remaining eligible boys, those who live within the Borough of Bournemouth will be ranked next, in order of the entrance test scores, with those boys obtaining the highest scores given higher priority;
iv. The remaining eligible boys (i.e. those who live outside the Borough of Bournemouth) will be ranked in order of
Slightly oddly written! Could fill all the places on highest scorers then catchment - are you in or out of catchment?