Strange how this isn't in the admissions book though? I would have throught that if it counted for this year that they would have to declare it as a change in criteria. To be honest if I had the money and it's what I had to do to secure a place at a good school for my child i'd do it. I'm sure there are plenty of parents who are making sacrifices for their children.
I don't feel any grievances for out of borough children, I put my son in for the Kent Tests and i'm interested in three of their schools, two selective and one not, if he was to get a place at one of those i'd be one of them as well