We were told at the end of March that we were 'first' on the list - what that actually meant was all the girls on 219 (from memory 8 ) were 'first'. You need to establish from Mr Read (at the school office) what type of 'fifth' they are talking about. The school and Mr Read in particular were very helpful (ok so sometimes I did not think so but....rose tinted glasses now). April will be dreadful as you wait while the school faffs about with the list (go to my posts last year about this process (I hope they will not be doing this again
). I got wind that we would be very likely to get a place around about the end of April (so although still worried my hair stopped turning grey) as I recall but the letter and formal phone call were not until mid-May......
torture! I know that reasonably quickly after that they went to 218 - certainly by the end of May. Now that my daughter is in the school I understand that this is the typical lower score.
Incidentally, don't forget that a lot of the girls on 219 will not acccept the offer - we know 2 of the 8 that did not (not sure how many did though) and the same will be the case with 218.
Keep your head up!