Thanks so much hermanmunster, you know u r quite right about schools and (others) being quick at telling parents if sch x is not put down first that one does not stand the chance. I obviously prefer my DS to go to st olaves more than i want him to attend trinity. and i had put my preference thus
1st- st olaves
but i was told i had to put trinity first to even get a chance. so i changed it and put trinity 1st and st olaves 2nd last minute. my church is in the second criteria for trinity. i was told by this mom that last yr or the yr before that only 180 spaces were available and that first criteria(which i dont fall into) took up 150 space. and only 30 spaces ware available for criteria 2,3,4,5,6. i paniced and thought it will be more realistic to put trinity first becos i worried that if my DS does not pass the st olaves test he will then be considered for trinity, but then he might still not get in to trinity bcos we didnt put trinity 1st and so they might have to consider people who put them first for the remaining 30 spaces. so u see my dilenma at the time. so i put trinity first. advantage for trinity is that its 5-10 walk from my house, its a sport (football) and arts school and my DS is hugely talented in both. so i hope he passes test for st olaves but i/he are equally happy with trinity. I wish everyone all the best and hope come 1/3/12 we are all greeted with the good news
of the school shoices we want or need.