I think some of the parents want some GS place for their child it doesn't matter where it is which is fine but i really don't understand people asking the same questions again and again regarding the allocation of places.
This is getting silly now people from OOC starting their own threads instead of reading the existing posts
I thought you were looking at schools in Abingdon? Or was it Orpington? Or Essex? That's right, it was all of them....
How on earth did you find the time to visit all of the grammar schools in all of these areas, plus High Wycombe and Amersham? Which did you like the most when you visited?
However, to answer your questions in the sequence they were asked:
Unlikely and unlikely.
No, there are other criteria but distance is important.
Probably, but that won't make any difference to your situation.