See extract from WHSG prospectus below.
"A pass mark for the examination is set annually which
ensures that the entrance standard remains comparable to that pertaining to the period 1990 to
1994. The school determines admission in the order of priority set out below.
Priority is given to those attending local primary and junior schools within a defined local
geographical area (a map is available on page 6) subject to their passing the entrance
examination. Each year a maximum of 115 places is reserved at this school for children in this
category. Places are allocated in order of the mark achieved, higher passing candidates first.
The school is “full” within the priority area when it has taken its full quota of 115 pupils or when
there are no more passing candidates who have listed the school as a preference."
They are legally obliged to take the full quota of local children providing they reach
the standard which is clearly defined.